Ear Candles encourage relaxation and allows the body to recover and feel recharged. Light one up today!
How To Ear Candle:
Follow these easy Ear Candle directions for a relaxing experience!
What you will need:
Small bowl with water
Matches or a lighter
Harmony’s Ear Candles®
How to use Ear Candles:
1. Lie on your side with your ear facing up towards the ceiling, while pushing hair away from the ear.
2. Put Ear Candle through a hole in your paper plate, ignite the larger end of the Harmony’s Ear Candles.
3. Gently put the small end of ear candle and hold the ear candle during the entire process. (Always use a second person during this process)
4. When the ear candle burns down to the burn line, extinguish the candle in water.
Caution: Open flame can cause burn injury; therefore, ALWAYS use two people when candling. The second person holds the ear candle and informs the user when the flame has reached the burn line. Keep all flammable materials and hair away from a burning candle. If you feel uncomfortable, stop using the candle.
How often do I use Harmony’s Ear Candles? We suggest using at least two or three per ear during each session. Each Ear Candle lasts approximately 12-15 minutes. A session runs normally an hour to an hour and a half.
Not a Medical Device: Harmony’s Ear Candles are intended for personal relaxation and wellbeing purposes only. They are NOT a medical device, in addition ear candles are NOT intended for and do NOT remove ear wax or other substances from the ear. In brief, Harmony’s Candles are NOT designed, manufactured or intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of disease or medical condition.
Disclaimer: Harmony’s Candles are a personal relaxation and wellbeing product; furthermore, do not use Harmony’s Ear Candles as a substitute for professional medical services and treatment. Consequently, we cannot and do not assume liability for any damage or injury that may occur from improper or careless misuse. Use caution and common sense with this product. User has the responsibility for proper and safe use of Harmony’s Ear Candles and assumes all liabilities associated with that personal wellbeing responsibility. This information is distributed for consumer information and safety under the First Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America.
Why Should I Ear Candle?
Ear candles are intended for relaxation not for removing ear wax. The proper use of ear candles encourages relaxation techniques, which as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help living with:
Why Harmony’s Ear Candles?
Harmony’s Ear Candles are helpful, natural, and are now being sold direct to you and the finest natural health stores in the world. See the difference in our craftsmanship, high-quality candle materials, and superior service. We are your choice for premium ear candles!
What makes HEAL better than the competition? Harmony’s Ear Candles are the only ear candles on the market that are made with Certified Organic Cotton. Harmony’s Ear Candles is the leader in safety due to our “Stop Here” safety burnline and USA patented safety tip. Doc Harmony has chosen locally collected beeswax and/or the highest quality food-grade wax to make her ear candles; in addition, we are the only company that double-wraps their candles to achieve a longer burn time.
Doc Harmony, Ear Candles, and the FDA
Ear Candles - What is the Truth?
I hope by now that you have heard about those crazy, wacky things called Ear Candles… and, boy have they caused quite the commotion! In this blog, I am going to review and examine the debate surrounding ear candles, prove what the legal status of ear candles are in the USA, clarify exactly what ear candles do and do not do and I am going to share with you why and how to use ear candles. Of course, in the end it is up to you to decide for yourself about ear candles.
I am Doc Harmony and for the last 26 years, I have dedicated my professional, and a lot of my personal life, to Ear Candles. Why? In 1992, my son was very ill with ear infections for about 1 year. After being prescribed another batch of antibiotics, he began vomiting up the medicine. I had had enough. At this time, I went to Dr. Berryhill (our family Naturopath since I was 16) and he introduced me to ear candles. Of course, I thought this was a hoax but at this point in life, I had no other options. I wanted my son to be healthy! So I used 4 ear candles on my son and he has not had another ear infection to this day. Simultaneously, Dr. Berryhill called on me numerous times to encourage me to make and sell ear candles. I took his advice and thus began Harmony Cone Ear Candles.
What are Ear Candles, what do they do and why should we use them?
For a full description of what an actual ear candle is, please visit: http://www.earcandling.info/what-makes-a-great-ear-candle/
In a nutshell, a properly constructed ear candle is a hollow candle handcrafted (or made on a machine) with organic cotton strips and a clean burning wax. Once the actual candle is handcrafted it is super important to insert a properly constructed safety tip and a burn line label. Both of these items are integral to the safety of the user.
In the original complaint that was filed against the FDA, I maintained (and still do) a firmly held belief that candles are an integral part of personal comfort and health security that is grounded in the integration of body, mind, and spirit through their effective use of subtle energies.
