Massage candles are a great way to enjoy an intimate evening with a partner. I was sent the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle by Roomantics for review. The name alone conjures up beautiful images, so I hoped the scent and performance would be as good.
The Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle arrived in a little black tin with a large exotic looking pink floral design on the front. It’s stylish and attractive, I keep it on my bedside table and it doesn’t look at all out of place there.
Plenty Of Uses
There is 6oz of candle in this tin, Kama Sutra say this is 35 hours of usage, but it’s highly unlikely you’d ever use it for more than a couple of hours at a time. Meaning there is a good few uses in the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle.
Reading the label I notice the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle contains lots of natural oil based ingredients. This includes Soybean, which is of course an allergen. So, if you’re allergic or intolerant to Soy then this isn’t going to be suitable for you.
It’s always wise to check the ingredients list on massage products, they can often contain nut or soy oils. Nobody wants to end a sexy evening in A&E due to a bad reaction.
Scent of Exotic Flowers
Opening the lid of the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle the body of the candle is white in colour and I can straight away smell the scent of exotic flowers. It’s quite an evocative scent and reminds me of holidays in far away destinations. There is a strong perfume to the candle but it’s not overpowering which is important.
One detail I notice straight away is the tin has a lip on it. This makes pouring the oil out so much easier. In the past I’ve used massage candles but when you pour it out it tends to go everywhere as there isn’t a dedicated pourer.
I light the candle, which lights easily and on first attempt. Almost immediately I can see a small pool of oil forming in the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle. Kama Sutra recommend allowing the candle to burn for twenty minutes before use. I found this wasn’t long enough really. I left it for more like 30-40 mins to make a decent amount of oil. So plan ahead and light it early.
What is a Massage Candle?
In case you haven’t used a massage candle before they kind of act like a bridge between massage and wax play. You burn the candle and instead of producing melting wax it produces massage oil. After a period, you can blow the candle out and pour the oil into your hand before using it to massage your partner.
I tend to relight the candle so it’s producing more oil when you need it and it adds to the ambience of the massage, as well as perfuming the room beautifully. It’s a fantastic way to add some intimate, sensual contact into your relationship.
Test the Temperature
Its always wise to test the temperature of the oil before pouring it all over your hands or directly on to your partner. I found the oil in the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle cooled very quickly.
In fact, I blew the candle out and poured the oil straight away. It was pleasantly warm against the skin. One thing I did notice was how fast it solidifies. It wasn’t particularly cold in my bedroom, yet the pool of oil had started to become opaque again whilst I relit the candle.
The oil from the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle spreads beautifully across the skin, it smells amazing and despite being floral in scent I wouldn’t say it’s particularly feminine. The oil contains coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E and this makes it supremely moisturising. It allows your fingers to glide across the skin and as its eventually absorbed it doesn’t leave you feeling sticky or uncomfortable at all.
The Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle leaves your skin feeling soft and beautifully moisturised. However, it does absorb quite fast. This is where relighting the candle comes in as it means whilst I was massaging there is another pool of oil developing.
The smell of the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle lasted long after I’d finished using it. Making my bedroom smell of tropical beaches, Neither of us suffered any irritation from using the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle and also didn’t feel the need to jump straight in the shower afterwards. Interestingly the scent didn’t really stay on the skin after use.
There is a warning on the tin not to handle it when the candle is burning as the tin will get hot. It did get hot, so you need to be aware of this and take care to make sure you have something to put over your hand if the candle has been burning for a prolonged period. I used a curling wand glove which worked brilliantly.
I very much enjoyed using the Kama Sutra Tropical Plumeria Massage Candle, it made a great date night activity and gave a fabulous, exotically scented sensual massage.