Introduction to candle-making as a business

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Description

Multi award-winning introduction to candle-making as a business run by Candlemaker of the Year 2020/21/22 !!!

If you even need a clincher after all that, then lunch is included in this amazingly good value professional workshop.

This class is designed for total beginners, or those just starting out. It is beneficial for anyone considering starting a candle-making business, giving you the tools to go away and start the experimenting you will need to do to make your business a success.

The workshop is held in a studio located in the stunning village of Lavenham, a medieval wool town, with stunning chocolate box cottages and independent shops.

This course focuses on the art of soy wax candle-making, but does include a brief foray into paraffin wax.

It includes an introduction to materials, waxes/wicks/cores and containers. We cover the description of commonly used waxes, how to measure the correct quantities, perfume and their effects, pour temperatures and how to fix surface problems. The course will also explain the recent legislation changes and the CLP information that is required in order to sell your candles.

During the workshop, you will make and take away with you 1 x 250g glass, 1 x 3 wick candle, 3 x wax melt tablets, and 6 x paraffin wax, botanical/Christmas hangings. These are valued at over £65.00. We do not make tea-cup candles (these are completely unsafe and generally uninsurable) and we don't add botanicals to our candles - for the same reason.

I tend to have a maximum of 3 students.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included within the course, as are teas, coffees and a light lunch.

(Dietary restrictions need to be noted at the time of booking).

Maker

Jo Kendrick at The White Candle Company

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Venue

The White Candle Co. Unit 8, Lavenham Studios
Brent Eleigh Road, Lavenham
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 9PE

Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

4 hours (10:00am to 2:00pm)

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Reviews

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Susan - - #39498

A fantastic day. I highly recommend this course. It was relaxing and fun but most importantly really informative. Jo was happy to answer lots of questions and was really honest whilst also being encouraging and supportive. I have spent most of the week since attending the course researching materials and experimenting with making candles - be warned it is quite addictive! Feeling inspired and enthusiastic - thank you for this Jo.

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Bex - - #39269

Thank you Jo for such a fantastic candle making course! It was a really informative day & I learnt so much. Jo was so friendly & I would 100% recommend this course to anyone! X

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Nicky Thorpe - - #38816

I highly recommend this workshop with Jo. I was booked onto the workshop a year ago and due to the pandemic wasn't able to attend. I am already making candles and running a business however, l learnt lots of things and came away motivated and energised to create new products. Jo is friendly, easy to talk to and ask questions.
I am so glad I attended.

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Christine @ Coco Gifts - - #38432

I found this course to be exactly what I was looking for, a very professional insight into the nitty gritty of candle making for anyone wanting to sell to the public. Jo was very friendly, and the groups are extremely small, so you get to ask questions and chat as much as you want. It was a really enjoyable day, but very informative...not at all intimidating for anyone with no knowledge of candle making. I would recommend for anyone. Jo is very honest, answers all your questions, and has a wealth of credible knowledge. I searched for ages online looking for a proper candle making course that was not just a hen party style play around for a couple of hours, and have not come across anyone else who offers such a professional course for serious business start ups. I could not recommend more! And the sandwiches and cakes were super too... what more could you ask for!

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Zoe D - - #38366

Highly recommended, whether you are doing this for yourself or as a potential business. Jo is so lovely and friendly and puts you right at ease. She is so knowledgeable and explains everything simply for you, so it is easy to learn from her. Lots of helpful hints and tips too regarding, little tricks and websites to turn to for help and items. I came away totally inspired, and excited for my new venture.
I am already working on my candle testing/Stock and am speaking to a designer regarding my logo and labels.. Excited for what the future may hold.
Thanks Jo, I will be keeping an eye out for any future courses!

Response from The White Candle Company:

Hi Zoe

Thank you so much for this lovely review. I wish you lots of luck going forward and can't wait to see what you come up with. Do keep in touch and send me pics!
Best wishes

Jo xx

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Maria Grass - - #38251

Spent a wonderful day with Jo. The course was excellent and covered everything I needed to know. Jo was friendly and extremely helpful and answered all the questions the group had. Made three different size candles and wax melts with different fragrances which we able to choose from. I would highly recommend.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thanks Maria. It was lovely to see your again and I really cant wait to see your own creations. Take care xx

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Sharon - - #38215

I highly recommend this course. I'm a beginner at candle making so the wealth of knowledge Jo shared is going to be invaluable. It was a relaxed session, with just 3 participants so there was plenty of time to ask questions and it was great meeting others also on the candle making journey. I'm also looking forward to lighting the 4 beautiful candles we made to take home. A really inspiring course. Thanks Jo.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Ah! Thank you Sharon for the review (and doing it so quickly!!) It was such a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to seeing your journey. Do stay in touch :) xx

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Nikki Doherty - - #37160

This is my second course with Jo, absolutely brilliant. I needed to reinstate my confidence in my product and my understanding of the business side. Jo has a wealth of knowledge and experience. The icing on the cake; it’s a brilliant day out. I had so much fun!!
Thank you Jo.