In other words, the warm smoke created from the ear candle helps the body to be able to relax and when the body relaxes, it stimulates the autonomic nervous system to shift away from a sympathetic state of being (think high stress, fight or flight) to a parasympathetic state of being (think relaxed, healing, calm. With the relaxation that takes place as a result of this transition, stress is meant to fade away and create a calm sensation that can help the mind and body connect in a way that heals the soul. https://www.aapsonline.org/hhslawsuit/aaps-v-sebelius-09-13-2010.pdf
The FDA does NOT Ban Ear Candles! Consumers win!
Imagine Harmony's surprise when, in February 2010, the FDA sent Warning Letters to 16 companies including Harmony Cone Ear Candles. The general message of these warning letters were that Ear Candles are a medical device, they were dangerous and they did not work. But we knew that this was not true as Ear Candles are all about energy and healing not curing and interfering with the human body. In the warning letter the FDA stated:
"You should take prompt action to correct these deviations. FDA requests that Harmony Cone ummediately cease marketing, promoting and distributing Harmony Cone Ear Candles. This includes the removal of Harmony Cone Ear Candles and references to ear candling from your website www.harmonycone.com. Failure topromptly correct these deviations may result in regulatory action being initiated by the Food and Drug Administration without further notice. These actions include, but are not limited to seizure, injunction, and/or civil money penalties. Federal agencies are advised of the issuance of all Warning Letters about devices so that they may take this information into account when considering the award of contracts."
Wow! That is pretty scary sounding. However, my husband, team and I decided to sue the FDA and stop them from violating our most precious choice in life: Our Right to Choose Our Own Health Care.
Ear Candles are NOT dangerous!
Question: IF EAR CANDLES ARE SO INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS WHY DOES THE FDA NEED 6 PLUS YEARS (time since the warning letters have been issued) TO PROVE THEIR DANGER? WOULDN’T THERE BE A PREPONDERANCE OF EVIDENCE?
We agree with the FDA that an improperly constructed ear candle that utilizes a heavy beeswax or wax can and will drip inside the ear candle. This is why a safety tip is of the utmost importance and a burn line label.
-Lovingly Handcrafted with Good Energy
-Certified Organic Cotton Cloth
-A Burn line Safety Label
-High Quality Food Grade Wax and/or Filtered Beeswax
Why Harmony's Ear Candles? We were the first to double wrap their candles, with a comfortable pointed tip. We were the first in the USA to use a burn line label to indicate when to extinguish the candle. To ensure the safety of their ear candles worldwide, we were the first and only to implement a USA patented safety tip that also accelerates the vortex as well as protects the end user from any mishaps.
Click here to read more about Why Ear Candles Are NOT Dangerous!
Are Ear Candles Safer Than Household Candles?
Let’s examine the famous Dr. Seely’s survey in 1996 that most EVERYONE quotes as the gospel proving that ear candles are dangerous. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8849790 )
Dr. Seely’s survey was exactly that, a survey of 163 doctors. 122 responded. ONLY 1/3 of the physicians (40) were even aware of ear candle usage in their patients. And overall ONLY 14 doctors had treated patients with alleged complications of ear candle usage.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the usefulness of ear candles in the management of cerumen (ear wax). The safety of ear candles was also studied.
It was determined that ear candles do not remove wax from the ear. (I have been reporting this and educating about this since I wrote my dissertation in 2007, where I concurred with these findings.)
No negative pressure was generated by any of the burning ear candles at any point during their investigation. The wax found in the ear candle comes from the ear candle itself.
Dr. Seely wrote that candle wax was deposited in two of the four cerumen-free ears that were tested. Later in an interview with former FDA investigator, Dr. Arthur Evangelista, Dr. Seely revealed that he did not analyze this residue: “The ear residue was a fine ash-like substance” but the research team did NOT do an analysis of it. He “felt” that it was a small amount of a very fine particulate material that “may have been” consistent with very fine ash and wax, mixed, in a fine coating of “material”.
Why does the FDA want to ban Ear Candles?
Through years of research I have found out some FACTS about Ear Candles.
Ear Candles are NOT illegal nor are they banned by the FDA. Ear Candles are safe when used properly. Ear Candles are safe when made properly. Ear Candles are relaxing.
Why would they waste valuable man hours and tax payer dollars when they are not dangerous?
Here is my theory. After my initial shock when I received the Warning Letter from the FDA (remember, we do not have any AER’s, we did not make the claim that ear candles pull wax out of the ear…) I was convinced that the FDA had approved something that competed with ear candles. I was shocked when I discovered:
Ear Candles were attacked the same month that Prevnar 13 for ear infections was introduced!
Now, I find this very interesting. The FDA approved Prevnar 13 for use in children for ear infections THE VERY SAME MONTH THEY TRY TO BANISH EAR CANDLES. Click here for the press release.
