Jessica Simpson, the candle holder?

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Jessica Simpson has to be drunk, right? What other explanation could there be? She posted this video of herself on her Twitter, and it’s very odd. She’s seen placing a burning candle in her ear. WTF? Exactly what I was thinking.

Ken Paves
‘ voice is annoying!


UPDATE: After the commenter below pointed it out – I looked it up and this process is called “Candling”. Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal. According to medical researchers, it is both dangerous and ineffective. Claims that the practice removes earwax have been disproved. The claim by one manufacturer that ear candles originated with the Hopi tribe has also been disproven.

I never knew such a thing existed! (Doesn’t make the video any less strange, though!)

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Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 8:08am
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December 21st, 2009 at 8:43 am

its called “candling” and its an alternative way to drain wax from your ears, and now ya know!

December 21st, 2009 at 9:43 am

candling is actually not that strange…a lot of people use this method and i have seen a number of spa’s in different states/cities that offer this service. and, it DOES work – i have tried it a # of times with postive results.

however, that doesn’t change the fact that jessica simpson is a clueless, no brained, nutjob!

December 21st, 2009 at 1:16 pm

It does not work, morons. The “earwax” you see in the cone is wax from the burning candle.

December 21st, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Umm shes knows she doesnt have to do it if it hurts right? How the hell could it hurt though?

December 21st, 2009 at 2:21 pm

it probably hurts because she probably shoved the end of the ear candle into her ear canal like a dumb-ass.

December 21st, 2009 at 2:28 pm

The candles are hollow tubes, usually made out of beeswax. If she is holding it at a slant (as the video shows), the wax could be dripping down the inside of the candle and into her ear, causing her yelling.

December 21st, 2009 at 4:17 pm

OR you could use debrox for $10.99 at your local pharmacy and it’s far safer that putting a flaming candle and paraffin in your ear.

December 21st, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I’ve done this it works crazy well. Get em at earth fare and crap. They’re called ear candles. Creates a vortex

December 21st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

“its called “candling” and its an alternative way to drain wax from your ears, and now ya know!”

And in fact it doesn’t work. So it has zero therapeutic benefit and is actually dangerous. The wax can drop onto your face and scar you. There have also been two reported deaths whereby people’s houses caught on fire and they were burned alive.

Now ya know.

December 21st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

What an effing moron. She’ll do anything for attention. Is she going to post a video of her taking a dump next?

December 21st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

this is a common method (at least in europe) for stopping earache. and btw it’s beeswax – no paraffin – and it doesn’t drop in you ears!!

December 22nd, 2009 at 1:02 am

scar your face with a drop of wax? god!!! it’s not melting lead. And by the way it does remove you earwax, the eat generated by the “candle”, that btw is an empty cone made of some sort of fabric, creates a differential in pressure. very little, and the inner ear get just warm enough to make your earwax softer, this way gets gently sucked inside the end part of the cone cleaning your ear. It’s not advised to be done regularly though since your earwax is a natural antibacterial lubricant. but anyway, bunch of morons on the web

December 22nd, 2009 at 2:47 am

Chicken of the sea anyone?? ^^

December 22nd, 2009 at 8:33 am

Sure, if you’re going to be an idiot, like Jessica Simpson, and perform the candling by yourself, you COULD catch your house on fire, but the instructions definitely tell you to use help and hold it straight. Also, you’re supposed to use a paper plate or something so that when you trim it as it burns, it doesn’t fall and “scar” you. Candles are made from both beeswax and paraffin and can even use soy. If it hurt, she probably has ear tubes and was really screwing her ears up. Don’t people understand the importance of knowing what they’re shoving in their ears? My God, do some research.

December 22nd, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Candling doesn’t work. It has been disproven. You really think your are melting ear wax and nor burning your ear canal? Do you really think that the suction power from air rising from a candle would suck it out?

December 23rd, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Ear Candles definitely do not pull ear wax or anything else for that matter out of the ear. However, they do help with ear infections, colds, flus, congestion, sinusitis, etc.

The question is work for what and how? Quackwatch (which is paid by the medical monopoly) is correct in their assertions but just because ear candles do not pull ear wax out of the ears does not mean that they do not work.

Good for Jessica for thinking outside of the box and trying something new and different. I am sure she feels more open and clear 🙂 Too bad she did not relax more. I hope she tries it again 🙂

Doc Harmony

PS – I disproved the Hopi myth. Biosun used their name for marketing purposes only.

December 24th, 2009 at 3:06 am

My husband suffers from oogie ear wax blockages and asked me to help him w/this whole candling thing one day. Weirdness! I was totally skeptical but helped him and all this gunk seemed to get sucked into the hollow tube part of it (it had a little cardboard lip attached around it to protect the person’s head from the wax).

I’m not 100% convinced as my suggestion of putting some hydrogen peroxide into the ear – watch it bubble like a science experiment – and then work it out with a Q-Tip works (seemingly) just as well.

January 8th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

You have done a marvellous job by exploring this subject with such an honesty and depth. Thanks for sharing it with us!

February 1st, 2010 at 9:47 am

No matter what your take is on ear candling, you have to check out this video. A parody on jessica simspon’s ear candling video.

February 13th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

You have a neat website. Looks like you have put in a lot of work on it. Here is one of my favorite websites. Flameless Candle Warmer

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