Our twelve dollar date.

Date night at the Spears’ household is starting to look very bizarre.

Last Monday, when I drove two hours to Romney, WV, to visit my holistic doctor, I was eager to pick up ear candles.  I had noticed them at her office the visit before, but didn’t have the nerve to buy them at the time.  The more that I thought about it though, the more I convinced myself that, indeed, my ears would love this.

You see, when I’m at the salon, there’s always someone who’s got their blowdryer on while a soft spoken client is trying to converse with me.  Sometimes I think it’s me, sometimes I think it’s them; but it can be quite difficult having a conversation and I hate asking them to repeat themselves over and over.  Just in case there was something that I could do to be sure that I was hearing to the best of my ability, I decided to give these candles a try.

But I didn’t just pick up one pair of candles.  I picked up two.  Yep, I was roping Brian in and could not be more excited to do so!

The instructions said to cut a hole into a plate and comfortably nestle the candle into the ear.  Once lit, if smoke was coming from below the plate, then you needed to readjust the candle to more effectively plug your ear.

I went first because Brian was still hesitant and operating under the assumption that I had lost my mind.

For me, it wasn’t hot or uncomfortable at all.  I was surprised at how slowly the candle burned and kept asking Brian how many inches I had left.  The instructions said to remove it when the flame was three to four inches away from the plate.  With my first candle, we removed at four inches; with the second, three inches.  I could definitely SEE a significant difference in the effectiveness of that last inch.  So if you ever do this yourself, don’t stop at four inches.  Stop at three.

Brian, like me, at first was a little nervous to begin the whole process.

By the end of it, however, he was totally sold and would definitely do it again.  For six dollars for a pack of ear candles, I’d say that’s a pretty cheap date.

I don’t have the heart to show you the true before and after shot from within the hollow of the candle.  Granted, I’ve been very bold about various bodily issues on Square Piece, but displaying ear wax seems like unnecessary torture and even I have my limitations.  So, I’ve blurred the “after” candle (’cause, honey, it is NA-ASTY!), but I want you to see where the wax gets drawn up into the candle.  The fresh one is on the left.

If you’ve never done this before, I highly recommend it!


  1. August 21, 2012

    I just ordered some. Can’t wait to try!

  2. August 21, 2012

    So, when I first started reading and you said that you had ear candles, my first thought was that they were shaped like ears. My second thought was that while you were at the salon you would burn these candles. And then when you said that you put it in your ear, I pictured you at the salon styling someone’s hair with candles in your ear :P. So my real question is, is it suppose to improve your hearing? And how exactly does it do it?

  3. August 21, 2012

    I have always wanted to try this!!!!

  4. August 21, 2012

    I have always wanted to try this, too. 🙂

    I think we have these at the market store. 🙂

  5. August 21, 2012
    Jessica croft

    Oh my gosh, my sister introduced my family to ear candles the other week and we spent all evening cleaning out our ears and comparing ear wax, haha! Good times.

  6. August 21, 2012

    Haha I’ve done this before with my mom. She kept thinking her hair was going to catch on fire.

  7. August 21, 2012

    I want to try too! Is there somewhere locally to purchase?

    Did Esther get to try as well? I love her pose with Brian.


    • I’ve never looked around here (I wonder about Leesburg Pharmacy), but she’d probably mail you some. Here’s her info:
      Betsy Bartlett
      392 W Main St
      Romney, WV 26757
      Phone: (304) 822-3425

  8. August 21, 2012

    I’m sitting in the Dr’s office trying not to giggle out loud. I totally wanna do this. And Chris neeeeeeeeds to do this. And only you could look so hot with a candle to your ear. 😉

  9. August 21, 2012

    hmm.. seems cool. i might ask mom to pick some up next time she goes. (:

  10. August 22, 2012

    Suzy I have a problem with ear wax. I really like the candles they work really well.

  11. August 25, 2012

    And of course now I want to try it. Rach was like “whaaat?” at first but after she read this she was thinkin’ a lil’ about it.

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