Sharon Reid


My addiction to fancy scented candles was triggered by a dear friend who gifted me a Diptyque candle in Pomander. Said friend is relatively affluent so dropping £45 a time on Diptyque is not likely to lead to financial ruin. I was able to fund this expensive habit while working full time in recruitment – after leaving full-time employment my finances have taken somewhat of a nosedive. I have (reluctantly) swapped my Jo Malone and Diptyyque for whatever Sainsbury’s has to offer – which frankly is not much! So, imagine how thrilled I was to receive a Janjira Therapy Massage Candle in Grapefruit and Tangerine, for a scent junkie like me this was my version of manna from the gods!

Janjira is a Thai spa-inspired brand, the Grapefruit and Tangerine Therapy Massage Candle is a recent addition, comprising of natural oils, beeswax and a gorgeous citrus aroma. Not just a candle, this product also functions as an effective massage oil due to containing coconut oil that infuses the skin with moisture and is rich in proteins which keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated by stimulating cellular and tissue repair. Beeswax has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits. Janjira Beauty recommends its use on skin, cuticles, elbows, feet, or anywhere its deeply hydrating properties are desired.

To make the most of the multi-function: light the candle and take in the subtle fragrances. Blow it out when you have the desired amount of melted massage oil. Let it cool down for a minute or so. Pour it into your palms and massage it gently into the skin.

The sample I was sent lasted just over a week -not bad considering I also managed to massage a generous amount of oil onto my feet as part of an impromptu pedicure. The Janjira Therapy Massage Candle is worth me (temporarily) falling off the wagon, the duel function is justified I think as I dutifully add my PayPal details -besides Sainsbury’s scented candles don’t double up as massage oil.

The Janjira Therapy Massage Candle in Grapefruit and Tangerine costs £30, to place an order or find out more please visit: