Hemp Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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One of our most highly-requested scents over the years, our Hemp fragrance oil is a realistic take on a cannabis fragrance. Distinctive and authentic, this scent has a pleasing, earthy aroma that appeals to both niche audiences and wider markets. Hemp opens with bright top notes of lemon and lime. A heart of green leaves and true-to-life hemp makes up the bulk of this scent, while notes of vetiver and patchouli in the base wrap things up.

Candles and melts made with this offbeat fragrance are sure to be conversation-starters in any market! Hemp is also approved for use in body care applications, so you can add its aromatic touch to your handmade soaps, bath bombs, and other products.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including patchouli, opoponax, cedarwood, birch tar.

Alternative Branding Ideas: Mary Jane, Reefer Madness, Devil’s Lettuce, Herbal Essence

Note Profile:
Top: Lemon, Lime
Middle: Hemp, Green Leaves
Base: Vetiver, Patchouli

Suggested Colors: Green
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint > 212 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible Yes; Up to 25%

*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels.

Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
None None None

Lye Water Temperature 108ºF
Oil temperature 109ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. We brought the batter to a light trace and then poured it into the mold. After 24 hours the soap was too soft to unmold; we ended up waiting a full week before we could get it to release from the silicone. Even then it still had the corners and part of the bottom stick to the mold and tear off. There was no discoloration and no sign of the soap going into a gel. The scent was incredibly strong. After 30 days the soap had no discoloration and the scent remained very strong. We found the fragrance really embedded into the silicone mold we used, so we recommend either having a dedicated mold for this soap or using a disposable liner to protect the mold. This fragrance was so easy to work with it would be an excellent choice for a more intricate design that requires a very light trace.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 14 reviews)

I strongly dislike this scent

I normally love hemp or cannabis scents but this was so sickening to me and nothing like real hemp . Had to throw it away . If you like the smell of cannabis you are not going to like this scent

Green smell but not hemp

This had a very interesting sour-ish green smell to it. But really doesn't smell anything like hemp. Kind of reminds me of a tomato vine. I will say this scent is very strong.Not one of my favorites, but very different smelling.

Ya'll, this scent is very strong and smells like a skunks rear end...definitely getting that marijuana smell from it.
I made soy wax melts with it tonight and will be testing them in a few days!
Also, my husband was all over this scent saying how it smells like straight up weed and how he wants it in EVERYTHING.


the smell is absolutely awful!!!

Owner, The Happy Lotus

I poured this candle and my workshop smelled like I had just blazed. Because I'm familiar with the smell of Vetiver, I can definitely pick that up, but overall I get a *strong* scent of cannabis. Was actually considering calling this scent 'skunk bud', but that probably wouldn't sell. ;) Honestly, I'm not quite sure why people would voluntarily want their house to smell like hemp unless they want to place blame on a candle, but I've already had requests for it!


Not exactly a hemp or cannabis scent but still a nice green scent.

No skunk smell! I love it!

This scent is SO good, so accurate, and created perfectly to not be overwhelming but beautifully pleasant. My husband hates the smell of weed because of the typical "skunk" smell...aaaaand you did it! Nailed the beautiful, earthy qualities of hemp without the skunkiness. Thank you, thank you!

This is by far the most accurate cannabis fragrance oil I have found. While it’s not perfect, it’s really dang good. I’ve been through so many from all the usual suspects. None come this close. Nice job.


Great job CS! I've been searching for something like this but hesitant because of reviews. I wanted something that did not smell like flowers or patchouli. This has a slight patchouli scent. The scent of cannabis is very strong on the backend lol My house smelled like I was parting in 1999! Will definitely purchase again. I used 6006 with 9% FO, heated to 180, FO at 160 stirred 1-2 min, then poured. Set up beautifully in my 6 oz tins. Cold throw is amazing, have not been able to test hot throw yet. Can't wait!


OOB, this scent is spot on! You definitely get the distinct smell of hemp. Earthy, with a light ozonic quality and a little bit of herby sweetness. Smells green and fresh and pungent in a good way. I blended this with other herbal oils into a perfume and when my husband came home from work and gave me a big hug, he said asked what he smelled. I told him it was a new perfume I had mixed up. He said it smelled like marijuana, then leaned in for another smell, and said it was pleasant. I asked my two teenage sons to smell this fragrance oil blind OOB and guess what it was. They both guessed marijuana first thing, minus the burning smell. Since they both have classmates that smoke it, and our state has legalized its use, we've all smelled marijuana much more frequently in our community recently. Scent is STRONG OOB. Lends a nice herbal quality to other fragrances when blended.

There is not one scent of cannabis, thousands of strains and they all have different scents. This FO smells good, very pleasant. Definitely green, maybe even little minty. Like hemp/cannabis. I haven't tested it in candles yet, but OOTB it smells very good. Planning on mixing it with another FO to create a unique "strain" scent :)
Not sure why people hate it so much. I guess for under $2.00 you can try for yourself.


Just like the other reviewer stated...this smells just like mold and dirt. I let all of my employees smell it and they were all repulsed by it and asked each other who would want this as a soap or candle. I am really glad I only got a sample of it. So gross.


This fragrance doesn’t smell right. It smells like a mix of mold and dirt. It smells awful and I’m glad I only bought a sample. I will never use this as a candle. Will not recommend this fragrance.


My first time writing a review, inspired by my passion for this product! I really love this scent- it’s very earthy and citrusy and definitely smells like ganja. It’s a really nice herbal scent without being powdery or skunky like other hemp scents I’ve experienced. I own a shop that is in a very hippyish setting and I know my customers are going to be ecstatic. Thank you for creating such a cool scent!