Ear Candles & Cones

These are commonly known to be the Holistic alternative to syringing the ears, but their benefits stretch much further than the ears and head, as they effect most of our whole physical and non-physical bodies. These ear candles do not require a prescription nor do they require specialist administration. If the instructions supplied with your order are followed closely, this is a safe, painless way to treat many common ailments and promote complete well-being of Body, Mind & Spirit.

Background History

The history of Ear Candling is surrounded by mythical & colourful tales. They were NOT used by the Hopi Indians of America like many claim. This was first misrepresented by Biosun, who manufacture ear candles, and this misconception has been adopted throughout the industry, despite many requests by the Hopi indians to stop using their name incorrectly.

Many still believe that Ear Candling or Ear Coning is an ancient practice used by the Egyptians, Indians, Tibetans and many ancient tribes thousands of years ago. There is also a belief that it is an ancient Atlantean practice and that the Ancient Greeks used ear candles for cleansing the spirit and healing the soul. However, there is little or no evidence to support any of this ancient history, but it is proved that ear candling has been practiced since the early 20th century.

It is not of that much importance where they come from, as ths does not effect their efficacy!!

How They Work

There is much debate as to the exact way that ear candling works, but thousands swear to its effectiveness. Some common theories such as using a chimney effect to draw out wax have been disproved by medical research. However it has been proved that the effects of ear candling reach far beyond that of the ENT & head. 

The burning flame produces a vibrational effect on the inner ear and ear drum encouraging impurities, residue and toxins to be released. This also encourages secretion of the frontal and paranasal sinuses.

It invigorates the immune system and stimulates important acupuncture and reflex points. On a spiritual level, the Chakras are cleansed and balanced and the Kundalini is stimulated.

It is a common misconception that ear candles actually draw out ear wax from the ear using a chimney action. The residue in the candle after treatment is simply the wax from the candle and not ear wax! We have proved this ourselves many times by lighting a candle with no ear attached to it! However ear wax is most certainly encouraged to disperse during and after ear candling and so it remains an effective alternative to ear syringing.

How they are used

The candles vary in length, but average at about 22cm long and have a burning time of 10-12 minutes. They are placed at the entrance to the ear, and lit at the other end. It is important that you have help in performing this for safety reasons. You should keep your eyes closed for maximum effect, and have a relaxing atmosphere in a draught-free room.

The Benefits

Ear Candles are recommended for almost all Ear Nose and Throat conditions, and are especially good for:

Excessive wax; Pressure regulation in cases of Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Glue Ear, Colds, Flu Etc; Migraine and Headaches; TMJ (Clicking Jaw) pain; Otis Externia /Tropical Ear; Tinnitus and noises in the ears; Hearing Impairment

Further benefits may include:

Revitalisation; Chakra balancing; Immune stimulation; Stress and Tension relief; stimulation of energy in the meridians (directly effects the stomach, small intestine, triple burner, gall bladder, liver and the bladder meridians and the governing and conception vessels); Balancing of Yin and Yang energies; stimulation of Kundalini energies 


They are not recommended for people with perforated eardrum, or tympanostomy tube implants. Also not recommended if you have skin disease in or around the ear. 

Which Ear Candles


Our Natural (Beeswax) ear candles are made with pure cotton linen coated in 100% pure beeswax with nothing else added. They have no additional safety features, however have been used for many years by thousands of people, including many of our customers since we started in 2004 without any problems.

Our Indian Ear Cones are conical shaped and have added safety features of an internal sponge filter and a plastic tip filter at the end. They are also available in 3 scents, and unscented. They have a slightly less burning time to our natural ear candles, but are the perfect choice for the novice user.

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