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Garlic Mullein Oil

Ear aches, pain and infection are a common problem for many people but with this homemade Garlic Mullein Ear Oil you can have a simple and easy-to-make cure on hand when you need it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Infusion Time: 14 days
Total Time: 14 days 10 minutes
Yield: 6 ounces
Author: Kristen Wood
Cost: $2



  • 6 garlic cloves peeled and crushed or chopped
  • cup dried mullein flowers
  • carrier oil to cover about 1 cup, I like to use olive oil


  • In a clean jar, combine the garlic and mullein flowers.
  • Pour the oil into the jar until the garlic and mullein are just covered, ensuring you leave at least one inch of space at the top of the jar to allow for expansion.
  • Cover the jar with a cheesecloth or screw a lid on and leave it to infuse for at least two weeks (and up to 3 months). Give the jar a shake or stir every few days or so.
  • When ready, strain the garlic and mullein flowers from the oil and funnel the oil into dropper bottles and screw the lid(s) on tightly.
  • Store in a cool, dry place for up to one year.
  • To use: use the dropper bulb to dispense 2-3 drops into the outer ear canal. Alternatively, place the oil on a fingertip or q-tip and gently massage into the outer ear canal. Do not stick the dropper into your ear or dispense internally. Please see the full post above for information about administering.


If you would like to store this oil for more than a year, then I recommended adding a few drops of pure vitamin E oil before storing.
Also see: Foraging Mullein.