Do you want to know how to get rid of an ear ache? Our Salt Sock Earache Home Remedy works amazingly well for kids and adults – and it’s all natural too!
Earaches are the worst. They affect your whole body and it is so hard to function when you have one. If you are like me, you try the home remedies first, and get out your essential oils before doing anything else.
I have found this particular earache home remedy to be one that is very helpful. It is also incredibly easy to make, which, let’s face it, is a huge blessing if you are the one who needs it!
You can use it repeatedly for anyone in your family, too. I made up two salt socks since I used a pair of socks. It just made sense not to waste the odd sock and, within a week, a friend needed an earache home remedy, so I gave it to her.
The coarse sea salts are great for holding the warmth since they are minerals. The warmth the salts radiate helps ease the pain almost instantly when you lay on it.
The basil essential oil really helps ease the pain, and you can also use it (properly diluted) on your ear prior to, or after, using the sock. Rub it, and the lavender oil, along the front of the ear, down the jaw line and behind the ear. You can put oils in the outer edge of the ear, but NEVER put essential oils in your ear canal.
You will want to reapply the essential oils to the sock each time you use it since they will wear off over time. In addition to using the salt sock, you may want to check out these other natural earache remedies.
Salt Sock Earache Home Remedy Tutorial
How to Make a Salt Sock
- Fill the sock up to about ¾ full with the coarse ground sea salt. You will need enough room at the top to tie a good knot, so go as high as you can, and try to knot it. If you need to, just pour a little out until you get it right. Tie a good, tight knot in the sock to close it up.
- In a skillet, over medium heat, heat up the sock for about 6-8 minutes. You will need to flip it a couple of times, so it doesn’t over heat on one side. I use tongs and it works perfectly.
- Once the sock is heated throughout, nice and warm, you can remove it from the heat, and place the essential oil drops on to it. Just be careful as you pour them not to over-do it. The basil and the lavender are both thinner, runny oils. Don’t put all the drops in one place, spread them out, but concentrate them towards the center, as your ear is not likely to be right on the edge of the sock when you use it.
How to Use a Salt Sock
- Now you can use the sock. Just flatten it out well and place under the ear and lay on it until it’s no longer warm. The next time you use it, you can warm in the skillet if needed, but just do about 30 seconds or so. I do it for about 15-20, flip it over and then another 15.