Due to the infectious nature and severity of pain that can accompany an ear infection, it is totally appropriate for kids of all ages to use this recipe.
It is never okay to put essential oils in the ear! Do not be mistaken – this recipe is to be used on the outside of the ear only to help with the radiating pain from infection.
That said, garlic mullein infused (herbal) oil is my first go-to, and can be safely used inside the ear, as long as the ear drum is not perforated. Other things you can try are hydrogen peroxide and salt water (again, only if the ear drum is not perforated).
Earaches can be mild, but an ear infection can be a serious health issue which requires medical attention.
I've formulated this recipe based on the best essential oils and the best methods of application.