Ear Wax or Candle Wax?

I often like to open the candle to see how much ear wax I was able to remove from my ear. I was always impressed - "look at all that ear wax in the ear candle!"

I did notice that it seemed that no matter how many candles I used at a session, I never ran out of “ear wax” from my ears. Seemed a little odd, but I didn't think too much about it. But then I read somewhere that "if you burn a candle in the air, you get the same stuff in the ear candle as when you have it in your ear."

I thought, "That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard."

Only one way to know for sure – I’ll burn an ear candle in the air. So - after burning it, I opened it and what did I find? I was actually astounded to find that there seemed to be the same wax residue as usual in the ear candle!

I didn't know what to think about that. I was still sure something good was happening since it would make an improvement on my hearing. I found through further research that the wax that is hard and brittle is from the candle itself, but the wax that is soft and pliable is from your ear. Last time I ear candled, I looked for that, and I could see a difference between the wax from my ear and the wax from the candle.

It also makes a difference what kind of ear candles you use. Some types of candles drip more than others because of what they’re made of, paraffin burns at a higher temperature than beeswax and drips more. Also, it is better that they are made by dipping the wrapped molds into the wax, rather than wrapping the molds with the dipped cotton. Sounds like a small difference, I know, but there is less wax on the inside of the candles if they are wrapped before dipping.

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