So recently I have undergone a bit of a lifestyle overhaul. Working for yourself can be highly rewarding but can also impact on your daily routine… you no longer have set “working hours” unless you’re very disciplined. I have discovered that my fitness levels have plummeted, my trousers have become tighter and quite frankly I never switch off fully from my business. So I have embarked on a fitness regime, caffeine limitation and eating clean (80% of the time). As a result of my increased exercise, my poor legs have gone in to shock! I’ve been pounding the streets and my muscles are crying for help! I’m aching in places I never knew existed and my knees feel like they belong to someone else! I am becoming a bit of a fan of using natural products (with minimal chemical processing and derived from natural sources) so after a recent visit to Willow Moon in Guisborough I was offered a Soybean Massage Candle to soothe aches and pains. I have been so excited to try this out on my poor little legs but wanted to wait until they were almost falling off before indulging myself in my new treat (so I would really feel the benefit).
Today was the day. The wax comes in a small glass pouring jug with a wick to burn. I started burning the candle and left it for 10 minutes as instructed.
After 10 minutes the wax turns to a liquid – you might be thinking that pouring hot melting wax on to your skin is a bad idea – very true! Once the wax starts to melt you blow out the candle and the wax is warm but not hot enough to burn your skin. Like magic 🙂 The special blend has a very low melting point it melts around 45c which is like warm bath water. The liquid pool of wax can then be poured on to your skin and rubbed in to your aches and pains and rubbed in like an oil. It is ideal for rubbing in to dry skin to nourish and replenish moisture. I was amazed by how little I needed to use. I used it on my legs and my arms and I barely used anything. The excess pool of wax just solidifies again until you use it the next time. My skin was left feeling hydrated and smelling delicious.
The aroma is divine. I love a nice smelling product. The ingredients are made up of pure essential oils (rosemary, ginger and ginger), natural plant waxes, jojoba oil and coconut oil.
There are other candles in this range that offer other benefits… they all provide a lovely massage experience so treat yourself and put some relaxing music on. These candles are £9.99 available at Willow Moon in Guisborough and will last forever!
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