If you’re trying to avoid overusing antibiotics and want to give loved ones some immediate relief from ear discomfort, this natural remedy is a great first response. Wally’s Natural Ear Oil formula contains antibacterial tea tree oil, echinacea and garlic in a base of sweet almond oil. The tea tree oil and garlic help clear mild infections, and the almond oil soothes itch and irritation. When combined with the application of a hot-water bottle (parents in some cultures use a bag of warmed salt), this drug-free solution can bring surprisingly effective relief for occasional infections in both kids and adults. It also works as a natural remedy for ear mites in cats and dogs and is a whole lot cheaper than a vet trip. Find suppliers at www.wallysnatural.com. About $12 for a 1-ounce bottle with glass dropper.