07.26.17

Herbs {Part-one} Mullein Oil natural ear drops


Good morning beautiful friends, as promised I have documented the process of making homemade mullein oil to support and help ear aches, pain, aid in relaxation, and supper respiratory health. 

What is mullein flower?

Mullein is a biennial herbaceous member of the Scrophulariaceae family, bearing silvery green and extremely fuzzy leaves,3 and growing up to 8 feet in height. In the first year it appears as a basal rosette of leaves, and in the second year, it sends up huge flower spikes with many bright densely clustered yellow flowers which only open for one day

Presently, mullein can be found at health food stores often prepared as soothing leaf tea or an ear oil made of the infused flowers. You can also find mullein plant right in your back yard or on a nature walk if you are familiar with what it looks like! Source: (https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/mullein-flower/profile)


How To Make Garlic and Mullein Oil:
What you will need:

2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced

2 tablespoons mullein flowers

olive oil – enough to cover the garlic and mullein

Equipment Needed:

Slow cooker or double boiler (If you don’t have a double boiler you can use a stainless steel bowl set inside a pot of boiling water) that is what I used!

Glass dropper bottle (find at your local health food store or amazon)


Making the oil:

Place mullein flowers and garlic in a clean, dry glass jar. Next, pour in the olive oil – add enough so that the mixture is covered.

Cover the jar with a tight fitting lid.

Place a kitchen towel in the bottom of your slow cooker and place your jar inside. Add enough water to cover about half the jar and set to the lowest setting for 2-3 hours.

Strain out the oil using cheesecloth and pour the oil in a clean, glass jar. Store in the fridge or the freezer (to preserve freshness) until needed.

How To Use Mullein And Garlic Oil

Place your glass dropper bottle in warm/hot water until it reaches body temperature, then place “3 or 4 drops into the ear. Massage the outer ear and around the base of the ear after applying the oil. Administer the warm herbal oil every 30 minutes or as often as needed. Any excess oil will drain out on its own within a few minutes.” (Source: https://www.mommypotamus.com/mullein-garlic-oil-recipe/ )



I am not an expert on herbs nor am I schooled in herbalism. This is just something I am intrigued by and care about as a way to take care and better my families health. I hope you enjoy this recipe and will leave any comments or questions for me below:) 

Xo,

Sophia 

Comments

  1. This is so cool. I plant herbs every summer and I do use them for cooking (occasionally) but I love the idea of using them for other things as well. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • sophiajohnson says:

      Yes, I’m so glad you stopped by! It’s been so life changing for my family having health right in our back yard!

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