Hopi Ear Candles are named after the Native American tribe who first introduced this therapy to Europe, although ear candling has been used by many cultures all over the world for hundreds of years. Hopi means 'people of peace' and they are the oldest of the Pueblo people renowned for their knowledge of healing and spirituality. 

I only use Biosun Hopi Ear candles as these are the safest candles available. These candles only use high quality pesticide free cotton, 100% beeswax, betacarotin, honey and organic flax. The candles are made traditionally using patented Hopi techniques and are certified medical products according to EC directive 93/42 (EEC) - no other candles have this level of certification. 

What do they do?

They are not diagnostic and do not claim to be able to treat or cure specific conditions, but they have been seen to benefit the following:

  • blocked sinuses
  • ear & sinus irritations/ excessive ear wax
  • regulating ear pressure
  • improving hearing, taste & smell
  • stimulating circulation
  • headaches/migraines
  • relaxation
  • stress relief
  • colds

How do they work?

They DO NOT draw wax out of the ear. This claim has been scientifically proven to be false.

The candles create a vacuum like pressure inside the ear canal and the vibration of the rising air through the candle gently massage the ear drum and encourage secretion from the sinuses. This helps regulate ear pressure and has a soothing effect. 

The warmth from the candle stimulates blood circulation and the immune system and at the same time stimulates acupressure points within the ear. 

The Hopi people also believed that the burning flame also carried away negative energy. 

Are they safe?

Yes, only when used by a qualified therapist.

The candle does not penetrate the ear, it rests at the opening of the ear and is not painful.

The flame remains a safe distance away from the skin of your ear and will not be left unsupported at any time.

There is a filter built into the candle which prevents any wax from falling into or coming out of your ear. 

Is it for me? 

Ear Candles are suitable for most people, including children, however there are some conditions which prevent them from being an ideal form of treatment.

A full consultation will be carried out before any treatment is given, but please contact me if you wish to confirm whether your current condition prevents the use of ear candles.