Those spent candles looked identical to the ones we burned in our ears. Yes, the wax inside is from the candle and not from ear wax. Besides, ear wax is darker and softer."
My experience is quite different. When I first tried ear candles, I did one ear and then took a razor knife and split the stub to examine the wax. I took a q-tip and got some wax from the other ear and compared them and both sets of wax was dark brown and soft.
Ear candling certainly works for me and I am one that is hard to convince. I have to check things out for myself before I totally believe it.