The 6 Best Massage Candles for Intimate Date Nights

   Isabelle Uren
Want to wow and woo with your massage skills? Then look no further! Massage candles heat to form a warm sensual oil that can drizzle over your partner’s body, letting the heat and aroma unlock new levels of relaxation! We’ve gathered the best body safe candles on the market together with some top tips on how to use them, so you have everything you need for a sexy night in!
1 Test Winner

Get Maude Burn no. 1

 Burn no. 1

  • are looking for a luxurious massage candle
  • want clean ingredients
  • prefer cruelty-free products

Burn no. 1

  • don't enjoy strong scents
  • don't like smoky, earthy smells

Whether you are indulging in some sensual self-care or sharing with a partner, this massage candle will add some serious luxury to your massage! With a blend of skin-nourishing oils, including jojoba, olive, and castor, you will be left feeling silky smooth and soft! Burn no.1 has the warming and relaxing scents of amber, cedar leaf, clove, lemongrass, medjool date, and tonka bean. Other scents available:

  • Burn no. 0 — unscented
  • Burn no.2 — pink pepper, gurjun balsam, lemon California, and cedarwood Virginia
  • Burn no. 3 — eucalyptus, sandalwood, cassis and Haitian vetiver

  • Sensual scent
  • Skin-nourishing ingredients
  • Hand-poured
  • Cruelty-free
  • Other scents and unscented available

  • Expensive
  • No pour spout
Burn no. 1
IngredientsHydrogenated Soybean Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, [Parfum (Fragrance)], Lauryl Laurate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated, Castor Oil, Cera Alba, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candellia) Wax, Jojoba Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Benzyl Alcohol

This candle is perfect if you are looking for a luxurious treat! It’s a little pricy but you do get a great quality massage candle that melts into a beautiful oil. Unlike many massage candles that have overwhelmingly sweet aromas, this candle has smokey, spicy, and earthy undertones. The glass container has a lovely minimal design that would look beautiful left out on your bedside table. Pair this with the Dame Arc g-spot vibrator for some indulgent solo play or the Dame Eva for a pleasurable partner session!

2 Cheapest

Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Massage Candle

 Vanilla Massage Candle

  • love the smell of vanilla
  • want to try massage candles for the first time

Vanilla Massage Candle

  • want a bigger candle
  • don't like sweet scents

Enjoy the delicious scent of vanilla with this massage candle from Lovehoney. Not only does the scent sooth in the moment, but the combination of 6 hydrating essential oils will continue to sooth your skin after the massage is over.

  • Very affordable
  • Skin-nourishing oils
  • Blend of 6 essential oils

  • Small
  • No spout for easy pouring
  • Oil doesn't spread far
Vanilla Massage Candle
Ingredients Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glycine Soja Oil, Flavor, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil

This is a great option if you are on a budget or just want to try a massage candle. It is pretty small so will only last a couple of sessions, though. It contains a good mix of oils that are great for your skin but they are quite thick so don’t spread far. Some users have found that the candle burns unevenly. It’s important to let it melt evenly all the way across on the first burn but you can always heat it slightly by placing the candle in a bowl of hot water until the wax melts and then let it set again.

3 Edible

Edible Massage Oil Candle

 Edible Massage Oil Candle

  • want an edible massage candle
  • enjoy sweet scents and flavors

Edible Massage Oil Candle

  • prefer earthy or spicy scents

Tease your partner with your hands and your tongue with this edible massage candle! Drip the sweet tasting oil onto their skin and slowly lick it off to drive them wild! Choose between strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pineapple, mango, grape, banana, vanilla, or peppermint or get a selection and enjoy a fruit salad!

  • Edible
  • Cruelty-free
  • Range of flavors to choose from
  • Great for your skin

  • Only sweet scents
  • Tin design looks a little cheap
  • Doesn't taste that great
Edible Massage Oil Candle
IngredientsHydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Aroma (Flavor), Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol.

These candles are great for exploring erotic massage and it’s great that there’s a range of scents to choose from. While it’s nice that they are edible, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally getting some in your mouth, they aren’t the most tasty, as you might expect from a candle! I’m also not a huge fan of the design, especially the images on the tin.

4 Pheromones

Jelique Mood Candles - Soy Massage Candle with Pheromones

 Jelique Mood Candle

  • love sweet, fruity scents
  • want to explore the effect of pheromones

Jelique Mood Candle

  • prefer more subtle scents

This cute candle from Jelique is made with intensely moisturizing coconut oil, soy, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, aloe, and apricot seed oils. There are six fruity fragrances to choose from — Berry Yummy, Ravenous Raspberry, Vanilla Sugar, Black Cherry, Passionfruit,  or Strawberries and Champagne. As well as all the relaxing qualities, this candle contains pheromones that are said to help get you in the mood!

  • Great range of scents
  • Pheromones to get you in the mood
  • Leaves your skin feeling soft
  • Cruelty-free

  • No evidence that pheromones work
  • All very sweet scents
Jelique Mood Candle
IngredientsCocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Armenica (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadenisis, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheron, Fragrance (Parfum), Copulandrone, Copuline-alike, Reconstituted Andronone.

I’m very skeptical about the pheromone claims made by this candle but putting that aside, it’s still a great candle for giving yourself or a partner a delightful massage. There are six different scents to choose from, but they are all sweet and fruity. The candle has a nice design and would make a lovely gift.


Earthly Body Trio 3-in-1 Mini Massage Candles

 Earthly Body Trio

  • want edible massage candles
  • want a selection of scents

Earthly Body Trio

  • want a larger candle
  • prefer earthy or spicy scents

Enjoy a trio of scents with this lovely little set from Earthly Body. The candles contains a hydrating blend of Soybean Oil, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Apricot Oil, Jojoba Oil,  Avocado Oil, and Vitamin E to give your skin a luxurious treatment while you enjoy the massage. You also get three different scents to enjoy — one sweet and floral, one fresh citrus, and one exotic and fruity.

