Ear candles have been used by many cultures over the centuries and the historical roots are found among the peoples of Asia, North and South American Indians and Siberia.   The Hopi, the oldest Pueblo people, use these "candles" in initiation ceremonies, rituals and for the treatment of ear problems and are depicted in ancient rock paintings.   The candles used have been made by Biosun since 1985.   


The benefits of using the candles are considered many.   They help with relaxation, to clear the sinuses, may relieve breathing problems and reduce the pressure in the forehead and ears.  The hollow tubes form a chimney of 22 cm long and have a burning time of 10-12 minutes each and it is recommended that a period of 15 - 30 minutes is recommended.   When burnt, the warmth encourages deep relaxation.   Soft music is normally played during the treatment to encourage this.   Each candle is hand made using untreated, pesticide-free cotton and a traditional recipe using the best ingredients of beeswax, honey extract and traditional herbs, such as sage, St. John's Wort and camomile.. 


Each candle is approx. 22 cm long and marked with a red line at one end to indicate how far it may be burnt and is fitted with a safety filter.  This end is inserted into the inner ear to form a tight fit.   Both ears should be treated to avoid balance problems.   Protection for the face, in the unusual event of any falling ash, is placed around each ear.


This therapy is not suitable for people with grommets, perforated ears and those suffering from infection in or around the ears.

Whilst it is possible, using a mirror, to insert the candles into your own ears, it isn't recommended due to the danger of fire.   It is also difficult to insert them in such a way to ensure that the candle fits properly into the ear, thereby achieving a better treatment.