How to Make Massage Candles

Massage candles are unique in that the soy wax melts at a low temperature and can be poured directly onto skin and used as a massage oil. When making massage candles, use a high quality soy wax that is dermatology tested, like GW415. If you want to add a fragrance or essential oil, make sure to use one that is safe on skin! With the romantic glow of the candle and the gentle warmth of the melted oils on the skin, this will sure to be a massage you will never forget!

Basic Massage Candle Recipe
This recipe makes six 6 oz Aluminum Tins with HTP 1212 or RRD47 wicks.

454 grams GW 415
 Soy Wax
150 ml
Grapeseed Oil  or other liquid carrier oil
Oil-Soluble Fragrance or Essential Oil to desired scent level       

1. Measure out wax and oil and place in a double boiler (microwaving not recommended).
2. Melt on low-medium heat, stirring occasionally, until temperature of wax reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit. 
3. Remove from heat.
4. Add fragrance or essential oil and stir gently.
5. Once wax has cooled to between 140' and 160' Fahrenheit, or your desired pour temperature, slowly pour wax into containers.
6. Place wick in centre of container, repositioning it as needed to keep it centred.
7. When candle has set, trim excess wick to ¼ inch. Wait 24 hours for best results.

Light and enjoy!

Tips for making your massage candles:
• Substitute the Grapeseed oil for a different skin care oil, or a combination of oils. Try Sweet Almond oil, Evening Primrose oil, Avocado oil or Fractionated Coconut oil.
• Add a small amount of natural butter for more skin softening qualities. Try Shea Nut butter, Cocoa butter or Mango butter.
Don't add colour to your massage candle unless you want to add colour your skin, too!
• If you are adding an essential oil, make sure you use one that is safe for skin.