DIY After Swimming Ear Drops

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Summer time means lots of swimming time for us! The only way to beat the heat here in Texas is to be swimming. My kids both love to swim and we do too. The only bad thing about constant swimming is when water gets stuck in your ears. You can try to shake or even hang your head sideways but sometimes you just cannot get that water out! It’s annoying and can eventually cause ear pain, especially for kids. Luckily I found a great solution to get rid of the water after swimming by making my own ear drops. We do this after every swim and it really works.

splashing fun


After Swimming Ear Drops

1/2 rubbing alcohol

1/2 vinegar

medicine dropper

empty bottle (I found a great bottle/dropper at a local Sprouts grocery store but you can also get some online)

Swimming can cause water to get stuck in your ear and cause swimmer's ear. It's so painful! Here's a great solution, try these ear drops on everyone in the family

Mix the rubbing alcohol and vinegar together in a bottle with a dropper. After swimming or bath time, put 2-3 drops in each ear. For preventative do this after the last swim of the day.

At first I was just keeping the liquid in a dish and would give everyone a few drops but I then found some glass bottles that work great. This makes it easy to travel with. If we go to a friend’s house or to a splash area I can take it with me. I know sometimes kids get water in their ears after bath time and this would work for that too. I will be taking this with me on our upcoming beach vacation too!



July 6, 2016
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  • Reply Candy

    That’s all there to it. Those two simple ingredients I have in the bathroom. I feel dumb.

    July 6, 2016 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Try it out! It really works!

      July 8, 2016 at 10:30 am
  • Reply AnvitA

    This is awesome. I was just thinking about water going into the ears this evening while swimming. Perfect timing

    July 7, 2016 at 8:34 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Great! It really does work! We do it at the end of the swim and it helps get out the pesky trapped water too 🙂

      July 8, 2016 at 10:25 am

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