Hopi ear candles are hollow tubes made of cotton, soaked in beeswax, honey and herbs. When lit, the candle acts like a chimney causing the warm air inside to rise and create a vacuum at the bottom of the tube. This vacuum gently stimulates the ear, facilitating the removal of excess wax and impurities.

The candle does not suck the wax out of the ear, it stimulates the ear to eliminate the wax naturally.