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Ear Wax: White Vinegar Instead of Q-tips

September 12, 2015 2 min read

Are you one of those types of people who think that earwax is disgusting and should be removed from the ears each time you shower? This is far from the truth. The bad reputation that ear wax has is only based on hearsay. The yellow wax substance that produces in the ears is naturally produced by the body and it can be beneficial to our health in multiple ways. The wax assists with protecting the inner ear from dirt, dust, and infections, as well as other germs and bacteria that would enter them. The wax acts as a protective barrier on delicate skin within the ear canal and will prevent it from getting irritated if water happens to get inside the ear. It will also moisturize, as well as keep the skin from becoming itchy, flaky, and dry. ear wax The waxy substance is produced by tiny hair follicles, which line the ear canal. It typically will make its way out of the ear opening on its own. However, it can sometimes cause blockage issues by building up. The typical way that someone cleans the wax out of their ears is with a Q-tip. This method actually pushes the wax back even further, which increases the risk of blockage. What you can do instead is wash the outside of the area gently with a washcloth. If you think that there is a blockage of wax buildup, you can try an all-natural method to rinse it out. You only need rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. First, get a small container and fill it to the half-filled mark with white vinegar and an equal part of rubbing alcohol. Now, tilt your head to the side. This is so that your ear will be levelled and will be able to keep the liquid in. Be sure to stay still for a minute, and then sit back up to allow the liquid to drain from your ear. You can repeat this up to twice each day until your ears feel like they are cleared up. If the issue lasts for more than three days, it is time to visit a doctor as it could be something serious. This method should only be used if there is water or ear wax in the ear, or minor ear infections. Check out the video for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laNLvkWYWBs Do you still find ear wax disgusting now that you know this? Will you give the natural remedy a try? Source: Sun Gazing Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_108438" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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