Ear Coning

Cylinder Candles – What’s the Difference?

What is an Ear Candle?

An ear candle is a tapered long hollow tube that is inserted into the outer ear canal. The other end is lit on fire and the sends smoke down the tube into the ear. This produces a warming effect on the ear and many find that experience pleasant and soothing sensation to irritated and sensitive ears. Ear candles are made of a variety of materials. Most common are paraffin wax (or some blend of paraffin and soy), beeswax, and typically muslin cotton. Less commonly, the cone of the candle is simply newspaper rolled and lit.

What are Cylinder Candles?

Cylinder candles are exactly the same as ear candles, but many manufacturers of ear candles have been reluctant to call them ear candles since many large retail outlets (online and brick and mortar) simply do not allow them to be sold due to safety concerns and unproven internet claims. Chances are that you you may have a bit of a harder time finding ear candles in the largest online retailers but may find a couple of listing for wax cylinders.

Are Ear Candles and Cylinders Dangerous?

I’m not going to argue whether or not ear candles and cylinders are dangerous, I think most anyone with common sense can determine the inherent dangers of having an open flame close to your head. Besides that, there are plenty of articles online that you can read that debate the subject. It’s up to you to decide whether you

What is the origin of ear candles and the ear candling process?

The origins of ear candling is widely debated and its ability to produce any positive results is contested quite often. Many believe that ear candles derived from ancient Egyptians, Indians, Aztecs, etc. While the origin is mostly unknown, western cultures have been practicing ear candling for generations and they had to get the idea from somewhere.


In conclusion, my experience has been a positive one that our family has been practicing for generations. I hope that you can experience the same.

**Disclaimer: Not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. E2 Brands, our associates, manufactures, contractors and vendors assume no liability for the ear candling process, or for any damage, harm, unexpected reaction or complication that might occur during or after the administration of ear candling. The user assumes full responsibility and does not hold the seller liable for any claims, obligations, injury, expense or damage resulting from the use of this product. The FDA has not evaluated this product for safety or effectiveness. Do not use ear candles as a substitute for professional medical treatment.

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