I’m probably the only beauty blogger who has never reviewed a candle before.
That’s because I don’t care about them. Skincare fascinates me. Perfume enchants me. Lipstick makes me feel powerful. But, a candle? What’s is it about candles that mesmerizes every other blogger? I could never get it.
Until I heard of Creative Energy Candles. What’s so special about them?
When they melt, they turn into body balms. How cool is that? (Now, that’s my kind of candle!).
These candles come in lots of different scents, so, while you wait for the magic to happen, you can enjoy their relaxing and fragrant aroma.
The one I have is Spiced Pomegranate, which is a blend of fruits and spices. More spices than fruits. I can detect the faint aroma of apples and the tangy scent of pomegranate, but they almost drown in a sea of clove and cardamom.
I love my spices more than I love my fruits, so I don’t mind that at all. The scent is absolutely gorgeous, if a little subtle, and better suited for the cold winter months.
But, I use it all year around because I live in London, and it’s not like we get much of a summer here. It’s sunny today, but last week, it felt more like October than July. *sighs*
But, I’m disgressing. Back to the candle. Once it’s melted, you can pour some of the liquid wax into your hand and rub it all over your body. Not straight away, obvs. You need to wait a few minutes for it to cool down if you don’t want to burn yourself.
I was afraid the melted liquid wax would feel like, well… wax. Really thick and uncomfortable, you know? But, it wasn’t like that, at all. It felt just like any other body balm. It’s not too rich, so it’s easy to apply and doesn’t take ages to sink in.
Unless you wait too long to apply it. As the minutes pass, the liquid wax turns solid again until you get your candle back. Although it’s considerably softer than before, it will feel waxy on the skin and won’t sink in that well. It feels like it just stays on the surface, if you know what I mean.
This stuff is made of soybean wax and organic coconut oil, which is very moisturizing. It leaves even my dry skin soft and smooth for hours. If it works for me, it works for anyone, trust me! The rest of the formula is a bunch of vitamins and essential oils. Pretty simple stuff, but sometimes simple works best.
Of course, this candle is by no means a must-have. But, it’s a cool-to-have. It’s what happens when candles and body balms marry and have a baby. If you like both candles and body balms, you’ll like their child, too.
Now, why did no one think about this before?
Price & Availability: 3.05oz, £7.99; 6oz, £14.99; 5oz, £15.99; 10oz, £23.99 at Creative Energy Candles
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