In this candle making class students will make their own container candles using the newest natural waxes on the market. Students will learn from clean beauty formulator, Marla Bosworth, who shares 24 years of experience in making and selling candles.
While this class is geared toward those who want to sell candles, it is a great learning experience for anyone who wants to make and give safe candles as gifts to family and friends.
Students will candles in gorgeous glass containers, choosing their own colors and scents. Marla will share her expertise in blending fragrances that provide beautiful hot and cold "throw" and aroma, how to select wicks, production scaling and much more. Marla has been manufacturing and selling candles for 24 years.
This is a small class - to keep students social distancing - where you will learn how design your own natural wax candles. In addition to the in-person workshop, students will receive lifetime access to a supplemental virtual candle making presentation. It is helpful, but not required, to view the online class prior to the workshop.
Much thought and consideration should go into developing a line of candles. Marla has been manufacturing and selling candles for 24 years and will cover the many natural waxes on the market, how to determine which wax is right for you, creating your own wax blends using beeswax and vegan alternatives, how to create safe candles, getting cold and hot throws, colors, testing, insurance/liability requirements, labeling requirement, resources for packaging (containers, boxes, labels, wax/wicks, colorants) and much more.
Natural wax candles are a wonderful addition to any indie beauty line or as a launch product. As you know, they add incredible warmth, fragrance and charm to any environment. If you are interested in making candles to sell or as a craft for gifts or favors, this class is for you!
This workshop is intended for students to have fun exploring different scents while creating their very own candles. Students will choose their own scents and colors for each candle - one for coconut and one for soy wax. If you are developing a line of candles note that there is much research and education that needs to happen prior to selling and launching your candle line for the safety of consumers and for the liability of yourself and your business.
This class is perfect for newbies, spa owners, estheticians, green beauty entrepreneurs, massage therapist and for those who are currently making candles, but unsure if they are making them properly or need to troubleshoot wicks, candle burn, etc.
You'll receive an emailed information-packed handout with detailed instructions, formulas, formulating guidelines and a valuable supplier list that is worth the class alone.
Students will design two completely own unique coconut and soy wax candles in beautiful glass jars by choosing their own color, essential oil blends and more. If you have an existing beauty business, or are launching one, you'll love how these candles easily cross-sell with the rest of your line.
Marla creates highly experiential workshops - a holistic perspective of learning by transforming new and ancient wisdom. If you've ever attended her classes you know she creates a positive, supportive learning environment that is educational and also fun.
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A student may cancel within 24 hours of registering for a full refund. This excludes same-day class signups. (For example, if you sign up on a Tuesday for a class that starts the same day you are not eligible for a refund.) After 24 hours of registration, we do not offer refunds or class transfers due to our event rental space and travel situation. If for some reason our class is cancelled (this has only been due to major snowstorms), we will promptly refund your registration in its entirety.
Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. Ms. Bosworth leads workshops to educate and empower students to make their own natural skincare products, essential oil blends, natural wax candles and other products for personal enjoyment or to sell. She is passionate about sharing her...
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