What Does The Color Of Your Earwax Means Earwax (cerumen) is an oily, waxy substance that’s naturally made by glands in the outer ear canal to protect your ears . It’s a mixture of oil, sweat, dirt and dead skin cells.
The purpose of earwax is to protect our ear canals from bacteria and debris. Earwax is our body’s way of keeping the bad stuff out of our ears and trapping dead skin cells. With the help of wax, our ears stay clean, healthy and functional. Watch the full video.
Julia Henriques is the editor of the Pet Rescue Blog. After studying at Madrid University in Spain, she spent 35 years in international banking before joining Pet Rescue Blog in 2019. She's on the Board of Playing Again Sams (Wisconsin Samoyed Rescue) where she enjoys helping adopters and group members choose natural healthcare options for their dogs. She lives in Chicago with her partner Marc and rescues Samoyed Tarka.