Put Down the Q-tip. Here are 8 Safe Easy Ways to Remove Earwax Buildup

Earwax is a brown or yellowish waxy substance buried in the ear canal. It has an important function in the ears; it protects the skin of the ear canal, support in cleaning and lubrication, and protects the ears from the bacteria’s, fungi, insects, and water.

Put Down the Q-tip. Here are 8 Safe Easy Ways to Remove Earwax Buildup

The dirt that you are trying to remove from your ears is the dried and peeled earwax that failed to come out.

The wrong way to clean the ears can cause bad effects, you may experience foul odor, hearing loss, ringing in the ears and you will feel itchy and painful inside your ears. That’s why American Academy of Otolaryngology does not endorse the use of Q-tips and other cotton pads in removing earwax.

 Q-tips and other cotton pads can actually drive the earwax deeper into the ear and it is unsafe. Luckily, there are some home remedies that we can use in cleaning our ears that are safe and reliable.


Hydrogen peroxide is one of the best solutions to remove earwax. After taking a bath apply two drops of hydrogen peroxide to the ear for 10 minutes. Continue applying the solution once a month to avoid forming of excess wax to your ears.


To clean your ears you can also use warm water you just have to follow the following procedure, you need a rubber-bulb syringe to gradually apply the warm water to the ear canal. After applying the warm water to your ears you have to tilt your head and pull the outer ear up and back to straighten and expose the ear canal. Doing this way can effectively remove the wax to your ear according to mayo clinic. After doing the procedure, tilt your head to the other side to allow the water to come out.


You can also use salt water if the warm water didn’t work. As for advice by beyond disease you can use this ingredient ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ cup of warm water and then mix well until the salt has dissolved. When the mixture is produced you can apply it using an eye dropper, two to three drops are required to put directly to the ear. The other way to apply salt water is by the use of cotton balls, soak it in salt water and carefully rub it in your ear.


Use one mince of garlic mix with 2 table spoon of warm coconut oil and leave for 30 minutes. Then use an eye dropper to apply two drops of mixture to your ears. Let it stand for 10 minutes and mildly clean the ear.


Clean your ears with the use of baking soda by mixing ¼ teaspoon baking soda in 2 teaspoon water. To apply it to your ears just tilt your head and put the mixture using an eyedropper or cotton ball. In order to drain the water tilts your head to opposite side. When the method is done take a clean cloth to wipe the ear and to remove the earwax that falls out to your ear.

6.    BABY OIL

You can clean your ears using baby oil. It can soften the earwax by applying it cautiously to your ears put a few drops to your ears using an eye dropper. Mineral oil and glycerin is also best solution to remove dried earwax to your ears.

7.    SALMON

According to Beyond Disease lack of fatty acid may be the cause of excess wax developments. You can improve the source of omega-3s to your body by taking a salmon, Brussels buds and flaxseed.


You can remove earwax by pressing the pressure point that found in two small dips on the back of the skull between the ear and spine it is also called gallbladder 20 pressure point. You can use the thumb to massage in a circular direction to the pressure point for 2 minutes.