From topical treatments to puppy treats, it seems like CBD oil is everywhere today. This versatile oil is great for combatting stress and inflammation, so it makes sense that it’s so popular. In fact, CBD oil is in so many things that it’s come full-circle and returned to its original method of ingestion – inhalation. However, in the process, it’s become much more refined.
CBD candles have been (excuse the pun) catching fire lately – not just because they infuse charm and wonderful natural aromas to any space, but also because of their potentially potent healing properties and lasting health benefits.
There are understandably some questions surrounding these trendy candles, so, to help you decide if CBD candles are right for you and your home, let’s take a closer look.
What are CBD candles?
Though lighting up a CBD candle to enjoy the scent may sound a lot like inhaling cannabis, a CBD candle is a totally different product. When users inhale the smoke from cannabis, they are pulling a cocktail of different compounds into their lungs, including THC (along with THC-A and THC-V), CBD, CBC, CBG and many more.
Each of these compounds affects the body in various ways – with THC being the most infamous for creating a “high” in users when they smoke.
A CBD candle does not contain all those extra compounds. In fact, it is just like a traditional candle – the only difference is, it’s been infused with a purified cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
CBD oil is refined by extracting the chemical compound, cannabidiol, from the stalks, leaves and flowers of the cannabis sativa plant (also known as cannabis or hemp), then diluting and distilling it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil (hemp seeds also come from the cannabis plant – however, the seeds contain little to no CBD).
This purified CBD oil is added to a candle wax mixture, thus creating a CBD candle.
What ingredients are in a CBD candle?
Just like in any other candle, ingredients in CBD candles vary between manufacturer and scent.
Along with cannabidiol oil, CBD candles typically contain an all-star list of natural ingredients, including:
- Hemp seed oil
- Essential oils
- Soybean wax
- Natural fragrances and terpenes
Depending on the fragrance you choose, you can find CBD candles with all the naturally beneficial aromatic ingredients you love, but with the added benefits of CBD oil!
Benefits of CBD candles
The popularity of CBD is built on a foundation of new studies that show the oil can be used to treat a variety of maladies – from physical to mental.
Beyond the charm and warmth this home decor item brings, CBD candles are a mild, soothing product that can help to promote a number of lasting health benefits, such as:
- Relieving stress and anxiety
- Alleviating mild pain and inflammation
- Aiding with sleep issues like insomnia
- Enhancing mood and promoting deeper relaxation
Plus, you can also compound these health benefits when you choose a CBD candle with a natural scent like lavender – which is another effective stress-buster.
Do CBD candles smell like marijuana?
Of course, the last thing most people want is to fill their homes with the scent of cannabis. Not only can that be off-putting, but it does little to create a charming atmosphere (especially if you dislike the smell of cannabis).
The good news is unless you purchase a cannabis-scented candle, CBD candles don’t typically carry that infamous cannabis smell.
Instead, most carry mild fragrances and emanate earthy, herbaceous scents like fruit, leather and floral. Like most candles, the scent depends on which candle you choose.
Can I get high from using a CBD candle?
CBD does not contain the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that produces a “high.” So, rest assured, as you will not get a high from burning a CBD candle.
Best places to enjoy CDB candles
While you can put CBD candles anywhere you’d place a traditional candle, you may prefer to use them in spaces earmarked for relaxation, such as your living room, yoga area – even a sunroom.
This way, they serve to make the area or room even more relaxing. However, perhaps avoid placing them in spaces where you need to be sharp – so keep them out of your home office!
You can amplify your relaxation in every room by adding CBD candles. So go ahead, light those wicks and ease away tension as you enjoy these stress-relieving, mood-enhancing candles!