I love a good aromatic candle, so much so that I always need to have one lit when I’m working at home. But I recently ran out of my collection and as I went on a quest to find one, I stumbled upon a rather interesting type of product. A candle that doubled as a moisturiser! After a little more research, I realised these candles had two main purposes: to help you unwind, and to help you unwind.
Massage candles are skin-friendly candles that melt down into an oil or a moisturiser. They are usually used to create a tranquil ambiance, perfect for a restful evening after a long day at work. The soothing warmth and gentle aroma of a massage candle has the ability to transform a regular night into a serene, therapeutic experience; a great tool for de-stressing and relaxation.
Additionally, these are a great way to spice up your sex life since it’s a super beginner-friendly tool that is easy to use, within the box of exploration, and budget-friendly. If you haven’t heard of them before – here’s a rundown of everything you need to know!
What Is A Massage Candle Made Of?
Now, a massage candle isn’t your average wax candle. Made from pure soy wax or oils, and enriched with moisturising, skin-friendly ingredients, it’s designed to be a treat for your skin. Once lit, the wax/oil melts into a soothing massage oil that can be played with or simply used as a very different sort of skin moisturiser (if you’re feeling a little experimental).
What Are The Benefits?
Apart from being a lavish treat, these candles offer numerous benefits like,
- Soothe aching muscles and relieve stress.
- Nourish dry skin with ingredients like shea butter.
- Help in reducing stretch marks and scars.
- Enhance blood circulation and ease tension.
Think of it as a mini spa treatment, rejuvenating you physically, mentally, and spiritually.
How To Use Massage Candles?
Using these candles is easy:
- Light the candle and wait for 15 minutes.
- Blow it out and pour the warm oil onto your skin.
- Gently massage the oil in.
Remember, a little goes a long way!
Are These Candles Safe?
Worried about hot wax? Fear not! These candles are made with skin-safe ingredients and have a low melting point, ensuring a warm (not hot) and safe experience. If you’re looking for a few to try out, here are some recommendations.
The first on the list is the Melt Candles by My Muse. The product comes in a pack of three with a few varieties to choose from – midnight jazz, candied spice, and summer passion. They melt into a delicious fragrant massage oil made with shea butter, vitamin E, coconut oil, and a bunch of other ingredients that are 100% skin-safe!
The Peppy Massage candle is another more budget-friendly option, infused with essential oils and skin-friendly ingredients that moisturises your skin from the inside out.
This Rose Quartz Massaging Candle contains ingredients like castor oil, sesame oil, almond oil and jojoba for a sulphate, prarben free, and toxin-free massage oil that can be used as desired after melting.
Incorporating a hot wax massage candle into your nightly routine could be just what you need to keep things fresh and relaxing. It’s not only a delightful way to de-stress but also a nourishing treat for your skin!
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