Manufacturer of High Quality Bees Wax Ear Candles...
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the wide variety of claims made concerning ear candles and candling, misconceptions may exist in the minds of potential users.
We offer to both current, and potential users our studied opinions. We have done our best to be straightforward in addressing these frequently asked questions.
We manufacture, and market good ear candles. We are proud of our product, and service. However, we do not want a confused shopper, or a disappointed buyer.
That is the question! Ask 10 people in this business, and you will get 10 different answers.
When we began to investigate ear candling, we became at once confused by the wide variety of answers you could get to that question. Take your pick...injection of smoke into the ear canal (our personal favorite)...sucking wax from the ear (our least favorite choice)...setting up a draft in the sinus cavities...infusion of energy...the list goes on and on.
It is our studied opinion that the beneficial effects of ear candling can be attributed to the injection of smoke into the ear canal.
It is the smoke that does the work...soothing ...warming ...loosening and relaxing things...helping moisture evaporate. It is the smoke that does the work, not some mysterious vacuum.
For centuries, many cultures have known that injection of smoke into the ear canal relieves earache pain, softens impacted ear wax (allowing the wax to do what it does best...make its own way out of the ear), and can offer excellent relief of pressure in the sinuses.
Consider the force that would be required to extract a thick substance, such as ear wax. Even in a very softened, fluid state, the suction required would be intense. It is just not possible for a flame at the end of a hollow cone to generate enough suction to move a solid, or even a liquid. We recently spoke to a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health (who uses ear candles, by the way), and he said, "If something is powerful enough to suck ear wax and debris from my ear, I don't even want it close to my head." He is right. Such a device would be dangerous, and damaging.
Some manufacturers claim that there is a "chimney effect," which draws wax from the ear during the candling process. Respectfully, we know that claim to be false. Our own research, and the research of highly qualified scientists and medical watchdog organizations, who have tested ear candles in "good faith," has proven over and over again that there is no such chimney effect...drawing wax from the ear. If we ever come across one that does, we will stop manufacturing ours, and help them market theirs...for it would be a truly miraculous product.
Facts are stubborn things, and the fact is that ear candles can not generate the suction necessary to extract wax from the ear.
We believe that the ear candling process can help loosen impacted wax, allowing it to do what it was designed to do...naturally find its way out of the ear canal.
We have experimented with several types of ear candles, and all that we have tested have some residue in the candle after burning them (not in an ear...in a glass container...with no ear wax present). Some have more than others, but they all have some. Ours have some residue (not much, but some). The junk in the candle is the product of burning muslin, and melting bees wax (or paraffin).
It is very popular to take the candle when finishing a candling session, and cut it open to see just how much junk "came out." This may be fun, and entertaining, but it is misleading. Junk does not "come out." However, "real junk" is loosened, warmed, and the natural processes are aided by the candling procedure.
Some claim that the yellowish, creamy residue is "infection," or "yeast." This is bogus. Not everyone has an ear infection, yet many that we have tested have that yellowish creamy residue. An empty glass jar does not have an ear infection or yeast build-up, but most candles that we have tested in an empty glass jar have the yellowish, creamy residue.
Note: Our testing shows that bees wax ear candles normally have more residue in the candle after burning them than do paraffin candles. We are not certain why, but this seems to be the case. We have opted to produce bees wax candles, rather than paraffin, because of the odor, and the possible therapeutic properties of bees wax.
Manufacturers and retailers that make these claims most likely truly believe that wax and infection are being extracted during the candling process. However, those who take some time to investigate come to the conclusions that we have.
In fact, the mark of a good ear candle is how little residue remains after burning the candle to about 3 inches from the tip. Maximum benefit comes from keeping the tip open during the procedure.
Well, we are not the only one that does. If you carefully review web-sites of ear candle manufacturers, you will find that many of them are straightforward, and truthful. Some promote their products "for entertainment only" purposes. Others make no specific claims at all.
There are many honest, informed, straightforward manufacturers out there that will tell you this. They are to be commended! However, manufacturers that claim that you need to use eight or ten candles to keep sucking more and more wax from the ear are doing a disservice to the user. One candle, (or two if you have severe symptoms) burned in each ear, is adequate to maintain good head health.
We believe, above all, in honesty. We want to know the truth about what we are buying, when we are shopping for a product. It is only right that we be truthful with potential buyers of our product. When we began our campaign to educate the public about the truth concerning ear candling, our business suffered a bit. However, we would rather not be in this business...if it means skirting around the truth. Time has proven to us that this is the correct approach. We currently do more business than we can comfortably handle. We are always "under the gun" to produce enough candles to fill our customer needs in a timely manner. We have expanded twice in the last year to be able to handle the growing demand for our candles, and to be able to fulfill our "same day" shipping pledge.
Ear candles are simply a home remedy for earache, sinusitis, ringing in the ears, inner ear imbalance problems, etc. Ear candling is being used as an experimental treatment for a wide variety of ailments. As with other home remedies, results vary from user to user. While we have great confidence in the quality of our product, we won't make unrealistic claims.
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Because of the many benefits that ear candling does offer!
For centuries, many cultures have known that injection of smoke into the ear canal relieves earache pain, softens impacted ear wax (allowing the wax to do what it does best...make it's own way out of the ear), and can offer excellent relief of pressure in the sinuses.
From the beginning, we began to have amazing reports from customers that had suffered for years with head-related problems. Many of our customers report that after one or two treatments, their sinuses begin to break loose, and their heads feel clear for the first time in ages. Sinus headaches can disappear instantly.
We have numerous reports from customers of instant relief from earache pain...dizziness...vertigo, etc. There is a prominent theory that ear candling may aid the body in the production of the tiny crystals within the inner ear. These crystals are what tells our brain whether we are lying, standing, seated, or bending. These crystals help keep us in balance. Some of the most dramatic reports that we have had concern much help our customers have received with imbalance problems.
Ear candles are being used by many alternative health practitioners to treat what is commonly known today as ADD. We are hearing good results from customers who have begun this treatment experimentally with children, instead of using the commonly prescribed drugs, which may have many ill side effects. How can ear candles possibly help alleviate the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder? We have our theories, which relate to the relaxing process itself, but frankly, we do not know. The jury is still out (with a long deliberation ahead) as to whether ear candling may be beneficial in the treatment of ADD, and ADHD.
We will make no specific claims that you will receive relief of your symptoms. However, our ear candles are an inexpensive remedy to try. Thousands of people have been helped by using our ear candles.
An Ear Candling Session is extremely relaxing and entertaining. We all lead stressful lives. 30 minutes of being still, listening to the candle burn, feeling the warmth of the smoke, is an extremely pleasant experience. Ear Candles are great...if for this reason only.
Ear candling is a safe and effective home remedy when done properly. Always follow instructions enclosed with your order.
View our Ear Candling Instruction Page if you are a new user.
The ear candling process takes about 30 minutes, and requires the aid of another person. Instructions are included with your order.
Ear Candles are not a medical device. They are a home remedy. Results will vary from user to user. No results are guaranteed, or implied by Colonial Ear Candles. The FDA has not evaluated this product for safety or effectiveness. Do not use ear candles as a substitute for professional medical treatment. Colonial Ear Candles does not assume liability for any damage that may occur. As with all home remedies, the user assumes all liabilities. Use caution, and common sense with this product.