Was skeptical but the price was right. Purchased two packages for 2 people. Did them before we took a shower, the results were absolutely astonishing. We can both breath better and HEAR better. We're 28 and 29 years old and could not believe how much better we can hear. Read reviews on ear candling in general, they were all positive and negative. We both agreed it was a positive effect and want to use these at least once a month for a few months. Great product, great quality and easy to do. Grabbed a paper plate, cut a hole, wetted some paper towels, pushed the ear candle through, blocked the little hole while lighting the top, once smoke started coming out of the little hole we stuck them in the ear lobe while laying down. Let it char about a inch and a half then cut, all the way down over and over until there was about 4.5 inches of the candle remaining. Let cool, cut open and be astounded!!! So awesome. THANK YOU! P.S. Photos are real, both of my ears after. Huge ear wax chunk came out of my left ear.