The Benefits of Using Natural Coconut Oil for Ears

by Patrick Fitzpatrick on May 26, 2021

Benefits of Using Natural Coconut Oil for Ears

If you’re suffering from dry ears, wax buildup, or an ear infection – you’re not alone. These ear conditions are common, but they can be irritating, itchy, and downright painful.

Fortunately, there are simple ways to treat and prevent these common ear conditions. Using natural coconut oil in your ear helps soothe bothersome symptoms like pain, itchiness, and dryness while moisturizing and cleansing your ear canal.

Coconut oil is commonly used for ear health due to its lack of side effects. Coconut oil kills various parasites, bacteria, viruses, and fungi due to its high levels of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs).

Using Coconut Oil for Dry Ears

Dry and itchy ears are common conditions caused by:

  • Allergies
  • Dermatitis
  • Bacteria
  • Earwax buildup

If your ears feel itchy and you scratch them, it causes your ears to feel even dryer. You put yourself at a higher risk for painful conditions such as swimmer’s ear. You may also be tempted to put objects in your ear, such as q-tips, in an attempt to scratch and relieve the itching, which can be incredibly harmful.

Coconut oil for dry ears is effective because it moisturizes dry skin, provides a natural itch relief, and naturally helps your ear health. You should use coconut oil in your ears twice daily for at least a week to combat ear dryness.

Using Coconut Oil for Earwax Buildup

Earwax plays a vital role in the health of your ear. This natural substance helps trap dust, debris, and small particles in your ear canal before reaching, damaging, or infecting the eardrum. Everyone produces earwax, but the amount of earwax you produce and whether or not it dries up and falls out of your ear naturally is partly determined by genetics.

If your ears have difficulty secreting that wax, it can continue to build up and could potentially become impacted. Impacted earwax is painful, especially if it causes an ear infection.

Symptoms of a wax impaction include:

  • Pain
  • Fullness sensation inside of the ear
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Decreased hearing
  • Persistent cough
  • Ringing in the ear

In the case of an infection, the pain may be severe, and it may be associated with itching, odor, fever, or drainage from the ear canal. Should you ever experience a high fever, vomiting, spinning sensations, a loss of balance, or the inability to walk in addition to the above symptoms, visit your nearest hospital or urgent care immediately.

Earwax buildup is caused by several factors, including:

  • Putting objects, including cotton swabs, into your ear canal
  • The use of hearing aids
  • The use of earplugs or earbuds
  • Oddly shaped ear canals or genetics

Fortunately, using coconut oil in your ear can help soften, break down, and remove built-up earwax. Coconut oil will also clean your ears and can be added to your daily ear care routine to keep your ears clean and moisturized.

Using Coconut Oil for Ear Infection

Ear infections are a common ailment of the ear, particularly in infants and young children. In the United States, ear infections account for around 30 million visits to the doctor each year and are the most common reason for visits with a pediatrician.

While ear infections are common, it is  essential to treat them right away. Left untreated, ear infections can cause serious complications, including hearing loss and facial paralysis.

Ear infection symptoms include:

  • Ear pain
  • Muffled or diminished hearing
  • A feeling of fullness in the ear
  • Nausea
  • Fever

You can use coconut oil for an ear infection to relieve symptoms, treat the infection, and prevent recurrent infections. Coconut oil naturally fights off various bacteria, viruses, and fungi and can help soothe painful symptoms.

While using coconut oil in your ear is an effective treatment option, it's essential that you continue to monitor your temperature and symptoms to ensure that they are improving. Should you experience severe pain or a high fever, always visit an emergency room, urgent care, or your doctor’s office. These may be signs of more severe infections. 

Using SENSES Natural Ear Mist for Natural Relief

SENSES Natural Ear Mist can be used to treat or prevent dry ears, ear infections, wax buildup, and other related conditions. Using coconut oil in your ear helps cleanse and moisturize your ear canal while loosening and removing hard, built-up earwax.

SENSES Natural Ear Mist contains medicinal grade virgin, non-hydrogenated, organic coconut oil, jojoba oils, and vitamin E to improve your ear health naturally. SENSES is easy to use. Simply hold the bottle upright. Place the nozzle inside of your ear canal, and press down on the actuator one to two times in each ear.

SENSES is gentle enough for adults, children, and even your pets. You can use SENSES Natural Ear Mist up to two times daily for natural relief.

Are you interested in using coconut oil for dry ears, ear infections, or wax buildup? Try SENSES Natural Ear Mist today or contact us if you have any questions.