The tradition of using these candles in the modern world comes from the Hoppy Indians of North America. The heat and vibration of the candle helps to soften and remove earwax from the ears through the lymphatic system. It's a kind of detoxification that lasts another 48 hours after the candle treatment is applied. The composition of the candle includes beeswax, honey and essential oils. Hoppy is a hollow candle inside, which is inserted from the outside into the ear canal.