A Guide to Making Your Own CBD Candles

DIY candles have become very popular in recent years. All you need is candle wax, a wick, and a container to make your own scented candles. But did you know that you can make CBD candles at home? 

While candles infused with CBD are available in many hemp stores, they can be too expensive for regular purchase. That’s why making your own CBD candles can save you money and also allow you to customize them any way you want.

Here’s a simple guide to making your own CBD candles with simple ingredients.

Gathering Your Supplies 

You will need the following ingredients to make your CBD candle:

1. Wax Flakes

You can pick from different types of wax to make this candle. While soy wax is a very common option for its sustainability, beeswax can provide longer burn time. 

2. Candlewick

Prewaxed, pre-tabbed candle wicks made of cotton can ensure a clean burn.

3. Heat-Resistant Container

You will need a mold for your candle. Glass jars are the most commonly used mold for this case.

4. Essential Oils

What’s the point of making your own candle if you can’t have your favorite fragrance coming from it? You can use essential oils to customize the scent of your candles. Lavender or eucalyptus essential oils are some of the most popular options. 

5. CBD Oil or Tincture

Get high-quality CBD oil or tincture for the candle. We recommend products that use the CO2 extraction method to get CBD

6. Thermometer (Optional)

A thermometer is recommended to monitor the wax’s temperature. Overheating wax can lead to bad candles. 

7. Glue (Optional) 

You can use glue to secure the wick to the bottom of your container. This ensures that the wick stays in the middle of the candle.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making CBD Candles 

Step-by-Step Guide to Making CBD Candles

Done with gathering all the ingredients? Then, let’s get into the candle-making process! Here are the steps to follow: 

  1. Measure your wax so that you have enough to fill your container.
  2. Melt the wax over medium heat. Make sure the temperature reaches around 160°F (71°C).
  3. Once the wax reaches the mentioned temperature, add CBD oil or isolate. You will need 1 gram of CBD per 1 ounce of wax.
  4. Add a few drops of your desired essential oil for fragrance. 
  5. Stir gently.
  6. Use a bit of melted wax to attach the wick to the center of your container.
  7. Once the wax reaches 140°F, pour it inside the container while making sure the wick stays in the center. 
  8. Let the candle cool down, and trim the wick for a clean burn.

Safety Considerations 

While making your own candle does not pose too big of a risk, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Follow these steps to be safe when making CBD candles: 

  • Make sure you are in a well-ventilated space
  • Use a thermometer to monitor the wax temperature
  • Avoid adding water to melted wax
  • Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of emergencies
  • Keep the candle away from the reach of children and pets

Adding Your Personal Touch 

The best part of making candles at home is that you can add personal touches to them with unique designs and fragrances and even make them in different shapes. Here are some of the ideas you can use for your CBD candles:

Adding Your Personal Touch 

Experimenting with Different Fragrances

Using different essential oils will help you experiment with your CBD candles and find your best scent. For relaxation and a calming scent, you can use lavender essential oil. Citrus essential oils, on the other hand, can boost your mood and help you be energized. 

Decorative Touch with Dried Herbs or Flowers

You can decorate the top of your candle by adding flowers or dried herbs. Dried lavender buds or dried citrus peels can add beautiful designs to your candles while also accentuating the essential oil of the candle. 

Make sure you don’t add flowers or dried herbs when the wax is very hot. Allow it to cool down before placing these decorative touches. 


What type of wax is best for CBD candles? 

Soy wax, coconut wax, and beeswax are the classic options for CBD candles. If you want to go the extra mile, get hemp wax. 

How much CBD oil should I add to my candle? 

You can add around 1 gram of CBD oil or isolate per 1 ounce of wax. For example, if you are making a 16 oz candle, you will need approximately one teaspoon of CBD. 

Are CBD candles safe to inhale? 

Yes, CBD candles are safe to inhale. In fact, inhaling CBD can help with managing stress and anxiety. However, it won’t make you high as the candles don’t include THC. 

Where can I buy CBD oil for candles? 

PartyLite offers fragrant CBD oil that you can use for your candles. You can also get organic hemp oil to make CBD candles.

How long will my homemade CBD candle last? 

CBD candles made of soy wax can last around 6-8 hours per ounce of wax. So, a 16 oz soy wax CBD candle can last from 96 to 128 hours. Coconut and beeswax last even longer than soy wax.


Making CBD candles is not only easy, but it is also a wonderful experience. Moreover, the end product is excellent candles that can spread the goodness of CBD all around your room. 

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