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Candles for your EAR? Did I hear you right?
BioSun Hopi Ear Candles
Member Name: bettyboop2002
BioSun Hopi Ear Candles
Advantages: Helped my ears
Disadvantages: Doesn't work for some
I have suffered with bad ears since childhood, having glue ear, recurring ear infections and earaches. They seem to have calmed down a bit now but I still get the odd earache and itching deep in my ear.
My partner recently had an ear infection which came back twice and was finally cleared after two lots of antibiotics, although he was still left with a bunged up kind of feeling in his ear. This is when someone suggested ear candles.
Thinking I hadn't heard right I asked "did you just say candles!?", apparently she did. She went on to explain that her young daughter gets very waxy ears and every couple of months she uses these ear candles on her.
So I pop to the chemist and the next chemist and the next chemist and there's no sign of them. I forgot about it and the next time I saw her she told me to look online.
I first ordered some lavender and rosemary candles, which worked but I didn't like the scent so I purchased these non-scented ones the second time around. They cost me around £9 a pair, although I have recently bought some in a health store at £7 a pair. It may seem a lot as they only last around 10 minutes per candle but they are not something you would use often so it is worth it in my opinion.
The candles are made from natural products and look like a straw with a slightly pointed end which you put in your ear. Smoke comes from the pointed end of the candle and circulates around your ear loosening and releasing excess wax and clearing your head. No smoke should escape from the candle or the ear, if there is smoke remove the candle from the ear and unblock the end which is to put in your ear.
HOW TO USE THEM
You need someone else to do this for you as it is not only tricky to do but also dangerous. I used a square of tin foil about the size of a small plate and put the candle through the middle of it. It is also advised to have a damp towel around your hair and head just to be on the safe side. Have a glass of water ready to put the lit candle out in when you have finished. You then need to put the pointed end of the candle in the ear, you will need to use scissors to cut the pointed end off until the end is the right size to fit into your earhole securely.
You then lie down on the opposite side of your face so that the candle is sticking vertically upwards out of your ear. Then light the top of the candle and let it do its magic.
There is a line on the candle to tell you when to stop. Then remove the candle carefully and put into the water. Any time I have used them the burnt candle has stayed in one piece, but it always looks as if it's about to fall off which is why you need the foil and towel for protection.
The candle takes around 10 minutes from lighting to get down to the line. Repeat for the other ear if necessary. When I did it for my partner he only had one irritated ear so he only used one candle, he used the other a few weeks later on the same ear.
When the candle is removed you can sometimes see wax in the end of the candle that has been drawn out of your ear, some wax may be left in the opening of the ear so they recommend using a damp cotton swab to clear any loose wax. For my partner he didn't really notice much difference, for me on the other hand I wish I had found these years ago.
I didn't have any wax in the candle, but I felt it moving in my ear and had a little bit in my ear at the end and at one stage my ear actually popped which was very strange. You will also hear some strange noises, but don't worry about this as it's just the sound of the burning candle echoing in your ear.
Not only do they clear your ear of wax, they are also said to help with tinnitis, earache, glue ear, sinus problems, headaches and allergies. I also suffer with bad sinuses from time to time and did find that they seemed to clear my head too although not for long. I do know people who have used them and not noticed any change in their ears. Others may notice a change after using them a couple of times. They do not claim to remove wax and are supposed to be used as a relaxant.
The first time I got these candles I found them anything but relaxing as I was more worried about having a lit candle hanging over the side of my face, amazingly the burnt material has never fallen off even though it looks like it will but it is better to be safe and cover your face just in case.
These are completely painless and easy to use, they cost about £40 to have both ears done in a beauty salon. It is much better value to do it in the comfort of your own home and I would recommend these to anybody, especially with ear irritations or colds.
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Summary: A natural product worth a try for those with bad ears
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