Ear Candling

Ear Candling or Thermo-Auricular Therapy is a soothing and relaxing treatment which can be used for a wide range of conditions associated with the ear, nose, throat and head.

Child with an ear candle in their ear during a treatment session.

How do they work?

A light suction action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the ear canal. The warmth and the movement might dislodge excess wax that has build up in the ear. It is important to know that the candles can’t suck anything out of the ear, as the suction is not strong enough. Also nothing can fall into the ear, as this is prevented by a filter at the bottom of the candle. Once the excess wax is dislodged, it will make it’s way out of the ear naturally over the next few hours.


The treatment

The therapist will start with asking questions about the problems your are experiencing. If necessary your ears might be examined by using an otoscope. This is to ensure that there is no infection in the ear or any other reason why candling would not be recommended. The treatment is carried out whilst you are lying on a massage couch. A protective cloth is placed on the head and face. The candle is placed in the outer ear, covering the opening and ignited. The candle is taken out of the ear when there is 10cm left and extinguished in a bowl of water. 

At the end of the treatment the candles can be opened to see what residues the candles have left behind. The powder and wax that might be found in the candle is not from your ears, but from the candle itself. 

Good to know

There is no a flame in your ear. The flame is not touching your ear, because it is taken out when there is still 5cm left. A cloth is placed over your head, so this protects you from ash that might fly off the candle.

Child opening up the ear candles after the treatment session.

Biosun Ear Candles

Have the following ingredients:

  • Pure beeswax
  • Honey extract
  • Sage
  • St John’s wort
  • Camomile

These candles are not suitable if you suffer from Epilepsy, because of the Sage in the candle. The candles are not suitable if you are in the early stages of pregnancy or are allergic to any of the ingredients. 


Ear Candling is not suitable for people who have a perforated eardrum, grommets, acute infection of the ear or the surrounding areas.


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