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.
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!
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!
Very informative and enjoyable.
Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
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.
Bert H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Nory H. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Melanie was fantastic. We had a great time and left with the skills to make our own candles. Thank you Melanie
Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Ann S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
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. : )
I had a great time at this class!
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
Perfect!! Learn so much and she is super sweet and knowledgeable.
Fun, approachable instructor made the class awesome. Highly recommend!
Wonderful class - Melanie was a knowledgeable and friendly instructor, and the candles turned out great! Wine and cheese were delicious, too :)
A wonderful and informative class!
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.
Miho H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Yin W. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
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.
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!
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.
Anonymous gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Informative class, with a good balance of theory and practical candle making. Good insights with view to starting a business as well
Sonal S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
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!
Kayvon C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Aria b. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
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 !
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!!
Excellent class! I left feeling very inspired.
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.
kira f. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
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.
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.
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!
Anne Marie M.
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.
Tricia S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
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!