Ember - massage candle by Jimmyjane - review by LikeSunshineDust

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Ember

Massage candle by Jimmyjane

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The Last Candle You May Ever Want

The Ember by JimmyJane is an absolutely fabulous candle in every way. Even if Honey and Vetiver is not for you, it comes in a variety of other scents to please your senses. The smooth, luxurious wax on your or your lover's body is sure to the the cherry on top of any romantic night. I recommend the Ember to anyone who loves candles or massages.
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Pros:
Gorgeous presentation, body-friendly ingredients, original and useful design.
Cons:
Scent may not be for everyone, wax can cake under finger nails and has a little drag while drying.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

The Ember is a massage candle, but it can also be used as a plain ol' candle for burning in your home to add a warm glow or aromatherapy to a room. The wax can also be used as a moisturizer. What makes it a massage candle is the special wax that melts at a lower temperature than normal candle wax, so it doesn't get super hot and cause burns. What makes this massage candle unique is the specially designed ceramic container with a small spout molded into the top to make pouring the wax a little easier. It's little considerations like this that can make a product all that more fabulous.

The candle can be used simply by lighting and letting enough wax melt to use for your massage. Blow the candle out then pour the desired amount of wax into your hand or onto the area you're massaging. The wax in the candle will remain in its liquid state for up to 30 minutes, so no need to rush. I like to let the entire top of the candle melt before pouring any out, just to keep the top even, though this can take an hour or two. Sometimes if I don't want to wait and am just massaging a small area (hands, feet, or neck), I dip a finger into the wax pool a couple times to collect just enough of it. If you do this, be careful not to get too close to the wick, as you could burn yourself. Wait until there is plenty of melted wax around the wick so give yourself enough room.

Jimmyjane assures on their website that they use body-safe and "spa-grade" ingredients and that their candles are "free of parabens, paraffin, lead and other harmful chemicals". I have a full list of ingredients, but it is too long to include here. If you are sensitive to certain ingredients or are just curious, I can send the list to you upon request. If you're not sure about your own allergies or sensitivities, test the melted wax on a small patch of skin before using on a large area.
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    • Relaxation/alone time
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Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

When in its solid state the wax of the Ember is soft (not squishy, but if you pressed it hard enough it would dent) and the scent rubs off on your finger if you touch it. When melted, it has a rich and luxurious feel. Because of the spout, the wax pours very easily with very minimal dribbling down the side. It is a liquid, so it obviously moves a bit once it's on the skin's surface. Don't pour onto a part of the body with a lot of slope. The wax will remain smooth as long as there is friction keeping it warm or until it is absorbed into the skin. If you end your massage and there is still some wax on the skin, it does form a residue with a little bit of a drag. Not sticky, just draggy. This goes away in about 10-15 minutes or so. While in this stage, it can be reactivated by more massage, though it doesn't go completely back to its original smoothness.

Taste / Aroma

The scent I received was Vetiver and Honey. I know, what the heck is vetiver? Well, vetiver oil is an essential oil cultivated from the roots vetiver grass, native to Japan, Haiti and India. It's scent can be described as deep, sensual and woodsy but with tones of sweetness and amber. Vetiver is the main scent in the candle. The honey is not very noticeable but lightens up the overall mood of the scent. When I first put my nose to the candle, it just smelled like soap to me, but now that I have burned it several times and gotten familiar with the scent, I've come to know and love the balance and sensuality of the aromas. The scent is fairly androgynous and can be appreciate by both men and women. Jimmyjane describes this scent with: "The woody balsam notes of aged Vetiver are softened by thick amber Honey, creating a welcome hush. This pair of aphrodisiac scents gathers secrets within its deep shadows."

The Ember comes in several other scents, all pairings of aphrodisiacs to create different sensual moods.

Performance

The Ember boasts up to 72 hours of burning time. Burning time can be optimized by allowing the entire top of the candle to melt each time you use it. My candle does have one side that doesn't completely melt, no matter how long I burn it. The wick looks very slightly off-center, but I didn't notice that until I inspected it very closely. I just used a small knife to scrape the unmelted wax off the side and place it in the middle to melt.

The Ember requires very little clean up. It doesn't need to be washed off; just let it absorb into the skin. If some wax spills on a hard surface, simply wipe it up with a paper towel. If it spills on carpet, upholstery, bed sheets, or clothing, one trick to clean it up is to put an ice pack or bag of ice cubes on the spill to make it harden and then scrape up the pieces. The oils may create grease stains.

