What is Mullein Oil?

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Mullein, also known as the velvet plant due to its velvety texture, is native to both Asia and the Mediterranean region. This hardy plant has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for a variety of purposes, particularly for treating respiratory ailments such as cough relief. Mullein oil has also been employed to alleviate ear problems such as infections and earaches, as well as fungal infections like athlete's foot and ringworm.

What is Mullein Oil?

Mullein oil derives from Verbascum thapsus, or common mullein. This essential oil's hue is similar to olive oil and the fragrant aroma is comparable to nutmeg. Associations with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, tranquilizing and relaxing properties make mullein oil a popularly used essential oil. Its properties are comprised of rotenone, coumarin, triterpene saponins like mucilage, flavonoids and a range of other phytochemicals.

Mullein oil is known for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties. It has been used commercially in ear drops as a home remedy for earaches and ear infections; it is believed to help relieve the pain of earaches. A study conducted in 171 children between the ages 5 to 18 demonstrated that mullein oil drops were effective in relieving earache pain and were less expensive than antibiotics with no reported side effects.

What is Mullein Oil Used for?

Mullein oil is an incredibly versatile natural remedy that dates back to ancient times. It has traditionally been used to treat a variety of ailments in both humans and animals, such as coughs, congestion, bronchitis, asthma, constipation, pain, inflammation, migraines or headaches and insomnia. The oil is also said to help relieve gout pain.

In addition to these medical uses, people have historically used mullein to make torches, as a dyeing agent, or as an ingredient in alcoholic beverages.

Harmony’s Mullein Ear Oil

Harmony's Mullein Oil (with or without Garlic) is a proprietary blend of mullein oil, calendula oil, lemon oil, vitamin E oil, grapeseed oil, and garlic oil. It's a pure, patented, and high-quality mullein oil that you can trust and use for yourself and your pets.

Harmony's Mullein Oil has soothing, relaxing, calming effects; that's why you can use it as a natural remedy for earaches, dry skin, sunburn, and other skin problems.

Mullein oil can be used as a remedy for ear discomfort. For use, two to four drops of the oil should be lightly massaged onto the visible part of the ear at least twice daily. It is important to never directly drop mullein oil into the ear canal.


“Harmony's Mullein Oil is amazing! I had ear aches constantly and sometimes even pain in my ears, but ever since I started using this product, my ear pains have disappeared.” –Deacon B.

“I love Harmony's Mullein Oil! I have used it on my ears and it has worked great! I actually don't use it just on my ears though. After reading the ingredients I starting using it on the sun spots on my face and now I get compliments on my completion all the time.” –Deanna H.

“I bought this for my pet's paw pads, which were cracked and sore. The oil soothed her paws, and after only a few days of use, they were healed. This oil is great for people too! I have also used it in my ears as a natural ear ache remedy, and it worked like a charm!” – Janet P.

“My husband and I both have had ear aches recently. I just ordered mullein oil because I didn't want to use the meds that my doctor gave me. This product arrived last week and after using it for a few days my ear stopped hurting. I will definitely order more of this oil!” –Anya W.

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