Ayurvedic Massage Candle

Posted on 20 August 2015
Author:Emilia Obiekea

Who wouldn't love a spa quality massage at home? Right...I know I do.
You can enjoy one easily by making your own massage candle.
It takes just a few minutes to make.
The wax takes a minute or two to melt.
Start to finish is approximately 3 minutes tops.
You can set aside a few minutes for yourself right?

Lets get started on your massage candle.


(image credit: skopelo)


How to make the candle


  • 1 glass/ tin for candles (5 oz)
  • A candle wick (long enough for the container)
  • A set of chopsticks

*You can get majority of these items at a local store that sales craft supplies.



  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin e oil
  • 1 oz of infused coconut oil
  • 4 oz of soy wax
  • 1 tablespoon of pure argan oil
  • 30 drops of essential oils of choice 

I infused my coconut oil with hibiscus, brahmi, lemon and amla. This blend is great and leaves my skin super soft.

 *For the infused carrier oil you can use an infused/ plain oil such as coconut oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, sweet almond, sunflower oil or even simple olive oil. 



  • Put a dab of oil on the bottom of the wick. Place it in your candle container. The wick should be standing up straight. Use something to hold the wick in place. I use chopsticks. Lay the sticks down on top of the candle container. Place the wick between them to keep it in position.
  • Melt the wax and carrier oil in a heat safe container.
  • Remove from heat source when fully melted.
  • Add the vitamin e oil, argan oil and essential oils to the melted wax. Stir well to combine.
  • Pour the fragrant blend into your jar and allow it to solidify completely.
  • Do not remove chopsticks until the candle is fully dry.
  • Cut the wick to the length needed.
  • When ready to use just light and enjoy!


My Favorite essential oil blends

Relaxing: 10 drops of lavender + 10 drops of geranium + 3 drops of lemon + 3 drops of ylang ylang + 4 drops of rose

Awakening:10 drops of sweet orange + 6 drops of grapefruit + 1 drop of clove + 5 drops of jasmine + 2 drops of sandalwood + 6 drops of tangerine

This is a great way to relax and unwind naturally.
Light the candle, enjoy the fragrance and your body massage.
Let us know what you thought of it and what essential oils you used.


Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I share recipes that I have created and my experiences. Adjust the amount of essential oils used to be an amount that is best for your skin. Be sure to do a patch test prior to applying the massage oil to your body. Never use undiluted essential oils. Only use skin safe oils. Never use fragrance oils. Consult a doctor if you have questions. Please do not apply hot oil to any part of your body. Be sure it is the proper temperature for you to use. If you have a nut allergy be sure to take the proper precautions to change any part of the recipe that contains nut derived ingredients. Take similar precautions if you are allergic to flowers as well. 

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