As discussed yesterday, the reason massage wax candles work is because soy wax has a very low melt point. This means that you can pour the melted wax directly from the candle onto your hand with comfort. The wax is not much warmer than bathwater. Of course, just to be on the extra safe side, always pour the wax into your hand and not directly into the small of someone’s back.
We tried many recipes before coming up with the three that we’ll go over in the next few days. But first, some basic safety and starter tips.
Ingredients Listing – Since these are meant to use on the body, they fall under normal labeling rules with skin products. Full ingredients must be listed using either common names or INCI names. Ounces and place of manufacture must be listed.
Skin-Safe Ingredients– You cannot use candle fragrance or color for massage candles. All items used must be skin safe. Bramble Berry Container Soy Wax is skin-safe and can be used for massage products. Not all soy candle wax is safe for use on skin so be sure to double check with your vendor if you’re not using a Bramble Berry wax. The skin safety requirements mean that you can only use colors approved for burning (no micas, no Labcolors) and for skin. That leaves only a few color options and really, do you want to have a colored massage anyways?
In order to start this project, you will need NatureWax C-3 blend (all natural soy skin safe wax), a skin and candle safe fragrance (all of the Bramble Berry soap fragrances can be used in soy candles), a tin or candle container and an appropriately sized wick. The only equipment needed is just a Pyrex container and a spoon.
Tomorrow, we’ll go over the first easy recipe. It only contains four ingredients so it’s the easiest of the recipes to make.
Thank you! I’m waiting for my ingredients. Once I test it out I’ll let you know! 🙂
Or maybe even candelila wax can be used since that has a melting point of around 68-70 something degrees?
Becky with Bramble Berry says
Good morning, Karina! You could try using beeswax or candelilla wax, but both do have a much higher melting point then the soy wax and could be a bit too warm when using them for massage candles. If you do try it, make sure to do a test patch on your skin to make sure it works and isn’t too hot! Let us know how it turns out. 🙂
-Becky with Bramble Berry
I loved your youtube tutorial! I have a question though, If I have soy allergies and would like to replace the soy wax for beeswax, would this work nicely too if I put a bit less beeswax since it does have a higher melting point? Thank you 🙂
I would love to make some of the massage candles, but can’t find the recipe, I’m a little behind i finding this site, but am trying to catch up fast. Does anyone still have the link or recipe?
Becky with Bramble Berry says
Good morning, Cindy!
Here are all the links for the massage candles:
Massage Candles – Intro – Day One: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/massage-candles-intro-day-one-2/
Massage Candles – The Fine Print – Day Two: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/massage-candles-the-fine-print-day-two-2/
Massage Candles – Ingredients & Melting: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/massage-candles-ingredients-melting-2/
Massage Candles – Pouring and Wick Setting: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/massage-candles-pouring-and-wick-setting-2/
Massage Candles – Final Thoughts and Round Up: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/massage-candles-final-thoughts-and-round-up-2/
I hope this helps! 🙂
-Becky with Bramble Berry
I love the candles, they can be a great tools if you want to conquer a boy. I prefer to use a candles with some fragance. I think the men love it too.
So when i have a romantic date, i always decorate my apartment with some candles, and the night result successfully like some medicine that increase your sexual performance, so if you want to live a great experience advice you buy viagra
Best Business Opportunity says
Candles really works wonders for the house. I always have them depending on what I do. Sometimes even just when I'm about to sleep and of course, when taking a good bath… at times, when I use some massage electronics or if I have a masseuse, I light some candles too as they help in giving you comfort.
2 Virgos, Thank you for that suggestion. That’s such a good idea! I appreciate you sharing.
Tinamarie, those Flying Pig molds are adorable, aren’t they?
2 Virgos Designs says
Excellent article, recipe and intro. To avoid the wick problem I’ll be making soy wax massage tarts. This sidesteps the issue of people burning themselves on the flame, a safety issue that has many chandlers avoiding making this wonderful and popular product.
Thank you for the prompt reply, Anne-Marie!
I think I understand sizing of wicks now, but I am still uncertain about which types of wicks are best used in different soy candles. Could you perhaps discuss the different types of available soy wicks, and why it is best for your recommended application? Thank you very much!
By the way, your Flying Pig molds are one of my biggest sellers!
Hi Tinamarie –
Thanks for your note.
Have you seen this little wick tutorial?
If it doesn’t answer your question enough, definitely let me know! =)
Thank you for offering these excellent tutorials, Anne-Marie. Would you PLEASE discuss wicking in detail? I do not understand the best types of wicks to use for soy candles and massage candles, and why that particular wick is recommended. Thank you again!