The ear candle is a cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax and theraputic oils. One end is lit, and the other painlessly inserted into the ear. The drawing of the flame causes a slight suction action (a chimney effect) which draws impurities gently to the surface, where they can be removed. The movemmenbt of the flame creates vibrations in the air flow that gently massages the ear drum. The grentle warmth massages and clears the inner ear and the sinuses, creating a soothing and relaxing effect and a feeling of wellbeing.