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Product Review: Soy/Hemp Massage Candle by Earthly Body

November 24th, 2009

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The Soy/Hemp Massage Candle in Nag Champa by Earthly Body is 6.8 ounces of massage oil, moisturizer and aromatherapy all rolled into one.

What’d it come in?

This candle comes in a silver metal tin with a gold and maroon sticker label on the top telling you what it is and who it’s made by.  When you open the lid, you’ll find a small plastic spoon inside for distributing the wax, as well as the candle.  And on the bottom is a white sticker with black writing that has a list of ingredients, directions for use, warnings and tells you the product is drug and cruelty free.

What’s in it?

Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Apricot Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, Fragrance derived from natural sources 

How do you use it?

According to the directions on the back, you should burn the candle until it’s partially liquid, then pour or spoon it into your hand.  From there, you apply it to the skin.

It suggests you keep the wick trimmed to a quarter inch, handle the tin carefully and keep it out of the reach of children.  And it warns you to discontinue use if irritation occurs.

I light the candle and let it sit about twenty minutes or so.  From there, I pour it directly onto M’s skin.  Both of us enjoy the feeling of warm oil and wax dripping onto our skin, and massage candles melt at pretty low temperatures, so it really isn’t all that hot.

How is it?

Before I talk about anything else, let me just say that I hate the spoon.  I hate waxy dribbles on the outside of the tin and my dresser, but nowhere near as much as I hate the spoon.  No matter how much or how little wax I allow to melt, when I try to spoon the melted wax out of the candle, I end up gouging some solid wax from the bottom.  And we’ll not even talk about the fact that the spoon only gathers about an eighth of a teaspoon of wax.

All massage candles should have pour spouts.  For serious.

Have you ever been in a hippie store or a head shop? They usually have names like “Picasso Moon” or “The Dancing Bear”.  And they always have this smoky, soothing ambiance that hangs in the air and smells like meditation and music and musing all in one.

Or maybe you’re like me, and you’ve been burning Nag Champa incense and candles since you were twelve.  It wasn’t long after M and I got together that I expressed my love for the fragrance of Nag Champa, and we’ve been burning it ever since.  So you can imagine my excitement when I opened this candle and it smelled exactly like a lighter version of the fragrance I’ve spent hundreds (maybe even thousands) of dollars on.  And the fact that it’s a lighter replica is awesome because the incense’s aroma is entirely too strong to be used in a massage oil.

It’s clean and earthy.  Dim and introverted.  Warm and heady.  And it’s perfect for a massage.

A little goes a long, long way with this candle, it being made mostly of oil.  It’s slippery and slick, but never sticky.  It lasts forever, allowing me to massage M for as long as I like without having to reapply.

It doesn’t rub into the skin very well.  Even when using a little, it leaves a bit of an oily residue on the skin.  But our entire house smelled like Nag Champa for days and M’s skin was silky smooth, so it’s well worth it.

Over all, we absolutely adore this candle.  We’ll definitely be purchasing another when it runs out.

Where’d ya get it?

The awesome folks at TabuToys.com sent me the Soy/Hemp Massage Candle, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review of the toy.  TabuToys.com offers discreet, private shopping to men and women of all sexual orientations.  Aside from their selection of over 3000 hand-picked toys, they offer good reading material such as Sex Toys 101 and Buying Your First Vibrator.  And to help you pick out just the toy you’re looking for, they have an excellent Sex Toy Quiz.

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