CBD candles are all the rage. But, do they work? Learn about these infused candles and the special benefits they’re said to bring. As Yield launches a line of candles featuring CBD oil, we take a look at the trend and the research behind it, as well as review the new candles.
What are CBD Candles?
CBD manufacturers are getting more creative day by day. Recently, the cannabis community has seen the introduction of CBD candles, a super easy and deliciously aromatic way to reap the benefits of the cannabinoid. But, just saying “CBD candle” often leaves many with questions, and we don’t blame you.
In the case that you’ve seen your favorite CBD brand selling CBD candles and you’ve had your interest piqued, or even if you’re just looking for a unique way of enjoying your CBD, we have you covered. Here, we’re talking all about CBD candles and what they have to offer.
- CBD candles are candles that have been infused with CBD oil to help emit its beneficial properties.
- Though they are full of plant-based properties, these candles don’t smell like weed; instead, they smell just like your everyday candle.
- CBD candles could provide various helpful benefits, such as anxiety and stress-relieving effects as well as pain relief.
- Mood enhancement has also been reported with CBD candles.
- Though you can purchase pre-made CBD candles, you can easily make your own for individualized effects and smells.
- You don’t have to be a regular CBD consumer to enjoy CBD candles; they’re an ideal home accessory for every person looking to enhance their home’s atmosphere.
What is a CBD Candle?
Let’s start with the basics: what is a CBD candle and what are they made of?
Just as your typical candle is made using essential oils to create the beautiful aromatic blends you love, CBD candles utilize oils, too. A perfect blend of carefully chosen essential oils and CBD oil creates the base for the smells and benefits that CBD candles bring.
CBD massage candle
Even though CBD is derived from cannabis plant varieties, your house isn’t going to, all of a sudden, smell like someone’s been smoking. Rather, these candles produce gentle herbaceous blends with practically any notes your nose desires. Citrus-based, floral, sweet–you name it, and you can find a CBD candle that radiates just that.
And, yes, these special candles are just as easy to use as your most traditional ones. To enjoy, all you have to do is light the wick and let the CBD work its magic.
The Benefits of CBD Candles
Other than smelling delicious, you have to wonder what the purpose behind a CBD candle is. However, it shouldn’t surprise you to know that these candles emanate medicinal benefits that your mind and body will appreciate.
Cannabis infused candle
More than anything, CBD-infused candles are ideal for helping you relax and decompress. CBD, on its own, is known for its anti-anxiety and de-stressing properties, even helping with mood enhancement. Certain herbal essential oils, such as lavender and bergamot, do the same (but to a far less potent degree). When combined in a candle, then, your body receives whiffs of some of the most calming blends possible.
When it’s picked up by your nose, these scents stimulate cell receptors that then transmit messages throughout the nervous and limbic system, which is part of the brain that helps to regulate emotions. With such uplifting properties as CBD allows, the candles help in creating quite relieving, blissful effects in the air.
More than just mood, CBD candles have also been speculated to assist with reducing inflammation and managing pain. Just as certain aromas can trigger calming reactions in the brain, certain chemicals can also help control pain perception, allowing for your body to release compounds that reduce inflammation and relieve discomfort.
No matter what they do for you specifically, CBD-infused candles help create an atmosphere full of welcoming aromas and scents that’ll have you feeling content right where you’re at.
Making Your Own CBD Candles!
While you can easily find great brands that make even greater CBD candles, you can also take on the task of making your own.
Depending on what you want your body to receive from the candle, you can choose specialized essential oils to fulfill all of your wants and desires. This helps create a candle that directly appeals to you.
All you have to do is find a candle recipe that piques your interest and add a few drops of CBD oil alongside the other essential oils. Utilizing ingredients within the candle that are oil-based will help with the efficacy of the oils, as the CBD can easily break down with its fat-soluble properties.
CBD candles are infused products that are simply hard to resist. They’re full of beneficial characteristics that not only make you feel great, but they smell incredible while doing so.
No matter who you are, adding a CBD candle into your home can be the ultimate way to give your house the positive, healthy atmosphere you’ve always deserved. Whether you make your own or purchase a CBD candle, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the effortless appeal these infused candles bring.
You Can Now Buy CBD Oil-Infused Candles
If it seems like people are putting CBD oil in everything these days, you’re right. And you can add one more item to the list: Yield’s new line of candles is infused with the stuff—150 milligrams per 3.5-inch-tall candle, to be exact.
Short for Cannabidiol—which, yes, is found in marijuana, but on its own, will not get you high—CBD has been snowballing in popularity over the past few years. It’s been touted as a way to reduce seizures, treat chronic pain, and relieve insomnia and anxiety, making it seem like a miracle oil for all that ails you. While studies support some of those claims (namely, seizures), more research is needed overall. Still, that hasn’t stopped people’s interest in dabbling with it, with searches skyrocketing since August 2016, particularly in Indiana, Vermont, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. To meet that need, plenty of companies have started experimenting with ways to use the oil in their products.
Candles make perfect sense: They’re often used to set a relaxing mood, so why not infuse them with something linked to reducing anxiety, with the hopes of furthering that effect? (In the promising-but-needs-more-research category, a 2017 study found that people who smelled CBD-infused essential oils experienced decreased blood pressure and said they felt calmer and more energized. The study only featured five people though, so don’t consider it gospel.)
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Yield makes no claims that its candles will relieve your pain or help you sleep better at night, though they are designed to promote “clean, balanced living.” Each one’s made with sustainably sourced ingredients, featuring coconut wax and cotton wicks, and comes in soothing scents, like eucalyptus, ambrosia, and palo santo.
It Sounds Cool, But Do CBD Oil Candles Work?
Given all the hype, we asked two editors to try the candles for themselves for a few weeks. Both reported feeling more relaxed after lighting them, though admittedly, they also acknowledged that could be due to the ritual of lighting a candle and taking a moment for themselves. Our verdict: With so much research TBD on CBD, choose a candle based on its aesthetics and scent. If it has CBD oil and that seems to help you relax more, great. Don’t expect it to, though.
Oh, and about that scent: Yield’s CBD candles don’t give off even a whiff of hemp (in fact, a third editor took one home, not realizing it was CBD-infused at all). All of the scents were pretty mellow—more earthy than fruity or floral—and editors liked that the double-walled glass jar could be washed and used as a drinking glass long after the candle’s 40- to 45-hour burn time.