As a lover of beautiful rose scents (and they have to be nice ones, not overly powdery or synthetic types) I was expecting big things from this Rose de Mai Massage Candle from Oskia – and I wasn’t disappointed.
Oskia in brief is a British brand with some really lovely, natural or naturally derived products. The look and feel of the range is luxurious, and really elegant – the type of product you would be happy to have on your dressing table.
Here is the packaging;
Rose de Mai is also known as the cabbage rose or Provonce rose. For me, the rose smells sweeter than regular rose, with a touch of freshness. It is a truly truly beautiful comforting, feminine scent, and Oskia captures the essence of the flower so well in the candle.
Now, what is a massage candle?
The concept has been around for a while, but it is basically a candle you light and as the wax melts down, you can use it to massage or moisturise your body. The wax is still warm so quite good for soothing aches and pains.
The candle is made of coconut and soya oils so you won’t be rubbing any rubbish oils on yourself.
The candle itself comes in a thick well made container that you can most definitely save after the candle has finished – I will use it for my make up pencils but it has a spout on it for pouring the wax so you could use it for something else kitchen-y…perhaps?! Anyway it is far to pretty to throw away after the candle has gone.
When I used this I found that giving it a good 10 minutes burn time filled the bathroom with scent, and also left me with enough oil to massage over myself. When I had a quick shower, it was’t enough time to get enough wax (obviously you can burn it for longer, but hypothetically speaking if you wanted to shower or bathe then use this candle, just know you want to burn it for 15-30 minutes to get lots of warm liquid oil).
I found the oil a little warm immediately after blowing the flame out so once again, I personally left it for a few minutes to take the edge of it and then it was perfect….like a nice warm hug!
This would be the perfect gift for Christmas for a massage, candle, rose fan. It’s really beautiful, the only downside is I wish it was bigger so it would last for longer!
The best price I could find is for £27.60 on Beauty Bay.