Top 10 Natural Ways to Remove Ear Wax at Home

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4. Salt Water

This is possibly the oldest and most popular method to remove ear wax.

Mix one teaspoon of salt in a half cup of warm water. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved.

Soak in cotton ball in the saline solution, then squeeze the cotton ball over the affected ear so that a few drops fall into the ear canal.

Keep your head tilted so the water does not come out. Allow this solution to remain in the ear for about 5 minutes.

Tilt your head to remove all the saline solution, and then remove wax with a clean cloth.


5. Vinegar and Rubbing Alcohol

This is another remedy from your grandmother’s time to remove excess ear wax. This method also works great to remove water from “swimmers ear”.

Mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and plain white vinegar in a bowl.

Soak a cotton ball in this solution and squeeze the cotton ball so three or four drops fall into the affected ear.

Wait 5 minutes, then tilt your head to remove as much of the solution as possible.

Remove the ear wax with a clean cloth.


6. Olive Oil

This is a simple way to soften the wax so it comes out more easily. Olive oil also has antiseptic compounds so it can reduce the risk of developing an ear infection.

Slightly warm a bit of olive oil. Don’t make it too hot or you will burn the ear!

Put three or four drops of the warm oil into the affected ear using a dropper.

Leave the oil inside the ear for about 10 minutes to soften the wax.

Tilt your head sideways to remove the oil, and then clean the wax with a dry cloth.

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