Tea tree oil is widely-known to be effective for treating skin infections, because it has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal functions. In this article we will be focusing on how to apply tea tree oil for ear infection.
How to use tea tree oil for ear infection
Tea tree oil is proven to be beneficial for treating the ear infections. It is among few natural remedies that can help. There are various ways to apply tea tree oil to reduce the infection. Be attentive, you should follow the instructions strictly.
Application method #1
Mix 1 tbsp. of olive oil (read more how to choose olive oil) with 5 drops of tea tree oil and then apply the quantity on a cotton ball. Insert this cotton ball into the ear to treat the infection. I may warm up tea tree oil a little bit before usage. It is considered more effective to apply tea tree oil for ear infection during the bedtime. Repeat twice a day.
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Application method #2
You will need a small bottle with a lid, a quarter of warm water and 3 drops of tea tree oil. Mix tea tree oil with the water in a glass bottle. For this add the tea tree oil into the water, close the lid and shake well. Using a dropper put 3 drops of the solution into the ear. Tilt the head slightly. After a minute tilt again in the opposite direction. Do this 3 times a day.
Application method #3
Some people are afraid to use tea tree oil internally into the ear as ears canals are very sensitive. In this case as veriditasbotanicals.com suggests it is possible to apply tea tree oil at the back of the ear and constantly rub it. It will ease the pain caused by the infection.
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Before applying tea tree oil for ear infection treatment check if you are sensitive to tea tree oil. If you are sensitive don’t use tea tree oil for ears. If you are not allergic to it, use tea tree oil only in a very diluted form. Full strength tea tree oil can damage the ear canal. Remember that it is better not to use tea tree oil for cats and small dogs’ ears.