A Hopi Ear Candle treatment can be enjoyed purely for relaxation purposes, but the process is believed to be helpful for many problems and conditions, including the following:
- Hay fever
- and stress
- May help to loosen excessive ear wax
- Ear pressure due to flying
How Does It Work?
The treatment involves placing an ear candle – a hollow tube made of unbleached cotton that is coated with natural ingredients such as beeswax, honey and herbs – into the ear canal.
Treating each ear separately, as the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a ‘chimney’ creating a light vacuum effect.
The flicker of the flame also creates vibrations that massage the eardrum. The herbal vapours from the lit candle also swirl into the ear canal, helping to soothe and balance.