The old saying goes: You should never put anything smaller than your elbow inside your ear. Doctors still stand by this statement. The only exception to the rule is an eyedropper or syringe used to pour a wash into your ears to remove clogging or excess ear wax. If you are having trouble hearing or you feel itching or pain in your ear, you may want to make your own ear wash before calling a doctor. This will help dissolve toxins and heal your ear naturally.

Pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into a small plastic container. You can purchase hydrogen peroxide at your local drugstore or online (see Resources).

Pour half a cup of warm tap water into the plastic container. The water should be warm, not hot. If it is too hot you could burn yourself. It also should not be cold. If the water is too cold, it could cause you to faint or become dizzy.

Swirl the container carefully to mix. You may hear a crackling sound inside the container caused by the popping of hydrogen bubbles.

Using an eyedropper or syringe, pull or press the plunger to load the ear wash mixture.

Press your non-afflicted ear against your shoulder. Place the dropper or syringe into the afflicted ear. Press the plunger forcefully until all of the liquid has been released. Keep still for approximately five minutes, then pour the liquid out of the ear and into the sink.

Continue using the ear wash according to Steps 4 and 5 until the mixture is completely gone, or the pressure in your ears have been relieved. Every time you want to flush out your ear, make a new one-cup batch of ear wash, as the water will reduce the potency of the peroxide over time.


You may feel tingling or throbbing while you have the ear wash in your ear.


If your ear still feels clogged after using the ear wash, see a doctor.