Instructions for using your Ear Candles:
Patient: Lie on your side comfortably. For children, let them put on a favourite video etc.
The assisting partner:
Light the ear candle and place the narrow end of the ear candle gently but snugly
into the entrance of the ear canal, facing it upwards and keeping the ear candle upright.
Small crackling sounds will be heard as the candle burns.
When the ear candle has burned down about 5cms, temporarily remove the ear candle and trim off the burnt excess into the water bowl. If ear candling children, let them get up and have a quick wriggle.
Place the candle back into the same ear and continue burning, trimming when necessary, until approximately 10cms of ear candle remains.
Remove the ear candle and douse it in the bowl of water. You may wish to wipe the ear with a flannel. Repeat the process with the remaining ear candle in the other ear.
NOTE: This is a relaxing procedure so do this with a partner for safety reasons, or have a therapist do it for you.
If you have an ear infection or head cold, another ear candling is recommended after the infection has cleared.
When ear candling children, put on their favourite video to entertain them and
introduce Wiggle Time when you are trimming the ear candle: let them get up and
Gently blow up the candle if smoke starts to seep out the base.
A damp flannel can be used to wipe any powder that remains around the outer ear.
© Ear Candles By Louise 2006