I am excited to say that I had my first experience playing with a massage candle. I’ll spare you the fluffy intro and get down to brass tacks.
Inside of the 2 ounce tin lives the tiny Ignite Me Massage Candle from Good Vibration candle made from soy wax, soybean oil, coconut oil, shea butter and fragrance oil. It gave off a gentle scent that didn’t make me sneeze nor was I able to taste it at the back of my throat. I was a little worried about this when I saw fragrance oil in the ingredient list! This pleased me. I’m not sure whether or not it smelled like morning dew (its self proclaimed scent), but it had a fresh clean aroma. I lit the candle and left it in my bathroom for about 30 minutes to get the oils flowing, and to see if the scent would fill the small space. When I returned, there wasn’t much of a smell in the bathroom at all. I suppose this was good news for my tear ducks (strong scents tend to sting my eyeballs), but I was hoping to walk in to a yummy smelling bathroom. This wasn’t a big deal, though.
After the 30 minute waiting period, there was a clean burning candle and a small pool of oil. There was enough oil to massage my entire forearm. I poured it into my hand and massaged it into my skin. It was hot of course, but totally tolerable. It felt nice on my skin, creating a nice smooth surface for massage. It wasn’t super greasy like baby oil or other regular massage oils, but I have nothing to compare it to in the way of candles.
The Ignite Me left skin feeling quite soft and moisturized. I left it on my skin and it pretty much absorbed in about an hour or 2. The faintest hint of “morning dew” scent was left behind, which was nice. I can’t really say if there is enough goo in this small candle tin to give a full body massage, but there is definitely more than enough for a decent back massage.
I don’t want to make a bigger deal than necessary, but I definitely plan on handing this thing to my boyfriend to use up on my tired muscles. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a basic massage candle without an offensive perfumey smell.