Benefits Of Massage Oil Candles: How To Use & Precautions To Take?

Massage oil candles are essentially soy candles enhanced with natural oils and cosmetic ingredients which provide excellent body moisturizing capacity. Hence massage oil candles are fast gaining popularity for skin care uses. Massage oil candles light up the room and provide a lingering fragrance which creates a soothing delightful ambiance for the massage.

Massage oil candles primary component is cosmetic grade soy oil to nourish and moisturize the skin abundantly. Candles are further enhanced by adding ingredients such as: avocado butter, beeswax, cocoa butter, grape-seed oil, jojoba oil, mango butter, Shea butter, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E.

These ingredients are well known for skin care benefits because of their moisturizing, protective and healing abilities. Massage oil candles deeply moisturize, nourish and hydrate the skin. They make your skin soft, smooth, silky, radiant, refreshed & rejuvenated and leave your skin mildly perfumed with their wonderful fragrance.

Massage oil candles are effectively used for treating dry skin areas. Cuticle treatment, applied on dry elbows to make them soft and smooth, used on dry feet and cracking heels in winter, as well as full body massage.

How To Use Massage Oil Candles?

Massage oil candles melt at a temperature slightly above body temperature.

Hence the melted oil /lotion is warm and can be easily applied on skin.

In order to use the massage oil candle keep the wick small to make best use of the candle. Now light the candle leave it burning for 15 to 20 minutes. The candle starts melting down and forms a pool below. Now put out the flame. Take the melted massage oil /lotion and start massaging it onto your skin.

If your massage oil candle is of a good quality, the melted oil / lotion will get absorbed into your skin in a short time making your skin soft and silky.

Some massage candles can also be used without melting. Just the way we use an ointment or gel. Take the massage candle, scrape a small amount with your fingertips and apply it on skin. The lotion will automatically melt when it reaches body temperature and get soaked into your skin.

Precautions While Using Massage Oil Candles

  • Always ensure that ingredients and fragrances mentioned on the massage oil candle are safe for using on the skin.
  • People allergic to nuts should refrain from using massage oil candles; because usually they contain lots of nuts based ingredients.
  • Test the massage oil candle on a small area to check for rashes and allergies, if any.
  • Do not use candles on your face or near your eyes as these are very highly sensitive.
  • Remember to put out the flame before using the melted massage oil or lotion.