1. Mix a solution of equal parts vinegar and alcohol. This will help soften the cerumen (wax), and make it easier to flush out. Apply the solution to your ear canal. Lean your head sideways and put a few drops of the solution in your ear. A medicine dropper makes adding a few drops to the ear an easy task. Allow the solution to settle in for about 5 minutes. To keep it from spilling out, place a piece of cotton in your ear before raising your head. If both ears need attention, repeat the process with the other ear.
2. Add oil. Drop a few drops of warm (not hot) olive oil, mineral oil or baby oil into your ear, and keep the head sideways for about five minutes. Lean your head upright and wipe away any oil and wax that exit the ear canal with a clean cloth.
How to remove with a finger
Insert either your index or little finger into your ear canal a short way. Using a downward motion, gently scrape the earwax out. Repeat three or four times. Dispose of the wax and wash your hands.