When I first saw the Oskia Rose De Mai massage candle* on Beccy on Beauty I was genuinely awed and struck with how genius this concept was. A candle that turns into a luxurious body oil as it melts? I was sold before it even arrived.
The first thing that hits you when you open the box is the scent-it's incredibly spa like and zen. It's delicately fragranced with May Rose, the scent is light and sparkling rather than heavy and cloying.
The candle is made of the purest natural ingredients-beeswax, coconut oil and soybean, meaning you can use the melted oil on both your face and your body.
I have been lighting the candle as I run the bath and then half an hour later when I get out the candle wax has melted to a luxurious milky oil. The candle has a spout on one side to enable easy pouring of the oil onto your hand for you to the massage it in. I have been using the oil on my arms and legs post bath and the feeling of the warm wax on your skin is utterly soothing and blissful. The candle has a low melting point so the wax will never be too hot to apply to the skin. The oil is thick but not heavy, absorbs instantly and isn't sticky at all. My skin feels nourished and silky and the oil leaves a slight sheen to the skin. It's a lot less 'oily' than other body oils I have used such as the Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud dry body oil and the Kiehls Argan Oil and you can dress immediately. I get chronically dry elbows and this oil really soothes them-my skin still feels smooth even after showering the next day.
The Oskia Rose De Mai massage candle would be an amazing gift for anyone who loves a luxurious pamper evening or enjoys spa like scents. I think it's an ingenious candle and I would love it if Oskia decided to produce a pure body oil in this scent. For now, every bath I take is followed by an application of this beautiful oil and I'll be packing it to come back to the UK with-the warm oil is a perfect winter treat for the skin!
The Oskia Rose De Mai massage candle retails for £34.50 from Oskia in the UK.
*Contains a PR sample for review. As usual all thoughts are my very own