Proceed With CautionIf you want a small candle to throw in your bag for a weekend getaway that will easily perfume a hotel room, then this is your go to gadget; otherwise, it's not good for much else unless you'd like to waterproof yourself.
Tiny candle can fill a room with its scent, strongly scented without being unpleasant.
Wax stays hot, sticky/hard to spread.
This massage candle is tiny and portable, and great for throwing in your overnight bag for a romantic weekend away. Its scent is powerful enough to fill a room, but not so overpowering that you'll need to crack a window.
The wax is on the sticky side. We lit ours and let it burn for about 45 minutes, which resulted in a divot about 1/4" deep and the size of a US quarter. Once we blew out the candle and let it cool a bit, the liquid/wax was still on the thick side - it reminded me of watery honey. It was difficult to spread on the skin and remained sticky.
The scent is on the strong side, definitely coconut, but the vanilla was more of a floral/perfume scent than food smell. In the 45 minutes we let our candle burn, the scent filled our 20' x 20' bedroom to the point where we needed to crack the window. Once rubbed into the skin, the scent lingers for a few hours if left to sit. While the majority of the ingredients are food safe, since it contains perfume I did not feel safe tasting it.
I wish I had more good things to say about this massage candle, but there are some MAJOR problems with it. It takes a long time to cool down. We blew out the candle, waited 5 min (which is how long we have to wait with our other massage candles), and poured the liquid into my hand. Please excuse my language... Fuck! Ouch! It was still really hot; I ended up losing a set of sheets because I reactively shook the wax out of my hand. The wax, of course, got all over our sheets, and that was the end of those sheets. I tried washing them to try and loosen the wax out, to no avail. A few nights later we tried again: 30 min burn and 10 min before pouring it into my hand. This was a tolerable temperature, which brings me to the next issue I have with this product. It's sticky as hell. It does NOT spread easily - it's tacky and hard to work into the skin, which doesn't make for a relaxing or sensual massage. I felt the need to shower immediately after, and much scrubbing with loofah and lots of castile soap was needed to get this stuff off me. I seriously was starting to think I'd been waterproofed. My husband left it on to soak in, and said when he showered after work the next day he experienced some beading of water, but not to the extent I did, and the scent stayed on his skin a good 4 hours or so.
The packaging is pretty nifty: a little flippy matchbook-type of cardboard sleeve that holds a tea light sized candle with a sticker seal, but once the sticker that covers the wax is peeled off, you can't "reseal" the candle.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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