Is Ear Candling Safe

Do you know what ear candling is? Ear candling is not a new type of therapy. This form of therapy is an alternative choice, where a wax cloth is used. The cloth is in the shape of a cone to perfectly fit inside anyone’s ear. The tip of the wax cloth – or ear candle – is placed into the ear to help get rid of toxins. There are many places that you can buy ear candles but it is important to do you research on your ear candle store before buying.


How does an ear candle work or remove toxins? The tip of the wax cloth is placed into the ear canal and lit with a match or lighter at the opposite end. This creates a vacuum style effect which helps to rid the toxins that can be found in your ear ( ie wax). To prepare to candle your ear you should be laying down on your side (the opposite side the candle will go in). Please make sure that you do not do this procedure by yourself because it can be dangerous. A good rule of thumb is to cover your neck and face with a towel to make sure that you have the proper amount of protection. The candle will burn in your ear canal for about 10 to 15 minutes. Continue to burn the candle in your ear until there is only about 3 or 4 inches of the candle left.


Ear candling helps to remove toxins, yes but what does it actually do? Ear candles advertise reducing ear wax buildup, earaches, swimmers ear, hearing problems, sinus infections, symptoms of cold or the flu, sore throat, vertigo, chronic dizziness, stress, tension and much more. But is ear candling a safe therapy to practice?


It can be! Ear candling is a tedious process and when it is done wrong it can hurt someone. The best measurements to take when practicing ear candling is making sure that you are using the best products on the market. Important key features to look for when you are looking for an ear candling spa or doing it at home are:

  1. Certified Organic Cotton
  2. Make sure that your candle is double wrapped (this helps when you are ear candling at home)
  3. A Burn safety label (this will help the candle to stop burning when it is supposed to)
  4. High-quality wax (this ensures a cleaner burn)
  5. A safe or tight tip (this helps to protect your face and ear)


Practicing ear candling is a safe alternative to many other ear and body cleansing practices. Making sure that you are using natural and high-quality candles is important for the health of your body.


At Harmony Ear candles they make sure to have all of the right ingredients to make sure that you are practicing ear candling safely. Want to find more out about ear candling therapy? Make sure to reach out to your local ear candle store to see what they can offer you and your body.




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