Sweet oil is used to remove excess wax from the ears. The oil is also a softening agent and can be used to moisturize the skin during the winter months.
Sweet oil is a derivative of olive oil. To remove wax from the ears, sweet oil must be warm, but not hot. Place 3 to 5 drops in the ear, using a cotton ball to hold the outer ear in place. An ear syringe filled with warm water is used to remove the sweet oil and the excess ear wax. The tip of the ear syringe should not be inserted into the ear, and should only be used on the outer ear.