Hemp candles are great for any situation where you’d like a peaceful and soft light. You can use them to enhance your time spent reading late at night, meditating, and hanging out with your family. These organic candles continue the tradition of aromatherapy and can boost your mood.
What is a hemp candle?
To answer this question, we need to take a look at aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the ancient practice of healing the mind and spirit through natural fragrances. The term was coined in the mid-1900s. However, people in ancient Chinese and Egyptian cultures used the technique for hundreds of years.
People use essential oils in aromatherapy either by inhaling their aromas or applying them to the skin. Hemp candles are often fragranced with natural oils such as lemon or eucalyptus to provide a relaxing experience.
How do people make them?
People make these organic candles in a variety of ways. Many use soy wax as the base and infuse that with hemp oil. Some people use cotton for the wick, while others use hemp. Also, hemp candles don’t have to smell like cannabis, but some do. That depends on the presence of terpenes from the plant. Terpenes are also responsible for many other essential oil scents.
The candles don’t include THC so they do not have the effects that marijuana offers for users. The candle is safe to use around children and is non-psychoactive.
Hemp candles are non-toxic and friendly to the environment. The hemp seed oil in the candle makes them burn for longer, which means you can save money.
How to make hemp candles yourself
You can make hemp candles at home following a simple recipe. For your ingredients, you’ll need a mason jar, hemp oil, one pound of soy wax, hemp wick, card stock, a food thermometer, and a double boiler.
First, put the soy wax in your double boiler on a low temperature. While that’s going, use the glue gun to glue a long piece of hemp wick to the bottom of your mason jar.
Next, use the card stock to hold the wick straight. To do this, start with a circle that’s bigger than the mason jar top. Cut a small hole to pass the wick through. Also cut a portion of the card stock away so that you can pour the wax in.
What are the benefits of hemp candles?
The benefits of hemp are well known and people have used the plant for industrial and medicinal uses for thousands of years. Hemp candles offer an environmentally friendly and non-toxic alternative to traditional candles.
Using candles, in general, is healthy on your eyes at night. Blue light from TVs and phone screens can keep us awake at night. Instead, reading by candlelight is a great way to get your mind ready for bed.
The candles are made using soy and are natural. The use of hemp means that the ingredients are sustainable and ethically sourced and are non-toxic.
Burning hemp candles can also help you to relax. Whether you get a cannabis-scented candle or a lavender-sage one, you’ll feel at peace. Other aromas you can get include honeysuckle, blood orange, patchouli, lemongrass, jasmine, and basil. Really any essential oil can work well in a hemp candle.
Another awesome thing is that this candle incorporates eco-friendly ingredients. Hemp is a carbon-negative crop and is great for the environment. You can feel good that the materials are sourced from a plant that is fair trade and sustainable.
Why should I use a hemp candle?
You can use hemp candles if you love to support eco-friendly products or if you’re looking for a non-toxic alternative to traditional candles.
There’s one thing that you can be sure of. With hemp candles, you’ll avoid all the artificial dyes and chemicals that you can find in traditional candles. Traditional candles can even have toxins in their ingredients—which can be bad for your health.
Where can I get them?
Local market vendors in your area may have hemp candles. If you can’t find any in your area, you can purchase some from Hempy’s or Kushed Candles. Remember, there’s no THC or CBD in these candles so you don’t have to worry about any legal issues in your state.
Last updated: May 10, 2020 Posted in: Home & GardenHemp candles made with hemp wick and hemp oil continue the tradition of aromatherapy and are an eco-friendly option for any room in the house.
Hemp scented candles
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One of our most highly-requested scents over the years, our Hemp fragrance oil is a realistic take on a cannabis fragrance. Distinctive and authentic, this scent has a pleasing, earthy aroma that appeals to both niche audiences and wider markets. Hemp opens with bright top notes of lemon and lime. A heart of green leaves and true-to-life hemp makes up the bulk of this scent, while notes of vetiver and patchouli in the base wrap things up.
Candles and melts made with this offbeat fragrance are sure to be conversation-starters in any market! Hemp is also approved for use in body care applications, so you can add its aromatic touch to your handmade soaps, bath bombs, and other products.
This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including patchouli, opoponax, cedarwood, birch tar.
Alternative Branding Ideas: Mary Jane, Reefer Madness, Devil’s Lettuce, Herbal Essence
Top: Lemon, Lime
Middle: Hemp, Green Leaves
Base: Vetiver, Patchouli
Suggested Colors: Green
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.
|Candle Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-10%|
|Soap Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-6%|
|Lotion Safe||Yes||Usage: 1-2%|
|Flashpoint||> 212 °F|
|Prop 65 Warning Required||No|
|Diffuser Base Compatible||Yes; Up to 25%|
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels.
Cold Process Soap Performance
Lye Water Temperature 108ºF
Oil temperature 109ºF
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