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Maddie Richardson - - #37017

This course was great. I had no idea about candle making before I went but now feel confident about making them. Loads of info & knowledge supplied by Jo in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere. If you are looking to run a candle business, this course is invaluable. Just book it! Thanks Jo for a lovely day.

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Wendy Charles-Davenport - - #37001

I decided to go on this course as it’s fairly local and I’m so glad I did. The course is so informative and Jo made the course fun and inspiring. You just want to get out there and get started on candlemaking.

A delicious lunch was included and I went away at the end with my first wax creations. Totally enjoyable day and would definitely recommend.

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Emma Khan - - #35103

Highly recommended! There are many candle making courses out there, but I'm so glad I picked this one!
I chose this course over others to learn about the business side of things, as well as making candles. Jo's knowledge is invaluable in this department and was happy to answer all questions in depth. For anyone embarking on their candle making career, this really is a fantastic course.
The day was thoroughly enjoyable; we made a variety of candles and wax melts and came away with a lovely goodie bag and gorgeous products, that I can't believe I actually made!
Thank you Jo for a fantastic day!

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Michelle - Mish - - #35089

Wow, what can I say a truly fantastic day in a beautiful setting. You think you know how to make candles and then you attend Jo’s course and realise you know nothing! She explained everything so thoroughly and also offered valuable advice, whether you need the course for just making candles for yourself or setting up a new business 🙏🏻

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Michelle. It was really lovely to meet you and I'm excited to see your onward journey. If you need help, shout! x

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Donna Dickens - - #34687

I love candles and was bought this as a present from the hubby. The workshop is set in a beautiful little village. It was absolutely amazing... I loved the day! I just love candles and did not realise there was so much involved... or that I was doing everything wrong from how I burned them to how I extinguished them! Jo is an awesome Tutor and a lovely person. I learned so much from this course.... I will definitely be back.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Donna for a lovely review. Was great to meet you and look forward to your return! Be in touch soon. x

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Alice Youngs - - #34627

I can't recommend this course enough for anyone who wants to learn the basics of starting a candle company. Not only does Jo know her stuff she also recommends brands, products and tips of the trade. I had no idea how technical working with wax could be however Jo presented a booklet full in information which it great for jotting down extra notes thought out the class.

I can't stress enough how informative and interesting I found it. Jo also taught me about the requirements you need to get in order to sell your products. I left the class with no questions unanswered she also was more than happy answer any emails if I had an follow up issues.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Alice. So excited to see you onward journey! Do keep in touch and take care lovely. x

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Heidi Hayes - - #34514

We really enjoyed the course and found it very interesting. Jo provided us with lots of information and some very good tips! We are looking forward to being able to put what we learnt into practice! Thank you Jo for the great day we had at your studio

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Heidi. Hoping you both have lots of success going forward and that you get to your dream home in Suffolk over the next couple of years.
x

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Rachel - - #34392

Such and great course and I couldn’t recommend it enough! I went to the course with no candle making experience and left feeling confident to start experimenting on my own.
Jo is fantastic! She shared all her invaluable knowledge and is a great teacher. Her workshop is lovely and a great setting for the course.

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Ollie Moore - - #34372

Just superb. A wealth of information without getting bogged down. Everything you will need to get on the right foot for a new candle business.
Jo is full of energy and a great "teacher". Can't reccomended highly enough in all honesty!

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Tammie Patterson - - #34359

I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in candle making. It was extremely informative and Jo is so lovely and down to earth. The studio had such a lovely energy and I left feeling so excited for my new venture.

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Claudia - - #34206

I attended this course yesterday with my friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed the course. Jo, is an exceptional teacher who is wiling to share her knowledge and experience about candle making. I came away from the day feeling inspired and looking forward to the next steps in my candle making journey.
This really is a great day out and a lovely learning experience. Overall this course is good value for money.

I wish Jo great success and abundance in all that she does. 😊

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Helen Ward jones - - #34202

This course was truly amazing !! From start to finish! It was so informative, creative and lots of fun !! The amount of different candles we mad red was amazing too packed in a gorgeous designer bag !! Attention to detail was amazing from the lunch to the questions the at Jo answered professionally!!Jo your a true legend I’ll be back !
Thank you💗💗💗💗

Response from The White Candle Company:

Ah thank you so much. What a lovely review. Im so glad you enjoyed yourself and the 4.5 hour journey was worth it! Keep in touch and good luck 😊

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Vicki Crawford - - #33986

Had a fantastic time on my candle course with Jo. She was so lovely, honest and friendly and has really given me the confidence to practice and go for it! Thank you so much Jo for all your help and for sharing your knowledge with me!

