Wally's original, economical ear candle, containing food grade soy wax without oils, fragrances or additives. Many people prefer these candles because they are free from all animal bi-products.
What are the benefits of ear candling?
Ear candling is a relaxing and soothing experience. It is a process whereby heated air is channeled into the outer ear canal for the primary purpose of helping to soften old, hardened and impacted ear wax. During the process small particles of ear wax and debris may be drawn up in to the candle, however, the main portion of the softened wax is normally excreted naturally by the ear within the next few days.
Are there people who should not be candled? Anyone who has had recent ear or sinus surgery, tubes, bleeding or draining of fluids from the ear, or an ear drum perforation should not ear candle. Any current serious ear or sinus problem should always be brought to the attention of an ear, nose and throat doctor.
Is the procedure uncomfortable?
Ear candling is a soothing, relaxing process. An interesting "crackling" sound can be heard as the candle burns. If the candle is allowed to burn shorter than 4 inches (10 cm), the heat produced may become uncomfortable to the ear canal. Always remove the ear candle when it burns to 4" in length.
How long does an ear candling session take?
When an experienced ear candler performs the procedure using 2 ear candles per ear, the session may last an hour or more. Each candle can take 8 to 12 minutes to burn down to 4" in length, where it is then removed and extinguished. A facial massage and ear oil application should be included to enhance and promote the procedure.