Husband and I love massages. One year for Christmas, we gave each other a portable massage table, and always keep some nice, natural oils on hand. Then I saw massage candles. Massage candles work by using the flame from the wick to melt the wax, which turns into a thick massage oil. I’ve tried a few massage candles before, but always hated them. I loved their idea, but their artificial scents were such a turn off and they left a thick residue on my skin. I decided I’m not a massage candle person.
Then Shevibe offered me a chance to review one of Seagrape’s Deep Light Massage candle. Maybe, I thought, it’s not that I’m not a massage candle person. Maybe I just needed to find the right candle.
A little bit about it: Seagrape’s massage candle is used by lighting the wick, waiting 20-30 minutes, blowing it out, and using the melted wax as a massage oil. The ingredients are all natural (I checked and double checked with the maker). And the ingredients are simple: Soy wax, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E, essential and flavour oil blend, love. Yep, this one also contains love.
I was a bit worried when I saw “flavour oil.” That’s a phrase used by a lot of different companies to mean a lot of different things. Sometimes flavour oils are natural, sometimes they are artificial. When I asked Seagrape, though, they assured me that this candle only has essential oils in it. Their chocolate, vanilla, and raspberry candles contain flavour oils, but they are naturally derived.
What I loved: Husband and I tried the massage candle together. The melted wax feels wonderful on our skin. Hot, but not too hot, thick and smooth. It glides across our skin with very little effort, even though it’s somewhat thicker than regular massage oil. We can massage for several minutes before the thick oil starts to turn back to wax.
The scent is lavender and orange, which I wouldn’t have thought to put together, but it smells amazing. The sweet, energetic scent of the orange comes through the most, with the comforting scent of lavender underneath of it.
Generally, when we use regular massage oil, we warm it up in our hands a little before touching each other. With the massage candle, we pour it right on to our skin (testing the temperature first, of course. No one wants to get burned). The warm, almost hot wax gives a pleasant, exciting little shock to the skin that you don’t get with regular oil.
What I didn’t: The only thing we didn’t like about the massage candle is that as it cools, it turns back into a waxy substance, leaving a fine film on the skin. It’s not as bad as other massage candles I’ve tried, but it does mean that a quick wash off after this wax play is a necessity. But at this point, I’m kind of thinking that this will be an issue with any massage candle.
Final thought: Oh-so-worth it. Even though you will likely have to jump in the shower after use, the smooth, sweet smelling, warm wax is worth a bit of clean up.
~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~