It started as a simple bout of sneezing, sniffling, coughing and congesting. It quickly progressed until it ultimately caused me to stay home from work. Imagine that – using a sick day because you are actually sick. How absurd!
After loading up on medicines, vapor rubs, handkerchiefs and sleep, I thought I had won the battle. A few days later I began having an intense pain in the bottom part of my teeth. As the days passed the pain would play games by moving from my bottom teeth to my top teeth and ultimately resting in my ear. As I felt the pain increase and relocate, I knew it must be a sinus infection.
After calling my doctor and getting a prescription for an antibiotic, I decided something had to be done to open my ear and cease the throbbing pain. The solution – Harmony Cone Beeswax Ear Candle. It wasn’t my first time trying the ear candle, but it was the first time trying it with the hopes of a specific result and in the presence of the opposite sex. In my pursuit for relief, I somehow convinced my “no way they’ll work” husband to try it with me.
Now when you’re married, you become oddly comfortable around your partner. Suddenly things you used to do in the solitude become a communal effort. Embarrassment is rare and walking around in your birthday suit is more common. So to make a Thursday night more exciting, Chase and I watched TV while taking turns sticking a lighted beeswax ear candle into our ear canals. It didn’t matter to either one of us that we looked like complete fools. The instructions were simple:
Place the candle through the center of a paper plate
Lie down and place the candle inside your ear
Light the end of the candle on fire and wait for it to burn to the specified marking
Blow out the candle and unravel the beeswax candle to examine your findings
The whole process took about 15 minutes per ear. After examining his candle, Chase became a believer that the natural approach really worked. Did my ear feel better? Definitely. Did the ear candle cure my sinus infection? Not necessarily. I would credit the combination of the ear candle and my strong antibiotics. I would still encourage you to give it a try if you’re feeling congested or even if you’re curious. After researching online I found that some people even try the beeswax candle on their pets. (And Scottie thought the trip to the groomer’s was traumatic!) Through our little experiment we learned three important things to assist you with your own research:
1. It is a lot safer to have a partner with you to complete this activity.
2. Don’t be alarmed when you notice how large the flame becomes but do stay away from sofas, blankets and any other flammable material.
3. If you don’t have a paper plate, a macaroni and cheese box will suffice.
I commend Chase for setting aside his preconceived notions that the ear candle was actually made of bologna and for giving it a try. I also commend him for forgiving me for the picture posted below.