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One of our most highly-requested scents over the years, our Hemp fragrance oil is a realistic take on the 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.

Blends well with: White Tea, Fireside

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%
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 69 reviews)


This is my #1 seller. I absolutely love this scent

Michael McNeil

Hemp or Grass

I KNOW THE SMELL OF HEMP.. lol and this is not it. How can anyone think this smells like weed is beyond me. It does smell like a lovely grassy green spring windy day... But there is no way I would walk into a room and think someone was using marijuana, this scent is not that. have mixed it with patchouli and rose and blood orange the smells are devine.

Queen City

It’s a trap!!

This is the most nastiest scent I’ve ever ordered. I opened the bottle and threw up because it smells so bad.

Aroma oasis


it's pretty good I really like it bc it has that earthy plant smell.


not for me

I have to give this a good rating because it is a strong scent and great HT & CT . I just don't like the smell. Glad I just got a sample to test it first.



I gave this 2 stars because I may find a decent scent to pair this with, but I was excited to introduce Hemp to my customers but this just ain't it. I got it as a free sample so I'm not super disappointed, but it just smells like straight pot and I'm having a hard time making it work for me. Not my thing.

Danielle M.

It smells like Weed.

I used this FO, mixed with a little patchouli EO, for a CP soap that incorporated hemp oil (not CBD...that might be a future project though), and no doubt, this SMELLS LIKE WEED. After a month, my soap still has a strong scent. For the right person, this scent is a WIN!

Dog & Pony Show Soap

Strong, True to Scent!

WHOA, this is a very true to smell hemp (cannabis, let's be honest) smell. It is incredibly dank, herbal and blends amazingly with a variety of other oils. I am trialing it with Pineapple (50% each) and the cold and hot throw are insane! It works as an herbal/piney note but to me smells just like cannabis. I will try it with Honeysuckle Jasmine next!

Laura (Borough Home)

Really happy !!

I ordered this and got 1oz as my free fragrance because of the other reviews I've read. I just got it today and I'm happy with the smell. I can definitely say I've smoked some over the years that this scent mimics and I'm happy with my choice. It's not a strong scent like skunk or anything, so I think most people would like it. I would say people unfamiliar with the namesake will enjoy it too, because it's got a very enjoyable aroma.

Sherman Nicholas

Give it a chance so good

I made a small candle with just this FO for my family to judge and they all said it’s good (even my parents) my sister said “I can’t believe it really smells like weed”. It really does and it leaves you with a clean base. It would be really good mixed with other scents. Play around with it I know you’ll love it


Candle Maker

I love this scent. It's nice and clean. Smells similar to the real thing. Cold throw is amazing but...hot throw does absolutely nothing. Im kind of disappointed because i was super excited about it and im nervous on how my customers will like them.

we shall see...

Namaste Candle Co
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It smells great! If you're expecting a strong smell then don't buy it because it smells very earthy like "Reggie" and not skunky like "kush" but other than that I can see myself buying this again

Nabar Soaps

Full Time Soap Maker

I've ordered several "marijuana" fragrances from different companies and this is the only one that I think smells like the real thing - OOB and in cold process soap. Even if it's not "nature identical," there is a lot of power in persuasion. If people expect the soap to smell like something, their brains will tell them that it does. I haven't listed the soaps I made yet, but I expect these will be a huge success.



This definitely carries a hemp/cannabis smell! I would describe it as when you're in high school and somebody's band t-shirt-wearing 27 year old cousin passes a dime bag in the back of a Kmart parking lot. (Is that okay to say? I suppose if it is not, site admins will take it down? Also, disclaimer that I did not indulge in high school, as strict parents (for me, anyway) deterred that kind of thing. This description is courtesy of a friend who did have that experience.)

It smells almost dirt-y; as in, like dirt (not dirty as in grody). I was initially going to give a 4 star review because it wasn't what I was expecting, but reading over the description again, it does say the bottom notes are patchouli and vetiver, and that's very accurate. Make sure you read the description carefully on this one.

I'll probably combine this with a bit of cedar and a fresh/grassy/leafy fragrance to lighten it up, but I will definitely be using it in my cannabis candle.



I don't smoke but have friends who do and they were surprised to hear that this doesn't contain anything from the plant! It is quite difficult to sell, I've sold a pack of melts and the customer absolutely loved them! I had to send them a disclaimer before shipping it out! Might need another for 420 coming up!

