Discover The Joy of Candle Making

If you have ever thought, "I'd love to make candles at home but I don't know where to start", you are in the right place and we can help you!

With over 30 years of expertise, Candle Academy is the #1 destination for anyone looking to ignite their creativity and make beautiful candles whether you are a complete beginner or looking to start your own candle business with our fun and educational candle making courses.

Do you love candles?

Our home is our oasis, a haven to relax, unwind and de-stress. There is something truly magical about the dancing flame of a candle that is timeless.

How would you like to have candles always available, your favourite scent always to hand?

How would it be to enjoy some special "me time" making not only making your own candles but then getting all the joy of experiencing their delicious scent in your home too.

You are going to have the best smelling house on the block and everyone will be wanting to see what you have been making!

Are you ready to let your light shine?

In our candle making courses, you'll learn about the necessary tools and materials to make your own candles as well as gaining valuable skills  including safety precautions and top tips for success,.

At the end of your candle making course, you will have beautiful handmade candles for your home or the perfect gift ready to share with friends and family.

We look forward to seeing you in the course!

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Would you love to learn to make your own candles?

The candle market is BOOMING!

Making handmade candles is rewarding and fun, but with so many options out there on where to get your candle supplies or what wicks are best, getting started might feel daunting.

Our candle course breaks it down into simple to follow steps to help you get great results fast. Check it out now!

Learn to make candles

Pillar Candle Course

Do you love candles and spend a fortune buying them? Are you wanting to learn how to make beautiful pillar candles with natural waxes?

This course is designed with both beginner and intermediate candle makers in mind and is for those who would like to learn how to make and enjoy pillar candles and moulded candles themselves or give them as gifts!

Pillar Candle Course
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Room Fragrance Course

If you love home fragrance and want more options than just candles, we have you covered!

This course is a fragrant heaven and you will learn how to make reed diffusers, room spray to luxury home fragrance options like aroma crystals and so much more. From hobby to new items for your business or spa, you are going to find everything you need in this course to create the perfect home fragrance products!

Room Fragrance Course

See what our customers are saying about us

Emma W
Great balance of information

"Great balance of information.  Reading, presented and practical.  Very interactive.  Loved how informative and engaging the day was.Sarah & Shawn made everyone feel at ease and comfortable.  Great to make so many different candle choices"

Karen W
Launching my business tonight!

"Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU ! To Candle Academy, Sarah Janes and this community group! After 18 months of hard work I’m launching my little business tonight and couldn’t have done it without you x"

Lorna K
One of the best things I've ever done

"I just wanted to say a quick thank you. Business is going really well and we are going from strength to strength!

I believe your course was one the best things I've ever done!"

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Want to start a Candle Business?

If you are looking to start your own candle business, our "Flame to Glory" programme is perfect for you!

Together, we cover all the core foundation skills from beginner level and then share our knowledge to help you create your own candle business. You will even learn how to make a full selection of candle designs and finishing touches to help you put together your bespoke container candle collection.

Flame to Glory

Do you have questions?

You may have some questions, but if you don't find the answer here, please reach out to us, we would love to discuss your questions or needs in more detail.

Why should I learn with you?

We have over 30 years of expertise in the candle making profession. We have created several successful businesses ourselves and helped thousands of people around the world to learn and enjoy the art of candle making.

Where are you located?

Candle Academy is based in Huddersfield, in the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines, an area of outstanding beauty with a wealth of places to visit and enjoy.

I am very busy, can I take your courses online?

Absolutely! All of our courses are available online which means you don't have to worry about taking time off work, finding childcare, travelling or finding accommodation. you can simply hop in and out of the courses at a time and place that works for you and we are always there to help you.

Can I really learn to make my own candles?

You absolutely can! Although it may seem daunting, with the right information and guidance, you will quickly be making candles yourself at home. Our easy to follow tutorials will help you with all the skills you need to make candles you love to use.

How can I get to you?

You can get to Candle Academy easily. We are situated right in the centre of the country just off the M62 and with the M1 and A1 close by and we have a large free carpark on sight. You can also reach us via rail or our international clients can access us directly from Manchester airport or from Leeds Bradford Airport.

What kind of candles do you teach?

We offer a broad variety of courses to cover all your needs. From tea lights to votives and the popular container candles made with natural plant waxes, and decorative pillar or moulded candles as well as a full variety of home fragrance products and deliciously scented wax melts. We have the right course for you! We offer consultancy services too.