How To Lotion Candles

Massage Candles

Written by
Cindy Novack
Published on
October 14, 2021 at 4:24:17 PM PDT October 14, 2021 at 4:24:17 PM PDTth, October 14, 2021 at 4:24:17 PM PDT

Lotion candles, also known as massage candles, are candles that use skin-loving ingredients to soften and protect your skin instead of traditional candle wax. The concept is simple, just light your candle and let it burn for a few minutes until a wax melt pool forms. Once the wax pool forms, extinguish the flame and either scoop or pour out some of the melted wax to use on your skin. The melted wax will be warm but not hot enough to burn your skin, so it can just be massaged into any dry areas just as you would with any other lotion. 


These candles can be poured into a container you would use for any normal candle. They can also be used without lighting the wick by just scoop a bit of the container and massage it into the skin. Lotion candles are great for soothing chapped winter skin!


Watch Lotion Candle Making Here!


Skill Level: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

Makes: 16 oz. (2, 8 oz. candles or 4, 4 oz. candles)




Equipment Needed:



  1. 1. Gather all materials and have a clean surface area to work.
  2. 2. Weigh and melt GW-454 wax
  3. 3. Prepare your jars by placing a burning instruction label on the bottom.
  4. 4. Use wick tape to apply the wick to the bottom of the jar and press down firmly, put on your wick bar and fold the wick over to keep it from moving around.
  5. 5. Weigh Cocoa Butter, Avocado Oil and Shea Butter then begin to melt
  6. 6. Weigh out Fragrance or Essential Oil and place to the side. 

  1. 7. Once the wax and all butters and oils are melted combine them together and stir. 
  2. 8. Let your mixture cool to 180 °F or lower and add pre-weighed fragrance or essential oil and stir. 
  3. 9. Slowly pour mixture into your jar or tins. 

  1. 10. Let the candle cool for 24-48 hours.