Mostly, I use waxes and balms as I think they feel absolutely delicious – much more buttery and creamy than oils! I wish they’d existed years ago! They don’t spill or stain in the same way oils do and they suit the deeper work I offer, allowing me a better relationship ‘through’ your skin, rather than sliding about on the surface.
I currently use Grace and Songbird waxes, occasionally blended with Coconoil (organic coconut oil – also excellent for eating, cooking & cleansing!). They all have a slightly different feel, with different ingredients, which is perfect for a variety of skin types. For more details, click through to their websites.
Clients seem to like the feel of rich, silky skin on completion, as opposed to the sense of greasiness they often feel after an oil massage.
I have had personal contact with the people running the companies, and have a sense of who they are and what motivates them – for me, this is also very important, as they all have a personal story.
I aim to keep in mind quality and cost, along with a continuing personal commitment from the company that natural truly does mean natural.