Patience. It isn’t something I have a great deal of, truth be told. I want everything done yesterday, and dislike waiting for things intensely. It pisses me off, making me wonder why things don’t just happen as soon as they’re thought of. So imagine, if you can, how annoyed I was when the Fella said we had to use up the bondage candles we had on the go before I could get these gorgeous Kink Craft Wax Play Candles and Wax Play Jug out of the candle box.
So infuriating! I literally dripped wax on my legs while he was at work to see off the last of the old batch. Wasteful, I know, but at least I got turned on enough by the stings to have a solo play session. See, it wasn’t all bad.
But yeah, I wanted to try the Kink Craft wax like my life depended on it, and I finally got to a few nights ago.
The very wonderful Pixie and Andrew of Kink Craft fame sent me two Wax Play Candles, one turquoise and the other yellow. To add to that fabulousness they sent a gorgeous little metal Wax Play Jug that’s filled with sexy black wax.
All Kink Craft candles are made from EcoSoya, which is environmentally friendly unscented soy wax. Paraffin based candle dyes have been used to give the candles their colours. Like I said, mine are turquoise, yellow and black, but if those aren’t your jam the candles also come in red, purple, and green, and the jug in fuschia, light pink, and blue.
The pretty candles measure up at 4” in height and 1.5” in width. The girth is approximately 5”. The Wax Jugs are 2.5” high, 2” in diameter and contain 5oz of wax.
Most candles burn far too hot for use on the skin. Dangerously so, in fact, you could really do yourself a mischief using standard candles for wax play. Proper bondage candles are produced to burn at a lower temperature that’s perfectly safe for the skin, and that temp is 40 °C (104 °F)
That still seems pretty high doesn’t it? Consider, though, that a standard candle burns at something like 315 °C (600 °F) and it doesn’t seem so bad after all.
As with all BDSM related activities, care should be taken and limits and safewords respected. Even though these Wax Play Candles and Wax Jugs are purposely made for dripping and pouring onto the skin they can still cause burns if you’re not careful. Start by holding the candle a few feet above the body and let a few drops of wax fall. If your partner is okay with that, slowly lower the candle a bit at a time until either they say stop or you’re a few inches from their skin.
I’d recommend doing this every time, even if you’ve done it a hundred times before, because what feels good one day isn’t automatically gonna feel good the next day. I know I’ve personally had nights where I’ve wanted the wax poured fast an inch from my skin and others where I’ve been uncomfortable and asked for a foot of space.
Our Kink Craft night was one of those bring the candles closer, darling kinda nights. We were so into the session we didn’t even stop to take some cheeky chest pics that I could crop for the review like we did last time I had bondage candles to write about.
Every minute of lying there having black wax poured on me from a jug, or blues and yellows dripped on me from the candles was absolutely divine. I was definitely all about the pour, and the Fella was happy to accommodate. He let me keep my sight so I could watch him tip the jug, change his mind, tip it again but not quite enough to let a drop spill. Then all of a sudden there’d be a splash over my belly, or on my thighs.
I even let him pour some on my labia which isn’t something I usually allow. It was hot, and I don’t mean in the heat kinda way. Well it was heat-hot, obviously, and I nearly leapt out of my skin, but it was sexier than it was painful and the candles were soon blown out after that.
Now, I don’t know about anyone else who’s used these candles, but I personally found that the lighter the colour, the hotter the wax felt. The black I could have had poured on my all over, all day long. The turquoise gave me pause, especially over my chest and wrists, and then the yellow? The yellow drew a couple of yelps from me.
I thought at first that it could have been because by the time we got to the yellow my skin was super sensitive, but then we had another session early hours of this morning and he started with the yellow and worked backward to the black. The yellow hurt more than the other two in this order too. Even when I took the below pic for y’all so you could see the colours and how solid they are against the skin, the yellow was a bitch.
There’s something else that’s a bit of a bitch about these candles too. Getting the wax off your skin after it’s dried on. Picking and peeling takes ages, and rubbing seems to melt the wax and smear it around rather than rolling it off. Picking the biggest bits off and then washing with a soapy hot bath scrunchie does the job, though.
I really like these candles and the Fella loves how opaque the colours are. Even by the light of the candles alone he can see where each splash lands and the visual appeal is to him what the physical feel is to me. If you’d like to try them for yourself (they’re supremely inexpensive so you’d be bonkers not to if wax play is your thing) click the banner below.
These Kink Craft Wax Candles and Wax Jug were sent to me by Kink Craft in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinions, which are now, and will forever be, my own. No affiliate links have been used in this post.