Soy oil candles when melted can be used as a soothing massage oil. Make some for yourself or as gifts. This is a guide about making soy massage candles.
This is the kind of candle you can burn, then pour on and use as a massage oil, or for rough spots like elbows and knees. Soy wax never gets extremely hot so you won't burn yourself! Great gift for Valentine's Day or anniversary.
How to use: Let candle burn for awhile (20 minutes or so?) until enough of it is melted to pour onto the body. Try not to pour too close to the skin. It will be quite warm, but it won't burn you. Enjoy!
Source: this is my own craft recipe
By Lisa from Halifax
This sounds so interesting! But I have a few question that I hope you can help me with please:
Where do you buy soy wax?
Where would I buy the kind of wicks you mention?
Can you use these candles just for burning and scenting a room?
Thanks in advance! I think you're right; these would make perfect, personal Valentines day gifts, and also gifts for showers, Christmas, etc.
Soy wax can usually be purchased at craft stores but try ebay too! It always comes in pellet form. Just remember not to replace the soy with parrafin because that will burn your skin! Soy doesnt get as hot :)
Where can I purchase cocoa butter, almond oil, coconut oil, shea butter to make massage candles? Thanks. Joyce
I typed in purchase shea butter in a google search and went to this site:
I looked in the right hand margin under butters...it listed cocoa butter and shea butter. I would google the same thing for the oils; type in purchase almond oil. Good luck!
I have seen cocoa butter, almond oil, coconut oil, and shea butter all at our local health food store: Earth Fare. Try to goodle earthfare.com and look up each item. it's worth a try. Good luck
What exactly Are Massage Candles? Do you use them to massage with...not lit? Or burn them while doing a massage? Anyhoo, you can buy all of that and more at Mountain Rose Herbs, an Oregon based company that I have ordered from for years with wonderful service and quality. They have a website where you can order and request a catalog. They are also on Facebook.
I purchase all these things and many more at www.snowdriftfarm.com . They also have recipes for all sorts of things, and you can ask questions about your concerns! Best of luck and Have fun!