An Unbelievable Natural Ear Infection Remedy

I can't believe this Natural Ear Infection Remedy worked. And I can't believe I tried it! Would you try this ear infection treatment on your child?

When it comes to sicknesses in our home, I am always one to avoid antibiotic use whenever possible.  We try to use saline washes, essential oils, probiotics, and other natural methods of strengthening our systems and healing before turning to OTC and prescriptions medications, but finding an ear infection home remedy that really works has been tough.

The past month has been a pretty tough one for us as far as health issues.

Concussion, injuries, the flu and now some new illness, including one ear infection.

When we tried to treat the ear infection with home remedies, I got a shocker.  A natural remedy for ear infection that was unbelievable. And really worked!  I just had to write and tell you all about it.

It all started when we went roller skating with our church and I decided to take a good run at it even though I’d only roller skated once in my life.

In elementary school.

I ended up with a concussion and a badly injured tailbone and elbow.  My arm still isn’t acting quite normal.

Then, the boys and I ended up with the flu.

A bad one.

One of those “I don’t know if I am going to live through this” illnesses.

When we were all starting to be on the mend, we had a meeting at church and our kids hung out with other sick kiddos while we met with the adults.

I figured, “Well, we’ve all got the same thing that’s going around, right?”


Oldest son came down with an ear infection.

Turns out one of the kids they were playing with had an ear infection so I guess we had different bugs.

Anyway, it’s been a looong time since we’ve had one of these in our home.  You can read how I dealt with our last bout with the dreaded ear infection in “How We Avoided the Pink Stuff”.

He was in a lot of pain.

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I tried some things I knew about, but nothing worked.  like helichrysum and Immune Strength (Native American Nutritional‘s anti-bacterial blend that’s like Thieves), and basil oil around the ear.

Natural Remedies for Ear Infection that We Tried and Some We Didn’t:

We tried:

1.  Vitamin C

2.   some Chinese herbal preparations recommended by our practitioner  (She always recommends Yin Chiao Jin [this link is to the child’s version] whenever we are sick, and Coptis Purge for infections.)
– and my DIY saline wash.

3.  Helichrysum oil and Immune Strength (an antibacterial oil blend) around the ear.

Thought about using:

4.  I thought about using garlic oil, but a good natural resource told me that sometimes putting garlic oil in the ear can lead to heavy-duty detoxing that can cause more problems.

I wasn’t in the mood for more problems, plus we were out of fresh garlic.

5.  Breastmilk was always my standby for ear pain, but I am not breastfeeding anymore.  Sigh.

So I searched the internet for more ideas, and then asked my great Facebook fans for their advice.

One of the ideas from my readers (you guys are great!) really piqued my interest……so after the pain still wasn’t budging, I checked it out on the internet.

It looked like a valid option.

What was it?


Ummm- That’s right.  Good old fashioned, everyone’ pee.

Any other time I might not have been open to this, but it turns out we’re trying urine for another ailment in our home and it really appears to be working.

I’ll be sharing that with you all soon, I hope.

Anyway, I talked my son into it (it wasn’t that hard since he was feeling so bad.  But you know–the idea of putting urine in your ear isn’t that easy to deal with at first).

In went 2 drops (yes, we used his pee).

About 5 minutes later, I heard faint snoring on the sofa.

He’d fallen asleep.

To be fair, the pain did come back somewhat after awhile so we put him to bed with more urine and 2-3 drops of basil essential oil on a cotton ball.  (And some duct tape to keep it from falling out.  Bandaids just didn’t work.)

Natural Treatment for Ear Infection

The next morning, he felt a ton better.

And each night since he has asked for the same remedy.

What Worked For Us.

Urine. Basil oil. Cotton ball.
Simple and cheap.

More and more the human body amazes me.

I’m all about avoiding antibiotics and pharmaceuticals whenever possible.  I wrote about how antibiotics and other drugs affect gut health in my Candida and How I Went Sugar-Free series.

When my kid is in pain, I’m for trying almost anything.  Almost :).

I’m not saying that the urine and basil oil, or that breastmilk, cured the ear infection, but somehow I assume that it supports the body in dealing with this.

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Where Do I Buy Essential Oils?:

Interested in essential oils?

I recommend Native American Nutritionals.

Read my Best Essential Oils Series to find out why.  It got VERY interesting along the way. And I do have some oils left on my store page on clearance.

Remember, as always, the information in this post is for entertainment purposes and is not to be construed as medical advice.  Consult your medical practitioner for advice before doing anything outlined here–K :)?

One more disclaimer.  There are some interesting resources on the web talking about urine cures.  I by no means say you should do any of these, but if you read through the comments on my post there are some pretty interesting ones.

Wives Tales and Folks Remedies for Ear Infections

This site has some very interesting facts about the composition of urine and the World Conference on Urine Therapy.

