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Melanie Rousselet

Teaches at Atelier Artisane

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.

Reviews of Melanie Rousselet

(81 Reviews)
Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

7/26/2020
Barbara M.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Melanie’s class was superb, the format flowed very well and the information she shared is so valuable. I highly recommend this class for anyone interested in candle making. I hope Melanie develops other classes in the future.

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

7/26/2020
Sydney H.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Very informative

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

6/27/2020
Pooja W.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Melanie is a super knowledgeable and her candles look amazing. She is a wealth of information and the zoom class is as good as being there in person. I can't wait to make candles. Thank you Melanie!

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

6/17/2020
Mary S.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


I enjoyed this class so much. Melanie was exceptional in her explanation of how to make scented candles. She also was so aware of making candles that were pure and using the best types of wax and fragrance oils. She shared her resources and also a step by step explanation so you can make your own. Melanie was very personable and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her class to anyone who wants to learn how to make these very special candles. I also bought the kit to get started from her company Artisane and I also recommend purchasing that from her too.

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

6/8/2020
Enid V.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Enid V. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

5/26/2020
Nyla J.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Melanie provided information that was very useful as I start on my journey of creating candles for my company. She shared supplier links, recipes and a link to her presentation. She also thoroughly answered my questions. I recommend her class to anyone who is starting down the path of candle making.

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

5/23/2020
Brooke P.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Melanie is an excellent and thorough teacher! I greatly enjoyed taking her class and I remain very excited to continue my candle making journey. Class is great if trying to start a business, understanding the craft of candle making and learning where to begin. Recommend 10/10!!!

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

5/21/2020
Lori D.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Lori D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

5/12/2020
Susan S.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Melanie was amazing! She thoroughly explained and demonstrated the entire process. Additionally, she provided a wealth of information about scents, wax, wicks, and equipment. I appreciated the time she spent answering all our questions. Although I'm a novice, I feel prepared for making candles after her expert guidance!

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

5/9/2020
Yanil T.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Mélanie is a great instructor. She went into depth on ingredients, method, and even the business aspect, which I was very much interested in. The instructions to make your own candles are pretty straight forward. I can't wait to get my supplies and get started.

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

5/3/2020
Aisha W.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


I loved the instructor. She was fluent with her directions and answered all my questions. She made the class fun and made me even more excited to begin another journey in my life.

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

4/24/2020
kim w.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


This was a great class- very thorough from start to finish. I'm looking forward to getting all of my supplies and starting to make my own candles! Thanks to Melanie for the knowledge you brought to this course.

Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)

4/9/2020
Joseph S.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making (Online)


Wonderful class. VERY INFORMATIVE!!!! Highly Recommend!!!

Natural Scented Candle Making

3/8/2020
KATHERINE P.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


It was my first candle class ever it was to understand. Alot of info but not overwhelming.

Natural Scented Candle Making

3/1/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


I loved how detailed and patient the instructor was! Wish she had more classes I could take with her!

Natural Scented Candle Making

2/24/2020
Amna A.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Amna A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

2/24/2020
Andreina J.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Love the course, learned so much yesterday with instructor. She was friendly, very educated and willing to share her knowledge. I can’t wait to use her techniques to make my new candles.

Natural Scented Candle Making

2/9/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

1/26/2020
Pilar L.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Pilar L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

1/21/2020
Melissa D.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Enjoyable and informative class. Definitely geared towards those interested in turning a hobby into a business.

Natural Scented Candle Making

1/20/2020
Melissa Dippolito P.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melissa Dippolito P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

1/20/2020
Anthony P.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


This class was fantastic. Melanie was a ball of fire and very knowledgeable. She is very willing to share most of her tips and tricks to help your hobby become more consistent or maybe even a business. She will answer any questions that you may have limiting to proprietary secrets, naturally. Haha. I would continue to take classes with her if she offered more advanced classes in the future. All and all, great class and you won't be disappointed.

Natural Scented Candle Making

1/11/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


I enjoyed this class. We had a small group and Melanie was very thorough with her information. I enjoyed that stressed the important of natural ingredients. She answered all your questions and was willing to share where she has taken fragrance classes at. I’m happy with my candle and cannot wait to burn it.

Natural Scented Candle Making

12/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie is full of passion and enthusiasm about her candle making. Good class for a beginner. I've learned a lot about the craft.

Natural Scented Candle Making

12/2/2019
Cara T.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Cara T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

11/24/2019
perri k.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


perri k. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

11/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot about both buying and making candles. Melanie, the teacher, is clearly super knowledgeable and informed about the industry, and she was very patient in answering the class's many, many, many questions. I enjoyed the way the class was structured and the fact that it was a pretty small group. You will come away from this class knowing how to make your own soy and coconut wax-based candles and what to look for when buying candles.

