DIY Vegan Massage Candles
These tranquil, soothing, yummy-smelling DIY massage candles made from soy wax will let you have a massage at your fingertips any time you want.
Yield: 1 candle
Measure out 1–2 cups of soy wax flakes, and melt in a microwave-safe glass. My wax took about 90 seconds to melt completely, but each microwave is different, so your time may vary.
While the wax is melting, place the wick in your candle jar. Be sure the wick is straight and that the tab is pressed to the bottom. Help keep it in place by placing popsicle sticks horizontally across the top of the glass on each side of the wick.
Let it cool slightly before adding your jojoba oil, vitamin E, and essential oils. Stir well.
Carefully pour your mixture into the jar, and let it set up for an hour or so. Once the candle wax becomes solid, trim the wick.
For calming candles:
Use oils such as ylang ylang, chamomile, lavender, sage, and cedarwood.
For stress-relieving candles:
Use oils such as anise, rose otto, nutmeg, sweet almond, lavender, marjoram, and chamomile.
Light the candle and let burn for 15–20 minutes, allowing a small pool of wax to form around the wick. Blow out the flame and let cool for several minutes. Test the temperature on your wrist or inner arm, then carefully pour the wax into your hand and massage into the skin.