Best CBD Oil Massage Candle Tutorial

CBD oil is great for providing relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, and insomnia. One of the most popular ways to use CBD is by using a CBD Massage Candle. The technique not only soothes your muscles, but it also releases serotonin, which provides the feeling of relaxation and happiness.

You don't even need to visit a massage therapist to use this candle with CBD oil for pain or anxiety. There is now a much easier way that can be done right at home, and it's easy to make too! With this tutorial, you'll learn all about how to make your own CBD massage candle at home.

Massage Candle Oil

You need to prepare your massage candle oil first. Start off by decarboxylating your weed and then add your decarbed weed to the Rice Bran Oil and infuse it. I use and strongly recommend the POT by NOIDS herbal infuser as it will do both stages exceptionally well. When that has finished, strain it. The PBN has an excellent strainer, meaning you can use the oil right away, without having the mess of using muslin or cheesecloth to strain it.

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CBD Massage Candle Formulation

  • 30g Rice Bran Oil of the above infused Rice Bran Oil

You will also need;

Massage Candle Ingredients

There are other variations of ingredients that can be used, but this formulation is hard to beat!


The start of it all is the cannabis. It needs to be decarboxylated before using it, and you can read more about that here. You need to decide for yourself whether you decarb it for CBD or for THC. If the weed has good levels of CBD, that levels out some of the THC content, making you feel more relaxed and less high.

Good levels of CBD are also great for relieving anxiety, reducing inflammation and helping with pain control. This company do a great range of weed, including high CBD strains. Check them out, and use the code CANNA15 to get a 15% discount *(affiliate link).

Rice Bran Oil

You need an oil that can tolerate the temperature needed to infuse the decarbed weed. Many oils like Rosehip Seed Oil and Hemp Seed Oil are damaged by the heat needed to get a good infusion. They are best used in other types of products. This massage candle will have Rice Bran Oil. It's perfect for anyone who may have a nut allergy, and it also has a really high heat tolerance.

What is more important, though, is how it feels on the skin and the benefits it brings to your skin. Rice Bran Oil is a rich source of Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tocotrienols (a superior form of antioxidant), Lauric Acid, and other essential fatty acids. It is also a natural antioxidant that can help protect skin from free radical damage. What's more, it is great for cooking with and making infused salad dressings.

Mango Butter

Mango Butter adds some firmness and texture to the candle, but a significant thing to note is that it melts at skin temperature. Don't forget, you will be pouring the melted massage candle wax directly onto your skin. Everything needs to be suitable to become liquid at a low temperature so that you do not burn yourself. Mango butter is a natural moisturizer that has many skin benefits. It's rich in fatty acids which are essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails.

Mango butter can be used to soften dry skin, reduce inflammation, and promote elasticity in your skin. It has the amazing ability to even out skin tones. If you have darker knees than the rest of your legs, for example, regular use of Mango Butter will balance out the difference in skin tone.

Soy Wax

Many waxes can block the skin, but the Soy Wax I recommend is formulated specifically for use in skincare products. It does not block the pores or cause breakouts, and it helps to lock moisture in. It also has a much lower melting point than other candle waxes or beeswax, so this candle will not burn your skin. The massage candle is superb to use after a shower when your skin is well hydrated.

Essential Oil

Be sure not to use fragrance oils, as they are often risky to use on the skin. When choosing your essential oil, give some thought to how and when you will use the massage candle. If you think you will use it on your hands just before you go to sleep at night, peppermint oil would not be a good choice as it would keep you awake with your hands being so close to your nose. Ylang Ylang might be too strong and give you a headache.

A good, safe all-rounder is Petitgrain essential oil, distilled from the leaves and twigs of the orange tree. It's calming, very gentle and wonderfully light and relaxing. Another way to choose your essential oil is by the terpene content. Just the same as your cannabis is rich in terpenes, so are essential oils. You can select the essential oil by its terpene profile. For example, Linalool is a terpene that is very effective in alleviating stress. It reduces the stress response and because it has a sedative effective, it improves your sleep. Linalool is quite commonly found in many strains of cannabis, but in essential oils, it is found in Frankincense, so that is the one I will be using.

Candle Wicks

These come in a range of types, sizes, coatings and so on. I use pre waxed cotton ones with an attached retainer, as they are just simpler and more convenient to use.

Votive Jars

These are a small size of glass candle jars. I also recycle glass yogurt jars as they are a perfect small size and easy to clean. You can buy nice votive jars online as well.

Massage Candle Instructions

  • Decarboxylate your cannabis using the POT by NOIDS CBD setting.

  • Add the Rice Bran Oil and use the POT by NOIDS again with the CBD infusion setting.

  • Strain and weigh the infused Rice Bran Oil into a heatproof container like a Pyrex or stainless steel jug so that it can go into a double boiler. To make a simple double boiler, half fill a saucepan with tap water and put the jug into it to heat up. This stops the risk of the oil burning or catching fire.

  • Weigh out the Soy Wax and add to the infused Rice Bran Oil.

  • Weigh pour the Mango Butter and add to the Soy Wax and Rice Bran Oil.

  • Get your candle jar ready. I have used small, glass yogurt jars that I washed and dried.

  • Take your wick with attached retainer and briefly touch the retainer into the hot liquid in the jug. Place the wick in your glass jar and use a clothes peg to keep the wick upright while it sets. This is just to keep it in place. It's best to leave the wick too long at this point, so don't trim it back yet.

  • As soon as the contents of the jug have all melted, take it out of the double boiler and wipe the bottom of the jug dry with a cloth. It's important not to let any water drip into the massage candle. Even though the mixture is still a bit hot for the essential oil, you need to add it before the mix starts firming up.

  • Add your chosen essential oil (I used Frankincense for the Linalool content), stir it briefly to mix it though, and then pour into your candle jars. Leave the jars aside to firm up. When they are solid (they can go into the fridge), trim the wick, so it is about 1cm long.

TOP TIP: When you have finished, put the Pyrex jug back in the double boiler to melt the remainder of the mixture. Then wipe it out with kitchen paper towel. It is important to do this before washing up as the mixture could block your sink or dishwasher.

How To Use Your CBD Massage Candle

Light the candle and let it burn for a few minutes. Once you can see a small puddle of wax forming around the wick, blow the flame out and tip the wax into your hand. It will not burn you! Massage it in wherever you want to feel the benefit. I love having a foot rub with it, but also use it on my hands at night. Enjoy!


There are a variety of benefits that come from using cannabis-infused massage candles, such as relief from chronic pain and reducing anxiety. They are also immensely pleasurable to use and very beneficial to your skin. You can easily get started with your CBD Candle Massage by following the instructions provided in this tutorial.

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