The candles are linen or cotton that is dipped in wax and the wax hardens and dries on the fabric. The fabric is wrapped into a hollow cone shape.
- Removes wax from ears and sinuses
- Alleviates ear aches
- Alleviates sinus infections & pressure
- Relieves swimmer’s ear
- Reduces ringing in ears
- Equalizes ear pressure
- Reduces vertigo and dizziness
- Alleviates jaw pain
This treatment has been cited to be an effective alternative for children that suffer from frequent ear infections; as opposed to the surgical approach of inserting tubes.
The flame and the hollow cone shape create a vacuum that sucks out impurities and wax.The smoke from the flame enters your ear and sinuses to aid clearing everything out.
You need a bowl of water, a wet towel, a paper plate / aluminum pie plate, and a lighter.
I don’t have any paper plates, so I used some card stock. Cut a hole in it just big enough for the candle.
Yep, you lie on your side and let the candle burn in your ear. Place the wet towel on your shoulder, just for safety. Keep the bowl of water close by. The paper plate (or card stock) is there to catch any ashes. Don’t worry, the ashes cool very quickly and are cool by the time they fall on the paper.
Each candle takes about 10 minutes. Some instructions say to do 2 candles per ear. I only do 1 per ear.
I let it burn til about the height in the below picture. I don’t go as far as I could for safety reasons.
Toss it in the water when you are done.
How to Use Ear Candles – everything you need to know. thecrunchymoose.com
Repeat on the other side.
I cut into these to show you the grossness.
The one on the left is from my left ear. I was taking pictures and not focusing as much on keeping it in my ear. So not as much junk. I only took a couple pictures on the other side, so the candle was more steady. Much more junk.