Sunday, March 10, 2013

Wax Vac Review and Giveaway

You know you're not supposed to use Q-Tips for in your ears.  Everyone knows it, but a lot of people still do it.  The funny thing is, so many times you don't even get the desired results with a Q-Tip, but there's really no good alternative to use when you need to get some water or wax out of your ear.  WaxVac realized the dilemma and created a product meant to be a safe and preferred method for clearing out your ears.

The WaxVac runs on two AA batteries, so it's cordless, that is a plus.  There's a light on the end so that if you need to look in someone's ear, you can do so.  This product is noted to be safe for children, and after using it myself I would guess that it is, but I don't put anything in my little one's ears, so we didn't try it on him.  If you do want to use it on children, the positive is that the tip is designed so you cannot get the machine too far in your ear (no possibility of rupturing the eardrum like you can with a swab).

What we really wanted to use this for was my husband.  I'm not sure if it's because he works outside or if it's just a normal occurrence, but he does get wax built up in his ears quite a bit.  The Wax Vac worked okay for getting a little of it out, but not really a lot.  I have read that if you use ear drops first, to loosen the wax, that helps the machine quite a bit.  We do not have any on hand, so we did not try it that way.  Maybe we would have had better results?  What it did work good for was water.  So if you get water in your ears after showering or swimming, this could be a helpful tool for you.  Hubby used it after he got out of the shower, just to see, and it worked.  So I tried too, and you can hear it taking the little traces of water out of your ear.

It's got a motor you can hear while it's running, and soft silicone tips (color coded so everyone in the family can have their own).  It also comes with a brush for cleaning.  It comes apart very easily, and it's comfortable to hold.

Important to note:  There is a warning  on the package not to use this product if you have a perforated eardrum.

If the WaxVac sounds like something you'd like to try, you're in luck because they have agreed to give one away to a Mail4Rosey reader.  You can learn more about it on their website here

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63 comments:

Niki-Ray's Niche said...

I would totaly be down with this, my boys have potatos in thier ears for sure.lol

Pat Hatt said...

I still use q-tips but never stick them in far, interesting idea indeed.

Heather said...

You know what I've seen the infomercial for this and its kind of funny. "Stop when there is resistance!" I think an adult can use q-tips in ears just fine, but for kids, this would be an amazing product to make ear cleaning safe!

Katie said...

This is cool - thanks for the giveaway

BethElderton said...

This is an interesting tool. Thanks for introducing it.
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Crazylicious85 said...

Would love to win this!
Allie L.

Jenny said...

Would love to win this! I have never seen one before.

Sacha Schroeder said...

I have wondered about this product! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Juliana RW said...

Thanks for sharing in here.

Diane Cooper said...

My grandson has been telling me for months that I need a WaxVac, he sees me stick Qtips in my ears and just freaks out.

Allison Downes said...

I've seen the infomercials for this! I am really interested in trying it. I have tried those ear candles and they take too long, and you need another person to help, so this would be nice and easy to try

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Andrea Byrne said...

my husband and dd3 have to get their ears cleaned professionally a few times a year, this would be great!

Sandy VanHoey said...

I saw the commercial for this on tv and loved it. Thanks for the giveaway! My grandson has many hearing issues so it just may be perfect

Terri Lynn Grothe said...

awesome, id love to win this

Melinda Dunne said...

I have just started hearing about this product and it sounds like it is very effective.

suburban prep said...

What a help it would be to be able to hear

stefanie gladden said...

thanks for the chance!!

sottovoce said...

What a useful and interesting tool. :-) Thank you.

momma8385 said...

This would be so handy to use on my little grandson.
Thanks for the chance.
:)Jeanne Bates Tennant

Momma Lew said...

Been wanting to try this for awhile! Thank you!

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Wow didn't know this was available out there!
Something I want to discover
Thanks

Cheryl L said...

Sounds like an interesting tool especially with the light. I don't use Q tips for myself or my kids and I know the buildup bothers them. May have to look for this in Canada.

Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel said...

I've never heard of this! What an interesting idea. Thanks for posting.

Cyberspew said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ann Fantom said...

I would like to get the Wax Vac for my daughter who gets very upset when she has ear wax issues.

Thanks for the chance to win

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Kristi C said...

I have been wondering if this worked. I'm interested in trying it out thank you for the info.

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Christa @ Controlling Craziness said...

My son has major ear wax problems. His need to be cleaned daily. Even the dr. can't explain it. I'd love to have this.

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MzBaker said...

I have been wondering about that, I see a commercials for it often. Thanks for the details!

mogrill said...

Hope your having a good week.
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Carla said...

My husband and I have been talking about getting one of these. We have to clean Elliott's ears out at least 2-3 times a week, and sometimes even more often. It's such a pain, but it has to be done. His doctor says it's not exactly normal, but nothing to worry about.

Katie Roch said...

This would be great for my stepfather. He has a problem with wax build up. Thanks for introducing me to this great product

Mamal Diane said...

Would love to try :)

bxcrochet said...

saw this on TV and would love to try it

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Monica said...

I've never even heard of this but imagine that it would be beneficial to a lot of parents!

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh my gosh.... I would love to try one of these. Never heard of it before.

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Jessica Schank Snow said...

Thank you so very much for the giveaway! I've been wanting to try one of these. =)
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Stephanie Larison said...

I saw a commercial for this the other day, very cool!

lorialcorn2006 said...

I also saw this on Tv and would love to try it it sounds very effective

Saver Sara said...

I didn't even know they made products like this. This is cool. My son always has so much wax in his ears, this would be a great way to clean them.

Patty Schuler said...

Very smart product!

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Sea Level said...

Cool gadget! I've used "ear candling" before, but afraid of the flame!

Robin T said...

I would love to try this tool

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bbrittbrat1398 said...

This is an awesome idea.

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jen Gersch said...

i would lloove to try this

Becca Ann said...

I really want to try this, I thought it was cool when I saw the ad on tv

carmenn22_pr said...

I would like to try this. Thank you

aaltw_515 said...

We would love to try this my husband really wants one. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
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crankyyanky1 said...

Great giveaway I was going to buy this anyway my husband and son get swimmers ear all the time I think this would be perfect for them

David said...

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Susan Smoaks said...

i would like to try this out, seems like a good idea to me
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Lynne said...

Have been curious about this product, thanks for the chance to win one.

Breanne said...

I'd love to try this!

Erica C. said...

I'd like to try this out.
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ladyt64 said...

I would like to try this. Thanks for the giveaway. (Roxann)

lmurley2000 said...

i would love to try this have seen this on tv and would love to have it, looks like a great product

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Vikki Billings said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I need this for my son!!
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