Beeswax Ear Candles, 100% Handmade in the USA using all natural ingredients, non-GMO ~
Qty: 2 ear candles in a pack. Approx 9″ long & 1/2″ diameter.
Ear Candling has been a ancient practice for centuries. It consists of placing the pointed end of the hollow cylinder coated with paraffin wax at the opening of ear canal & light the other end. When lit, the candle acts like a chimney, causing the warm air inside it to rise & creating a vacuum at the bottom. This vacuum gently stimulates the ear, facilitating removal of excess wax & impurities.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
DO NOT USE EAR CANDLES IF:
You have a perforated ear drum, Tympanotomy / tube implants, Any inflammations of the ear. Skin diseases or rash in / around the ear.
User assumes full responsibility for the use of this product
Ear candles are not a substitute for medical treatment. We have no control of the use of this product. All those involved in the manufacture as well as Gypsy Apothecary Herb Shoppe assume no liability for any loss, damage or expense of any kind arising from the use or inability to use this product.
~ Ear Candling Instructions ~
Ear candling is an alternative medicinal practice to help improve general ear health. Earwax and other impurities are drawn out of the ear canal by a partial vacuum created by the candle flame.
2 ear candles (1 per ear if needed)
Paper plate or pie tin
Lighter or Matches
Bowl of water
Damp Cloth or Hand Towel
Person to assist
- Place the subject in a comfortable position laying on their side. Cover the person’s hair and shoulder area for protection with a cloth, towel, or fire retardant covering (like aluminum foil), leaving the ear exposed.
- Cut an X in the center of the paper plate or pie tin. Insert the small end of the ear candle through the hole of the paper plate. (This will serve as a face guard to catch any wax or ash that may drip down during the procedure.)
- Preparing the proper fit for ear: Place the small end of ear candle firmly seated and snug into the ear opening. Note: Look into the person’s ear to determine the size of the opening. If needed, trim the tip of the candle to match the size of the opening to insure a good seal when the candle is inserted into the ear. After trimming, the opening will flatten and the tip may need to be re-opened by inserting a toothpick into the ear candle to open hole.
- Before inserting the ear candle back into the ear, light the large end of ear candle and hold it vertical (like a regular candle.) Prime the smoke through the tube by placing your finger over the unlit small end for about 10 seconds. When you see smoke coming from the trimmed tip it is ready for insertion.
Note: Have a bowl of water and damp cloth close at hand. (This will serve as a safety precaution to easily extinguish flame from ear candle.)
- Gently but firmly insert the small unlit end of the ear candle back into the ear opening. Making sure it is well seated in the ear by gently twisting or turning the ear candle. Hold and secure ear candle.
Note: During procedure, the person being ear candled will hear constant crackling sounds of the fire. Most people find the ear candling procedure to be very relaxing since there is no pain or discomfort at anytime during the candling process. If the person finds it uncomfortable, stop immediately.
- Allow the ear candle to burn down to about 3-4 inches above the plate guard. Remove the ear candle and the plate with both hands. Pull the ear candle carefully from the plate and snuff out the fire by dipping the end of the lit ear candle into the bowl of water. DO NOT snuff the ear candle out while it is the person’s ear. Blowing the ear candle out creates more smoke and flying ashes, so extinguish the ear candle in water.
- To open and view the remains: Use scissors to cut the ear candle vertically to open. The remains will consist of earwax debris pulled from ear canal.
* Ear Candling is a home remedy and is not a cure for any disease or specific ailment. Candling is not designed to take the place of professional medical advice or treatment when it is indicated. It’s important to note that some people should not use ear candles. For example, people who have had ear, nose, throat or sinus surgery recently, and those with tubes in the ears are not candidates for candling. Anyone with ear drum rupture, perforation, or experiencing bleeding of the ear, should see a doctor as this indicates a more serious ear problem than candling can address. As with all home remedies, anyone using ear candles must assume full responsibility for their use.