This is where it gets even more interesting: Prevnar 7 had worldwide sales approaching $3 billion, making it one of Pfizer’s best-selling drugs, and Credit Suisse analysts predicted Prevnar 13 will exceed $5 billion in sales by 2014. Pfizer is counting on it to become the company’s top revenue generator after its flagship drug, the cholesterol figher Lipitor, loses patent protection next year.
The History of Ear Candles
The history of ear candling is surrounded by colorful and mythical tales that have subsisted through oral tradition; however, these are undocumented and unsubstantiated. These fables are written down by the ear candling manufacturers and self appointed ear candling experts who sell or disperse this misinformation to the general public.
The fact from Doc Harmony’s research while writing her dissertation:
Tom Bluewolf, Muscogee Creek Nation, has used ear candles personally since he was 16 years old. He is approximately 70 years old and can testify that he used ear candles prior to 1976. They made their ear candles out of corn husks when growing up.
Dr. Berryhill, Decatur, GA went to the Royal Hospital of London on 144 Fleet Street in 1974. He was working in the pediatric clinic (which was friendly towards homeopathy) where he learned about ear candling from Dr. Christopher (a surgeon) at the Royal Hospital of London. He has been in the USA since 1975 using and promoting ear candles.
Bandos, Marie Bando, Beaumont, TX. As a young person her cousin (who was Lebanese and his wife was Italian) remembers that her mother in law taught her cousin how to make ear candles by rolling up a material and burning it down in the ear when they were sick. She remembers getting her ears candled in 1953 by her cousin, Jake.
Serendipity, Kingston, NJ, Jeannie Nastus, her mother learned in Sicily, Italy how to make ear candles. They took a pencil, cut up a handkerchief and wrapped it around the pencil and melted wax over it to use as an ear candle when they were sick. Her mother in law, Rosaria Mastus (over 85 years of age) came to the USA in the 1960's.
Leonora Cook, Midvale, UT was the original owner of Bobalee-Mfg.com. She learned about ear candles from Dr. Christopher in the late 1950’s.
Many shared stores of Italians, Polish, and Spanish descendants using different types of materials and wax to create ear candles to use when one was under the weather.
Appachi Eco Logic Cotton…
In our never-ending quest to find the finest raw materials to handcraft ear candles, we found a family with a similar story of our own. Appachi Cotton, located in India, who had been suffering from the pesticides and GMO seeds of Monsanto. Their land, business, and families were being destroyed.
Appachi Cotton decided that enough was enough and they started joining with other local families, farmers, and weavers to gain back control of their land, their history, and their cotton. Over time, they became sustainable, restored the land and its animals, and became a Certified Organic Cotton farm. In 2011, My husband and I decided to purchase all of our cotton cloth from this local community of families. In 2012, we produced the first and only Certified Organic Cotton Ear Candle in the world.
A Note From Doc Harmony…
As I write this in 2020, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this industry and to serve others. I am delighted that I am able to bring a little bit of magic to peoples’ lives with natural health products, especially ear candles. Over the years, the healings that I have witnessed have continued to surprise me over and over. To be honest, even to this day, I am not 100% clear exactly how they work or what they do. I just know that they help people relax, which allows people to heal themselves.
Certified Organic Cotton
Cotton cloth and wax make up all ear candles. At HEAL we use Certified Organic Cotton. As a result, we are the ONLY Ear Candles in the world made with organic cotton cloth. Here is our certificate of compliance from Appachi Eco Logic Cotton, our exclusive supplier.
Finally, visit our new partner at www.appachicotton.com to learn more about their story.
Their story is a happy one. It is a story of hope. Farmers and weavers finding a sustainable source of income, while reaping the rewards of their hard work. Learn about the elimination of chemicals and pesticide, as a result elephants and endangered tigers getting a second chance of survival. It is a peaceful resolution to the man-animal conflict raging for decades. In conclusion, it is the story of beautiful harmony between the modern world and the traditional, of the perfect balance between man and nature. Who else could we choose to provide us with our cotton cloth to make Harmony’s Ear Candles.
- Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers: The families of Happy Energy Amazing Life, LLC are from rural areas. They are single mothers, people with disabilities, home schooling families and elders. We encourage economic self-sufficiency and ownership as each family works out of their own homes establishing a working lifestyle that is beneficial to themselves and their families.
- Transparency and Accountability: The families of Happy Energy Amazing Life, LLC are a part of day to day decisions, including all of the processes that affect (themselves) in the handcrafting of our ear candles. Keeping communication channels open and clear at all levels of the supply chain as well as within our families is a key ingredient to our success. In conclusion, promoting transparency in changes, issues and creating accountability for all helps create the best Ear Candle product in the world.
