Oil Vs Candle-Massage Purposes

MamaDivine MamaDivine 01/30/2012

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MamaDivine MamaDivine
Do you prefer a hot wax massage or a liquid oil massage? Why?
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Candle
Just Jen , Cookie Monster Mike , lilly555 , True Pleasures , Blonde , Fuck it.
6  (24%)
liquid oil
Coralbell , Lady Neshamah , biancajames , Ansley , Ryuson , Review It , darthkitt3n , lexical , Peggi , kendra30752 , buzzvibe , winterseve , MrSinister , Pixel , sktb0007 , Midway through , ~LaUr3n~ , Gatita , KatPawz2003
19  (76%)
Total votes: 25
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Coralbell Coralbell
I like both, but I prefer oils so I don't have to wait for a candle to melt. But I do like the warmth of massage candles, I just have to remember to plan ahead to use them, so they don't get used as much.
01/30/2012
Lady Neshamah Lady Neshamah
i do use both of them, but most of my lovers would rather me use oils. but when i use candles, it's real wax play and is something totally different than a massage candle.
01/30/2012
biancajames biancajames
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Originally posted by Coralbell
I like both, but I prefer oils so I don't have to wait for a candle to melt. But I do like the warmth of massage candles, I just have to remember to plan ahead to use them, so they don't get used as much.
I love massage bars!
01/30/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Oils are more convenient and you can still heat them up.
01/30/2012
Just Jen Just Jen
I like the romantic aspect of the candle. We light it in our room and go in the hot tub for 20 minutes, and then the wax has melted and is ready. Love that!!
01/30/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
The candles are fun and nice, but I'm more fond of the oils. I have used a ton of the massage products and my favorite is Shunga. The one you listed by Shunga is outstanding! I like the Aphrodisiac oil too though.
01/30/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I have used 1 oil and 1 candle, I preferred the Kama Sutra Massage Candle
01/30/2012
lilly555 lilly555
Quote:
Originally posted by Just Jen
I like the romantic aspect of the candle. We light it in our room and go in the hot tub for 20 minutes, and then the wax has melted and is ready. Love that!!
I agree there's something romantic about using the candle as you let the warm light make your surroundings glow for awhile and then, boom the oils ready and warm.
01/30/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I usually prefer candles for the beautiful light and warmth. Some of them can be a bit gummy, though, like the Pheromone Soy Massage Candle. I don't have anything against oils, but I would stay away from System JO. I reviewed their Lavender Massage Oil and it was terrible.
01/30/2012
MrSinister MrSinister
The massage candle I used was oil-based, so it's kind of moot.

I prefer true blue massage oils, because massage is more than just the oil. Herbs and aromas play a huge part in the process, and herbal infused oils are easy to find at a good price.

I like the Kama Sutra line of oils, especially the mint-scented ones. Relaxing aromas + relaxing massage = Total ecstasy.
01/30/2012
Blonde Blonde
I thinks that depends on situation. Sometimes I just want the massage and don't want to wait for the candle to melt (though it doesn't take long) - then I use the oil. Sometimes I like to create the romantic atmosphere with gentle light, nice smell all over the room and romantic mood - the candle is perfect for in that case. That is why I have both and use them depending on my mood.
01/30/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Coralbell
I like both, but I prefer oils so I don't have to wait for a candle to melt. But I do like the warmth of massage candles, I just have to remember to plan ahead to use them, so they don't get used as much.
This exactly. We usually use the liquid oils so we don't have to wait.
01/31/2012
Midway through Midway through
Candles are romantic, but I find that I enjoy massage oils more. I haven't tried any of the specific candle products you have listed, but of the oils that you listed, I find that the one I have been using over and over and buying again and again is the don't stop massage oil. Pet is allergic to almost everything and she doesn't have reactions to that. It also has a pleasant warming sensation due to the herbal content of it promoting blood flow. It gives a great massage.
01/31/2012
Gatita Gatita
I chose oil simply because I haven't had any experience with a wax massage. For now I simply love hot oil massages & can't think of it getting any better than that.
01/31/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
We love the candles a lot. The only drawback is waiting for the oil/wax to melt, which in a good candle, can take 30 to 45 minutes, so you have to plan.

Our favorite is the JimmyJane massage candles. The scents are lovely and the texture is really nice.
01/31/2012
KatPawz2003 KatPawz2003
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
Do you prefer a hot wax massage or a liquid oil massage? Why?
I prefer oils because there is little to no prep needed. Candles are great for mood lighting but the cheap store bought ones do just as good for that. If I want a hot massage I still use oils because I have better control over the tempature of it.
01/31/2012
LambChop LambChop
I like both, but they're different. Different times call for different juice.
01/31/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
Do you prefer a hot wax massage or a liquid oil massage? Why?
This is a hard choice for me! I love the fact that a good quality massage candle oil is already warm and ready to go but most candle oils just don't go the distance or melt evenly. A good quality liquid massage oil should warm easily in the palms and spread evenly providing a great surface for massage. You can warm them to the same temp as candle oil by placing in warm water so I dunno....I like them BOTH!
Bwaaaa can't choose....
~gonna wander off mumbling to myself now....
01/31/2012
Fuck it. Fuck it.
I really like the Shunga candle that I have. It was good way to start a conversation about more serious wax play, which was the goal.
02/01/2012
Total posts: 20
Unique posters: 20
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Which one liquid and one candle would you prefer most? (ignore the fragrances listed, Im just trying to get a poll of what brands you like best.)
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
System JO glide massage oil 1oz (Lavender)
Lelo flickering touch massage oil (Balsam Fir & Bergamot)
Don't stop massage oil (2 fl.oz.)
Midway through
1
Shunga exotic massage oil (Apple)
Ansley , Ryuson , darthkitt3n
3
Sensual massage oil (Pleasure garden)
sktb0007
1
Don't stop massage candle (Sandalwood / Vanilla)
Kama Sutra massage candle (Deep ocean)
Lelo flickering touch massage candle (Black Pepper & Pomegranate)
darthkitt3n
1
Pheromone soy massage candle (Strawberries & champagne)
Shunga massage candle (Lavender)
MrSinister
1
Total votes: 7 (6 voters)
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Ansley Ansley
Apple is a revitalizing fragrance, so it would be really great for massages. The Shunga oil that I used was the Fruit formula and I liked it well enough, it's just not something we do very often so I sent it to a friend.
01/30/2012
MrSinister MrSinister
Given the choices listed above, I'd say the Shunga Candle. It was nice.

However, Kama Sutra oils are the best I've used so far. Anything with super high votes, however, I'll have to add to my wishlist...
01/30/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
The Sensuous Massage oils by Kama Sutra are amazing. I'd suggest trying the sample pack. It comes with different scents so you can figure out which you prefer before purchasing a full sized oil. They work really well too.
01/31/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't really care for any of the above, of those I've tried. We prefer the JimmyJane massage candles and Hathor Exotic Love Oil the best.
01/31/2012
KatPawz2003 KatPawz2003
I am not voting on this one because my preference isn't listed. I use the kama sutra oils. As far as candles go, I use regular ones for mood lighting.
01/31/2012
Total posts: 6
Unique posters: 6