Aaron, The Plantree


I’m so happy with this scent! I smell dirt with floral and lemon notes. It makes my mouth water and inspires my mind! I want to try to mix it with citrus oils, and later with pine! I actually enjoyed reading that some people thought it smelled like armpits (I’d love armpits to smell like this). And while some people loved it, some people hated it. I knew it was worth a try because that’s a very similar reaction people have for cannabis and other hemp products. I pleased to say I love it and I can’t wait to start experimenting with it!


Great Smell

This has a warm, earthy tone to it that I just love.
For those of you that think this doesn't smell like cannabis - well of course not! This is never going to smell like you're smoking a bong.
The reason why it's NOT going to smell like Kush or Indica because this is supposed to smell like Hemp - the *male* plant of the family - which is used to make rope, clothes and shoes - among many other things.


Herb perfect

A beautiful blend of the scents of a live hemp plant and the drying plant. One of my top sellers!


It's okay!

I bought this to make a special custom soap for a friend, but it definitely does not smell like hemp or weed to me. I give it 4 stars because honestly, it smells like dirt. Like fresh dirt when you're gardening, which I enjoy. This isn't an insult or anything, it's just what I think this smells like. I'm considering repurposing it and marketing it as garden dirt lol.


Best Hemp Scent Ever

I'm a smoker who's purchased candles that are hemp scented and they've never smelled this good. Be careful not to get this on your hands because a little bit of it is strong. A friend thought I was smoking and it was just the scent on my shirt!


This smells exactly like bud. What's great is that you can mix it with another FO and create something really awesome. Please don't discontinue this lol


Nailed it!

The Hemp scent smells exactly like bud. I purchased this to make a candle for my son. I'm very pleased



Exactly what I was looking for. The longer you let your candle cure the more it smells like skunky bud. CS - please don’t get rid of this!


Amber Lights

Nasty smelling! Reminds me of tobacco spit. Yuck! It’s hard to un-smell it. This has been my only miss from this company.


So good!

This smells just like hemp. It's not named what weed smells like as you smoke it. It's very green and herby smelling. I wouldn't probably use it as a stand alone fragrance but mixed it's SO good.

Idaho Candle Company

Just no!

This is probably one of the worst scents I’ve gotten from CandleScience! I hated it! Safe to say this will not be coming back to my candle line.


Smells like synthetic hemp

It stinks so bad and not like a skunk



I really don't like this scent not even a little bit. I even let my friend who smoke 24/7 and even she was like nopeee. I don't want to throw away my 1oz bottle so I'd like to know what I can mixed with it because I can't make that into a candle.



Why why why I’m a stoner at 💕 and there’s no way i could ever enjoy this . I even have a sample candle I carry in my bag and every on who smells it tells me it smells like arm pit , or teen socks 🧦 or a dirty guys room. I’m so disappointed and nauseated I wanted to like it so bad . I bought the 8 oz bottle which I have no idea what to do with it now .

Newbie candle maker

Love it

Every one of my friends and family love it


Overall this is very nice!

I don't smoke, but I have family members who do.
I let them smell this fragrance oil OOB and they chuckled so hard and agreed that it smelled like something they smoke on the regular, so I'll be buying a 20 oz to make some soaps, candles, and bath bombs and will see how those sales go this holiday season.
I personally like the smell and although it wasn't anything I was expecting OOB I'm excited to make handmade goodies with it and get my customers feedback.
I suppose it's in the customers sales that'll tell you whether or not it's a HOT SELLER. Money talks.
I always keep in mind that it might not be something I would personally buy for myself, but there's a huge market out there for those who know and recognize it!

Good luck fellow makers!!!
Happy Selling!!!



I was super excited to try this. Well I just got it mail and it smells like mens cologne to me. I stayed in my nostrils for about 20 minutes after smelling it. Ill give it a ry in my next scrub, maybe the scent won't be so strong. I was totally expecting a more earthy, green smell.

Rita P.

No no

Does not smell like hemp to me. My next door neighbor smokes all day and it does not smell the same. I suggest you buy the sample sized bottle first if you're interested in purchasing. I'm disappointed. I hope I can mix with something else so it does not end up being a waste of money.


My customers loved this scent in my candles, they said it smells just like weed with a scent of lemon



This smells exactly how it’s supposed to smell. I swooned when I opened the bottle.


True to Name

smells like weed, if you are making cannabis themed candles this is the one.



