Posted By "The Smelly Lady" on January 14, 2013
Ear candling is not a new alternative therapy… It dates back to ancient cultures. There is evidence showing that people used and were familiar with the practice of ear candling. Ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, made reference to its use. Parchment scrolls discovered in the Orient, also have described the procedure for ear candling, also known as ear coning.
This ancient therapeutic art may have been developed with the domestication of the honeybee. Beeswax was — and still is — a key component to making the hollow cylinders used in the procedure. The principal cloth used by ancient Egyptians was linen made from flax (the fibers of an annual blue-flowered plant).
Smelly Good Stuffs sells Ear Candles. Our ear candles are approximately 9 ½ to 10 ½ inches long. They are made from 100% Unbleached Natural Medium Weight Muslin. They are coated with a 70% Beeswax (Filtered Clean) / 30% High Grade Soy Wax. Burn time is approximately 9 to 11 minutes (Burn time will vary depending on environmental conditions, position, and elevation.)
Ear candles are available from our store. If you would like to purchase them online please contact me. I would be happy to do a special web store order for you.
The Basics of Ear Candling
1. NEVER perform ear candling alone! Have another person assist you in this procedure.
2. What you will need: A 12″ x 12″ sheet of aluminum foil (an ear candling head cover is preferred) with a small hole in the center, matches, and a cup of water.
3. Before use make sure the small tapered end of the ear candle fits snugly in your ear. You may nave to trim/cut the tapered end with a straight edged razor to increase the diameter to fit in the ear properly.
4. Lay on your side and have your assistant place the aluminum foil with the small hole centered over your ear. Then have the tapered end of the ear candle placed through the small hole in the foil and into the opening of your ear canal. The ear candle must be held absolutely vertical at all times during the procedure.
5. The large end of the ear candle can now be set aflame. Make sure no smoke escapes from around the ear at the tapered end. Have the candle adjusted to prevent this.
6. Allow the ear candle to burn to about 2 inches from the ear (no further than 2 inches!). At this point your assistant is to remove the ear candle from your ear and extinguish the large end in the cup of water. Do not try to blow the flame out.
7. Repeat this procedure in the same ear with a second ear candle. Then the other perform the ear coning procedure in the other ear.
8. Storage: Ear candles should be stored in a cool dry place. Are best stored in a freezer, but never in a refrigerator.