Making Soy Massage Candles

Soy candle in a glass jar.

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.


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Tip: Soy Massage Candle

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.


  • 1 cup soy wax
  • 2 tsp. cocoa butter
  • 2 tsp. almond or other light oil
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil (or shea butter if you have it)
  • 2 (125 ml) canning jars (or tins)
  • 2 wicks (for soy wax - lead free, for 2-3 inch diameter candles)
  • essential oils or fragrance (optional)


  1. In a microwave, melt all ingredients on low, stirring often. Make sure the wax/oils don't get too hot!
  2. When melted, add 1/4-1/2 tsp. of essential oils (lavender, sandalwood, or ylang ylang are good ones (or a combination).
  3. Pour into containers and insert wicks in the middle.
  4. Set 24 hours, then it's ready to burn.

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

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Question: Making Massage Candles

Where can I purchase cocoa butter, almond oil, coconut oil, shea butter to make massage candles? Thanks. Joyce

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By Kat [7] 05/09/2009

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!

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