- Fair Trading Practices: The families that contract with Happy Energy Amazing Life, LLC work according to their self created work schedule and quotas. Quotas are discussed in open discussion; therefore, allowing the team of families to help support each other.
- Payment of a Fair Price: All parties have agreed on fair pricing using open dialogue, participation and contracts.
- Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor: None of Happy Energy Amazing Life, LLC families use forced labor in their homes. Families work together at their own pace set by their own quotas that they set themselves. They handcraft ear candles when it is convenient for themselves.
- Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment and Freedom of Association: Happy Energy Amazing Life, LLC believe in a work environment that is made up of multi ethnic, religious, and sexual orientation families. One of our common goals is to handcraft the only Certified Organic Ear Candle in the world that is sustainable and based on Fair Trade principles. Dr. Harmony and her family works with each family to ensure the families health and wellbeing. Working together as a team without a master/servant relationship enhances the quality and values at Happy Energy Amazing Life, LLC
- Ensuring Good Working Conditions: The working families at Happy Energy Amazing Life, LLC create their own work hours according to what works best for them. We build these work stations according to good manufacturing processes, established in the USA. These work stations are inspected twice a year. We ensure cleanliness and GMP guidelines.
- Providing Capacity Building: Harmony works with the families to help achieve their personal goals and dreams. Whether it is religious, political, education or a dream to become an actress, Dr. Harmony encourages and promotes the self building/education of oneself, as a result creating opportunities for them.
- Promoting Fair Trade: Promoting Fair Trade, Sustainable and Organic is an integral part of Happy Energy Amazing Life, LLC’s education and marketing platform. We believe that the best way to do business is a sustainable way that is based on the belief of Fair Trade principles.
- Respect for the Environment: Harmony’s Ear Candles are the only ear candles in the world that use sustainable certified organic cotton in conjunction with a high food grade wax. This wax produces the least amount of particulates as compared to lesser waxes. Harmony’s candles also arrive to your door step with a carbon neutral foot print because the time has come for us to wake up and take care of the only planet we have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Doc Harmony answers all your frequently asked questions.
What are Ear Candles?
Ear Candles encourage relaxation, which as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help living well with every imbalance. All Ear Candles are not made equally. You have never really used ear candles until you have tried Harmony’s Ear Candles.
What makes Harmony’s Ear Candles?
How do they work?
Ear Candles allow the body to shift from a sympathetic (stressed) state to a Parasympathetic (relaxed) state. When this happens one is able to return to a state of wellbeing.
Are Ear Candles safe?
When properly handcrafted and when following directions properly, ear candles are 100% safe.
Can I do it at home?
Absolutely! Ear candles are a family tradition.
Can I do it by myself?
NEVER use ear candles without a second person. Ear Candling involves an open flame that needs to be watched all the time.
How many Ear Candles would I use?
“My wife and I consistently use your product. We both feel better overall afterwards. We feel our mind & body is cleared and refreshed.“ -Andrew L. of Virginia Beach, VA
“I have used a couple different types of ear candles. I tried your Harmony’s Ear Candles and I couldn’t believe the difference. These ear candles are by far the best. I will never use anything but Harmony’s Ear Candles.” -Antoinette S. of Ortonville, MI
“I have always had a problem with my balance & started using your ear candles a while back. These ear candles are awesome.” -Julie H. of Salem, NC
“I was a little frightened at first, but my friend persuaded me to try it. Boy, am I hooked now! I suffer from chronic headaches, and the ear candling has helped tremendously. “ -Leann P. of Winston, NC
“We have sold ear candles for many years and find that the customers who use them come back with many stories about how wonderfully they worked. Thank you so much for your beautifully made ear candles and ear oils. We appreciate the training available to our store and your very informative website.” -Lauren R. of Country Vitamins in Corvallis, OR
“During a recent flight, I was in a lot of pain and felt a lot of pressure in my head. The passenger next to me recommended ear candling. Right after landing, I stopped at the nearest health food store and picked up a pack of Harmony’s Ear Candles. Within 30 minutes of the session, I felt very relaxed and at ease. I will definitely be candling after all my flights from now on.” -Yvonne M. of Roanoke, AL
“I have heard different things about ear candling and wanted to give it a try. I purchased a set of Harmony’s Ear Candles and tried them out with my daughter. We decided to do this together one night and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. We both used 2 ear candles per ear and I found myself pretty relaxed and calm. I know I will ear candle again in the near future. Way cheaper than getting a massage!” -Renee T, Villa Rica, GA