03.17.11

Ear Candles and Q-Tips

Posted in The Science of Ear Candles at 8:31 am by Administrator

Have you heard that Ear Candles and Q-tips. . .opps I mean “cotton swabs” are the most dangerous personal hygene items on the market today?  Did you ever wonder why q-tips are also called “cotton swabs”?  Have you heard the phrase “never stick anything in your ear smaller than your elbow”?

What do YOU do with a “cotton swab”?  I use them daily. . . IN MY EAR!  OMGosh!!!  I should be arrested for using the “cotton swab” for what it was originaly designed to do; swab out the ear canal.

I use ear candles as well because they leave me feeling balanced, clear in the head and it just plain FEELS GOOD!  I don’t get that much satisfaction from a “cotton swab”.

Of course there are those who don’t use common sense  (like the lady in the McDonalds drive-thru who spilled her daily coffee in her lap and then sued Micky D’s because they didn’t warn her it was hot) or read instructions (which is why Micky D’s now puts warning labels on their coffee cups).  These people naturally have no business ear candling OR using Q-tips.

Years ago, Q-tips were endorsed for swabbing out the ear canal.  Gentley swabbing.  Then, some lady went through the McDonalds drive thru with a q-tip stuck in her ear and smashed it into her ear because she forgot to roll down the window while retreving her order!  So now, all Q-tip packages have been renamed “cotton swabs” and have warning lables on them to NEVER insert them in your ear.  Yet, we ALL know what to do with a “cotton swab”, right?  Ok, the story isn’t exactly true, but there was a lawsuit because someone decided they didn’t have to exercise responsibility for themselves and punctured their ear drum with a “cotton swab”.

In order for the “cotton swab” industry to save face and continue to manufacture their GOOD product, they had to put that silly warning label on.

Q-tips are great except when they are abused.  Ear Candles are great plus a good ear candling session will leave you feeling “new and improved” as long as they too, are not abused.

So why should the FDA control our right to insert something smaller than our elbows in our ears?  The FDA doesn’t control “Cotton Swabs” because they are not a medical device.  Q-tips are personal hygene products and I propose Ear Candles are the same thing.

What do you think?

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