DIY- How to make cannabis infused candles

Published Sep 3, 2019 11:06 a.m. ET
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No longer do you have to feel like you need to hide the smell from your joint as you relax after a long day at work. Cannabis use for both recreational and medical use is legal for all who are of legal age. You can now burn candles to enhance your cannabis experiences by burning a particular strains aroma. Burning a CBD infused candle is a fantastic way of reaping double the benefits from the marijuana-infused candle.

Aromatherapy has been around for centuries. Different aromas provoke different emotions and thoughts. Cannabis can be a guide to a person reaching a deeply meditative and stress-free environment and experience. Many of the religious sectors used marijuana as an incense until it was discovered that if inhaled cannabis produced psychoactive results.

Enjoy the aromatic scent from your candle while relaxing and enjoying some quiet time with your partner. Your candle not only provides a peaceful and sensual atmosphere, but physically can provide relief from inflammation, arthritis, and pain management.

One of the bonuses from the CBD infused candle, is the creation of a soothing wax perfect for using as a massage oil. The candle is infused with CBD, and when the wax is freely flowing it, the wax can be used as a moisturizing lubricant. The wax can help in providing a deep tissue massage.

The candles are made with one hundred percent wholesome organic ingredients. A base oil of coconut oil and wax makes a candle less likely to cause a reaction when used on the skin. The addition of aromatic custom essential oils, along with CBD oil, make infused candles, a healthy choice if choosing to burn candles.

Just like CBD will not produce any high-euphoric feelings when consumed, neither will burning a CBD infused candle. However, you will be given a peaceful aroma to enjoy, and the releasing of stress from your mind and body will be a bonus.

CBD candle benefits

  • Wonderful for massages
  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Perfect for relaxing and unwinding
  • No psychoactive effects
  • Great for relieving stress and anxiety

How to make a CBD candle

Materials needed:

  • Mason jar
  • Hemp wick
  • 1 pound of soy wax
  • 1 cup of organic coconut oil
  • 1 ounce of CBD isolate
  • Hot glue gun
  • Oven mitts
  • Double boiler
  • Food thermometer
  • Cardstock


  1. Melt the soy wax and organic coconut oil in the double boiler at medium-low heat.

  2. Use your glue gun to attach your hemp wick to the bottom of your mason jar. Make sure you are centering your wick properly and allowing a length of hemp that will permit for trimming the wick later on.

  3. Secure the wick by using the cardstock. Cut the cardstock bigger than the mason jar top. Cut a hole in the middle of the card, allowing for the pouring of the wax into the jar. The wick should now be suspended perpendicular to the bottom of the jar.

  4. When the wax is melted, allow it to cool to 120 degrees, and use your food thermometer to gauge the temperature throughout the process.

  5. Now is the time to add your CBD oil to the mixture and be sure to blend it into the wax before moving on for an even distribution of the oil.

  6. Pour your wax into the mason jar being sure to leave about 1cm space from the top of the jar.

  7. Allow the mixture to cool and trim the wick down to about ½ inch.

You can now decorate your jar perhaps by identifying the effects that can be experienced if used as a body massage oil and the essential oil used for aromatic pleasures or try pairing your candle with your favorite strain of cannabis. The terpenes that provide the aromatic aromas noted when smoking your herb can be the same terpenes used in your candle. The combination can provide complete immersion in the aromatic and health benefits of the cannabis plant.

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