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Candela auricolarum


Headache, -pressure, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), earache, light ear infection, acute and age related hearing loss, migraine, sinusitis, head cold, cough; to stimulate body metabolism and lymph flow, to clean the ears (auricular hygiene) ...


Composition :
Bee’s wax, propolis and formuated herbal mixes on natural cotton

Part used :
Bee’s wax, propolis and formuated herbal mixes on natural cotton; avilable in 2 sizes (small – 6mm, standard – 8mm)

Ear Candles (Candela auricola) are used in a form of treatment, sometimes also called Ear Coning or thermal-auricular therapy, which is used in alternative medicine practice to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal.

As there are many recepies for making Ear Candles, the author researched this field extensively and formulated 6 recipes for specific uses, all of which are made from natural, unbleached cotton, natural (unadulterated) bee’s wax, propolis and a mix of organic medicinal herbs. No synthetic additives whatsoever (e.g. paraffin, aluminum) are used and all products are artisanal (hand made) and certified (registered lot no. for organic product).

6 varieties with different herbal compositions are available:

NATURAL: gentle effect, mainly for practice of ear hygiene and as a prevention against allergies

HERBAL: for treatment of ringing in the ears (tinnitus), acute and age-related hearing loss, headache and head pressure, migraine; to stimulate body detox activity and immune system, to stimulate lymph flow.

SWEDISH BITTERS HERBAL: for use as described under HRBAL, but stronger (Swedish bitters are a medicinal herb mix developed about 500 years ago by swiss physicist Phillipus Paracelsus, and re-discovered in the 19th century by swedish physician Claus Samst and 1946 by Maria Treben; see also Maria Treben’s Herbal Remedies on TV

YIN-YANG: for treatment of vertigo, stress symptoms, ‘being too much in the head’, prevention of ear allergies

THYMEUCAL: for teatment of cough, hoarseness, colds, asthma, bronchitis (alternate with GARLIC), disorders of the respiratory tract

GARLIC : for treatement of inflammations of the ear, the jaw and the sinus, sinusitis, inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis), angina; to disinfect the ear canal

Application: To ensure proper execution, the application should be done by a second person. Start with a cleanse of the ear canal and a brief, gentle massage of the ear. Light the Ear Candle and insert gently to the ear canal (ensure te candle stands up straight and that there is close contact between ear and candle to ‘seal’ the bottom and create a ‘chimney effect’). You may then cover the side of the face with a napkin. From time to time, remove the ashes with tea ball nippers (or a candlewick clipper) to maintain the suction and to prevent ashes from falling off. Remove Ear Candle once it is burned down to about 2-3 cm (1in) and place in a dish filled with water. Remove any residue left in the ear with a small ear spoon (do not use cotton swabs!) and massage ear briefly with a natural cream or lotion (optional). Always work on both ears ; for best results, plan 5 to 10 treatments.

History: Ear candles have traditionally been used by indigenous people in North and Central America as well as Indonesia; typical uses for treatment include headache and pressure in the head, ringing in the ears, earache, light ear infections, acute and age related hearing loss, migraine, sinusitis, head colds, cough. They were also used to stimulate body metabolism and lymph flow and for ear hygiene.


Initially make 2 applications per week, then follow up with one application per month.