Ear Candling FAQs

How far does the candle go into my ear?

The candle sits comfortably in the outer ear, about as deep as you can fit your pinkie finger into your ear.

How do I know if I need ear candling?

Nearly everyone can benefit from ear candling. Because of the intricacy of the ear, debris can accumulate. This debris can create an environment which can lead to hearing issues as well as yeast and was build up. Regular ear candling can help improve clarity, hearing, relieve tension and pressure in the ear.

What can I expect during my appointment?

You will complete paperwork in advance and we will review your history when you arrive. You’ll relax during the session on a massage table and lay on your side. We’ll do 2 candles per ear/side. After the candling, we’ll cut open the candles to review the debris that remains inside. The sessions are quite relaxing and oftentimes clients not only experience relaxation but can also fall asleep.

How do I prepare for my ear candling session?

Wear comfortable clothes and you’ll be asked to remove your shoes for your session.

What kind of candles are used?

We primarily use purified beeswax candles, but paraffin is also available. The wax is on unbleached cotton muslin. We have unscented candles and candles infused with essential oils. Each candle contains a no-drip filter to protect the ear. Candles will be selected for you at your appointment to best suit your needs.

What risks are associated with ear candling?

First, you should definitely receive ear candling from a trained professional. Although candles are available to use at home, it is not recommended. Since there is a lit flame to burn the candle, the practitioner uses a fire resistant tray that the candle is inserted into. The client’s hair and side of face is covered with fire resistant towels. Water and wet towels are nearby as well. Most risks are if a client opts for ear candling too soon after surgery or after a ruptured ear drum. You should be sure any ear condition is cleared up. While ear candling can be good for getting rid of a sinus infection, if you have an infection in the bone of the ear, you should wait to book this procedure until it clears up. As with any procedure, you must make the best decision for the good of your health in receiving any alternate therapy.