BIOSUN ear candles are about 22 cm long and have a burning time of 10-12 minutes. Ear candles are used by setting them alight. Beware of the fire hazard! Please store the ear candles out of children’s reach. For safety reasons we do not recommend you to carry out the treatment by yourself. It should always be done by an assisting person (e.g. partner). This will ensure your safety during the treatment and enables a considerably deeper relaxation. Before you start, always place a glass of water within reach in order to extinguish the ear candle.
Do you suffer from chronic or acute diseases? Do you feel ear candling may not suit you? In this case you should by all means consult a therapist of your confidence for further advice. In the presence of a perforated eardrum or tympanostomy tube implants we strictly do not recommend the use of ear candles. The same applies to all kinds of inflammations of the ear or skin diseases in and around the ear. Very occasionally allergic reactions to its ingredients are reported. This takes the form of spontaneous itchiness and can be relieved with suitable eardrops.
Create a relaxed atmosphere before you start. Our American Indian relaxation music and aroma essences are particularly useful. You will experience ear candling much more intensely if you keep your eyes closed. The room should be draught-free, so the flame will burn smoothly. Keep yourself warm with a blanket. Lie down on one side in a comfortable position. Support your head slightly with a pillow so that the auditory canal is in an almost vertical position. Draught in the room while the ear candle is alight can result in small, cold ash particles blowing off the ear candle. In order to protect your hair and clothing, your partner can place a cover around the treatment area.
When preparations are complete, your partner sits comfortably next to you.
He/She should light the ear candle at the unlabeled end and place the non-burning end gently onto the outer ear passage. A light turning movement should be applied until the ear candle is sealed in place. The ear candle is placed properly when there is no smoke escaping from the side and you hear the pleasant crackling and hissing of the flame.
Your partner will hold the ear candle firmly in place throughout the process. He/She will take care that no hair is within reach of the flame.
3. Burning down
Of course, the ear candle has to be lit at the unlabeled end, opposite the safety filter!
It will never put itself out! At the most, the ear candle may be burnt down to 1 cm above the red line (maximum burn) marking. Carefully remove the remainder of the ear candle and extinguish it in the glass of water ready nearby.
4. 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 ear hairs should be removed.
5. Subsequent rest
A subsequent rest of about 15 - 30 minutes will positively support the overall result. Enjoy soft relaxation music and/or the smell of aromatic essences during this phase as well.
Please always store ear candles in a dry and cool place.