Massage oil candle - body massage candle by PicoBong - review by Breas

Better Options Out There!

The Massage Oil Candle by Picobong is cute but very tiny. It would make a good stocking stuffer and is great for travelling. Personally, I like the stronger scented candles and while the scent to this candle is nice, you have to put your nose right up to it to smell anything. The candle doesn't burn on the sides so you barely have any oil once the candle is done burning. Also, the price is freakishly high when you compare price and burn time with other candles available. I don't recommend it.
Natural ingredients, travel friendly, cute packaging, oil moisturizes and leaves skin soft.
Very small, doesn't burn evenly, scent is faint (may be a pro for some), price per burn time hour.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
The Massage Oil Candle by Picobong is available in three different scents: coconut/vanilla, chocolate/chilli, and apple/cinnamon. I have all three scents but have only used the apple cinnamon so far. The candle is wrapped with a piece of cardboard, which makes up the packaging. The top of the packaging states the company name, product name, and says “Don’t worry be apple”.

The bottom of the packaging states the directions for use, ingredients, and company contact information. When you open up the cardboard that is wrapped around the candle, you’ll find warnings and safety instructions on the other side of the cardboard. The cardboard can be recycled.


The candle is VERY small. It’s much smaller than I had expected. I knew it was going to be small because of the low price and the stated burn time being only one hour…but not this small. It reminds me of a sample product you’d get to try before you buy the full size. With its compact size, it would make a great stocking stuffer for the holiday season and is perfect for travelling with.

It’s similar in size to a tea light candle. There is a peel off sticker covering the top of the candle that has the same information as the top of the cardboard packaging. The candle sits in a silver tin and the candle is white in colour with a white wick. The tin stands just a smidge over ½ of an inch tall; a circumference of approximately 5 ¼ inches, and the candle has a diameter of 1 5/8 inches. You can see the candle beside a cap off of a 2L bottle of pop in the photos below.


When you first take the sticker off of the top of the candle, you’re not met with an overwhelming scent. When I first opened my Shunga candle, the room was filled with its aroma. Only when I put my nose a few inches from the Picobong candle, I could spell the scent. The apple/cinnamon scent does in fact smell like apple and cinnamon. It’s very similar in scent to a fresh apple pie.

The ingredients as listed on the product packaging are as follows: Glycerin soja (soy) wax, butyrosperum parkii (shea butter), prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, and perfume (vanillin, maltol, anisaldehyde). The first three ingredients in the candle are natural and all three ingredients function as a skin-conditioning agent. The last ingredient (perfume) is for the scent.

The packaging doesn’t list a burn time but the product page here at EdenFantasys states the burn time is 1 hour. I decided to time the candles burn time to see how accurate the stated time was. I trimmed the wick like the instructions stated. You’re supposed to trim the wick to .5cm and then “remove debris before lighting”. The candle should also be placed on a heat resistant surface.

So how did the candle perform? It performed “okay”. I’m actually pretty disappointed with the candle. We’ll start with the scent… when the candle is burning, it doesn’t fill the room with a lovely aroma. It’s very subtle. This may or may not be a positive thing for some people, especially if you’re sensitive to the strong scents. Me? I prefer the strong scents that fill the room. The only way I could detect the scent is with my nose fairly close to the candle.

I lit the candle at exactly 10:55am. I took photos and stated their times below. The first photo was taken 1 minute after I had lit it (so at 10:56am). A half an hour later, I took another photo. The wax was melted half way down but the sides of the candle weren’t melting. Then I started to talk with someone and I completely forgot I had the candle lit. At 12:40pm (1 hour and 45 minutes since I had lit it), I took the last photo.


You can see that the sides of the candle didn’t burn at all, leaving very little oil to use. The directions say to not burn the entire candle. I forgot about the candle so I let it burn entirely down to the bottom. I would hate to see how little oil would be there if I hadn’t burned it completely down. The tin wasn’t hot when I blew the candle out. This is probably because there was a thick layer of wax all the way around the candle that didn’t burn.

I consider this obvious but before using the candle oil on your own or your partner’s body- be sure to blow the candle out. Test the temperature of the oil before pouring onto the body. I find that if you pour the candle from further away, it’s less warm once it hits the body.

The oil from the candle is fairly thick and absorbs quickly when rubbed into the skin. That being said, this isn’t the best for a number of situations: 1) if you want an oil that allows you to easily glide your hands along your own/partners body. 2) if you want to give/receive a massage with an oil that lasts longer than 5 minutes. 3) if you want to cover a large area with the oil (since it’s such a small amount). If any of those situations apply to you, this candle won’t cut it.

One nice thing about the candle is that the oil does make the skin feel moisturized and soft after the oil has been completely rubbed into the skin. I have sensitive skin and didn’t have any problems with irritation from the ingredients. After the oil was rubbed in, there was no funky residue left on my skin. The scent left on the skin is faint. You have to put your nose fairly close to the area where it was applied in order to smell anything.

I mentioned at the beginning of the review that I bought all three scents. I don’t plan on even opening the others after trying this one. I’m just going to throw them into stockings for the holidays. There are much better candles available here at EdenFantasys that burn evenly, have a stronger scent, and cost less when you compare burn times.

Now for some fun… a quick battle royale for price! Only one candle can be left standing!


The Picobong candle is only $4.95 but has a burn time of only an hour and a half or so. We’ll round it up to two hours. So each hour of burn times costs you $2.48. The Shunga candle has a price of $15.99 but has 45 hours of burn time. So each hour of burn time with the Shunga candle costs you .36cents. So while you’re paying a bit more for the Shunga candle, you’re paying $2.12 less per hour of burn time. SHUNGA WINS.
Follow-up commentary
I still wouldn't recommend this candle. It's too small and too expensive. Like the original review's title states, "there are better options out there".
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  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
    • Everyone
    • Temperature play
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
  • 783883877299373783
    Great video and comparison. Thanks.
  • Breas
    You're welcome hun!
  • captainjackharkness
  • Breas
    You're welcome Captain!
  • MissCandyland
    Oh wow! Didn't realize how small this was!
  • SneakersAndPearls
    Thank you! I was also disappointed in the candles. Husband and I love massages and have tried many different oils and scents. This one, though, was a complete fail.
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