Best known as an alternative approach for earwax removal, ear candling involves placing a hollow, wax-covered candle in the ear. Upon lighting the opposite end of the cone, a suction is created that pulls earwax out of the ear. You will be amazed at what your ears are hiding within them!
Candles can benefit conditions affecting the head and ears such as sinus congestion, ear noises and excessive earwax.
The rising air through the column of the candle and gentle natural movement of the flame serve to gently massage the ear drum. This has an immediate subjective effect of regulating ear pressure. Users often describe a soothing, light sensation in the ear/head area and a general calming, relaxing effect.
It is often used by people with:
- Glue ear
- Hayfever and rhinitis
- Excessive ear wax
- Tension headaches