I’ve been suffering from hay fever as long as I could remember. I always seemed to get ear infections as a child and in 2005 I was diagnosed with polyps in my nasal cavity. Gross huh. I gets better. My whole face was swollen. I just thought I had a fat face. I end up having to have overnight surgery to remove the polyps.
It’s explained to me that my sinus is extremely sensitive and if aggravated, become swollen and overreact. No cats, no dust, no pollen, no cut grass. If I try and clean the house I have to pump myself with Telfast prior to starting or by the end of it my head feels like it’s going to explode, my eye weep yet they feel dry and I completely lose the use of my nose. Not pretty.
Using ear candles is quite soothing, you don’t notice the smell (beeswax) and I find it very beneficial. If you do smell anything it’s usually your ear wax burning in the candle. I usually do it every 6 weeks or if I have a cold and feel congested. I’ve tried the sprays and I don’t like them. I like that the wax is being extracted, not disolving in my head. Steve uses candles 3 times a year as he doesn’t need it that often.
I’ve been using BioSun Hopi Ear Candles forever and just to try something new I ordered the Alternetdetox ones online. They too are made from linen and beeswax but they also combined essential oil of lavender to them. Quite nice but to be honest it didnt phase me. I’d rather save the $2 and go plain. The disc you see around the base of the candle is meant to protect you from any falling ash. In the whole time I’ve used them they have never ashed and find it unnessesary. I only used to to demonstrate… plus it came free lol. I wasn’t that pleased with the filter either and prefer the one BioSun uses.
Here is the link on how to use Ear Candles,I don’t see the point in re-writing it. It’s a great guide and as suggested, it’s sooo much better when you have a partner to help but if you don’t just have a hand held mirror so you can watch the flame. So thats my thoughts on ear candling. I hope to convert others if they suffer from hayfever or excessive wax. They’re available from most pharmacies at about $15 a pair but if you buy online it’s so much cheaper.