Treat yourself to the ultimate gift. An essential oil-scented candle that also works as a moisturizing massage oil. These innovative massage candles represent the next level in environmentally friendly, sensory-pleasing, and skin-nourishing candle evolution.
In this blog, we will explore some of the benefits that make them a popular choice year-round. We’ll cover its ingredients, how they compare to regular candles, and why you may want to add it to your wishlist.
What are massage candles?
Massage candles combine the benefits of an aromatic scent with an oil that nourishes your skin. Our candles are crafted using a fusion of coconut oil and shea butter, alongside easily melting soy wax and a selection of essential oils.
To use them, start by lighting them like you normally would. After the oil begins melting, blow out the candle when it is melted all the way or even halfway through. It's important to make sure you will have enough oil to moisturize your entire body or just some parts. Next, wait til the wax is warm enough to spread - it stays liquid at human body temperature - so stays a warm oil on the skin, without solidifying.
What's the difference between massage candles and regular candles?
One principal difference between a regular candle and one that can be used on your skin is the kind of ingredients and wax it uses. Massage candles are enriched with natural moisturizing ingredients commonly found in your favorite skin products.
Regular candles usually use paraffin wax, a byproduct of petroleum. Not only is petroleum wax not intended for your skin, but its production can contribute to harmful environmental practices. Paraffin releases soot when it burns; that is what’s responsible for the black smoke that gets released when you burn it. This soot also creates a black residue that can ruin the appearance of your candle and might contaminate the wax.
The advantage of paraffin candles is that they typically hold scent well, but they are usually artificially fragranced and may set off allergies. If that's something you'd like to avoid, then we have other alternatives. Our scents are natural and powered by essential oils that won’t overwhelm or irritate your senses.
Of course, the biggest difference is that you can't pour a paraffin wax candle on yourself and experience any worthwhile benefits. Unless you count the pain of hot wax on your skin as a benefit (if you do, then we won’t judge).
Another difference between a natural-based candle and one made from petroleum is sustainability. Soybeans are a natural product that is grown by American farmers and is a renewable source. The wax itself is derived from soybean oil, making it biodegradable.
Soy wax is a great ingredient for a multi-purpose candle because it melts at a low temperature. That makes it a great massage oil because the low melting point means that you won't need to wait for it to be scorching hot before you can use it.
This reduces your risk of burns once you apply it to your skin. Unlike paraffin wax, it will melt into your skin rather than solidify on top of it. If you’re interested in exploring other natural-made candles, we also offer beeswax candles with an array of scents.
More control for oil pouring
Our bestselling massage candle just got an update, now with a pour spout for easier control. Our regular large candle resembles a typical 7.5 oz candle that can fit into any space. Now, we’ve added a 2oz tin, making it a great candle to pack in your suitcase while you travel.
Double the size of our 1oz travel tin, the new pouring spout makes it even easier to pour once it's melted. Additionally, it includes a convenient lid for effortless storage when not in use, preventing dust build-up and preserving its potency over time. With a diverse range of six scents, including sweet, floral, citrusy, and more, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a variety of moods and experiences.
In summary, these massage candles offer a wonderful combination of functionality and tiny luxuries. Its duality sticks to the traditional purpose as an aromatic candle that evokes warmth inside and out and also serves as a smooth, moisturizing skin oil. Crafted from natural ingredients like soy wax, shea butter, and coconut oil, it is perfect for a day of self-care and relaxation.
It comes in various sizes, so you can take it with you when you travel or keep it in your home for daily use. To explore our latest offering, the two-ounce version featuring a convenient pouring spout for effortless management, visit our website or this link.
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