And here is book on Amazon entitled, what else—Urine Therapy.  It’s written by a Ph.D. who manages a naturopathic healing center in Hamburg, Germany.

It’s got some GREAT reviews so if you aren’t that squeemish, it looks like a good book to have around as prices for medical care skyrocket :).


Urine Therapy

Who knew?

What do you think?   Would you / Could you try this :)?

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  1. I know that you think that urine therapy is weird or even gross but they has been around for ”hundreds of years even before the USA was discovered. I am a nurse and as part of my studies in 1980 I had to find, read and report both in written and oral forms (shades of elementary and high school horrors.). I found a book in the local public library about old world Appalachian (backwoods) traditional medicine and urine therapy was a remedy that was practiced by every household in that area with no harmful effects and as you have pointed out the use of one’s’ own fresh urine is the only urine used. There is one treatment for any wounds that were not healing right that is also now used as part of mainstream modern medicine for wound care is the use of fly maggots. I know these are currently used now as I was part of their use in the 1980’s in treatment of a patients sore on the foot that was not responding to any traditional treatment. at the time. So there is a lot more of strange, unusual, and unorthodox treatments that require no medicinal training to use but should have some medicinal advice from a practitioner of holistic or natural therapies. I could tell you about many other treatments that follow the same line of therapy but I can tell you that there are numerous books in print about treatments that are not even close to mainstream treatment. So I hope you continue with your informative blog on your road to dealing illnesses using natural treatments but I can only pray that you will know that with all of the “mega” bugs out there that are so powerful that you will seek medical advice and even their treatment to bring a super-bug in check. Thank you again.

    • Thank you! Maggots….well, ick but when something won’t get better we’re even open to putting poison in ourselves, right :)? (chemotherapy) If you have some book recommendations I would love that.

  2. Not judging at all because if there was something that actually worked for the infection part I would do it but honestly I believe your remedy is only working for the pain part. Just like Marie I disagree in anyone using this method because if you have a urinary infection you will only be spreading it. Urine from women is even worse then mens because of the areas the urine hits before being excreted. I am a definite advocate against using this method! Btw stds in the early nineteenth and eighteenth centuries werent around when they were using this methods. If you have an std you were unaware of such as chlamydia or herpes you have just infected other regions of your body!

    • Of course having an STD and doing this wouldn’t be a good idea. But then getting an STD is a big no no too. I think one could for sure use the sanitizing methods that they do in the doctor’s office to do this. I do appreciate your comments and it is good to think about this. I know I don’t have either a UTI or an STD so I can try this more confidently w/ proper precaution. Thanks again!

    • della wiggins says:

      Don judge as I tried several other options and a girlfriend told me this remedy, I too thought she was crazy, but I was miserable and guess what it worked after being miserable for two months going to the doctor twice and getting 3 scripts for antibiotics and prednisone to no avail I was over the PRESCRIPTIONS that did not work! js wish I had known a lil urine was a Natural healer but I do now!

  3. My husband says all the time, that his mom used to make them use their own urine in their ears for ear infections and I thought he was crazy! LOL I’m so glad you told me it actually worked as I really considered and always thought I would get “Ha, knew I could make you do it” type of thing from him. Thank you

  4. Texas uninsured Momma says:

    I have used the urine cure for ear infections for years now and it flat out works!!!! Use your own personal midstream urine and drop an earfull in there, stick a cottonball in it, and go to bed, lay on the opposite side, and wake up cured!! I have done this for myself and my son did this the last time he had an earache. It has never failed me yet, not one time.

  5. You wrote “peaked my interest”. Naughty! The correct expression is “PIQUED my interest”. Wee in ear was a standard way of removing small foreign bodies including insects from the external auditory meati of pioneers in the Australian bush and hinterland. Bushmen & soldiers have floated out invasive stuff. Except in cases of serious U.Tract infection, wee is sterile, used by Boy Scouts etc to clean gravel lesions etc. CO(NH2)2 is, like most antiseptics, potentially toxic if misused, but in most cases, let your cry be “UREA FOR YOUR EAR”

    • Thanks for the spelling correction. I am pretty good but occasionally I make a stupid error. It’s fixed now :). Thanks for the information on the scouts – I’m sure my readers will be fascinated by that!

  6. Heather says:

    It worked!! I just read this after skimming the web for natural earache cures (while my son cried desperately for something to stop the pain). He peed, I added a drop of oregano oil into the teaspoon sample I collected, put it in his ear and he was sound asleep within 15 minutes.

    I’m dubious about boiling it, as it seems like that might kill the good stuff. I bet getting a “clean catch” would be enough. In the case of treating other ailments while experiencing a urinary infection, as somebody mentioned, that hardly feels like the right time to use urine therapy (rather, deal with the uti first!).