Have you been interested in trying ear candling to improve your hearing by removing earwax? If so, you may be curious about tips for how to use one for the very first time.
Use A Protective Layer
You'll want to cover your hair and face with a towel to ensure that it is covered and safe. That will prevent those parts of the candle from getting in your hair as you go through the ear candling process. Some people prefer to use a pie tin as a protective layer by cutting a hole in the tin and placing the candle through it. Anything that falls off the candle is going to fall onto the tin instead of onto the person having the ear candling done to them.
Learn The Direction Of The Ear Canal
Part of the process of ear candling is to create a suction in the ear canal to remove the earwax. It is very important that you place the candle in the ear in the direction of the ear canal. If not, you're not going to create the suction that you need for the ear candling process to work.
Trim The Candle As It Burns
The candle will burn down gradually, but you want to trim off the extra part of the candle as it burns down. You can do this by clipping the candle with scissors. The protective layer will catch anything that falls and not burn anybody.
Be Prepared To Hear Crackling
The person having the ear candling done to them is going to hear crackling as the process goes on. This is normal. This is the sound of the earwax detaching itself from the walls of your ear so it can be sucked up through the candle.
Let The Candle Burn As Much As Possible
Let the candle burn down as far as it comfortably can. The more heat that is generated by the candle is going to pull more earwax out from the ear, so you want to let the candle burn until it is pretty close to the ear. When the candle has reached a point where it looks like it cannot burn anymore, take the candle out and place it in a glass of water to cool it off immediately.
See The Results
You're likely curious about how much wax is removed through the ear candling process. Feel free to cut open the remaining part of the candle after it cools and take a look. You may be surprised at what came out of there.
If you want to try this at home, check out a local or online supplier of ear candling kits.