My fiancée was candling my ears with beeswax when a great deal of hot beeswax went DOWN the candle and directly up against my ear drum. OUCH!
I've seen a ENT, and we've agreed that the best thing to do is to just let the membranes heal, grow another layer of skin, and separate from the
wax... We (my friend a doc, and myself) checked with a chemist and the only safe solvent for beeswax that he could think of...was olive oil...warmed, say to around 105 degrees Fahrenheit, maximum.
I've been trying this for the past few days, and it seems to be working.
What do you know about olive oil as a natural solvent? Any history to this?
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