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Massage Candle FAQ

What Is A Massage Oil Candle?

A massage oil candle is a soy candle which is enhanced with natural oils such as jojoba and shea butter, known for their moisturising, protective and healing properties. Because the candle melts at just above body temperature, the warm candle ingredients can be applied to the skin after extinguishing the flame.


What Is The difference Between A Soy Wax Candle And A Massage Oil Candle?

  • A soy candle has high fragrance content and is therefore designed for home fragrance.
  • A massage oil candle is intended for use on the body and is not intended to fragrance a room.
  • Massage oil candles contain a blend of skin-safe, fragrant and essential oils in low amounts, which are suitable for body use.
  • While a soy candle is made with soy wax, massage oil candles contain a blend of skin-nourishing oils. A massage candle should leave your skin lightly scented.


How Do I Use A Massage Oil Candle?

  • Light the candle for around 15 minutes or until a pool of oil forms to the container’s edge (this also ensures that the candle burns evenly on every use).
  • After extinguishing the flame, dip your fingers into the oil or drizzle a small amount of warm oil into your hands.
  • The candle should take about 15 minutes to re-solidify after it has been extinguished.
  • If you would prefer not to light your massage oil candle, you may also choose to simply scoop out some product and rub it onto the desired area.


How Safe Is It To use The melted contents Directly On The Skin Straight After Extinguishing The Flame?

If made correctly (with little wax content), it is safe to use the oil right away after extinguishing the flame and it will not burn the skin . This is provided that you always ensure to extinguish the flame before using on the skin, and never place your fingers in the warm oil while the candle is still lit.

Once extinguished, the oil lotion is warm and soothing, at 2 degrees above body temperature, so is not hot like a traditional soy candle is.


How do I burn a massage oil candle safely?

    • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
    • Don’t place a burning candle near clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.
    • Trim the wick to one-quarter inch each time the candle is lit to prevent the flame from getting too large. Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Place the candle on a stable and heat-resistant surface.
    • Always read and follow manufacturers’ directions for use and safety.
    • Never let your children see you dip your hands into a massage candle or pour the oil onto the skin after extinguishing the flame. This is because, while our massage candles are low temperature and designed for this purpose, a child does not realize the difference between a normal candle and a massage candle.


What can a Massage Oil Candle be used for?

    • A massage treatment
    • A balm for hands and feet or other dry body areas, or a cuticle treatment.
    • Great for use of yourself. Massage is a wonderful way to unwind and relieve anxiety.
    • It is also an optimal way to reconnect with your companion!  

Who should avoid using massage oil candles?

  • If there are added nut butters, it is not recommended that anybody with nut allergies use massage oil candles.
  • Anyone with known past fragrance allergies should also be sure to test the product on a small area of skin before full body use.
  • Any candle should be kept away from children and pets to avoid accidents.
  • If your product contains essential oils, it should not be used by pregnant women.


What are the benefits of the ingredients in massage oil candles?

Massage oil candles are loaded with skin-nourishing ingredients. Cosmetic-grade soybean oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, and skin-safe essential oil and fragrance oil. 

Pure soy wax is derived from a soybean plant. The oil is turned into wax via hydrogenation and is non- toxic and safe. Soy wax is biodegradable, water-soluble, is virtually soot free when used in candles. It does not emit toxins and carcinogens like paraffin wax, burn cooler and last longer than other candles.

Soybean oil is high in Vitamin E and fatty acids. Soybean oil is light, easily absorbed and good for all skin types.

Vitamin E has revitalizing and regenerative properties, is a wonderful moisturizer and anti-inflammatory. Vitamin E is also bursting with antioxidants ideal to protect the skin from UV light, and other elements, which damage free radicals. Vitamin E has anti-aging effects by boosting the skin to appear younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E helps even out skin tone and improve the skin’s texture, reduce the appearance of stretch marks and age spots, resulting in more radiant skin.

Jojoba oil is high in Vitamins E, B & C. It permeates the skin with high absorption, encouraging healing of the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, acne and stretch marks, and is a natural UV inhibitor.

Shea butter is obtained from the Shea Karite tree in Africa and is esteemed for its skin-nourishing properties such as Vitamins A, E and F. Helpful for sun-damaged and dry skin. Shea butter is high in unsaponifiables (7-12%) which makes it ideal for dry skin relief.


What is the average burn time for a massage oil candle?

Massage candles are not designed to burn from start to finish. Because of the various applications available (hands, feet, full body use), It is difficult to estimate exactly how many uses each person will get from the candle. However, when utilizing a massage oil, please be aware that a little does go a long way.


Why is it important to extinguish and discard of the candle when half an inch of wax remains in the container?

As the flame reaches the base of the jar, and the wax is almost all melted, the container can become extremely hot. Although our containers are made for candle use, the risk remains that the container can become so hot when the flame is directly on it with no wax, it may crack /burn.


How do I store massage oil candles?

Store in a cool dry place away from direct or indirect sunlight. Leave the lid on the candle when not in use to ensure that dust doesn’t settle on the wax.