I didn't like this scent at ALL!!! it doesn't smell like hemp to me.


It smells like chemicals and gives me a headache. Maybe I used waaaaay too much but it smells nothing like hemp to me.


Not what I expected

It doesn’t really smell like cannabis, its a very dirt-like earthy smell with a HINT of weed. Ion really like it.

Brittany Ellington

In one of my best sellers!

I had no idea this candle would be loved like it is! I use this 50:50 with Fraser Fir and just a very small dash of Fireside. People can not get enough of it!!


Hemp Fragrance Oil

This oil smells so good. I used in the soap I make and the scent is wonderful. I will be buying more of the hemp Fragrance.
So far this is been the best I have come across for scent and price.

Thank you Candle Science

Mike N.

Clean, vegetal aroma

If you are expecting hemp to smell like you just lit up, this is not the fragrance for you. This is based on the hemp plant -- green, clean, with an earthy vegetable impression. Love this; it is the best "hemp" FO I've found. Great for blending with other herbal scents.


Very innovative

Hi everyone I recently bought this hemp fo. However when I added it with GW 464 soy wax the candle scent had a very overpowering citrus smell when the candle is not lit. When the candle is being burned I cannot smell anything. Any recommendations for blending with another FO or another soy wax to use with this FO? Please

Jessica Alexander


My customers love this scent, one of my best sellers! I get it some of the notes are not for everyone, but if you like pachouli, you will like this. Not sure why people hate it.


My customers love this scent and I am finding it difficult to keep it in stock. It smells like the fresh plant, not skunk bud or burning weed but the fresh just picked plant. Customers who want this scent will for sure pick up on the cannabis notes and the earthy undertones. With the addition of a 1:16 ration of Coffee Bean fragrance oil you will obtain a true skunky weed scent if that is what you are looking for.


Very wrong

Whoever made this scent, has never smelled hemp in their life. Hemp isn't the best smelling thing to begin with, but this scent is awful.

Arabella Crystals

Enchanted Hour Apothecary

On it's own it is pretty intense and I'm not a fan, but mixed with another fragrance oil it adds the perfect blend of bright earthiness, with a hint of lime and wet greens.


do not fall for the hype

I can’t believe I fell for the hype of this scent. I am so disappointed that the people who created this scent said yep this is what we’re going to give them lol it’s awful!!!!!!! do not make the mistake of getting a 4oz get this as a free sample. Do not waste your money. Love you candle science but omg this was a fail


Excellent Base

This fragrance oil out of the bottle does smell a little sharp, and citrusy but it DOES have certain cannabis qualities to it. Did some tinkering with other oils and viola, we have a true to form cannabis scent. Cannot wait to launch this on our website, have already sent samples out and the reviews are great. thank you candle science!!


Not your mom's poo-poo-ree.

I have used so many wonderful scents, faithfully, from Candlescience. I recommend your fragrance oils all the time.
I was excited to see Hemp, but was so turned off by it's smell. We all have different noses, and mine is pretty good. Out of the bottle I thought, well, this isn't too bad. But when I made a bar with it . . Peeyoooo. It smelled like I had just scraped fresh dog poo off my shoes. Time has not improved it. I know the smell of hemp, hemp oil, and homegrown or dank, and this ain't none of them.

Renee Miller


Dont be surprised if your neighbors call the police when making a batch of this fragrance up!
Not sure what's wrong with the person below with a 1 star review but this is the most authentic I have came across.
Packs a potent punch


Earthy Cannabis Scent

It’s kind of plain on its own in my opinion. I mixed it with the dragons blood scent and my 21 year old hippie daughter loves it. I think this scent will be popular with a certain crowd if ya know what I mean. I’m gonna experiment with it. It’s interesting.


Not quite there...

It smells kinda like rhubarb, earth, and dried hemp plant (not the flower so much as what's used in twine and rope). It doesn't smell skunky or "dank" to me. Mixing it with another FO seems the best method to get a realistic scent.



Fiver stars

Dancing orchid soapworks


I can't imagine how anyone would enjoy this scent as a candle! Did not smell like cannabis or hemp (scents that I do like "in the real world") to me.


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.

Joshua B

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.

Little Rolling House


the smell is absolutely awful!!!

Edgy Aroma

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!

Sarah, Owner

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.

ginger mae

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.

Soap Maker


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.

Candle maker


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!