Hopi Ear Candles
Quite different from conventional wax candles, a Hopi ear candle is actually a cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic oils, that is painlessly inserted into the ear to draw out impurities, relieve pressure in the head and sinuses, and aid hearing problems.
They do not suck anything out, they do not pull wax out of your ears, they very gently change the air pressure inside you ears and skull which makes them very useful for people who fly, dive or do anything that makes their ears 'pop'. They can also be useful after sinus problems or after a heavy cold which has left congestion in the ears.
The candles are made from natural ingredients that include sage, St John’s wort, camomile and beta-carotene. Otherwise known as thermo-auricular therapy, the original source of the technique seems to be from medical ceremonies performed by a native American Indian tribe called the Hopis (meaning ‘peaceful people’).