Great for cooking and getting rid of an ear ache. I make this for our kids too...it's also nice for The Boy, who has always had a chronic ear wax issue...prevent infection while moving that gunk out. I have a jar of it on hand all the time, and use it for cooking as well. (It's nice to have that garlic-infused oil for when I make cashew "cheese".)
Rather than writing it all out, I'll just copy and paste the jist of it with a link to more information, and what appears to be an awesome blog about natural home remedies.*Crush cloves of garlic (how ever much you want to make)
*Cover cloves with olive oil about 1 inch over the garlic
*Let this stand for about 3 days, shaking daily. Don't leave the garlic in the oil much longer than this.
*Strain the garlic from the oil with a coffee filter, cheesecloth or clean white cotton t-shirt.
*Store oil in a jar
Found at "Jill's Home Remedies", the link below is to the garlic oil post.