06.23.13

Does Size Matter?

Posted in The Science of Ear Candles, Things to know when BUYING Ear Candles at 9:58 am by Administrator

The Ear Candle Lady has had a few emails since my last post complaining that companies are selling shorter candles.  Have you looked at a Pringles can lately?  I’m not sure if it’s for economic purposes (like Pringles), but I will state my opinions here.

NO. . . ear candle size doesn’t matter!

What you need to look for in a good ear candle is the burn time.  HOW LONG DOES THE CANDLE BURN? You also need to ask the company if the “burn time” they advertise is from the top of the candle to the tip of the candle.  Why?  Because you will NOT burn the candle all the way to the tip.  The tip is IN your ear and that. . .ahem, would HURT!  LOL

An ear candle is usually burned down about 3/4 ths of its length.   The remaining 4th is the part closest to your head.  It’s too dangerous to burn an ear candle any further which is also why the Ear Candle Lady rolls her eyes at anyone who doesn’t use a PLATE when ear candling.

So, what makes an ear candle burn longer?

Well, the length of  fabric used for starters.  You can use the same length of fabric to wrap a 12 inch candle as you do an 8 inch candle.   In fact most companies who sell 11-15 inch ear candles use 38″ (inches) of fabric cut anywhere from 3/4 to -1 1/4 inches wide.  Those who sell 8-10 inch candles use the same sizing!

Wax will also make a small difference in burn time.  Take a look here for more info on the different kinds of wax.