This candle makes us happy.
It’s a massage candle made by Kama Sutra, a company who makes luxury lubes and other bath and body products. This is the first Kama Sutra product either of us has tried, and we are impressed. I love their aesthetic; their products look fancier and sexier than many others on the market. The tin that the massage candle is in looks pretty and in my opinion enhances the experience, helping you create a sexy mood.
The candle is mostly made of different types of oils, including coconut, apricot, and jojoba, as well as aloe vera, shea butter, and vitamin E. The only artificial ingredient is the last: “fragrance,” which smells wonderful btw. Ours is passion fruit scented. It is a 6 oz. tin and supposedly can burn for 35 hours. I’m not sure what this is based on though, and we decided that it would vary based on your “serving size” of how much oil you use each time. Regardless, you can definitely get a lot of uses out of it. A little bit of the oil goes a long way.
To use it, just light it and let it burn for about 15 or 20 minutes. The oils, which are solid at room temperature, will liquefy and essentially turn into your typical massage oil. Once there is a small pool of oil and you’ve extinguished the flame, you’re ready to
take your lover on an unforgettable, romantic journey1 get your massage on. You can put the oil in the palm of your hand or you can pour it directly onto your partner’s skin. It burns at a low heat so you don’t need to wait for it to cool down before using it; you’ll want to use it right away. It has a small pour spout to make it easier and less messy to use, but do expect it to drip oil on the side of the tin, on your sheets, and/or whatever you set it on after you’ve poured it. We found that it was best to put a towel down first to avoid messes.
Because I have chronic back pain, we have a few massage oils at home so I can pester Liam to give me massages between my appointments with my massage therapist. I prefer this massage candle to any of the massage oils we have or that I’ve used in the past. It smells better, feels better, lasts longer, and is more hydrating for my notoriously dry skin. Liam doesn’t have as much to compare it to but he enjoys it just as much as I do. He was expecting it to be hot when I first used it on him, but was pleasantly surprised by the nice warm feeling of it first being applied. That’s my favorite part too. The warm oil on my skin feels exciting and comforting at the same time.
As you may imagine, this massage candle might be used before, or as part of, sexytime. There are a few things you should know before you do this. First of all, keep in mind that this is “for external use only.” Also (this point is very important!) if you plan on using a condom, make sure that anyone who will be touching the condom doesn’t have massage oil on their hands because oils can weaken/degrade latex. And finally, to anyone with pets: if you want to avoid looking and/or feeling like a werewolf (or werecat), wipe yourself off with a towel before you lay down on your back or whatever part of your body was massaged. As I said, the oil lasts a long time, so I had to do this because I’m not about having dog and cat hairs stuck to my body.
Oh, and… have I mentioned yet that it smells amazing?? Yes? Well it does.
The Kama Sutra massage candles are a little more expensive than other massage candles that LubeZilla carries. We haven’t used the others so we can’t directly compare them, but it seems like the ingredients and overall quality of the Kama Sutra candles make them worth the few extra dollars. Besides, at $13.95 it’s not very expensive. We’re so impressed by the candle that we will be buying at least one more. They would make great gifts, too.
You can purchase your very own Kama Sutra massage candle from LubeZilla!
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