1st and foremost, never engage in candling alone, have someone candle with you for saftey!
Items you will need:
paper plate or other disc shaped ash catcher
towel (preferably damp)
container of water
Make an opening in the plate large enough for the candle to fit
through. Insert the small end of the candle through the plate,
making sure the opening of the candle is not bent or pressed
Have the person lay of their side in a comfortable position,
or if you prefer you can be sitting or standing up. Place a
damp towel over the head and shoulder to protect the hair,
clothing and upper body.
Light the large end of the candle and seat the candle in the ear
at a slight angle to prevent any melting wax from running down
the candle into the ear. If smoke is escaping from the small end,
readjust the candle.
You may remove the candle every couple of inches to cut off
the ash into the container of water. Then reposition the candle
in the ear.
Allow the candle to burn about 5″ from the tip, putting it
into the container of water to extinguish.