Olive oil is generally safe to use in small quantities in the ear.
Talk to your doctor to find out if olive oil is right for you.
To put olive oil in the ear, lie down on one side with the affected ear facing upward. Then gently pull the upper ear up and back. This method opens the ear canal and helps the oil go straight into the canal.
Gently rub the skin in front of the ear, near the jaw, to help the oil settle down into the canal.
Remain lying down to let the ear absorb the oil. Oil may run out of the ear upon standing. If this happens, use a tissue to wipe it up.
Some people chose to warm the oil before putting it in their ear. Make sure to place a few drops of the oil on the inside of the wrist to test the temperature. Do not place the oil in the ear if it is too hot.