The 7 Best Sex Candles for the Most Sensual Time
How did I select and test these massage candles?
Researching the best sex candles is a little different than looking for the best vibrators or clit suckers. Instead of looking at battery life or vibration quality, I was researching which candles use body-safe, skin-nourishing ingredients and which ones have the most delicious scents.
I also looked out for candles with added extras, such as easy pour spouts or cute designs that would make a lovely gift.
I then gathered the very best in each category and gave each sex candle an overall Bedbible review, as well as rating it on our usual metrics of design, ease of use and quality.
What is Wax Play?
Wax play is a form of temperature play that involves dripping melted wax or oil onto your or your partner’s skin. It can be part of sensual foreplay or more intense BDSM play. Many find the exhilaration of waiting for the wax to hit their skin and knowing they are doing something a little dangerous very exciting! The physical sensation also puts your senses into high alert.
Massage Candles vs. Wax Play Candles
- Massage candles are usually made from a combination of soy wax and skin nourishing oils. They have a lower melting point, making them great for beginners. Once melted, they turn into an oil that you can massage into the skin.
- Wax play/drip candles are usually made from paraffin which has a higher melt point than soy wax, meaning the wax will be hotter. Unlike massage candles, the paraffin doesn’t absorb into the skin but hardens into a layer you can enjoy peeling off. You can also use wax play candles to paint patterns on your partner’s body. These candles are used more in BDSM play.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Regular Candles for Wax Play
You might be tempted to use any candle you can find, but I really don’t recommend it! Massage candles and wax play candles are designed to have a melting point and materials that are safe to use on your skin, meaning there is a much lower risk of burns or reactions. Regular candles can have a much higher melting point which can quickly lead to burns.
What is a sex candle?
Sex candles are a great tool for exploring temperature play. There are two main types: massage candles that melt into warm oil and drip candles. Both create a sensual warmth that's sure to turn the heat up in the bedroom! You should only ever use purpose-made sex candles as regular candles have a high melt point and, therefore, a greater risk of burns.
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The 7 Best Sex candles in Test
Kama Sutra Ignite Massage Oil Candle Coconut & Pineapple
Do like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain…I mean a really great massages! Exotic and erotic, this massage candle from Kama Sutra is the perfect way to spice things up!
Made from a combination of skin-loving oils, this candle melts at a low temperature to form a warm oil you can drizzle and massage into each other’s bodies.
This candle has the tropical scent of pineapple and coconut and it even has a spout for easy pouring!
The Kama Sutra Ignite Massage Candle has been crowned the best sex candle for it’s creamy dreamy scent, skin nourishing qualities, and smart design.
The added spout, makes it much easier to pour the oil where you want it, while also keeping it from spilling down the sides of the jar.
Plus, users love how easily the oils melt into the skin without feeling sticky or greasy!
Lovehoney Oh! Cherry Massage Candle 2.1oz
Infused with six skin-softening essential oils, this sweet cherry massage candles will excite your sense and leave you moisturised and relaxed!
The perfect to warm up for a fiery night in, the candle melts into oil that you can enjoy massaging into each other’s bodies.
And when you are finished playing, simply put the lid on the tin and your candle will harden, ready for next time!
Cheap, cheerful, cherry! While this isn’t the most luxurious candle in the review, it’s still a good quality candle with skin nourishing ingredients that certainly gets the job done!
The scent is quite strong and some dislike the artificial cherry fragrance, so you’ll need to consider if that’s something that will hinder your experience. Although this candle is technically edible, as with most candles, I wouldn’t expect it to taste particularly delicious!
This is a great option if you are on a budget or just want to try massage candles before spending a little more on some better quality options.
Earthly Body Edible Massage Oil Heart Candle
Want to combine your erotic massage with some tasty oral play? This edible vanilla candle is the perfect accessory!
Made from skin-nourishing oils that are also safe to lick off your partner’s body, this delightful vanilla candle melts into a deliciously soft and sweet smelling massage oil.
It comes in a cute heart tin and there are other, more fruity flavors to choose from if vanilla doesn’t tickle your tastebuds!
This is one of cheapest massage candles in the review, and you can’t really go wrong for that price!
The smells are on the sweet and more intense side, so keep that in mind if you aren’t a fan strong smells. The wax has some great natural oils in it that will leave your skin feeling great.
Plus, it comes in a cute hear tin, which you can even reuse as a little storage tin when you’ve finished the candle!
