Terpene-Infused Candles: A New Way to Scent Your Space

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Candles have long been used to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, filling our homes with delightful aromas and a warm, ambient glow. Recently, terpene-infused candles have entered the scene, offering a unique twist on traditional candle scents. These candles smell amazing and harness the natural aromatic properties of terpenes, compounds found in many plants, including cannabis. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of terpene-infused candles, how they are made, and some popular terpene combinations to try.

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are natural compounds responsible for various plants’ distinct scents and flavors. They are found in everything from citrus fruits to herbs and spices, and they play a significant role in the aromatic profiles of different plants. In cannabis, terpenes contribute to the unique smell of each strain, but their use extends far beyond this. When incorporated into candles, terpenes can create a range of captivating scents that enhance the ambiance of any space.

Benefits of Terpene-Infused Candles

  1. Unique Aromas: Terpene-infused candles offer scents that are often more complex and interesting than traditional candle fragrances. Each terpene has its own distinctive aroma, allowing for endless combinations and unique scent profiles.
  2. Natural Ingredients: Many terpene-infused candles are made with natural ingredients, making them a cleaner and more eco-friendly option compared to some synthetic fragrances.
  3. Aromatic Benefits: Certain terpenes are believed to have properties that can influence mood and well-being. For example, linalool is known for its calming effects, while limonene can be uplifting. While these benefits are not guaranteed, they add an appealing dimension to terpene-infused candles.

Popular Terpenes for Candles

  • Limonene: This citrusy terpene is known for its uplifting and energizing effects. It pairs well with scents like lemon, orange, and grapefruit.
  • Linalool: Found in lavender and other flowers, linalool is famous for its calming and relaxing properties. It complements floral and herbal scents.
  • Pinene: Its fresh, pine-like aroma is refreshing and invigorating. It blends well with woody and earthy fragrances.
  • Myrcene: This terpene has an earthy, musky scent and is known for its relaxing properties. It works well with spicy and herbal scents.


How to Make Terpene-Infused Candles

Making terpene-infused candles at home is a fun and rewarding project. Here’s a simple guide to get you started:


  • Candle wax (soy wax or beeswax)
  • Candle wicks
  • Terpene extracts (choose your favorite)
  • Essential oils (optional for additional scent)
  • Candle containers
  • Double boiler or microwave-safe container
  • Thermometer


  1. Prepare Your Containers: Place the wicks in your candle containers, securing them with a bit of melted wax or wick holders.
  2. Melt the Wax: Using a double boiler or microwave until it reaches a smooth, liquid state. If using a microwave, heat in short intervals and stir frequently.
  3. Add Terpenes and Essential Oils: Once the wax is melted and reaches around 185°F (85°C), add your terpene extracts. Start with a few drops and adjust to your preference. You can also add essential oils for a more complex scent profile.
  4. Pour the Wax: Carefully pour the scented wax into your prepared containers, ensuring the wicks stay centered.
  5. Cool and Set: Allow the candles to cool and set completely, which can take several hours. Trim the wicks to about ¼ inch before lighting.


Recommended Terpene-Infused Candle Blends

Citrus Burst

  • 1 cup melted soy wax
  • 10 drops limonene terpene extract
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops orange essential oil


Lavender Calm

  • 1 cup melted soy wax
  • 10 drops linalool terpene extract
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil


Woodland Retreat

  • 1 cup melted soy wax
  • 10 drops pinene terpene extract
  • 5 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 5 drops sandalwood essential oil


Herbal Haven

  • 1 cup melted soy wax
  • 10 drops myrcene terpene extract
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops thyme essential oil


Popular Terpene Combinations

Here are a few terpene combinations to inspire your candle-making adventures:

1. Calming Lavender and Linalool

Linalool is known for its relaxing properties, making it a perfect match for the soothing scent of lavender. This combination is ideal for creating a peaceful and calming atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a long day.


2. Refreshing Citrus and Limonene

Limonene has a bright, citrusy aroma that pairs beautifully with essential oils like lemon, orange, and grapefruit. This combination invigorates and uplifts, making it a great choice for energizing your space.


3. Earthy Pine and Pinene

Pinene offers a fresh, piney scent that evokes the feeling of walking through a forest. Pair it with cedarwood or eucalyptus for a natural, woodsy aroma that brings the outdoors inside.


4. Warm Spice and Myrcene

Myrcene has an earthy, musky scent that complements warm spices like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. This combination is perfect for creating a cozy, comforting atmosphere during the cooler months.


Tips for Using Terpene-Infused Candles

  • Start Small: Terpenes are potent, so start with a small amount and adjust according to your scent preference.
  • Blend Carefully: Experiment with different terpene and essential oil combinations to create a scent that you love. Some scents can be overpowering, so blend carefully.
  • Burn Time: Allow the candle to burn for at least an hour during the first use to ensure an even melt pool. This helps prevent tunneling and extends the candle’s lifespan.
  • Safety First: Never leave a burning candle unattended, and keep it away from flammable objects. Always trim the wick before each use to about ¼ inch to prevent excessive smoke and soot.
  • Store Properly: To maintain the integrity of the terpene scents, store your candles in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.


Where to Buy Terpenes

If you’re interested in making your own terpene-infused candles, using high-quality terpene extracts is essential. At Terpene Belt Farms, you can find a wide selection of premium terpenes. Our Fresh Never Frozen® hemp-derived terpenes are carefully sourced and tested to ensure the best quality.


Terpene-infused candles offer a unique and natural way to enhance the atmosphere of your home. With their distinctive aromas and potential aromatic benefits, these candles provide a fresh take on traditional candle scents. By making your own terpene-infused candles, you can create personalized scents that perfectly suit your mood and environment. Happy candle-making!



Can terpenes be used in candles?

Yes, terpenes can be used in candles. They are added to the candle wax to create distinct and complex fragrances. The terpenes are released when the candle is lit, filling the room with their natural scents. This method leverages the aromatic properties of terpenes to create a more enjoyable and potentially beneficial sensory experience.


What are terpene-infused candles?

Terpene-infused candles incorporate terpenes, natural aromatic compounds found in plants, including cannabis. These candles use terpenes to create unique scents that go beyond traditional candle fragrances. Terpenes like limonene (from citrus fruits) and linalool (from lavender) enhance the aromatic experience and can promote wellness through aromatherapy.


How to make terpene-infused candles?

To make terpene-infused candles, you need the following materials: candle wax (such as soy wax or beeswax), candle wicks, terpene extracts, essential oils, and candle containers. Here’s a simple guide:

  1. Prepare Your Containers: Secure the wicks in your candle containers.
  2. Melt the Wax: Melt the candle wax using a double boiler or microwave.
  3. Add Terpenes and Essential Oils: At around 185°F (85°C), add terpene extracts and essential oils for additional scent.
  4. Pour the Wax: Pour the mixture into the containers.
  5. Cool and Set: Let the candles cool and set completely before trimming the wicks and lighting.
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