Natural Scented Candle Making

11/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Small space with a small group which made the class more personal. Melanie greeted me warmly and made me feel right at home. She had donuts and coffee waiting for us as well which was nice of her. The class started on time but we were waiting for another girl to join. Melanie was so understanding of this and made no big deal to go back over the material the person had missed. I am currently making candles myself so I wanted to learn from a pro to make sure I was on the right track. I have almost every piece of material that she makes candles with at home and a good amount of info I was aware of so I felt confident in my current work. I found her very knowledgeable in a lot of areas. Her pouring technique is amazing and I am going to give it a try at home. If this works as well as it did with the ones we made, I’m on the right path to success. She gave me some great ideas for scents and she provided a ton of sites to get more supplies. I’d take her class again

Natural Scented Candle Making

11/18/2019
Alexandra M.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Alexandra M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

11/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

11/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie's class was very informative and fun. Her passion for fragrance is very evident and the experience was very enjoyable. Its also important to note that Melanie provides printed notes of all the information she covers in the class!

Natural Scented Candle Making

11/11/2019
Lucie L.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie was wonderful! She shared all the information you need to make candles, and all the resources you need to find materials on your own! She was particularly open to helping participants understand what it would take to start their own candle-making business. She was very kind and helpful!

Natural Scented Candle Making

11/6/2019
Megan C.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


From start to finish, this was an absolutely amazing experience. Melanie is super friendly and it is evident that she has a passion, not only for making candles, but for teaching others the craft. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and she has an amazing ability of sharing her knowledge in a way that it easy for anyone to understand. She provided us with an information packet, which she went through with us during each step of the process. We made two candles, one being a lotion candle (which I’d never even heard of, but let me tell you it is SO cool!). Melanie was thorough in discussing all of the tools you need to get started, and provided information as to where you can purchase everything. She also went into depth as to why natural candles are the best option and explained the dangers of items such as paraffin and phalates. This course was great for those just looking for a hobby, but also for people who would like to go into business. There’s so many aspects of starting a business and Melanie really provided vital information about how to start one. She’s truly a beautiful soul who made each of us feel inspired, motivated, and confident. If she ever hosts another class, I’ll be the first one to sign up.

Natural Scented Candle Making

10/28/2019
Frantzie J.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Frantzie J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

10/22/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

10/22/2019
rebecca r.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


the class was amazing. the teacher was wonderful, I left that class feeling like I learned so much. wonderful experience.

Natural Scented Candle Making

10/21/2019
Carmen D.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Carmen D. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

10/21/2019
Taeisha B.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie was incredible! She was informative, and very knowledgeable about candle making. I thank her for sharing her secrets. Melanie delivery was perfect.

Natural Scented Candle Making

9/24/2019
Kristin C.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


This was a very informative class that provided insightful guidance to choosing certain mediums for natural candle making. It was perfect for both the novice and slightly experienced student. The instructor was very adept at toggling between multiple learning levels when answering questions! I highly recommend this class!

Natural Scented Candle Making

9/23/2019
Angeline Q.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Angeline Q. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

9/23/2019
Jina G.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Jina G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

9/9/2019
Rossella R.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Has been an amazing class! Melanie is so professional and I recommend her class to everyone wants to learn how to make the best quality candles!

Natural Scented Candle Making

8/13/2019
Carolina L.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


I loved this course! She is truly interested in making sure you have all the information you need to walk out feeling comfortable about candle making and selling them. Great location, great energy, Loved it!

Natural Scented Candle Making

8/12/2019
Magayna F.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Very informative and enjoyable.

Natural Scented Candle Making

8/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

6/24/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


A phenomenal class. Taught both theory and practice in a calm and thorough way. Would recommend to anyone interested in making their own candles as a hobby or business.

Natural Scented Candle Making

6/2/2019
Bert H.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Bert H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

6/2/2019
Nory H.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Nory H. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

6/2/2019
Eric A.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie was fantastic. We had a great time and left with the skills to make our own candles. Thank you Melanie

Natural Scented Candle Making

6/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

5/20/2019
Ann S.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Ann S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

4/16/2019
Keri T.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


I really enjoyed this class. Melanie was very friendly and knowledge. This is a great class to take either if you are preparing to start your own candle making business or if you are just doing this for fun. Melanie very generously shared all of her knowledge and experience and answered any questions coming up in the class. : )

Natural Scented Candle Making

4/15/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


I had a great time at this class!

