Let me start off by saying, I am not a medical professional. Ear candling is one of those topics either you believe it works or you don’t. In this house, we believe it works and had made significant improvement for my partner instead of having to pay an office visit to our local clinic all the time for problems with his ears.
With that being said, this morning is Sunday morning. Every Sunday morning, I make candles for his ears. Yes I could buy them online… But for a $20 dollar kit online to maybe 2? I can make a lot of candles with $0.97 fabric from the local store, $5.00 bag of beeswax and my time.
First step is to melt the wax. I don’t own a fancy double boiler, I have an old sauce pan and a tin can. Same difference… Water in the sauce pan, wax in the tin can.
While that is heating up, I cut my strips of $0.97 fabric. These particular ones are red with white polka dots, my daughter picked it out. The strips I cut are roughly an inch wide.
Once the wax is melted, I dip the fabric into the wax… But not all the way. Wax is hot, and you’re wrapping the candles bare handed, it sometimes hurts. For my wrapping mold, good old #2 pencil works great.
After they are wrapped, I pull the candle off the pencil and let cool on a paper plate. (I’m cheap, no expensive tools here) I have a gas stove, I shouldn’t have to tell your to watch the flame for fire risks, but… WATCH THE FLAME SO YOU DON’T START YOUR KITCHEN IN FIRE!!!
Today, I made six candles. These will last us for while. It all depends on how bad my partners eats are this week.
If you make these, work fast. The wax cools quickly… And you need the wax to stick together to make your candle.
Burn at your own risk. I’m not going to go into explanation how to use these properly. There’s a ton of sites online that can give you that information.
Good luck if you make them. Save money, we all like that and if they work for you, great!