If you notice that you have patches of dry skin on your body, or see age spots and wrinkles – have no fear for you can now combat the premature signs of aging without having to go under the knife. All you need for softer, smoother skin is a candle. No, you don’t need a magic or a miraculous candle. All you need is a simple moisturizing candle.
These candles are just like your regular store-bought candles. The difference between moisturizing candles and ordinary candles lie in the wax that is used for the candle’s body. Standard candles are made of either paraffin or palm wax whereas the wax of moisturizing candles is composed primarily of cosmetic grade soy oil mixed another additive. Shea Butter and Vitamin E are sometimes included in the soy oil mix. Shea Butter has anti-inflammatory properties and contains fatty acids that help retain skin moisture and elasticity. Vitamin E contains antioxidants which are vital in protecting skin cells from the sun’s UV rays and pollution. Soy oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E all help in keeping skin softer and smoother.
Moisturizing candles are used just like your regular candles, except that they do not need much heat to melt. The soy oil wax base melts 2 degrees higher than the normal body temperature. To use them, simply light the wick and let the wax melt until it forms a pool of oil. Dip your fingers into the melted oil pool, taking care not to burn yourself. The oil can then be spread on your skin. Moisturizing candles can be used to help heal burns, sores and scars, moisturize cracked heels, cuticles and nourish the skin on your hand, face and body. Daily use would diminish wrinkles and reduce the appearance of age spots.
Just like regular candles, they can be scented or unscented. Having scented oils added into the candle wax mix will not diminish the moisturizing properties of the soy oil wax. It may even enhance the ‘healing’ process because, not only will your skin be rejuvenated by the creamy oil mixture, your body will be relaxed as your senses absorb the soothing aroma the burning candle is giving off.
Unlike standard candles which are sold by itself, usually wrapped in plastic or paper, moisturizing candles usually come in small jars or glass bottles. The container serves as a decorative home to the solid candle and a vessel to hold the wax / soy oil when the candle melts.
Moisturizing candles are a fast, efficient, cost effective, healthy and natural way of caring for dry, dehydrated skin. However, despite the benefits, these candles must still be used with care. The hot wax can burn your skin or, in some cases, aggravate a pre-existing skin condition. To be safe, do not apply the oil from moisturizing candles on open wounds, and it may be best to consult with your doctor before embarking on a new skin regimen.
Moisturizing candles would make ideal personal or corporate gift and these can be purchased singly, in packs or by bulk if to be used as corporate give-aways.