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The Beginners Guide to CBD Candles

Christine Wilson

Christine Wilson

Christine Wilson is a Director at The Green Doctor CBD.

Today our guidebook will take a definitive look at CBD Candles. The booming hemp industry experts are trying their keen hands at everything these days. We can now all enjoy the bounty of their labours with edibles, Vape Pens as well as Oil and Creams. Today The Green Doctor has turned their attention to the booming CBD Infused Candle Industry! 

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What are CBD Candles?

CBD Candles like ronseal are exactly what they say on the tin! They are candles which have been infused with CBD essence. Each brand uses different amounts, strengths and types. There are three main types of used in any given product. These are Isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum. Each has different benefits to the human body. To read more about the different types used in cannabis candles you can click the name links and learn more.

Cannabis Candles come in many shapes and sizes. They also come with a wide variety of beautiful aromas to choose from. The Green Doctor recommends looking at the healing power of some essential oils and aiming to find a candle which is both natural and promotes health and well-being. 

We simply love Pineapple Express. Its packed with 100MG of pure extract and is THC Free. What we love most is that it uses Soy Wax. Soy wax is safe for kids and pets to be around, it burns clean (no black smoke) in the family home and is an eco/planet friendly product. 

What are the benefits?

What are the benefits of CBD Candles? In general promote a feeling of calmness and relaxation. There’s nothing quite like running a hot bubble bath, playing some gentle music and lighting a candle to relieve stress, relax aching muscles and promote a deep sleep. Add CBD to that mix and yes! We have one hell of a stress busting recipe!

How do they work? When Hemp Candles or Melts are gently heated, the vapours rise into the atmosphere. More gentle than vaping,  infusing the air with relaxing aromas, which gently nurse you into a state of relaxation and calm. 

Choose your candle essence wisely:

Lavender: Promotes a deep and well rested good nights sleep. Lavender may promote the relaxation of certain muscles and may be a great smell for those of you who struggle to drift off to sleep. 

Bergamot Orange: Is often used in aromatherapy because of its ability to calm the mind and relieve anxiety.

Peppermint: May be used for muscle pains and headaches. In aromatherapy peppermint is also used for treating colds and flus, reducing pains as well as promoting mental clarity and. 

Hemp Candles vs Wax Melts

Melts and Candles are basically the same thing. All CBD Hemp products are derived from Cannabis Sativa Plants. As I mentioned earlier the type of CBD compound which is used in your Candle or Wax Melt will differ depending on the Candle Company you are using. 

At The Green Doctor we prefer Wax Melts. This is because wax melts can be used on a gentle warmer where no flame is used. A low powered bulb gently warms your wax melts and releases Vapours softly into the room. Candles can burn too hot which we feel can damage the effect of the CBD within the candle. Some compounds can change their structure under intense heat. Bear this in mind when choosing.

Are they safe to use?

We believe CBD Candles are safe to use providing that you don’t leave any exposed flames unattended. 

Choose a natural wax to stop black smoke rising from your candle. We just love Soy Wax, Beeswax and Coconut Waxes to make CBD Infused Candles. Each of these waxes is 100% natural and burn cleanly so no black smoke will rise from the wick. Black smoke is a common side effect of paraffin wax candles.

Soy Wax: Soy Wax is considered safe and planet friendly. It also burns longer than paraffin wax. Soy CBD Candles smell amazing!

Bees Wax: Is 100% Natural and is considered safe for candle use. Some companies add coconut oil to their beeswax to stop their candles tunnelling.

Coconut Wax: 100% natural with an amazing scent throw. Coconut CBD Candles also burn slowly. Giving your candle a longer lifespan.

Where to buy?

The internet is teaming with many retailers. Knowing who to choose can be daunting. Lets take a look at The Green Doctors 3 top picks. 

Mr Floral: Offer a cool 19-69 Chronic Candle. Containing wonderful notes of Patchouli and Clary Sage. We feel this candle promotes well being and mental clarity. The only downside being the cost at £55 we feel its really pricey!

The CBD Candle Company: Offer a wonderful Lavender scent at an even greater price of £20. As mentioned earlier we just love the benefits of pure lavender essential oils. It improves anxiety, mental function and helps promote sleep and well-being.

CBD Pure Oils: Here we have our winner! Why them you may ask? Well Pure Oils offer a range of Wax Melts which we feel are more affordable and they burn longer at 2 hours burn time per melt. Each pack contains 10 Wax Melts for £9.

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How to make your own

Ideally we recommend making your own Wax Melts and CBD Candles! Its fun and you can choose whichever natural ingredients call to you. Mixing your own essential oil potions to make a custom blend for you and you only!

What you’ll need:

  1. A natural wax like Soy Wax, Bees Wax or Coconut Wax.
  2. A Stainless Steel jug for Melting your Wax.
  3. A large pot.
  4. Wooden Sticks for stiring.
  5. A glass jar or Wax Melt Mould.
  6. Candle Wicks (if making a candle jar)
  7. Essential Oils or Candle Fragrance Oils.
  8. 500MG CBD Oil 
We just love Long Light Candles and they have a great wax melt starter kit. Use code greendr to get 5% off there Candle Wax Starter Kit. It has everything you need to start making candles and wax melts. 

Lets Start!

  1. Fill your pot with water and bring to the boil.
  2. Place your stainless steal jug in the pot and put your wax into the jug to melt. Be careful not to get any water into your wax.
  3. Stir until your wax turns into a liquid.
  4. Combine your fragrance with your wax. Each wax will have a different fragrance load. Soy wax for example usually holds 10% fragrance. Check your fragrance load with your wax manufacturer.
  5. Take your mixture off the heat and now add your CBD and mix.
  6. Pour into your mould or jar.
  7. Allow to cool.

Hemp infused CBD Candles release very mild CBD vapours into the air. These may help to promote better sleeping habits. Relieve stress and anxiety, especially when teamed with essential oils such as Lavender and Chamomile. These types of hemp infused candles may also uplift mood. 

No, you cannot get high of CBD Candles. This is because the THC content of legal CBD is extremely low in full and broad spectrum products to non existent in isolate products. 

Every CBD Candle is different. More exspensive products tend to contain more CBD. 100mg seems to be a popular choice for small jar candles. Please check with your candle manufacturer when purchasing your candle. 

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