The Wellness Cottage has received numerous Airbnb.com reservations for romantic wine country getaways.
Lovely couples looking for a quiet retreat from the busy world.
Whenever I am aware the cottage is reserved as a romantic weekend getaway, honeymoon or anniversary celebration, I take time to do a lil something extra to invite the energy of love and romance.
Bottle of local Amador County wine, rose petals on the bed, lovers notes to trade, a sultry book,fresh flowers, ect.
Today I raided the apothecary to create a few sensual massage oil candles as welcome gifts for the couples scheduled in October and November.
Each candle is made with soy wax, hazelnut oil, vit E and shea butter with the essential oil blends of Passion to ignite feelings of excitement, passion, and joy along with Whisper to entices and intrigues the senses for an unforgettable experience of touch and connection.
Interested in making your own? There are a ton of great recipes on Pinterest. I just went with my gut. If I was making a bigger batch and needed consistency, I would have taken more time with exact measurements , however at 3 candles at a time…I was willing to go with knowledge, intuition and creative freedom. The choice of nourishing oils, protective butters and rejuvenating essential oils are endless.
The Recipe (for 6 tea lights)
- 3 tablespoons soy wax
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 1.5 tablespoon hazelnut oil.
- .5 tablespoon Vit E
- 20 drops of essential oils
- Melt 3 tablespoon soy wax in double broiler. I used a pyrex measuring cup and a sauce pan with water . Microwaving would work as well.
- Stir in 2 tablespoon shea butter right before removing from heat to melt
- Add oil (1.5 tablespoon hazelnut oil. 1/2 tablespoon Vit E and essential oils, stir, pour into cups with wicks.
- Allow to set.
- To use, light, allowing the flame to warm and melt the oil. Enjoy!!
After making these candles I decided that the tealight size is too small for my intention. Next batch will be in 4 oz candle sizes.
The warmth of the oil pouring in my hand was lovely and provided a nice glide for a moment, leaving the skin soft, however not great for a massage. I discovered the current candles are perfect for after a shower ….hmmm maybe I need to make some bath massage oil candles. Light, soak, dry off, apply.
Since I can easily store the candles in the cottage refrigerator , I want to experiment to see what is the lowest amount of wax I can use and still have the candles burn. Im sure I could find the info online somewhere, but what fun would that be??
Until next time.