Homemade Swimmer’s Ear Drops (Costs 98% Less than Store-Bought!)
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Swim your heart out with these DIY drops! 🏊
We’re sharing how to make easy and cheap homemade Swimmer’s Ear Drops so you can have all the fun this summer without the risk of pain, infection, and spending a fortune on over the counter drops! Read on for the best home remedy.
What is Swimmer’s Ear?
If you or your kiddos are regular swimmers, then you may already be familiar with Swimmer’s Ear – an infection in the outer ear canal often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming which creates a moist environment where bacteria can grow and cause an infection.
So why use Swimmer’s Ear Drops? 🤔
Swimmer’s ear drops help dry out your ear canal which prevents bacterial growth. However, buying Swimmer’s Ear Drops at your local store can be expensive – I’m talking $7.99 for a one-ounce bottle over on Amazon!
Since our team goes through a lot of bottles during the summer, we wanted to share a more affordable solution – in fact, with our DIY version you can make it for just 14 cents — that’s 98% less than buying the solution from Amazon!
If your child has ear tubes, please consult with your Ear Nose and Throat Doctor before placing these drops in their ears.
Here’s how to make your own Swimmer’s Ear Drops:
You’ll need just 2 ingredients that you likely already have on hand – distilled white vinegar and isopropyl rubbing alcohol. You can scoop up a reusable dropper bottle online or you could even opt to use a clean dropper bottle from an old bottle of ear drops.
Making them is incredibly easy – all you do is pour 1 part rubbing alcohol and 1 part distilled white vinegar and voila! Now you have super inexpensive ear drops for you and your kiddos to swim until your heart’s desire! This is such an effective home remedy.
Watch Collin make swimmer’s ear drops with her daughter way back in 2014! 😍