How To Remove Ear Wax With Olive Oil

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On the blog we’ve talked quite a lot recently about how different oils can help cure a number of health problems and aid with a variety of beauty treatments, and today we’ll be discussing how to use olive oil for ears – and especially how to use olive oil to remove ear wax.

Ear wax causes problems for pretty much everyone at some point in their life. Ear wax is a yellowish, waxy substance secreted in the ear canal which aims to clean and lubricate whilst also providing protection against bacteria, fungi, insects and even water.

However, when there’s an excess – that’s when the problems develop. The ear wax presses up against the ear drum excluding auditory input and impairing hearing.

When this happens we need to find a way to remove this ear wax, and preferably we want to do it naturally.

That’s where olive oil comes in…

Olive oil is one of the most effective treatments for removing ear wax. Each night, prior to bed time, apply three to four drops of olive oil into the affected ear using an eye dropper. Lie on your side while you sleep to allow the olive oil to penetrate the ear canal more deeply. Do this on four consecutive evenings. The day after the final olive oil ear treatment, spray some warm water into the ear to help the loosened ear wax to flow out.

And that’s all it takes. A few drops of olive oil, a touch of patience, and a little water and your ear wax troubles should (hopefully) be gone.

If you want to try this olive oil ear wax removal treatment, then I suggest you buy a small bottle of St John’s Olive Oil Ear Drops. It comes in a bottle with a dropper so you can apply just a few drops.

Alternatively, if you have an eye dropper already and you just want the olive oil, I suggest you get a bottle of Baja Precious Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s fairly cheap and can be used for a number of other applications aside from ear wax removal, such as cooking, for an olive oil hair massage or for skin care.

Olive oil is an effective ear wax removal method. If it’s not for you, try this Jobar’s Lighted Ear Wax Remover. It’s $3 and has some fantastic reviews on Amazon.


  1. I use olive oil for trying to remove earwax. I think that it is better than water because I read that water can build excess earwax from a random source.

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