NOTE that with effect from Monday 19th August,
Oxford School of Reflexology and Oxford Therapy Supplies has ceased trading.
No further orders are being taken from customers, and all enquiries should
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Biosun Hopi Ear Candles and Otosan Ear Cones
After some years of providing Biosun Hopi Ear Candles
to practitioners and the public, we are delighted at the new Otosan Ear
Cones that have recently appeared on the market.
they the same thing?
The Biosun candles follow the "traditional"
long thin ear candle shape, while the Otosan cones are much as the
Otosan images courtesy of Otosan with acknowledgements)
You use them in more
or less exactly the same way (cute kid optional):
And they are both available
individually or in bulk:
what's the difference?
Otosan are very keen to point out the safety
features in their ear cones...
Each pair of ear cones comes with a disc
to protect the ear area and hair from heat and any possibility
of burning fragments (not that we have seen any fall during
our own testing).
Unlike the Biosun candles, which rely on
you extinguishing them when you reach the red line, the Otosan
cones should extinguish themselves if they burn too low.
...and the fact that
the cones carry EU quality and safety registration:
In addition, the Otosan
cones contain a more sophisticated filter for preventing material
falling down the inside of the cone (the "drop-stop device")
than the Biosun candles' simple grid.
In terms of practical
use, you will see immediately that the Otosan cones burn with a
much more visible flame than the Biosun candles, which can be startling
at first if you are used to Biosun. They are also faster-burning.
Both candles come with
a small information leaflet. If
you would like to download a copy of the information sheet for the
Otosan cones in PDF format, click
which do we recommend?
Here at Oxford School of Reflexology we have
tested both of these products. We have long experience of the Biosun
candles, and the Otosan cones are relatively new, but we feel that
otherwise there is little to choose between them in terms of suitability
for therapists or the general public.
The list of very sensible precautions and contra-indications
for ear candling are very similar for both products, and we strongly
recommend reading them carefully before considering self-administration.
(Click here for the list
of contraindications on our own Hopi Ear Candle page.)
So what we would suggest
is that if you are used to Biosun, you give the Otosan candles a
try and see if they suit, and if you are new to ear candling altogether,
you consider first consulting a therapist with appropriate training
to determine if you suffer from any contraindications for ear candling,
who will then be able to advise you further.
here to order Biosun Hopi Ear Candles in small numbers,
for bulk packs.
To order Otosan Ear Cones, click
We hope this information
has helped, and we will be delighted to hear back from anyone who
can share practical experience of using both products. Please do
get in touch - you can find full contact details here.
to more information on Otosan
Ear Cones here (separate site).
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