Although there are products for removing earwax there are also several household items that you can use to clean outer ear canals of excess wax.

Read to learn more about safe earwax removal with home remedies and what you need to avoid.

Earwax (cerumen) is produced in our ear canals. Her presence is usually normal and healthy. Sometimes, however, it may be uncomfortable, undesirable, and in some cases temporarily affect our hearing.

Home remedies

Use baking soda

Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 2 ounces of hot water.
If you have a dropping bottle, poor the mixture into it.
Tilt your head aside and gently add 5 to 10 drops of solution into the ear, drop by drop.
Leave the solution in the ear for up to an hour, then rinses with water.
Do it once a day. It can put this mixture in to your ear within a few days. It does not work for more than two weeks.

Hydrogen peroxide

You can use it in your ears at home using 3% hydrogen peroxide.

Tilt your head aside and drop hydrogen peroxide into your ear.
Hold your head tilted to the side for five minutes.
Do it once a day for 3 to 14 days.


Earwax is a substance like oil. Therefore, some oils can cause earwax to soften when two substances get in touch. Proponents of this treatment suggest the use of the following oils:

  • glycerin
  • baby oil
  • mineral oil
  • coconut oil
  • olive oil

Sometimes the oil life can be removed by lightly pressing and water wash:


Buy a soft rubber bulb designed to clean your ear.

Tilt your head aside.

Allow the water to drop into a towel

Irrigation can be combined with any of the above methods. Perform irrigation for 5 to 15 minutes after using Baking soda, hydrogen peroxide or oil.

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