What the heck is Ear Candling?

I am sure you have caught wind, or heard the term, “Ear Candling” at some point in your life. If you haven’t, let me happily introduce it to you as we explore the “what the heck?” and how you could benefit from our grounding, Ayurvedic Ear Candling Ritual here at The Pushy Goat.


Since ancient times, many cultures including the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, & Native Americans have used the traditional natural therapy of ear candling on a spiritual level, to purify and cleanse the aura.


Traditionally ear candling was used in healing and spiritual ceremonies, Native Americans kept this alive as it faded out in other cultures in other parts of the world. While we haven’t been left with notes on the mechanism behind how ear candling works, we can deduce based on experiences of those that receive the treatment and science.



We know that as the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a ‘chimney’ creating a light vacuum effect. The flicker of the flame also creates vibrations that massage the eardrum. The herbal vapors from the lit candle also swirl into the ear canal, helping to soothe and balance the individual.


Most notably, heavy head from chronic mucus problems such as sinus congestion, postnasal drip, blocked nose and ear pressures, is reported to dramatically decrease. One of my favorite results is the calming effect it has on our emotions and the gentle grounding sensation it gives.