Thursday after preschool, Summer started to complain of an earache. Her first earache!
So we went home, ate a healthy lunch (including afore-posted broth) and heated up a warm pack. The warm pack was made last year for warming up a cold bed using rice and fabric picked by Summer. So we warmed it up and the kids went off to sleep for the afternoon.
So while they were sleeping, I mixed up some garlic oil. Mash one clove into a glass jar and cover with oil. Let it rest, the longer the better. I only had an hour or two until the kids woke up so I heated the jar in a saucepan full of water.
Once Summer woke up, she was a little hesitant to let me drop some oil in her ear. But I promised her it wouldn’t hurt and told her she could watch a little movie while the oil rested in her ear. Sold! So I heated up her warm pack and set the oil on it (it had cooled while she was sleeping). I dropped a few drops into the ear, then used a bit on my fingers to massage her ear and neck in a downward direction to help promote drainage.
Ok so Homegrown Garlic + Handmade Heat pack = Happy, Healthy Girl! No more earache!!!
And I just want to add that the original homemade healing was breastmilk. I’m a little apprehensive of our first winter without someone nursing (Summer only nursed until almost 2 but whenever she was sick, she’d get a little cuppa pumped milk!) and staying at home in our little cocoon. And up they grow…..