We love the idea of massage candles: luxuriously-scented candles made with massage oil, so that as the wax melts, the warm oil can be poured onto skin. (The wax is designed to have a very low melting point so it doesn’t burn your skin – A&E trips are not good for romantic atmosphere).
They come in ingeniously-designed containers with a built-in spout, so it’s easy to pour out the oil when you’re ready for some fun. Our top 3 massage candles are all available on Amazon UK, you don’t even have to leave the house to get something that smells and feels amazing.
1. Petits JouJoux ‘A Trip to Rome’ massage candle
Petits JouJoux make some beautiful body jewellery and masquerade masks, and this candle is just as pretty. With a burn time of 30 hours, it comes in smart, sophisticated packaging and is available in 120g and 180g sizes.
The ‘A Trip to Rome’ fragrance is a refreshing, heady mix of grapefruit and bergamot, but there’s a whole range of scents in the same range if that doesn’t tickle your fancy:
• A trip to Paris is a composition of vanilla and sandalwood
• A trip to London blends rhubarb, ambra and cassis
• A trip to the Orient combines pomegranate and white pepper
• A trip to Athens is a sweet blend of musk and patchouli
• A trip to Waikiki Beach makes you think of Piña Coladas, with pineapple and coconut.
Petits JouJoux candles are infused with jojoba oil and shea butter, and made from only natural ingredients (no artificial colours or preservatives). And they smell amazing.
A Trip To Rome candle, £26.80, Amazon UK
2. LELO Flickering Touch Massage Candle in Snow Pear and Cedarwood
I’m not sure I know what a snow pear is, but it has a lovely scent. Lelo make adult toys, so they know their stuff when it comes to sensuality. Made from all-natural ingredients, this candle contains shea butter and vitamin E, and burns for 36 hours. The Lelo Flickering Touch candle also comes in Black Pepper & Pomegranate and Vanilla & Creme de Cacao scents. Mmm.
It’s £18.36 from Amazon UK.
3. JimmyJane Dark Vanilla Massage Candle
This candle is so subtly-packaged that you wouldn’t even clock it on a bedside table. Again, JimmyJane are sex toy pros, so this is designed to be as sensual as it is scented. It’s packed with skin-loving jojoba, shea butter, vitamin E, soy and aloe, and burns for 32 hours. Other fragrances include Pink Lotus, Bourbon and, um, Cucumber.
It’s £19.99 from Amazon UK.
Whichever massage candle floats your boat, be safe: blow it out when you’re done ;)