Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Make Your Own Ear Drops

I use these ear drops after a shower or taking a swim. Anytime I get water in my ears they seem to get infected or just ache. I've not had any ear infections or ear aches since I began using these drops about 2 years ago.

Swimmer's Ear Drops
  • 1/3 rubbing ALCOHOL
  • 1/3 white VINEGAR
  • 1/3 WATER (boiled for 10 minutes, then cooled)
You can make any volume of these ear drops as long as you keep the ratio of 1/3 each (actually you can use full strength vinegar in your ears, but more alcohol may burn, so I use thirds).

I didn't list amounts of each ingredient to add, because it depends on the container you are using. I use an empty ear drop container, which holds about 1 teaspoon of each ingredient. You can use any container that has a lid, but you might want to buy a rubber-tipped eyedropper to dispense the drops.

Alcohol kills bacteria and drys the inside of the ear.
Vinegar kills bacteria and fungus.

Just use 1-3 drops in each ear after swimming or showering. Let it stay in each ear for at least one minute before letting it drain out. You can use these ear drops on your pets, too.

1 comment:

Poetry of the Day said...

i just used this, minus the alcohol so i hope it works.