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.