How To Use Olive Oil For Removing Earwax

We are going to tell you how to remove earwax using olive oil (or almond oil). This procedure is natural, effective and cheap. Also you can use any kind of olive oil you have at home. Before starting all these procedures, put the dropper (full of olive oil) in room temperatures to avoid the harms of hot/cold oil.

First put your head on one side and pull your ear up and out to straighten your ear canal.

Use a dropper to apply couple of drops of olive oil in your ear.

Then hold your head in the same position for 4-5 minutes and massage the muscles around your ear to loosen the muscles and the wax in your ear.

After 5 minutes you can lift your head and remove anything that comes out of your ear with a tissue. You can do the same procedure for the other side too.

You should follow these procedures 4 times a day, until all the wax completely disappears. If the problem persists for more than a week, you need to go to a medical center to remove the wax.

11 Responses

  1. Sounds pretty time consuming for most people. "If the problem persists for more than a week"? Umm, doesn't everyone get wax in their ears? "Earwax has several important jobs. First, it protects and moisturizes the skin of ear canal, preventing dry, itchy ears. Second, it contains special chemicals that fight off infections that could hurt the skin inside the ear canal. Finally, it acts as a shield between the outside world and the eardrum. When dust, dirt, and other things enter your ear, the earwax traps them so they can't travel any further."

    1. I would agree, except I have a problem with wax in one ear to the point of not being able to hear out of that ear. My doctor even said he wishes more people would clean out their ears, but not with a cotton swab LOL So this may help a lot of people.

  2. I've been using cotton swabs since I was a child and am just fine. You just have to be careful not to go too far into the ear canal…

    1. That's fine for you, Heidi, but not all people are successful in cleaning their ears that way. Most ENT's will tell you NOT to use cotton swabs in your ear. Some people (I am one of them) produce an inordinate amount of wax which has caused several ear infections and pain. I prefer to listen to a doctor on this one. ;o)

    2. I understand if there is a big buildup, then this might help. The article did not state this- just said how to remove earwax. So I assumed this was for normal use. I have also heard not to use cotton swabs, but it has never caused a problem for me. I guess I have been fortunate never to have it become a problem (wax). I wish you success! 🙂

  3. Hello admin…need some advise I had operated my right ear for ear drum change but it is wrongly operated and the new ear drum also creating problems..itching, pain, pus..doctors advised it should be changed again..but is there natural way to cure this or I had to get operated again…i fear if it creates problem after second operation also…please advise Thanks.

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