How To Make THC Infused Candles?
Making THC-infused candles is a great way to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without having to smoke it. These aromatherapy candles provide a pleasant aroma and can also help reduce stress and anxiety while providing a calming effect. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your THC-infused candles just by playing a candle game at home in no time. This guide will walk you through creating your THC-infused candle, from gathering the necessary supplies to enjoying the finished product.
What are THC-infused candles?
THC-infused candles are made with cannabis-infused wax combined with essential oils and other fragrances to create a pleasant aroma. These candles in tandem, release the active compounds in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, into the air. This allows users to experience the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without having to smoke it (also check out our CBD candle article).
Step #1 Gather Supplies
Before making your THC-infused candle, you must gather the necessary candle materials. You will need a wax melting pot, a wick, wax flakes or pellets, cannabis oil or concentrate, and any essential oils or fragrances you would like to add for scent. Make sure to use high-quality cannabis oil or concentrate for the best results.
Step #2 Prepare the Candle Wax
Once you have gathered the necessary supplies, it is time to prepare the candle wax. Begin by heating the wax in a double boiler over medium-low heat until it has completely melted. Once the wax is melted, add cannabis oil or concentrate and stir until it is fully incorporated. You can also add essential oils or fragrances at this point if desired. Stir the mixture until everything is well blended.
Step #3 Infuse with THC
Once the wax is melted, and all desired organic ingredients are added, it is time to infuse the candle with cannabis. Begin by slowly pouring the wax mixture into a heat-safe container. Make sure that you leave enough room at the top for the wick. Once the wax has been poured, carefully insert the wick into the container’s center and secure it with a wick holder.
Step #4 Assemble and Pour the Candle
Once the wax has been infused with THC and the wick is in place, it is time to assemble and pour the candle. Begin by placing the mason jar on a flat surface and ensuring it is level. Carefully pour the wax mixture into the container, keeping the wick centered as you do so. Once the wax has been poured, allow it to cool for at least two hours before moving on to the next step.
Step #5 Enjoy Your THC-Infused Candle
Once the hemp candle has cooled, it is ready to be enjoyed. Light the hemp wick and enjoy the aromatic pleasure of your THC-infused candle. The therapeutic benefits of cannabis will help reduce stress and anxiety while providing a calming effect. Enjoy your THC-infused candle responsibly, and always keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Step #6 Clean Up
Once you have finished enjoying your marijuana-infused candle, it is important to clean up properly. Begin by snuffing out the wick and allowing the wax to cool completely. Once cooled, carefully remove the wick holder and discard it. You can then use a paper towel or cloth to remove excess wax from the container. Finally, wash the container with hot, soapy water and allow it to air dry before storing it.
THC-infused candles for Aromatherapy
THC-infused candles don’t have any significant psychoactive effects on you, but they have potent aromatherapeutic qualities that provide the user with various advantages.
Inhaling essential oils is used in Aromatherapy to improve mood, amplify energy, promote relaxation, for better pain management, for muscle spasms, and do other things. Cannabis essential oil is renowned for having balanced aromatherapeutic effects on both the body and the psyche.
Myrcene, limonene, and linalool are some of the most popular terpenes found in cannabis essential candles.
Today, myrcene is, without a doubt, the terpene that is most frequently discovered in cannabis essential plants. The terpene, also present in thyme, mangoes, and lemongrass, encourages soothing and relaxing effects. It may be found in varieties including Blue Dream, OG Kush, and Grandaddy Purple. Myrcene is used to ease anxiety, reduce discomfort, and encourage sleep.
Another extremely well-liked terpene that is also present in citrus fruits like lemons and oranges is limonene. It has an orange-like color and a delicious citrus scent, making it simple to identify. Because of its antibacterial qualities, limonene is also used in many natural cleaning and cosmetic products. It can be found in strains like Wedding Cake, MAC, and Berry White and is excellent for reducing stress, boosting mood, and relaxing.
One of the cannabis plant’s most exquisitely scented terpenes, linalool is ideal for hemp candle infusion because of its exquisite perfume. The terpene is noted for its flowery, clean aroma and in several spices and lavender. It relieves sadness and anxiety and is present in strains like Amnesia Haze or Lavender Kush.
There is a wide diversity to experience when picking your cannabis essential candle between these terpenes and the others in cannabis. There is undoubtedly a cannabis candle for you, whether you favor relaxing or energizing aromas or flowery or woodsy scents.
Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of NeoCandle.com where we talk all about scented candles. Known as Candace the Candle Girl, I know pretty much all there is to know about scented candles. I make and sell them on Etsy and Ebay – so be sure to ask if you have any burning questions 🙂 (pun intended 😉 )