Packaging

The packaging for the Ember is so impressive. It's totally sleek and sophisticated and made of sturdy, thick paperboard. The outside of the packaging is a white sleeve (as pictured in the product description) with the scent and Jimmyjane's name and logo imprinted on the front. A description of the scent and the candle's specs are printed on the top of the sleeve. There are two indents to pull out a black box which houses the candle. There is foam padding protecting both the candle and the small lid accompanying it.

The packaging creates a beautiful presentation, so it would make a perfect gift. It also allows for safe travel for your candle, in case you move or want to take it on a sexy vacation. (Disclaimer: Check with the hotel/lodging first about rules regarding burning candles.) I'm holding onto the foam padding so I can just tape them back in place when I move in a few months.

The included package insert is a little booklet of burning, use and safety instructions and ingredients in English, French, Spanish, and German. The information is very through, but oddly the ingredients of my scent were not included (7 others were), so I had to email Jimmyjane's customer service to find mine out. They were very good about getting back to me in a timely manner.

Special Features

The porcelain encasing the Ember is extremely sophisticated and completely reusable. It is opaque, but once the candle gets to a lower level, the flame creates a glow through the sides. When the candle is all used up, it can be washed out with soap and water. You could then use it as a holder for another free-standing candle or a vessel for other massage oils (You could even make your own).

It also comes with a small plate that can be used to either cover the candle while not in use to protect from dust or underneath the candle while burning it to protect your furniture.

Personal comments

As far as safety: Never leave candles burning unattended. Keep them out of reach of pets or children. Always burn candles on a sturdy and level surface like a table or desk, never put them ON the bed. Keep candles a safe distance from combustible objects. The porcelain container may be hot while the candle is lit, so blow it out or be extremely careful if you want to move it. Do not put hot wax on sensitive body parts. The wax is for external use only and should not be used as lubricant.

Experience

I didn't get to see my boyfriend at all while I was working on this assignment, but that didn't stop me from enjoying this fabulous candle. I gave myself a few wonderful hand massages. Just a little dribble (or a few finger-dips) was needed to massage both hands for over 30 minutes. Winter dryness is never kind to my hands, so the oils in the wax were deeply appreciated and left my skin very soft and hydrated.
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Comments
  • SexyTigerX
    SexyTigerX  
    Sunshine, This sounds really cool!

    Great review!Winking
  • LikeSunshineDust
    LikeSunshineDust  
    Thanks Crystal! It is very cool!
  • Splendwhore
    Splendwhore  
    Awesome review. I want this!! Heart
  • LikeSunshineDust
    LikeSunshineDust  
    Thanks Splendwhore! And thanks to everyone for your votes Smile
  • NuMe
    NuMe  
    Very nice review!
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    I must have one Smile
    Great review!
  • LikeSunshineDust
    LikeSunshineDust  
    Thanks Newme and Sammi.

    @Sammi, Yes! You must! I'm actually have a second one on my wish list. Ginger and date!
  • Jul!a
    Jul!a  
    I agree with Sammi, I must own one. Going on my wishlist for when I have a bit more money Smile

    I also want to thank you for throwing in the safety bit about keeping the flame away from combustibles and don't set on the bed and such. I know it's common sense to most people, but some still need the reminder. Great review!
  • LikeSunshineDust
    LikeSunshineDust  
    Thanks, Jules Smile
  • MuffysPinguLove
    MuffysPinguLove  
    These all sound so yummy! I might just have to start a collection Big smile
  • Maiden
    Maiden  
    I have been wanting one of these candles badly! They are a bit pricey, though so I want to make sure I pick a good scent. I am waiting and hoping for more reviews that will describe each scent.
  • LikeSunshineDust
    LikeSunshineDust  
    Jimmyjane's website actually has descriptions of all of the scents (except for Saffron and neroli, for some reason) [http://www.jimmyjane.com/shop/ember-p-87.html]
  • namelesschaos
    namelesschaos  
    Excellent review, very through and detailed. I really like the Saffron + neroli I have and will probably buy another scent someday. Thanks for describing what the heck "vetiver" is so well. (Never thought a candle could have me going WTF?)
  • LikeSunshineDust
    LikeSunshineDust  
    I'm glad you enjoy yours so much! I'm definitely getting a second one.
  • Airen Wolf
    Airen Wolf  
    Vetiver always smells like autumn to me...like warm woods with a hint of a bonfire. Lovely. These are all on my wish list! Smile
    Wonderful review!
  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    Viktor Vysheslav Malkin  
    Always liked your reviews, they are always very informative, this is no exception
  • Illusional
    Illusional  
    Oooh, I love this candle. I'm seriously gona invest in one. Thanks for the review!
  • spiced
    spiced  
    Thanks for a great review (and for explaining "vetiver", lol). This seems to be the best massage candle I've seen so far...
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