As more companies and countries stop using plastic cotton swabs, it is a good time to invest in a reusable alternative. This smart tool called Oriculi originates from Japan and China, where it is widely used. The Oriculi prevents clogged ears, thus being not only eco-friendly, but also good for your health. Place your index finger towards the end of the stick, hold it firmly and gently scrape around the ear canal entrance. Use it once of twice a week to remove visible earwax.