HOPI ear candles can improve your profits

How? I here you ask.  Well let me share with you what HOPI candles are, how they work.

Where it all started…

Since ancient times, many cultures including the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, have used the traditional natural therapy of ear candling on a spiritual level, to purify and cleanse the aura. Hopi Ear Candling techniques as we know them today, however, are believed to originate from the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona.

Interestingly, Hopi means ‘peaceful people’ and this gentle and soothing therapy is indeed well known for its calming and relaxing effects. Ear candles are now widely used throughout the modern world for helping specific conditions and to still stressful minds.

Firstly let’s go over what they are and how they work?

Ear candles are cone shaped candles that are gently inserted into the ear, and allowed to burn down. They are usually made of fabric soaked in wax or a mixture of substances, often paraffin and beeswax.

The candles I use are soaked in honey, sage, St Johns Wort and chamomile; this combination works as an anti-inflammatory and gentle anti-spasmodic sedative whilst stimulating the lymph and increasing circulation.

Ear candles work by removing wax, debris and bacteria from your ear canal.  This can help improve hearing and has so many other benefits; such as ease snoring, great for flights, the list goes on and on.

Who can do it?

Ear candling is usually done by a herbalist, massage therapist or a beauty therapist.  You should never try it on yourself, even if you know how to use an ear candle.  This will only increase your risk of injury.

Generally, the candle is inserted into the ear and is held by the therapist.  An ear candle practitioner might also place a towel on your head and neck, just in case any ash from the candle falls onto the client.

Here is how an ear candle is used:

  1. Your practitioner will have you lie on your side. One ear will be facing up.
  2. The pointed end of the candle is placed in your ear. The open end is lit.
  3. As the candle burns, it will be trimmed and kept open.
  4. No wax is allowed to drip into the ear or on the skin around the ear.
  5. The candle is burned for about 15 minutes
  6. The flame is carefully blown out.

After the procedure, the candle can be cut open to display the inside materials!!

More benefits

In addition to improved hearing, regular sessions of HOPI ear candles can improve;

  • sinus infection
  • headache
  • swimmer’s ear
  • cold
  • flu
  • sore throat
  • vertigo
  • hayfever

Ear Candling was originally used by tribes to cleanse the aura, the spiritual energy.

This treatment is one that your clients will book time and time again, as it is relaxing and calming – a great escape from our busy world.

How can I use this in my business?

Hopi ear candling as a business is low risk, has low initial start-up costs, and is easy to maintain.  All you need is a space for your clients to relax and feel calm.

This could be anything from a spare room done up a little, or a salon.  You will need certification and insurance so that you can practice on clients, and ultimately you will need training, and education on the health and safety aspects of the treatment.

You can charge anything from £25 to £45 per treatment.  If you are already trained in massage therapy, you could incorporate this into your treatment to increase revenue.

How can I get trained?

That is the easy part.  Let me explain how…

You can train with LA Training Academy and to train and certify yourself to practice HOPI ear candles with us is only a 1 day course!!

All practical tuition, training materials- towels, blankets, creams/oils.  Massage tables/chairs are all provided on the day as well as a fully comprehensive manual.  The theory is all done online in your own time, to make the most of the day we have together!

All of our courses are insurable and you can go ahead and start using your new treatment on clients straight away!

Use Social Media!!

If you’re not using social media to grow your business yet, you are missing out!!

We all know that social media is a free resource we can use to market yourself and your business. Word of mouth is one of the best ways you can get your business started, and grow your client base. Social media allows you to utilize this strategy and you can use your clients recommendations and experiences to show others just how good you are.

I think it is worth doing, especially if you are starting out. But do not get bogged down with it! It is not the be all and end all to get your business out there.


You are not alone in this.  Business is hard and we need all the support we can.  If you want to find out more about LA Training Academy courses, just message.

I also offer a free strategy call as part of my Creating Salon Success group, to discuss the challenges you are facing in your business or to help you find your direction. Or, maybe you just need a little support and want to work at things at your own pace, join us.

There are so many modules available to you, all aimed at helping you have the business you always thought you would have; learn how to price your treatments and build your confidence.

If you fancy a chat just get in touch…

Lots of love

Louisa Ashforth Signature