Ear candle is actually a cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic essential oils, that is painlessly inserted into the ear to draw out impurities, relieve pressure in the head and sinuses, and aid hearing problems. The candles are made from natural ingredients that include sage, honey, camomile, and beta-carotene.
The client lies down on their side, with their head supported on a pillow so the auditory canal is vertical. The non-burning end is placed gently into the outer ear passage and is turned lightly to seal it in place, then the candle is lit. The candle then generates a pleasant crackling sound and a warm, comfortable feeling while it draws out the impurities from the ear. After around 10 minutes the process is repeated on the other ear. This is followed by a period of relaxation, and a facial massage concentrating on the sinus areas.
Ear candles have been used to treat the following
- Balance and inner ear problems
- Build-up of wax
- Sinus problems
- Colds, flu
- Sore throats
- Headaches and migraines
This treatment is suitable for adults and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult, as we require parental consent.