Ensure that you carry out a full consultation with your client to ensure suitability for treatment, and to record your findings. If the client has a ‘worse’ ear, this should be treated second. Explain the treatment process to your client so that they are comfortable and relaxed about the process. Do not carry out this treatment under your smoke detector as the smoke will set off the alarm. Remove all jewellery from around the ear. Ensure your hair is tied back, and your client’s hair is covered with a towel. Always light the candle well away from your client’s face, before settling into the ear. Once finished fully extinguish the candle by fully submerging into water.