How to naturally remove ear wax

Updated February 21, 2017

Ear wax can seem pretty gross, but you should know that it's actually very healthy and important. Ear wax protects your ear drum and inner ear canal from infections. This is why you should not attempt to get rid of ear wax unless you are having trouble hearing because of it or if there is an excessive amount. Either way, it might not be a bad idea to ask your doctor whether or not you should try getting rid of wax.

Begin taking fish oil capsules once a day. Fish oil is incredibly good for your health and is related to bringing levels of ear wax down to a normal level.

Apply a few drops of tea tree oil into each ear. Let it stay there for a minute or so and it will start to break up the ear wax. It will also kill off any bacteria or fungus that may be present in your ear.

Fill a rubber bulb syringe with water. Make sure the water is not too cold or it could be slightly painful.

Squirt some water in your ear. This will wash out all that ear wax that the tea tree oil have loosened and broken apart for you.

Use a cotton ball to dab your ears when you are done. Make sure your ears are dried out very well after getting rid of ear wax.


If you don't have tea tree oil, you can replace it with hydrogen peroxide.


Never use cotton swabs to get rid of ear wax. It will only cause more damage.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber bulb syringe
  • Fish oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Water
  • Cotton ball
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