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15 Safe Home Remedies to Remove Earwax! Prevent Earwax Buildup and Blockage - 2





Baking soda softens hardened wax and helps get it out easily.

1.  Dissolve half teaspoon of baking soda in two teaspoon of clean water.
2.  Tilt your head and put few drops of this mixture in the affected ear using dropper.
3.  Leave it for 5-10 minutes.
4.  Tilt your head toward the ground direction and flush some warm water gently into the affected ear to drain out the earwax.
5.  Clean your ear with a soft cloth or ear buds.


9. Vinegar and Rubbing Alcohol

Alcohol is known as a drying agent and it evaporates at a low temperature. On the other hand, vinegar prevents ear infections, as it has bacterial properties. 

1.  Mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar in a cup.
2.  Soak a cotton ball in the mixture.
3.  Incline the affected ear toward the sky and squeeze 2-3 drops of this mixture into the ear.
4.  Wait for five minutes and decline affected ear to the opposite direction after four-five minutes to drain out the solution and the ear wax.
6.  Gently remove the earwax with ear bud or soft cotton cloth.



10. Olive Oil

Olive oil helps soften the ear wax and makes it easier to get out. Moreover, it has an antiseptic property that reduces the risk of ear infection.

1.  Slightly heat half teaspoon of organic olive oil.
2.  Put 3-4 drops of the warm olive oil into the affected ear using clean dropper.
3.  Leave it for 5-10 minutes to soften the earwax.
4.  Finally, remove the oil and earwax using ear buds or soft cotton cloth.




11. Almond Oil

Almond oil works as a natural lubricant; it softens earwax and makes it easy to get removed.

1. Slightly heat half teaspoon of organic almond oil and put few drops in your ears using dropper.
2. Wait for 5 minutes; allow it to soak into the tough wax.
3. Then clean the ear and wax with ear bid or soft cloth.


12. Glycerin

Glycerin has lubricating and moisturizing properties which helps loosen hardened wax easily.

1.  Mix half teaspoon of good quality glycerin with 2-4 drops of clean water.
2.  Incline your ear toward the sky and put 3-4 drops of the mixture in the ear using dropper.
3.  Wait for 10 minutes and decline your ear in the opposite direction and flush some warm water gently to drain out the excess mixture.
4.  Finally, clean your earwax with a soft cloth or ear buds.



14. Paraffin Oil

1.  Heat half or 1 teaspoon of paraffin oil for 2 minutes.
2.  Let it come to warm temperature.
3.  Put 2-4 warm drops in the affected ear using bulb syringe or dropper.
4.  Leave it for 5-10 minutes.
5.  Then drain out the oil and clean your ear with a soft cloth or ear buds.




15. Omega-3 Fatty Acids deficiency

Deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids is one of the main reasons for earwax production in the ear. Therefore, increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids to prevent excess production of wax in the ear.

1. Include food rich in omega-3, such as ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, white fish, egg yolk, walnuts, and avocados


Last but not least

1.  Never use any pointed or sharp objects or Q-tips inside the ears to remove earwax, as it can lead to wound and ear infection.
2.  Never spray water or any fluid in the ear with force, as it may damage your gentle ear drums.
3.  Avoid using method like suction to remove ear wax at home.

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