Ear Candling

In early June I mentioned that I tried ear candling for the first time. I promised I would post on my experience, so I’m finally getting around to it!A little about ear candling:

  • It’s an alternative medicine practice that is controversial. It is claimed to improve health and well-being.
  • One end of the candle is lit, while the other end is placed in the ear canal. The flame is thought to create negative pressure, drawing wax and other debris from the ear canal.
  • An ear candling session lasts about 20-30 minutes.
  • Research has shown that ear candling is ineffective and does not remove anything from the ear.


After learning all of that, I decided to try it anyways! I bought the candles from GNC for $15.99 with a gift card. Jimmy was with me when I bought them, so he tried it too. We just followed the directions on the package and decided to see what would happen. 

The verdict: Residue did show up in the cloth part of the candle, but I honestly don’t think it was wax, I think it was just parts of the candle.

My thoughts: It was a fun experience and I know a lot of people swear ear candling cures headaches, hearing issues, etc., but it didn’t do anything for me except relax me.

So basically, I felt that ear candling didn’t personally do anything for me but it was a relaxing experience.


Other stuff:

Lola is my lil driving buddy and I love her.

Bible verse of the day: “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:15-16



  1. Hey Allie, I’ve had candling done right after a head cold or not feeling well, and the gunk that came out of my ears was amazing.

    The key it’s getting a good seal in your ear and lying down flat. I actually lay down on a massage table when I had it done. I think it feels cool.

  2. The ear candling is kinda neat, at least it was relaxing I guess. I had a friend get that done once and she liked it, but I can agree with you that it was probably the candle wax- I’m a little iffy about something burning on the other side of my ear. It’s neat that you guys tried it though, gotta love how adventurous you and Jimmy are.

  3. just wanted to let everyone know that earwash drops (carbamide peroxide) used with flusher in affected ear then a couple of hours later took RX diuretic maybe otc would work as well then followed by ear candling found at local health food store or gnc. worked for me. slept a good 8 hrs. and woke to no noise. I spoke positively that it would be better and the next am it was. I wish u all well. I know it can feel like youre going insane but just hang in there.

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