Picture of EASY, cure for ear aches!

There are two common causes of ear infections.
1. an infection to the middle ear.
2. an inflammation of the outer ear canal.

Ear aches can be caused  by infection in the nose, throat or ear.

So when you have an ear ache this Instructables should give almost immediate relief of your ear pain.

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Step 1: Step 1: Ingredients

You will need!

Cutting knife


small container with lid

 set of measuring spoons

 Small pan

 Garlic press (something to smash up the garlic, like a knife but it must be small)

 A dropper

Stirring spoon

3 tbsp of pure olive oil

 2 cloves of fresh garlic

Step 2: Step 2: prepare ingredients

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We need to clean the garlic because right now its really dirty!

After that we just cut the ends off, we don't need them either.

Step 3: Step 3: mixing

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Use your garlic press to Smash the garlic into the pan.

If the garlic sticks to the press, then use your knife to scrape it off.

After you have added your garlic, add your 3 tbsp of olive oil.

Step 4: Step 4: warming up

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All you want to do is warm up the garlic and olive oil.

So place the pan over a medium flame and stir until it's warmed up to body temperature.

Step 5: Step 5: applying to the ear

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Now you need to let it cool off so its comfortable to the ear.

First put a small amount on your wrist to feel if it's at body temperature, 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit

After it's cooled off, turn your ear that's in pain to the side so that its facing straight up.
  Then just drop 2-3 drops into the ear.

Put the tissue slightly in the ear pressing against the ear.
(This is only to keep the oil from oozing out and soiling your pillow.)

Step 6: Final Step: Storage

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You should have some left over and instead of making more every time you have an ear ache, you can store in glass container.

Just pour into small container with lid and store at room temperature.

Enjoy an ear without pain!

On a final note, you can mix red wine vinegar with this to make a great salad dressing!
valkgurl1 year ago
Some peoples grand parents or parents might have referred to olive oil as SWEET OIL and used this--with or without the garlic!!!!---for ear aches and skin uses way back when
I've never used garlic in the olive oil, but my mom always gave me warm olive oil when I was younger and had earaches. It really does work. :D