How to use the Ear Candle

Please take the following precautions before using an ear candle:

Preparation

Ensure you have a place where you can lie down comfortably and remain still for 10 - 15 mins as this is the average burning time.

Lie down on one side in a comfortable position, using a blanket to keep yourself warm if necessary. Support your head with a pillow as the auditory canal is in a vertical position. In order to protect your hair & clothing, your partner can place a cover around the treatment area.

Lighting

You may wish to fit a protective paper ring to teh ear candle as a further precaution against falling debris from the candle. This is done by sliding the thin end of the candle through the pre cut hole in the ring. Your partner should light the ear candle at the wide end and place the non burning end gently into the ear passage. A light turning movement should be applied until the ear candle is sealed in place. The ear candle is placed properly when you hear the pleasant crackling and hissing of the flame. Your partner will hold the ear candle firmly in place through out the process. Take care that no hair is in reach of the flame.

Burning Down

The ear candle will never self extinguish! At most, the ear candle may be burnt about 2/3 of the way down the candle. When you have reached this point carefully remove the remainder of the ear candle and extinguish it in the glass of water nearby.

Treat both ears

It is generally advisable to treat both ears one after the other, each with a new ear candle. Any condensation material that remains attached to the fine hairs should be gently removed.

Storage

Ear candles are best stored in a dry & cool place.

Ear Problems

If you are suffering from ear problems you should seek the advice of a qualified medical doctor. In certain circumstances the use of a ear candle may aggravate an existing ear problem. If you are unsure whether to us an ear candle please consult your family doctor or other qualified medical professional