Ear candles have been used for centuries and are recognized in Europe and other parts of the world for providing relief from various health concerns. Each individual’s secretions are different and you may want to candle as often as once a month. Some people report that weekly candling during cold, flu, and allergy seasons is beneficial.
Ear Candling (or ear coning) takes 9-10 minutes per candle. Most people will set aside 1 hour and use 2 candles per ear. Heavily impacted ears may require as many as 4 candles per ear and multiple sessions. Five inches of the candle will be consumed. The remaining four inches is used to hold the candle and trap any debris.
Have the following items close at hand when candling:
Container of water
It is important to keep several safety tips in mind before you begin.
DO NOT ear candle alone. You are working with a live flame. Always have water or other extinguishing material readily at hand to extinguish the flame.
Do not use ear candles if you have:
Upper respiratory conditions