The 7 Best Sex Candles for the Most Sensual Time
Today we’re turning up the heat with the very best sex candles of every kind! I’ll sharing my favorite massage candles and wax play candles with you and I’ve even included a wax play safety guide as well as instructions on how to use sex candles. You can also shop with peace of mind as I’ve only included body safe candles in this review!
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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.
Reviews of the 7 best Sex candles
Test Winner 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!
- ✅ Strong exotic scent
- ✅ Easy pour spout
- ✅ Low melt point
- ✅ Beginner friendly
- ❌ Scent might be too strong for some
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!
You should buy the Kama Sutra Ignite Massage Oil Candle Coconut & Pineapple if you...
- Love sensual massages
- Enjoy tropical scents
- Want a candle with a low melt point
- Like added moisturising benefits
You should not buy the Kama Sutra Ignite Massage Oil Candle Coconut & Pineapple if you...
- Don't enjoy strong scents
- Want a hot wax candle for more intense sensation
Cheapest 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 way to try massage candles
- ✅ Uses moisturising oils
- ✅ Edible
- ❌ Smell too strong for some
- ❌ Cherry scent smells artificial
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.
You should buy the Lovehoney Oh! Cherry Massage Candle 2.1oz if you...
- Love the sweet cherry scent
- Are on a budget
- Want an edible massage candle
You should not buy the Lovehoney Oh! Cherry Massage Candle 2.1oz if you...
- Aren't a fan of strong scents
Edible 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!
- ✅ Edible
- ✅ Sensual vanilla smell
- ✅ Cute heart tin
- ❌ Smell might be too sweet for some tastes
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!
You should buy the Earthly Body Edible Massage Oil Heart Candle if you...
- Want an edible candle
- Like the scent/taste of vanilla
You should not buy the Earthly Body Edible Massage Oil Heart Candle if you...
- Prefer fruity or floral fragrances
- Want a candle with a pour spout
Pheromone 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!
- ✅ Infused with pheromones
- ✅ Sweet strawberry fragrance
- ✅ Pretty packaging
- ❌ No evidence of pheromones working
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.
You should buy the Jelique Massage Candle with Pheromones Smitten Strawberry & Champagne if you...
- Are interested in the effects of pheromones
- Love sweet scents
You should not buy the Jelique Massage Candle with Pheromones Smitten Strawberry & Champagne if you...
- Prefer fruity or floral fragrances
- Want a candle with a spout
Wax play 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!
- ✅ Hotter wax than a massage candle
- ✅ Great for BDSM play
- ✅ Set of three colors
- ❌ Easier to burn the skin than massage candle
- ❌ Can get messy
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.
You should buy the Doc Johnson Japanese Hot Wax Drip Bondage Candles if you...
- Want more intense heat
- Enjoy a pleasant sting
- Want to drip hot wax on your partner
- Enjoy scraping wax of your skin
You should not buy the Doc Johnson Japanese Hot Wax Drip Bondage Candles if you...
- Want a candle to use for massage
- Haven't tried sex candles before
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!
- ✅ Selection of three scents
- ✅ Wrapped in a cute gift bag
- ✅ Skin nourishing ingredients
- ✅ Edible
- ❌ Small candles
- ❌ Not the most consistent burn
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.
You should buy the Earthly Body Trio 3-in-1 Mini Massage Candles if you...
- Want a selection of different scents
- Enjoy a moisturising massage
- Like hemp products
- Are looking for a cute gift
- Want a candle you lick off
You should not buy the Earthly Body Trio 3-in-1 Mini Massage Candles if you...
- Want full-sized candles
- Prefer to have an easy pour spout
- Don't like fruity fragrances
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.
- ✅ Great for hot wax play
- ✅ Good for dripping
- ✅ Choice of colors
- ✅ 100% Paraffin Wax and 100% cotton Wick
- ✅ 90 minute burn for each candle
- ❌ Need to be more careful with the heat of the wax
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.
You should buy the LaCire Drip Pillar Candles if you...
- Are into more intense heat
- Want a choice of colors
- Prefer 100% paraffin candles
- Love peeling plant off your skin
You should not buy the LaCire Drip Pillar Candles if you...
- Want candle for sensual massages
- A totally new to using candles in the bedroom
- Want a fragranced candle
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.
Earthly Body Naked in the Woods Massage Oil 8.0 fl.oz
Treat your partner (or yourself) to a sensual massage with this Hemp Seed massage oil from Earthly Body. Made with skin nourishing almond oil, hemp seed oil and vitamin E, you will be left feeling silky smooth after a night of pure passion!
Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Kissable Massage Oil 1.0 fl.oz
Sweet and seductive, this Vanilla massage oil from Lovehoney is infused with 5 different skin-nourishing oils. Enjoy some sensual solo play or treat your partner to a massage to remember!