Natural Scented Candle Making

4/15/2019
Chris G.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


The class was very good; however, it should be noted that this is geared towards someone who intends to make candles again in the future using the skills they learned in this class. If that is your focus, I can't think of a better option. Seriously, this is an exceptional class for that. If you're just looking for a quick class to make some candles, it is still a good one. Although you won't get as much out of it

Natural Scented Candle Making

4/11/2019
Lynnette H.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Perfect!! Learn so much and she is super sweet and knowledgeable.

Natural Scented Candle Making

4/8/2019
Jana B.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Fun, approachable instructor made the class awesome. Highly recommend!

Natural Scented Candle Making

4/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Wonderful class - Melanie was a knowledgeable and friendly instructor, and the candles turned out great! Wine and cheese were delicious, too :)

Natural Scented Candle Making

3/31/2019
Clara P.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


A wonderful and informative class!

Natural Scented Candle Making

3/30/2019
Diana P.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Awesome class!, Melanie was very approachable and fun. I have been making my own candles for quite some time now (self taught) and decided to take this class in order to gain some new tips and insight, Melanie was able to answer my questions and really inspired me moving forward. The class is well organized and the resources and information Melanie shares are invaluable , I highly recommend anyone interested in candle making to take her class.

Natural Scented Candle Making

3/17/2019
Miho H.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Miho H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

3/11/2019
Yin W.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Yin W. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

3/11/2019
YUYAO Z.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie is amazing. She shared a lot about how she got into this business and just make you feel you can relate to. You barely see instructors that are willing to share everything with students these days. We learned more than how to make candle.

Natural Scented Candle Making

3/11/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Great class, the instructor, Melanie, was super insightful and made the entire experience pleasant from welcoming us with coffee to answering all our burning (har-har, pardon the cheap pun) questions regarding the ins and outs of candle making. Would recommend and would take another class offered by Melanie!

Natural Scented Candle Making

3/11/2019
Kelly S.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie was so wonderful! I learned so much and can’t wait to light my beautiful new candles! Would highly recommend this class to candle lovers everywhere.

Natural Scented Candle Making

2/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Anonymous gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

2/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Informative class, with a good balance of theory and practical candle making. Good insights with view to starting a business as well

Natural Scented Candle Making

2/19/2019
Sonal S.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Sonal S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

2/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Really great class and so fun! We learnt both lotion and natural candles, a little bit about the science behind candlemaking and the behind the scenes of what’s needed to sell them. Thank you!

Natural Scented Candle Making

2/11/2019
Kayvon C.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Kayvon C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

1/20/2019
Aria b.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Aria b. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

1/15/2019
Diego Z.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


This class was amazing and Melanie is a very good teacher ! I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to make natural scented candles in nyc !

Natural Scented Candle Making

1/15/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie was great. She shared her experience with us how to beat make candles and what you need to do to set it up as a business. I learnt a lot. Thank you!!

Natural Scented Candle Making

1/14/2019
Alana H.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Excellent class! I left feeling very inspired.

Natural Scented Candle Making

12/17/2018
Dariana C.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


This class was super informative and fun! I am very happy that I took the class and am certain that the information shared will carry me through my own creative candle making process.

Natural Scented Candle Making

12/14/2018
kira f.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


kira f. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

12/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie is a great instructor, and made the class so much fun! Great ambiance, thorough explanation of the supplies and process, and the wine/cheese was a great plus. :) My only caveat, specifically for those looking to learn about incorporating essential oils into candles -- know that the demonstration part of the class is centered around pthalate-free fragrance oils, not essential oils. Melanie dives into the challenges of working with essential oils in candle-making, and the fragrance used in class is the one ingredient that actually isn't 100% natural. This might not matter to most people, but might to those that are on the purist end of the spectrum.

Natural Scented Candle Making

12/10/2018
Paula M.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


It was a fun class, but not as hands on as I expected and would've preferred. Also, a bit expensive for what you get. Melanie was lovely, and she did provide all the basics for someone to start making their own candles right away.

Natural Scented Candle Making

11/13/2018
Christina P.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


It was a great class, organized Melanie really enjoys what she does and is happy to share. Cheese and wine were of course delicious and a nice added bonus. I already bought my melter, mixer, waxes and sample scents the very next morning. Such an easy and fun way to spend a Friday night!

Natural Scented Candle Making

10/23/2018
Anne Marie M.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Melanie's class was a lot of fun. She was very informative and walked the class step-by-step along with providing us with a lot of useful resources that would usually take someone weeks to compile. I had fun learning to make candles along with the other amazing women in the class! Highly recommend.

Natural Scented Candle Making

10/14/2018
Tricia S.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


Tricia S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Natural Scented Candle Making

10/13/2018
Hayley M.

Attended: Natural Scented Candle Making


I thought Melanie was a great instructor. She was very informative and gave great information. I had a great time with her and met some really awesome woman in the process!

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