I've had ear problems forever, often getting ear infections when I was little. Whenever I am coming down with a cold or when the pressure shifts or the temperature changes suddenly, my ears start to ache. I tried this during a mid-cold earache, and found it very soothing. It really helped the pain immediately as well as helped it not reoccur. It is easy to make and a great remedy if you have ear problems like me. I will use this again next time I have an earache when I am coming down with a cold, as those are really the worst and I'll update to let you know how it worked then. Thanks for posting, Sharon!