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Which is better for your home spa? Massage oil, massage lotion, or massage candle?

Date: September 3, 2021

Having a home spa might sound like a luxury to many people a few years ago. However, due to the impact the global pandemic brought on to our neighborhood spas, many start to lean towards drawing themselves a relaxing massage session in their bathrooms after a day’s stressful work. The ever-expanding easy-to-access massage essentials such as massage oil, massage lotion, and massage candle made this process a lot easier. Today we’re going to talk about the benefits and differences of these 3 common massage lubricants. Hopefully this article can help you decide which is a better choice for your home spa.

What is the best oil for a body massage? 

It seems pretty obvious what massage oil is. Like the name implies, massage oil is usually an organic, food-grade oil that is used to make it easier to massage the skin during the massage therapy session. The most common massage oils include Avocado Oil, CBD Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Jojoba Oil, a consumer’s favorite in recent years. 

Different oils bring different benefits to massage therapy. Take CBD Oil as an example. CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a natural chemical found in both the Hemp plant and Marjuana plant. It is often touted for its potential health benefits such as pain relief, improving anxiety and depression, and more. As of January 2021, FDA has approved CBD in one drug to treat seizures. Most of the benefits of using CBD massage oil are derived from the calming, anti-inflammatory, and soothing effects of CBD. It’s also common for brands like CBD Daily to add a few more essential oils to the formula for additional benefits such as nourishing and moisturizing dry skin.

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What is the difference between massage lotion and regular lotion? 

Massage lotion and regular skincare lotion can contain similar ingredients. However, most massage lotions strive to provide smooth glides during the massage session. For example, Hemp Seed Body Care’s Hemp lotion and hemp massage lotion share the exact same ingredients, yet provide drastically different user experience.       

What is a massage candle?

Massage candles use a different wax base from regular candles. They are usually made from soy wax or beeswax and often mixed in with other essential oils such as Coconut, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and more. As it burns, the massage candle melts into a warm massage oil often rich in a blend of fatty acids and Vitamin E. Just like massage oil, massage candles can be made of natural Hemp or CBD Oils. Additionally, massage candles add the unique aromatherapy benefits to the massage experience. 

Benefits of massage oil, massage lotion, massage candle 

  1. Provide smooth glide. 

One of the biggest and essential benefits of using any of the 3 massage lubricants is providing a smoother glide during the massage therapy. The smooth glide, combined with the pressure created from the rubbing, gently penetrates the skin and carries the nourishing essential oils to deep muscle tissues and skin cells.  

      2. Added benefits from essential oils 

Furthermore, the essential oils in each lubricant add extra health benefits. For example, the CBD oil infused massage oil, lotion, & candle often provide an immediate soothing relief to people who suffer from chronic discomforts in their joints, muscles, backs and necks. A lavender oil infused massage lubricant, on the other hand, may provide a relaxation that improves the quality of sleep. 

      3. Additional aromatherapy benefits 

Most essential oils give out some type of relieving, soothing, relaxing aroma when applied to your skin. A holistic healing treatment traced back to thousands years ago, aromatherapy recently picked up steam as the new favorite in the selfcare industry. It is said to offer a wide range of potential health benefits from pain management to stress relief, from digestion improvement to weight loss.  


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