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Looking for a creative idea for your next date night? Tired of the same old dinner and a movie?
This DIY includes massage and candles, 2 great elements for any date.
I love a good massage. Massage date nights are an inexpensive, good-for-you way to spend time together.
These DIY massage candles are easy to make, make great gifts and are really fun to use.
I have only recently heard of massage candles so when I went to give them a try I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it feel waxy? Would it go on smooth and feel waxy later?
No and No! It feels just like a good oil and leaves your skin smooth and soft and no wax to be found!
Ingredients you’ll need:
Melt wax flakes, cocoa butter, and coconut oil.
Take the bowl off the heat and mix in the almond oil and any essential oils you are using.
Glue the wicks to the bottom of your glass jar. Pour the wax into the jar. Use chopsticks or a clothespin to hold the wick straight up.
Let the candle harden.
Light the candle and let it burn 10-15 minutes until a bit of wax is melted. Blow out the candle and pour the melted wax/oils into your hand or dip your finger into the candle to use. It is not too hot to use right away. Enjoy your massage!
DIY Massage Candle
- 2.5 ounces soy wax flakes
- .5 ounce cocoa butter
- 1 T. almond oil
- 1 T. coconut oil
- 15 drops lavender essential oil or oil of choice
- 15 drops cedarwood essential oil
Use a double boiler. Or put a pot of water to boil, once boiling turn it down to simmer, then set a bowl on top of that pot. Put the soy wax flakes, cocoa butter, and coconut oil in the bowl and stir until melted.
Once it's melted remove the bowl from the pot and add in the almond oil and essential oils and stir to mix.
While the wax is melting, put the wick in your jar. Secure it to the bottom of the jar with glue, a little wax, or a bit of super glue. (This worked the best for us.)
Pour the melted liquid into the jar.
Make sure the wick is straight up by propping it with a clothespin or pencils or chopsticks.
Let the candle harden completely before use.
I used a small food scale to measure the wax.
To a fabulous date night!
With love + gratitude,