Ear candling involves inserting a long, cylindrical candle into the ear and lighting it on the other end. Heat produced from the candle helps to draw out excess ear wax and other debris which may be present in the ear canal. Claimed benefits of ear candling include relieving tinnitus (ringing in the ears), helping to relieve sinus pain and pressure, removing excess wax build up, assisting with relieving Swimmers` ear, assisting with headaches, relieving severely itchy ears (often caused by yeast, mould or dairy allergies) and helping to unplug ears (often due to illness), improved lymphatic fluid flow through the body, improved colour perception, a more balanced emotional state and clearer thinking. We think it's great to clear the sinuses, and is sooo relaxing to have done! (Purchase ear candles here)
Choose only Hand made Ear candles are made with 100%
pure ingredients. Organic beeswax & unbleached cotton calico
flame together to create the heat and smoke of our ear candles.
Ear candling is a time honoured home remedy & have been
used by European & American Traditional cultures for many
generations, as well as by modern people seeking an alternative
treatment for ear, nose, sinus and throat malady.
Heat, Flame and smoke are present during every Ear candling
session and it is there fore recommended that ear candling is
carried out with assistance, and should any discomfort be felt,
discontinue the treatment and seek advice.
Begin be gathering together the things you will need: Ear candles,
and attendant with massage oil, matches, towel, skewer, scissors,
tweezers, a bowl of water, cotton buds and a piece of alfoil.
Ear candling should always be attended in a peaceful, draught-free
environment. Prepare the space so that both participants are calmly
centred on the procedure in hand.
Ensure that the person being candled is warm, comfortable and
relaxed as they rest on their side.
The effectiveness of ear candling is enhanced be a preliminary
massage around the ear and down the side of the face to the lymph
gland in the neck. Use a warm massaging oil.
Cover the side of the head and neck with clean cloth leaving the ear
opening free. Cover the cloth with alfoil to create a suitable ash
Insert the tapered end of the candle gently into the ear just far
enough to seal the ear opening. The ear candle must be
comfortably airtight at the ear opening. Lift the ear lobe a little and
gently turn the candle, making a snug fit. The recipient should
adjust the candle for comfort. The candle should be held still, as
near to vertical as possible. Once the candle is positioned the
attendant should have a clear view of the ear.
Light the candle. Watch for escaping smoke. Adjust for snug fit as
required. The sound of soft crackling as the flame consumes the
cloth and beeswax takes the attention of the recipient to the point of
the practice, their ear. A pleasant warming of the ear canal is felt as
the candle performs its gentle heat treatment.
If the flaming ends starts to close over the ashen wick you may need
to trim the candle during the burn. Tell the recipient you are about
to cut the wick. Remove the candle and use scissors to make a
clean cut of the residual ash at the combustion line where candle
Alternatively clamp the burnt wick with the tweezers and make the
cut in situ. This option requires the recipient to steady the candle
whilst the attendant removes the obstructing material.
Drop the ash into the bowl of water. Clear the candle with a skewer.
Replace the ear candle and follow the initial procedure to locate the
candle in the ear. Relight the candle if required.
When the candles has burnt down to the last 6 to 8 cm, remove and
douse in water.
Check the ear. Any powder residue at the ear opening can be
cleaned away with a moist cotton ball.
Proceed as above with the other ear. If more than one candle is to
be used for a particular ear they may be burned consecutively. If a
series of candles are used in one ear then follow-up with one candle
in the other ear.
We recommend that each ear should be candled in a sitting to
maintain balance. We recommend ear candling takes place in
accordance with these detailed instructions.