Working in the ear care industry is always interesting and sometimes... you can get a good laugh out of what you may find. Would you believe me if I said there was a necklace designed to scoop out earwax? Well, it's true! This article tells you everything you need to know about the 'Ear Picker' necklace.
Ear Picker Design
The necklace is dolphin shaped and has a sharp pointy end that was used to clean underneath fingernails and scrap the scale from teeth. The other end is a small scoop that is used to remove ear wax out of the ear canal. You have to hand it to the creators, the dolphin design is pretty cute for something that is used for such weird reasons.
According to Historic Jamestown, there were only 2 men that performed basic medical care which led colonists to create materials from outside resources. Not only did they create the 'ear picker' necklace but would carve bone, ivory, and brass to create ear picks and toothpicks.
Other Uses Of The Ear Picker Necklace
Believe it or not, the ear picker necklace was very valuable for tailors. It was often for tailors to use beeswax to make the thread stronger and more reliable. But with earwax being easier and more accessible to collect, it often took the place of beeswax.
Luckily for us, there is a more efficient way to remove earwax in the world today. Eosera® created a doctor recommended product called Earwax MD® to dissolve excess earwax. Along with the solution, Eosera has created the Wax Blaster MD™, a doctor recommended, safe to use ear irrigation kit. Earwax MD is available to purchase in CVS stores nationwide and both products are available to purchase on our website and online at Amazon.
Earwax Is Exciting!
So what is known today as boring, gross and irritating earwax was actually a very helpful tool in the early 16th and 17th century. To purchase your very own Ear Picker necklace you can buy it online at Historic Jamestown.
Eosera is happy to announce our ear care line, Everything Ear Care!
Our products are available online on Amazon, in CVS stores nationwide and select Target stores.