Natural Scented Candle Making
5 Have Dabbled
Arts & DIY
Please Note: Time of workshop is 10:30 AM to 1 PM EST.
Join Melanie of L'Atelier Créatif for this 2.5 hour natural candle making experience organized into two components: Theory and Practice.
The first part on theory will focus on why making 100% natural candles is better for your health and the environment. We'll cover the variety of ingredients needed to make a 100% natural candle and how to select materials and where to source them. You'll learn all the equipment required to make your own candles, a tutorial on how to use it safely and effectively, as well as where you can purchase everything. We'll close up the first section by reviewing a unique recipe to make scented natural candles and discussing the testing guidelines, advice & legal requirements to sell your own candles.
The second part of the experience will be the actual practice of making candles and the most fun part! We will work together to create two types of candles.
We'll start by working together to create a lotion candle that when burned, the melted wax can actually be used as a moisturizing agent on your skin, making it ideal for that relaxing spa-like atmosphere you're going for in your home.
Next, we'll make a standard natural scented candle utilizing 100% soy or coconut wax with pure essential oil fragrance. We will make candles you can be proud to burn in any room of the house.
You will leave the class with an extensive knowledge about candles and the natural ingredients required to make them yourself. Additionally, you will have created two 100% natural scented candles (standard natural scented and body lotion) that you created yourself!
All ages welcome
All the equipment and ingredients + snacks and beveragesCancellation Policy
I grew up in the south of France, surrounded by the lavender fields of Provence, alongside flourishing sunflowers and olive trees. I developed a passion for the fragrances of nature as a child and started making and collecting my own perfume as a hobby. My passion has evolved into a love for candles and the cozy, healing ambiance they create in your home by diffusing these beautiful scents which evoke comforting memories of childhood.
Being an avid candle collector myself, I began to notice that some fragrances would give me headaches or trigger allergies. This is when I dug deeper and did my own research on what could be causing these reactions. What I discovered was that my favorite candle brands actually use synthetic chemicals to imitate fragrances and to reduce their costs. These chemicals, as it turns out, are very bad for our health and the environment, not so healing and cozy after all! This is where I come in….
I have since made it my mission to learn how to make my own scented candles by utilizing the best quality and l naturally sourced ingredients available. I have created my own unique recipe that uses vegetal waxes such as soy & coconut and pure essential oils in place of chemical substitutes.
My objective is to teach you what I have learned for myself, and giving you the power and skills to create a healthy, fragrant, 100% natural candle you can feel really good about burning in your home.