These 10 Massage Oil Candles Will Add Some Fire to the Bedroom

To quote Jim Morrison: "Come on, baby, light my fire."
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Photos, left to right: True Moringa, Maude
Danielle Halibey - The Knot Contributor.
Danielle Halibey
Danielle Halibey - The Knot Contributor.
Danielle Halibey
The Knot Contributor
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Updated Jan 30, 2024
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There are so many reasons why you'd want to add some extra fire to your bedroom romps, but if role play and sex toys aren't quite your jam, you can still make things extra sensual with a candle that turns into massage oil. The best massage candles for couples have a delightful scent, feel great on the skin and are an all-around treat for the senses. What's not to love? Keep reading to learn exactly what a massage candle is, how to use one, and our top picks you can add to cart right away. Things are about to get heated!

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    What Is a Massage Candle?

    If you're wondering: What is a massage candle? We've got you covered. Not to be confused with the relaxing candles massage therapists burn during a session, massage wax candles melt into a pool of body oil as they're heated, ready to be used as a pleasurable prop during intimate sessions with your partner (or alone—treat yourself).

    Massage candles are typically crafted from soy or beeswax blended with a variety of skin-nourishing and enlivening agents—like all-natural oils, organic shea or cocoa butter as well as hydration-rich, skin-soothing vitamins. The melting temperature of massage candles is just slightly higher than the average body temperature, so once the candle is lit, melts and gets blown out (allowing the wax to cool), the resulting liquid is safe to pour over the body. The tingly and warming sensation leaves you feeling hot and bothered in the best way possible.

    The Best Massage Candles for Couples

    The best massage candles set the mood for Valentine's Day festivities, exotic engagementmoons, honeymoon hideaways, anniversary celebrations and at-home date nights. We've burned the midnight oil to put together a list of body massage candles that smell intoxicating, create ambiance and build anticipation, making for an unbelievable experience with your special person. Like moths to a flame, you're going to want to shop these for your next sexy night ASAP.

    1. DedCool 01 "Taunt" Massage Candle

    DedCool massage oil candle pictured with packaging
    Photo: DedCool

    This romantic candle is composed of a hand-poured vegetable wax blend with a cotton wick. It showcases top notes of bergamot and fresh dew, floral and cassis middle notes, and bottom notes of vanilla and amber. After you've burned it for a spell and blown out the flame, just wait until the wax has cooled down—then use it as a sultry massage oil. The infused apricot, coconut, aloe vera, vitamin E and jojoba oils—as well as the shea butter—are all amazing for the skin. Just make sure you don't apply it to your private parts or use the oil as a lubricant.

    2. Dame Massage Oil Candle

    Dame massage oil candle pictured on coffee table
    Photo: Dame

    Some massage candles are more pleasure-focused than others, and this pick from sexual wellness brand Dame is all about the good times. It should take just 20 minutes of lighting time for this candle to melt into enough massage oil for an exciting session. The best part of all? It comes in a conveniently designed glass jar with a spout for pouring directly on the skin. Choose from three equally enjoyable scents, or snag all three in a gift set to surprise your other half.

    3. Maude burn no. 0

    Maude burn no. 0 massage oil candle
    Photo: Maude

    Love the idea of a candle that melts into massage oil, but not keen on strong fragrances? If that sounds like you or your partner, we've found the perfect pick. Maude's burn no. 0 is unscented and friendly to sensitive skin. The brand's massage wax candles are made with lead-free cotton wicks and cruelty-free ingredients. And with a low melting temperature, the soy wax can be safely poured onto the skin. The jojoba oil is the real rockstar, though, full of skin-healing vitamins that moisturize and soothe dry areas. So, as long as you're getting turned on, your skin is "getting some," too.

    4. Black Cake Zodiac Horoscope Massage Candle

    zodiac sign massage oil candle
    Photo: Wolf & Badger

    Sometimes fanning the flames (in a good way, that is) in the bedroom just needs a little help from the stars. This sultry, celestial candle is crafted with coconut and soy wax, natural oils and a romantic fragrance. Plus, its zodiac sign-adorned, hand-illustrated glass cylinder is stunning. Each of the 12 candles align with a different sexual position that's the astrological sign's karmic match. So fun, right? Talk about a great just-because surprise for your sweetheart.

    5. Rituals The Ritual of Jing Massage Candle

    Model pouring Rituals massage oil candle melted wax into palm
    Photo: Rituals

    The soothing scent of lavender makes this massage candle the ultimate R&R accessory. It'll make your boudoir feel like your own personal oasis when it's lit, then your skin will get some of that floral-scented goodness once you blow out the flame. Wait a couple minutes for the oil to feel warm, but not too hot. Then, settle in for a relaxing evening.

    6. Summary Candle to Body Oil

    citrus massage oil candle
    Photo: Free People

    Going to the spa isn't always an option, but you can make your home your sanctuary with this softening massage oil candle. It's specifically formulated to melt down into a soothing body oil ideal for hands, cuticles, pulse points and dry patches, so it makes for a great self-care session. It's got natural oils, waxes and anti-inflammatory arnica extract as well as a fresh grapefruit-tangerine scent—so relaxing. Whether you want to harness its chill vibes on your own, or plan a Friday night in with Champagne, face masks, rom-coms on repeat and your ride-or-die there to do it all with you, you have our full support.

    7. True Moringa Body Oil Candle

    True Moringa body oil massage candle being poured into palm
    Photo: True Moringa

    This artisanal massage candle is made in Ghana and comes in a handcrafted pottery vessel that'll look great on your shelf long after the oil has been poured out (yay for sustainability!). While it's an excellent massage candle for couples who want to warm up before ramping up the activity level, it's also an excellent addition to your skincare routine. The melted wax can be applied to dry skin, cuticles, tired feet and more for a nourishing boost.

    8. CBD Daily Massage Oil Candle

    CBD massage oil candle
    Photo: Uncommon Goods

    We've covered how to use CBD at your wedding, but what about after? Billed as an all-natural candle with a soothing secret, this candle's massage oil can be rubbed into your face, feet (perfect following a night of dancing) and everything in between. And with full-spectrum CBD, the body oil is said to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, which means it's good for treating dryness, soreness, irritations and even sunburn. Hello, honeymoon hero! Pack it in your suitcase and whip it out once you've returned to your room for the day.

    9. MELONY Natural Edible Soy Massage Candle

    coconut massage oil candle
    Photo: Amazon

    This smokeless, natural soy candle is on our list for a number of reasons, starting with its deeply moisturizing properties. Essential oils are everything for your skin, so when you can pour them on (made easier with this candle's handle and convenient spout), your body gets a whole lot softer, smoother and more radiant after every sesh. The slightly sweet coconut fragrance overwhelms you in the most wonderful way, calming your nerves and balancing your mind and body for everything that's to come. The cherry on top: The soy wax is edible—do with that what you will!

    10. OpenMity Tantalizing Tropics Massage Candle

    tropical massage wax candle
    Photo: OpenMity

    If you want a reminder of your last romantic vacay, this kissable massage candle is just the trick. Obviously, the "kissable" part of this candle's name means that the oil you're lathering bae with is safe to taste and swallow, but we're even more excited about the stay-put wooden pad that comes with the candle. When things are getting hot (and slippery), you won't have to worry about oil spilling all over the place.

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