MASSAGE CANDLE RECIPE

This candle may be used as both nourishing body balm and decadent warm massage oil.

A scented massage candles melt into luxurious massage oil, slowly absorbed into the skin leaving your skin glowing, pampered, soft and silky.

Specially formulated with soy wax that won’t harm your skin upon direct contact, because soy melts at a comfortable temperature and isn’t an irritant.

 

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Ingredients
Equipment needed
Method

This recipes makes a 200g Massage Candle.

  • 134g Soy Wax
  • 40g Hard butter (Eg. Shea Butter) 
  • 20ml Liquid Oil (Eg. Sweet Almond) 
  • 6ml Fragrance oil or essential oil (optional)

You will need the following equipment:

  • Double boiler ( A jug placed into a pot of water can be used) 
  • Spoon/chopstick for stirring
  • Candle Container
  • Infrared thermometer
  • Wick (Wooden wicks not recommended) 
  • Warning labels 

Instructions:

Note that the below instructions are based on our in-house testing, and you should also explore the below handling sheet, and to conduct your own testing with fragrance loads and colouring. We advise the use of a digital thermometer to assist in measuring the correct temperatures of the wax.

Preparation:  Ensure that you work on a safe surface, candle wicks are firmly in place, and that the max fill line have been market with a non-permanent marker to ensure that the jars are not over filled.  Lay down a few newspapers, as pouring candles can sometimes be messy.

Step 1 – Melting:  Wax, hard butter & oils should be melted in a Bain Marie double pot or an electric melting pot and should not be exposed to direct heat.  Melt your blend over a low heat slowly to reach between up to 65- 75℃.  The blend should appear slightly dark-golden in colour.  Take care not to heat over 80℃ as this can influence the setting and performance of the wax. Overheated wax is very opaque in colour and can result in injury. It can also cause discolouration and crumbling in the final product.

Step 2 – Adding Fragrance:  Add fragrance at 65 – 69℃ and stir gently for approximately 2 minutes. 

Step 3 – Pouring:  Once your fragrance, and the wax has cooled down to approx. 60℃ it is ready to be poured.  The wax will have a clear appearance.  If the wax is too cool, it will create cavities in the wax when curing.  It is important to have the containers at the same temperature as the ambient room temperature.

Step 4 – Settling: Allow your candle to sit for 24-36 hours to set completely before use. 

Please note: To ensure optimal performance, we strongly recommend first-time users conduct a test run on a small batch before using the wax in full-scale production.