Tracey Cox Supersex Massage Oil 3.51 fl.oz
Enjoy the earthy and sensual scents of patchouli and sandalwood with this silky massage oil from Tracy Cox. The perfect accompaniment to a hot night in that will leave you satisfied, relaxed and moisturised!
The Perfect Gift Set For a Dream Date
Treat yourself or a partner to a gift set for the perfect, naughty but oh so nice, night in!
Je Joue The Naughty Gift Set
The sleek sexy gift box opens up to reveal everything you need for a very steamy night in. The kit contains sexy truth or dare cards to help you get in the mood, a blindfold to help you explore your other senses, a massage candle, and a powerful pebble shaped vibrator! Wow, that’s a lot of pleasure in one box!
Make Your Wax Play More Fun!
If you love the hot drip of wax hitting your skin, but want something with a little more pizzazz, look no further! I have to two fun, flirty options for you!
Master Series Pride Pecker Drip Candle
Show your pride while covering your partner’s body in hot drips of colorful wax with this penis candle! Really, what more could want from a candle! Made from 100% paraffin, the wax melts at a moderate heat and hardens as it cools on your skin.
Fiery Vulvas Candle Blacklight Reactive Wax Play Candle
And for the vulva owners and lovers out there, these lovely vulva drip candles! These colorful coochie candles are made from paraffin and are even blacklight reactive so you can decorate yourself before a night out!
How to practice wax play safely
Of course playing with hot or warm wax comes with some element of risk, so it’s important to educate yourself on the potential risks and how to minimise them before getting started. Here some essential safety rules to follow when engaging in any kind of wax play.
For even more detailed instructions check out my post with everything you need to know about wax play.
Establish consent, set boundaries, and choose a safety word
Before you even light the candle, you need to make sure you have enthusiastic consent from your partner. You should also discuss your boundaries, such as where you do and don’t want wax to be dripped. On top of that, you should agree on a safeword that will stop play immediately if either partner becomes injured, uncomfortable, or overwhelmed.
Prepare your space
Whether you are using a massage candle or drip candles, it can get messy, so you’ll want to protect whichever surface you are using. You could use from old towels or a sex blanket, like the Liberator Fascinator Throw. It’s also a good idea to have a towel or two handy and remove any loose flammable materials from the area.
Have some first aid essentials on stand-by
Prepare a simple first aid kit, some cool (but not cold) water to use in case of burns, and something to put out any accidental fires.
Let your candle melt
Enjoy some foreplay while you let your candle melt and build up a pool of wax. If your candle is in a container, like a massage candle, you should let it melt all the way across to prevent your candle from tunneling.
Blow out your flame
Before dripping wax on your partner, blow out the flame to minimise the risk of burning your hand or accidentally starting a fire.
Test the temperature first
Test the temperature of the wax on your own skin before dripping it onto your partner.
Avoid the face, head, and genitals
You should never drip wax onto the face, head, or directly onto or into the genitals as there is a high risk of injury. It’s best to start with a larger, less sensitive area such as the back or thighs.
Drip from a height
This is especially important with paraffin drip candles that have a hotter melt point than massage candles as dripping from a higher height gives the wax time to cool slightly before it hits the skin.
Enjoy some aftercare
Whether you have enjoyed a sensual massage or some more intense BDSM wax play, aftercare is the perfect way to ease out of it. Rub the oils into your skin or remove the hardened wax and apply some moisturising lotion. You can also get cosy in a blanket and have something to eat or drink.
How to use sex candles
How you use your sex candle will depend on which type of candle you have. Massage candles made with soy wax and other skin-nourishing oils will melt a lower temperature into an oil and are best suited to a sensual massage and will soak into the skin. Paraffin candles have a higher melt point and harden on your skin, making them great for BDSM play.
Here’s how to enjoy each type.
Allow a pool of melted wax to collect in the candle, and blow out the flame before dripping and drizzling the oil onto your partner’s body. You can start with their back, shoulders, and back of the legs before having them roll over to give the front of their body some loving. Remember, that oil can degrade condoms, so you might need to clean up if you plan on having sex with a condom after your massage. You shower after using a massage candle or simply let the nourishing oils sink into your skin.
Get more in depth instructions in our post all about how to give a sexy massage.
Again, let your candle melt so you have some wax pooled at the top and then you can explore dripping the wax onto your partner’s body. You should drip the wax from around 10- 15 inches away from your partner’s body.
- You can drip it slowly or let it drizzle.
- For extra tingly sensations, blow on the wax to make it harden faster.
- You can also explore peeling the wax off.
How to clean massage candles
To keep your jar looking nice and stop it from getting slippery, you should wipe it down with a damp cloth after every use. You should also be careful not to get wax or oil onto anything valuable while using your sex candle as it can stain. It's a good idea to put an old sheet, towel, or sex blanket down before playing.
Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.
Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.
Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.
If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.
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.