Hopi Ear candles are traditional medical treatments that have been used in several cultures. Ear candles were used by the ancient Greeks. However, one of the better-known cultures to use ear candles is the Hopi nation in North America.
Traditional Uses - Ear candles were used by shamans as part of various initiation rituals and healing rites. Candles were probably made specifically for each ritual, with particular ingredients selected for either healing effect or religions meaning. Aside from the bees wax of the candles, likely ingredients could include sage or honey. Greenthread is a traditional Hopi herb that might have been used in ear candles.
Treatment of Modern Conditions - Although they are beneficial for a number of conditions, they are often especially good for the treatment of excessive or compacted ear wax, sinus and ear irritation, headaches and discomfort caused by pressure in the ears, tinnitus, and for general relaxation and calming.