Have you used a massage candle before? If not, you might enjoy one if you like candles and massages! They combine the best traits of both: A relaxing, pleasantly-scented atmosphere and a way to ease aches and pains or spend some bonding time with a partner. In addition, if you are using a soy massage candle, there are benefits for your skin!
Some massage candles — including our UNWIND candles — are made with 100% natural soy wax. As a wax derived from soybean oil, it makes for a cleaner burning candle than a conventional, petroleum-based paraffin one does.
But why apply melted wax to your skin? And how?
Soy oil (which is the melted form of soy wax) is high in vitamin E. This vitamin has anti-inflammatory properties and, when applied topically, can help skin retain moisture.
Massage candles will also often contain emollients that combine and melt well alongside soy such as shea butter. We opted to include this in UNWIND for many reasons: It’s safe for nearly every skin type, it has anti-aging properties, it can lighten scars and more!
Now, if you’re picturing pouring hot wax on your skin and are feeling unsure about that, we totally get it! Nobody wants to get burnt here. However, the risk is low with soy wax as it has a lower melting point than paraffin candles do and cools off pretty quickly when poured. Just always be sure to let the oil cool for a little bit after you extinguish the candle flame so that it is warm, not hot.
If you are curious about massage candles, you should definitely give them a try! Pick up one of our UNWIND candles in store or order from our website and enjoy the aroma of cranberry, peach and vanilla while you treat your body and mind to some much deserved nourishment.