Candle Classes

 

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 too many scented candles contains harmful chemicals for us and for the environment. 

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 vegan waxes such as soy & coconut and phthalates free fragrances to make a cleaner type of candle.

My objective in this workshop is to teach you what I have learned for myself, and giving you the power and skills to create a healthy, fragrant, natural candle you can feel really good about burning in your home. 

 

 

What will you learn in the class? 

The class is approximately 1.5 hours and organized into 2 parts,  theory and practice.

Part I includes the following topics

  • Why making natural candles are better for your health and the environment.
  • The variety of ingredients needed to make a natural candle, how to select and where to source them.
  • 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 it.
  • A unique recipe to make scented natural candles.
  • The testing guidelines, advice & legal requirements to sell your own candles.

Part II of the class will be the actual practice of making candles

We will work together to create 2 types of candles

  • Standard natural scented candle 

Utilizing 100% soy or coconut wax with phthalates free fragrances, we will make candles you can be proud to burn in any room of the house.

  • Lotion candle

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

What will you leave the class with? 

  • An extensive knowledge about candles and the natural ingredients required to make them yourself (+handbook provided) 
  • 2 x natural scented candles (standard and lotion) that you created yourself

Where is the class located? 

The class is held in Astoria/Long Island City (full address to be disclosed after booking) most Sundays from 11AM to 12.30PM EST.