  • Three different scents to explore
  • Natural oils leave your skin soft
  • Cruelty-free
  • Phthalate-free fragrance

  • Only sweet aromas
  • Small sizes
  • They don't taste very good
Earthly Body Trio
IngredientsGlycine (Soybean Oil), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), (Hemp Seed Oil), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phthalate-free Fragrance with Essential Oils

This little set comes in a cute little gift bag and would make a lovely present. It’s also nice to have three different scents to choose from. They have a great list of nourishing ingredients and I like that they are fragranced with phthalate-free essential oils. The only downside is that they are pretty small. Also just because something is edible, it doesn’t mean it will taste good!


Lovehoney Apothecary Arouse Scent Massage Candle 5.6oz

 Apothecary Arouse Candle

  • enjoy fruity, floral scents
  • want a candle with a pouring spout

Apothecary Arouse Candle

  • don't enjoy strong scents

Arouse your lover with this sensually scented massage candle from Lovehoney’s Apothecary range. As the candle burns, you can enjoy the scents of fresh lemon, floral rose and jasmine, and sweet vanilla and amber. The spout and handle make it easy to pour the warm oil over your lover’s body.

  • Easy to pour handle & spout
  • Fruity floral fragrance

  • Uses Parfum (Fragrance)
  • Oil is a little thick when melted
  • Doesn't contain a lot of skin nourishing oils
  • Can be difficult to wash off
Apothecary Arouse Candle
Vibration modesHydrogenated Soybean Oil, Parfum (Fragrance)

I love the jug design of this candle — it makes it much easier to pour the oil in smooth stream and lowers the risk of burning your fingers! It has a lovely blend of scents but the smell can be a little strong so not the best if you are sensitive to smell. When melted, the candle’s massage oil is a little thick and doesn’t absorb as well as others, which is probably down to the fact that it only contains soybean oil and no others. This also means that it’s not the most skin nourishing option.

Ready for the Next Step in Wax Play?

Massage candles have a low melting point, meaning they feel sensually warm on the skin but they don’t give that sharp sting of heat some people are looking for! Paraffin wax candles have a higher, but still safe, melting point. Here are some great options if you are looking for a more intense heat for thrilling wax play.

Doc Johnson Japanese Hot Wax Drip Bondage Candles (3 Pack)

Doc Johnson Japanese Hot Wax Drip Bondage Candles (3 Pack) - Ready for the Next Step in Wax Play?
Enjoy watching your partner writhe as the hot wax hits their skin and hardens as it cools. These colorful candles are perfect for more intense wax play!

More Massage Essentials

Giving a great sexy massage requires a little creativity and exploring different sensation can be a great way to discover new ways to pleasure your partner (or yourself)! Here are some other top accessories for a mind-meltingly good massage.

Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Kissable Massage Oil 1.0 fl.oz

Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Kissable Massage Oil 1.0 fl.oz - More Massage Essentials
Drizzle this sensual oil over your partner’s body as you enjoy the sweet but sensual aroma of vanilla – perfect for a sexy massage! Plus, the nourishing oils will leave your skin feeling deliciously soft!

Lovehoney Oh! Hot Massage Rocks

Lovehoney Oh! Hot Massage Rocks - More Massage Essentials
Turn up the heat with these massage rocks from Lovehoney! Simply place the rocks in hot water before using them for a sensual massage. These are amazing for massage or exploring temperature play!

Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug In Massage Wand Vibrator

Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Plug In Massage Wand Vibrator - More Massage Essentials
Yes, wand vibrators can actually be used for massages! Use the powerful vibrations of the Lovehoney Deluxe Extra Powerful Wand to give your tired muscles a good going over and release tension before using it wherever else takes your fancy!

How to use massage candles

Massage candles make for an incredibly sexy and sensual massage either as the main event or as foreplay. They don’t get as hot as regular candles but it’s still important to be careful when using them. Here are some simple instructions for a safe and sexy massage sesh! If you want more in-depth instructions, we got a whole post on how to give an amazing sexy massage!

Prepare your space

Prepare your space

Use a towel or blanket you don’t mind getting oil on to protect whichever surface you are using. Heat the space so you won’t get cold during the massage.

Melt the candle

Melt the candle

You will need to light the candle and leave it for 15-20 minutes to melt. You want to make sure the oil has melted evenly across the surface and created a good pool of wax.

Blow out the flame

Blow out the flame

It’s important to blow out the flame before you pour the oil so you don’t burn your hands. This will also prevent burn marks on your candle.

Drizzle onto your partner's body

Drizzle onto your partner's body

Drizzle the oil onto your partner’s body and massage it in. You can start with the back then move onto the butt and legs before moving onto the front of their body. Avoid pouring the wax onto the head, face or genitals.

Switch to lube

Switch to lube

If you plan on giving your partner a happy ending, be sure to wipe the oil off your hands and switch to lube, especially if you are massaging a vulva owner.

How to clean up a massage candle

Allow your massage candle to cool completely and let the remaining oil harden. You can then use a damp cloth to wipe any oil from the outside of the container.


No! Regular candles melt at higher temperatures meaning there is a risk of burning your skin. Only use candles made specifically for massage.

Most massage candles are made with skin nourishing oils that you can just let sink into your skin to get all the moisturizing benegi

What is a massage candle

Massage candles are made from wax with a low melting point. When you leave the candle to burn the wax melts into a pool of warm oil that can be dripped or drizzled onto your skin. The warm oil together with the soothing scents takes a relaxing, sensual massage to the next level! Many are also full of hydrating oils that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.

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