Ear Candling Brief

A natural product for a natural outcome to natural issues!

Coning too Ear Candling

What are Ear Candles and what are they made of?

Some allege ear coning existed around five millennia ago. The term’s understood to describe a process with clay cones. A few still use this terminology. That said, most call it Ear Candling now.

Today rolled unbleached cotton muslin coated in beeswax are what form Ear Candles by Choice. The manufacturer uses only bees-wax of an acceptable standard, based on decades of production. Also note that no paraffin’s used. Paraffin’s a cheap petroleum-based alternative to beeswax.

The way Ear Candling works or doesn’t, depending on POV!

Many suggest the shape and spiral of the ear candle helps the smoke enter the ear canal. Whether true or not, it does not change the fact smoke may escape from the ear some of the time. It’s therefore possible ear candling creates warm smoke. This smoke may help warm up the ear canal and loosen ear wax or other such material trapped within.

It’s a general understanding that heat raises. So perhaps it’s safe to assume that such rising heat is a form of energy. Therefore, it may result in a cause and effect situation pulling deposits from ear via a vacuum of a sort. Many believe the energy from ear candling must go somewhere with equal and opposite effect, even when others clearly don’t.

As the ear candling process takes place you may hear noise and the candle may smoke more than normal. It appears this is due to foreign deposits pulled into the ear candle. Clearing this material out often reduces any noise and smoke during ear candling.

Ear Candling Instructions…

Have a bowl of water and damp cloth close at hand. Plus scissors, matches or lighter, a toothpick or similar is perhaps useful too and a paper or foil plate. Ensure the recipient is comfortable and laying on their side. Cut a small hole in the paper or foil plate. Insert candle through the hole in plate, placing the small end gently into the ear canal and light large end. If any smoke escapes from the tip around the ear itself, re-position the ear candle.

During the ear candling process, the ear candle sits at a slight angle [approx. 20 degrees]. After a few minutes, remove the ear candle, trimming the burning end into the bowl of water. Then clean the tip with a toothpick or similar, lightly tapping any debris into the bowl. Once clean place back into the ear and light, repeating every three minutes or so. Let the ear candle burn down too no less than 7 cm and or 3 inches and safely extinguish. Repeat the ear candling process on the other side with the remaining ear candle. Use a damp cloth to wipe any residue away from around the opening of the ear when finished.


It’s helpful to look at the remains when trying to set up frequency of treatments or its effectiveness. You may see light coloured wax, potentially from the light-coloured ear candle. Also, deep orange/brownish coloured deposits which resembles ear wax. Sometimes you get no orange/brownish colour deposits while other times you can get rather large clumps.

In stubborn cases it can help to use garlic oil capsules squeezed into ear canal overnight to soften wax. Use cotton wool to help keep the garlic oil in the ear canal. It’s also a good idea to have a hot shower in the morning before ear candling. This will help wash out oil and warm the wax/oil/ear before the ear candling process, which should begin shortly after.

This is however no guarantee or express claim that ear candling will remove ear wax etc. Nor that it will spiritually cleanse, or any other understanding assumed implied here or elsewhere for that matter.


Ear Candles are not a medical device. Do not undertake ear candling if recipient has a perforated ear drum(s), ear infection(s) or grommet(s). A small amount of ash may fall from ear candle during the ear candling process. It will be negligible when using the suggested steps.

Always keep the flame end up and tip down. You’re using an open flame, so always be cautious and use common sense. The Purchaser assumes all liabilities for their actions and well-being of the recipient. It’s always best to have another person do the ear candling on you.