Soy Massage Candle Recipes

ID-10032350Prepare for a cosy evening with these soy massage candle recipes! (Make ’em the previous day, so they get time to harden.)

Soy wax candles can be used for massage as well as scenting the room. You don’t need too many different ingredients to make an aromatherapy massage candle yourself.

Soy wax, a carrier oil, some shea butter and one or two of your preferred essential oils plus some candle wick and a glass jar are the essentials.

To create an even more luxurious massage candle, just play around with the different ingredients and work with two different kinds of oils and butters in the same recipe, always respecting the initial wax – oil – butter ratio.

Find two massage candle recipes below and once you’ve got the trick, have fun with experimenting to create new recipes!


Aromatherapy massage candle recipe nr.1


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  1. Prepare your working space and the jar with the candle wick.
  2. There are two ways of inserting the wick in the candle. Some like to fix the wick with a drop of melted wax to the bottom of the jar, other say you can add the wick after pouring the wax. I prefer to have the wick in place steadily before pouring the wax mixture, as it is also best to pour the mixture when it is not entirely runny anymore, which gives you very little time to get the wick in place properly after the wax has been poured.
  3. In a double boiler (au bain marie) melt the right amount of soy wax and avocado oil together.
  4. Mix well. Shea butter doesn’t like heat – it tends to get grainy when heated, which is why you add it to the warm wax and oil after taking the mixture out of the double boiler.
  5. Take off the heat, add the Shea butter and stir gently to make sure all the ingredients are blended.
  6. Let the mixture cool a few minutes while stirring, and have your essential oil(s) ready. The reason the essential oils are added right before pouring, is because they are heat-sensitive and evaporate if the wax is still too hot.
  7. Add the essential oils and allow another one or two minutes to blend the whole mixture, before pouring it into the glass jar.
  8. Let your candle sit overnight and enjoy the scent of your creation in the morning!
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Aromatherapy massage candle recipe nr.2



Same as for the recipe above.

ID-100132385Can I use these massage candle recipes as scented candles?

The amount of essential oil it takes to scent a room is higher than the amount you need for massage. The amount of essential oils it takes to scent a room, may be a too strong for the body. That’s why I make my massage candles specifically for that purpose. If you were to add loads of essential oil, I guess it would become a scented candle, but that would make them a bit too strong for skin application.

On the other hand, for a scented candle you don’t need to add butters and oils. These ingredients are in the massage candle recipes for their skin softening and nourishing properties.

If you wish to create a candle to scent a room, adding essential oils to pure soy wax would be the way to go. A more efficient way of spreading fragrances in the house is to use an essential oil burner. The oil burner allows you to vary depending on the occasion and experiment with all sorts of different essential oil combinations, by using just a few drops.


Which of these massage candle recipes to choose?

For an aromatherapy massage candle, both recipes work well.

Massage candle recipes with the ratios of example number 1 will take about 45-60 minutes of burning to be ready for use, because of the larger amount of ingredients that are solid at room temperature. If you want to be able to use the candle for massage, but not every time and also appreciate it for it’s flame and scent, go with recipe number 1. It keeps burning with a solid flame, makes a great candle as is and also forms a nice protecting layer on the skin, with good glide.

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Massage candle recipes like number 2 will be ready for use after 10-15 minutes of lighting the candle (when poured into a small 2 oz. jar). If you plan on using the candle especially for massage and like to do so soon after lighting it, recipe number 2 is a good choice. The addition of cocoa butter, more shea butter and oil makes a delicious massage blend that nourishes the skin, as well as providing good glide.

TIP: If you use cocoa butter in massage candle recipes, the scent will remain present. Make sure the smell of cocoa butter doesn’t conflict with your essential oils. Some work very well together – the natural cocoa butter odor blends nicely with sweeter scents like vanilla. De-odorised cocoa butter is available for when you’re looking to avoid the scent.

Where to find the best soy massage candle ingredients?


Soy Wax

For the best deals on Soy Wax, I go to Amazon.

Ingredients & More

My most recently discovered place to shop for natural and organic skin care ingredients is called ‘From Nature With Love‘. They have a very large selection of ingredients, both conventional and certified organic butters, oils and essential oils. Another awesome thing about this place is that they carry many different types and sizes of packaging supplies, such as jars and containers for your creations, as well as equipment. Very convenient to be able to find all these things in one location and save on the shipping charges you would pay for having to find ingredients, packaging, equipment and even books separately. Real helpful as well: the fact the packaging can be added per single unit. 😉 (Unlike at some other places where you’re forced to buy a bunch at once.)

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Fun Stuff to check out on ‘From Nature With Love’

♥  Plant Based Fragrance Oils. Have you been wanting to make delicious soy candle in one of those a little less botanical and more. ahem, ‘mouth-watering’ scents? Keep reading. These plant based fragrance oils are made with essential oils and aromatic components coming from natural, raw botanical sources. They do not contain cancer-causing synthetic chemicals like regular fragrance oils do, while still allowing you to explore some crazy flavors. Cherry, Pina Colada or Frosted Lemon Cake..!? Yummms! 😀 More information can be found on the plant based fragrance oils page.

♥  Recipes for candles, soap and skin care, submitted by customers (hundreds of them). Go to the recipe database.

♥  The Sales Corner! Always fun to take a peek at both clearance items and the current sales and specials.

Read More About Making Soy Candles:


Basic Directions The place to start, when you’re making soy massage candle recipes for the first time.

Fall & Winter Soy Massage Candle Recipes :: Delicious blends reminding of autumn spices, which will warm you up when it’s cold outside!

Trouble-Shooting Tips & Tricks for the most common soy-candle-making-issues. You know, those little things you wish you knew before starting, instead of… well… learning ’em the hard way. 😉


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