How to Make Candles

Have you always wanted to make your own candles but not sure where to start or if you have time?  

Our container candle making class will show you exactly how so you will be making gorgeous scented candles in no time and save a fortune on buying them!

Join our candle making class for beginners

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Class Fee £150
Level: Beginner
Duration: 10 a.m to 4 p.m
Location: Huddersfield
Printed Handout: Included free
Lifetime Access after the class
Also available as an online course
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Experience the fun of making your own scented candles on this candle making class.

Three colourful lit candles

"Candle making doesn't have to be expensive, time consuming or hard"

Do you love candles? Each year, candles are the second most gifted item, and Europe is the world's largest market for scented candles! 

With our expert guidance, we’ll teach you how to turn your love of candles and creative vision into reality by giving step-by-step instructions for making four different types of container candles from scratch using easy techniques that even beginners can master with ease! 

"I don't know what I'd need to get started"

We'll cover everything from the tools and simple equipment that you will need to get started without breaking the bank, to choosing the supplies like how to choose the right wick for your candle that will help you get better results.  You probably have most of the equipment already!

We will share our favourite suppliers with you and show you where you can save on your supplies without any compromise on quality.  

A white candle in a glass jar
A woman pouring hot wax from a pan into a glass measuring jar

“We know you want your home to be beautifully scented"

Understanding fragrance is one of the most important elements of the candle for you.   You will learn how to add the magic of fragrance to your candles so your home smells great. 

We will discuss how to use candle fragrance oil and essential oils, how much to use and how to add your scents to create the delicious scented candles you love and deserve.  

Plus we’ll look at the pros and cons of both and share some top tips and our T2V method for testing your fragrances to help you save time and money.

What you will learn to make

A person pouring candle wax into a glass jar

Confidently make your own candles

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 on your own can be daunting.

Our container candle course breaks it down into simple to follow steps to help you get great results fast.

  • Eco Tea lights
  • Votive Candles
  • Glass Container Candles
  • Candle Tins

Plus Bonus Projects detailed below

What you will learn

We have over 30 years of candle making experience so we can help you at every stage of your candle making journey. Let us share our expertise, dispel the myths and share the industry secrets to help you create beautiful scented candles to enjoy at home with family and friends.

Here are just a few of the topics you will learn about:

Equipment essentials

You'll learn about the simple equipment to get you started (you probably have most of it) and some equipment options in case you want to make larger amounts or even start a business.

You’ll get a complete checklist to purchase the exact supplies and equipment you need.

We’ll also look at safety and burning essentials to keep you happily making and burning candles safely.

Wax & wicks

The most important part of your candle is the wax and the wick. They are like the engine of your car and essential for a quality candle.

You will learn about natural plant waxes, which waxes to use to get the best results from your container candles, and we will help you understand how to choose the right wick with our size guide plus our special wick positioning template for perfectly centred wicks.

How to be scentsational

A home is not just a place to live, but also an oasis. A sanctuary that you want filled with the delicious smells of your favourite candle scents in every room!

You can't have a beautifully scented home without understanding fragrance, so we will deliver our top tips for adding the magic of fragrance and delivering scent performance in your candles as well as our T2V method for how to test them.

Containers & packaging

On the candle making class, you will be using a variety of different containers to hold your candle creations.

You'll learn about their differences and we'll share our industry secrets for where to buy your containers at much lower prices than from just one supplier!

Testing & Perfecting

Testing is an essential element so we will walk you through our step by step process for testing your candles for scent and performance.

We will share time saving ways for wick testing PLUS our top wick choices to help you get results faster.

We will also make sure you have our top tips for preventing and correcting imperfections and problems with your candles.

Kindle Cones & Wax Melts

You won't only learn how to make candles on this amazing course!

As a special bonus, you will also make wax melts and learn how to make kindle cones and believe me once you see them and learn all the fab ways you can use for decoration and for scenting your home, you are going to fall in love.

See what our customers are saying about us

Highly recommended!

"In such a short period we learn a tremendous amount of techniques that were easy to understand and put over in a non scientific way to aid understanding and comprehension. The course certainly motivates delegates a well as fully equipping them with the knowledge to get started immediately.

 A highly recommended programme."

Charley J
Very informative

"I thought the course was very informative and was taught by people with a lot of knowledge. 

Very pleased with the course and lots of new tips and tricks in candle making"

Carmel C
Excellent well taught course

"Excellent well taught course which teaches you a huge amount whether you want to make candles as a hobby or start your own business as well as detailed notes.  You get a tonne of information throughout the day which sends you home itching to get started"

Your Special Bonuses

We cannot wait to share our passion and knowledge on the course and we have some special THANK YOU Bonuses for you too:

Plus Bonus Projects shown below
Hand Rolled Beeswax Candle - Two versions
Making Wax Melts Guide
How to Make Fire Kindle Cones

Wick positioning template & equipment guide for making perfectly centered wicks each and every time!

Printable cheatsheet for wax to fragrance amounts for all your core container sizes!

CLP regulations mini guide. Learn how to Understand and use the information from your suppliers to create your compliant candle labels!

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A Candle Academy certificate

Have some questions?

Some of your frequently asked questions. If you have more to ask or want some time for discussion, just give us a call!

How long will the course take to complete?

You will be able to complete the course in a week or you can take much longer if you prefer. You can dip in and out of the course and do a few lessons at a time as your work and life allows.

How long will I have access to the course?

You have lifetime access to the entire course. It never expires, so there is nothing stopping from learning every lesson inside of it at any given moment in time. You can feel confident knowing that if ever need a quick refresher or want more detail about something specific we've got you covered.

Do you have a list of suppliers for me?

We understand that finding the right supplier for you can be difficult. That's why we have done all the work for you!

A list with our favourite suppliers is included, as well as guidance on what types and options might suit your needs better than others - it pays off in more ways than one when working together with an experienced company like ours who has been through this process before many times over - WITH YOU BY YOUR SIDE

How can I get support if I have questions?

We are always happy to help! You can get fast direct support from inside the course, via email or telephone as well as inside the online community.

Will I really be able to make my own candles?

You bet! We have some great step by steps that will literally guide you through the process. And if any problems do happen, we explain how to avoid them or fix them easily enough with a little bit of guidance from our videos and guides. It won't be long before you have friends lining up with requests for more of your candles.

Could I do this as a business?

If you're feeling the entrepreneurial spirit, why not start your own candle company? Many of our students have done just that. The process starts by learning some core skills which can lead into many different types of candles for any occasion or mood!

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