Jelique Massage Candle with Pheromones Smitten Strawberry & Champagne
Ignite your arousal with this pheromone infused candle from Smitten.
Enjoy the sweetly luxurious scents of champagne and strawberries as you explore each other’s bodies.
This soy wax candle is also packed with richly moisturising oils so you can enjoy your own sexy spa treatment!
While the jury is still out on whether pheromones can influence our arousal levels, just the candle in itself is bound to get you and your partner hot and bothered.
This is another candle for those that love a sweet scent. I also really like the packaging and think this would make a really lovely gift for a partner or close friend.
Doc Johnson Japanese Hot Wax Drip Bondage Candles
If you love the idea of a slight sting as the hot wax hits your skin, then these Japanese Hot Wax Drip Candles from Doc Johnson are the ones for you!
These wax play candles are made from paraffin, which has a higher melt point than the soy wax used in massage candles while still being body safe candles.
Enjoy dripping the colorful wax onto your partners body and letting it solidify on their skin!
These wax play candles are definitely for the more experienced users out there. The higher melt point on the paraffin wax means you are playing with hotter temperatures than a massage candle, meaning you will get a slight sting as the wax drips on you.
This also means you will have to be much more careful when using them by checking the temperature and always dripping a good distance from the body.
But if you are ready for a little more intense sensations and love the idea of decorating your partner’s body, these erotic candles are great value for money.
Earthly Body Trio 3-in-1 Mini Massage Candles
This trio of erotic candles gives you three sensual scents to explore — citrusy Dreamsicle, floral Skinny Dip, and exotic Guavalava!
These candles are edible and full of richly nourishing oils, so you can even enjoy rubbing them and licking them off your partner’s body!
Plus, the trio comes wrapped in a cute bag, making it a great sexy gift!
I love these trio of massage candles as an erotic gift for a partner — what better way to say let’s have a sexy night in! They are made with great quality materials that feel great and absorb well into your skin. The candles are pretty small, so don’t expect them to last too long but you do get three different scents to choose from. The only thing that would improve these candles would be a small pouring spout to make pouring easier and more accurate.
LaCire Drip Pillar Candles
Get ready to really bring the heat with this wax play candles. Let the colored wax melt before dripping onto your partner’s body. Enjoy blowing chills of cold air over it as it hardens.
With two colors to choose from, you can enjoy turning your partner’s body into a work of art.
These candles are made from 100% paraffin with a cotton cord and come in either sweet pink or sleek, sexy black.
If you are looking for some more intense wax play, these candles from LaCire are the way to go! I love the beautiful color options! Whether you want the more BDSM black, sweet pink or a classic pearl white, there’s something for you!
The melt point is much higher as they are made from paraffin and the manufacturer recommends dripping from a distance of at 36 inches from the body to allow the wax to cool slightly before hitting your partner’s body.
Comparison of the 7 best Sex candles
|Best||Test Winner||Cheapest||Edible||Pheromone||Wax play||null||null|
|Overall score||5.0 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0||-|
|Bedbible rating||5.0 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0|
|User rating||5 / 5.0|
from 2 users
|4.4 / 5.0|
from 135 users
|4.5 / 5.0|
from 24 users
|4.7 / 5.0|
from 3 users
|4.5 / 5.0|
from 97 users
|4.5 / 5.0|
from 111 users
|Design||90 / 100||60 / 100||70 / 100||85 / 100||90 / 100||85 / 100||100 / 100|
|Ease of use||100 / 100||80 / 100||70 / 100||90 / 100||80 / 100||90 / 100||80 / 100|
|Quality||95 / 100||70 / 100||70 / 100||90 / 100||90 / 100||90 / 100||95 / 100|
|Ingredients||Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Apricot Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Fragrance||Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glycine Soja Oil, Flavor, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Eugenol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil||Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glycine Soja Oil, Aroma (Flavor), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Eugenol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Tocopherol||Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Armenica (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadenisis, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheron, Fragrance (Parfum), Copulandrone, Copuline-alike, Reconstituted Andronone||Paraffin||Soybean Oil, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Apricot Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, Phthalate-free Fragrance with Essential Oils||-|
|Vibration modes||-||-||-||-||-||-||Paraffin and cotton|
If you the thought of open flames in the bedroom brings more anxiety than arousal, then a massage oil is a great option. You can even warm it slightly by placing the whole bottle in warm water before use.