What is ear candling?
Ear candling, or “coning,” is an alternative remedy that some people use to draw out impurities and wax from the ear canal.
Ear candles are typically about 25cm long, hollow, and tapered made of fabric soaked in wax or a mixture of substances, often paraffin and beeswax. The pointed end of the candle is placed in your ear. The slightly wider end is lit.
To perform ear candling, you will lie on your side with one ear facing down and be inserted a candle into your ear. Usually, a square or circle made of paper, tin foil, or plastic acts as a cover to prevent hot wax from dripping onto your face, neck, or hair.
The candle is allowed to burn for about 10 to 15 minutes. During that time, the burned part of the fabric is supposed to be trimmed to prevent it from contaminating the tube.