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Gail - - #33973

This was a great day and great value, I learnt so much about candle making Jo was so friendly and welcoming. Jo is so knowledgeable and passionate about candle making and was happy to share her knowledge with us. Her studio had such a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The best thing was we got to take home all we made. Thank you so much Jo for a really lovely day.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Gail. I wish you lots of luck in your "new life". Be brave, you can do it! x

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Debbie - - #33968

I had such a great day on this fun, informative course. Who knew that there was so much to learn about candle making! Jo is a lovely bubbly person and great teacher with SO much knowledge in her craft. I would highly recommend this course, whether you just want to learn how to make your own beautiful candles for yourself, family & friends or are considering candle making as a business. Take the course – you won’t be disappointed!

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Debbie...glad you had fun. Ill be popping your candle in the post tomorrow!! 🤣🤣 ive managed to get rid of the Sweet Orange and Chilli Pepper from my body...eventually!!

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Vik Shuker - - #33961

A fantastic course. Jo was a great teacher full of information and helpful tips and I’ve come away with a large bag of beautifully scented things from the day. I will definitely be recommending it to all my friends and family.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Vik. Glad you had fun! Take care and keep in touch. x

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Ann - - #33960

Wow! What a fantastic course.
I’ve done candle making courses before and left feeling that there was still so much to learn. This one was by far the most informative and confidence boosting course I’ve been on.
Jo is friendly and fun and made the day so very enjoyable. I left having learned so much and can’t wait to get my business started.
Thanks Jo

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much for this Ann. It was lovely to meet you and Im ezcited to see where your journey takes you. Do keep in touch! X

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Gemma - - #33841

The course was great! Jo was really approachable and generous with her knowledge.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Gemma. Good luck with going forward x

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Matthew Butcher - - #33692

I have wanted to do this course for quite some time and recently attended. The course is aimed at total beginners and really gives a good grounding in how to make candles, wax melts and other decorative wax items. You learn about multiple waxes and Jo gives you a choice of materials so it is bespoke to you and your learning requirements. She has a fantastic range of fragrances to choose from so you can find fragrances that you love or would just like to try. Jo is happy to answer all your questions and talks about the practical side of a candle business including legislation and insurance. I came out feeling confident to explore and develop my own candle brand. I would definitely recommend the course.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Matt and how exciting that you're already on your way to your own range. I look forward to following your journey and of course, will help wherever I can. All the best!

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Claire Savage - - #33691

I completed the course on Saturday and loved every minute of it. Jo has an incredible knowledge of candle making and the business element to the industry. She’s full of creativity and great ideas on how to build and drive your business forwards. Her studio is in a lovely location, the lunch was lovely and I met some lovely ladies on the course. I would highly recommend.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Claire for a lovely review. Wishing you lot of luck taking your idea forward. x

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Kate Spittal - - #33680

Such an excellent course, learnt so much in the four hours and went so quickly! It was really good fun and I came away with lots of ideas. Would highly recommend this course for anyone that has an interest in candle making whether that be as a business or just for their own enjoyment. I did this course as a complete novice and now can’t wait to get experimenting. Thanks so much Jo xx

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Jonathan - - #33594

The best 4 hours of creative okay, learning, sharing experience and building a basic knowledge base towards setting up a candle making business. Hi is a brilliant, skilled, and gifted teacher. A really enjoyable day. Thank you Jo for making the workshop both fun and a great learning opportunity!

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Amber-Rose Smith - - #33586

Last week I attended Jo's Candle Making as a business workshop and it was BRILLIANT. So eye opening and educational. Jo has such a wealth of knowledge and experience and she was able to answer all of the questions myself and the other attendee had. I learnt so much in the 4 hours which totally sped by and created some fabulous candles also. Now I have so many ideas and experiments to try and I truly cannot wait. A massive thank you to Jo for her professionalism, passion and generosity! Thank you Jo, I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who's looking to make candles.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Amber for such a lovely review. Keep in touch and do let me know how you get on! X

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Shelly - - #33455

Today I attended Jo's Candle Making as a business workshop and I can honestly say it was the fastest four hours ever. Jo was so welcoming and her enthusiasm is infectious. Jo is happy to share her wealth of knowledge and experience and I have come away with so many ideas that my head is spinning! Also so lovely that we got to make so many lovely things to bring home. I honestly couldn't recommend this course enough....thank you Jo!

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you for such a lovely review. It was so nice to meet you. I wish you lots of luck bringing your ideas to fruition. X

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Corinne Roberts - - #33434

Our two hour course was well organised, informative, professional and thoroughly enjoyable, we covered a lot in that time.
Jo was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, generous and adaptable when asked to explore different ideas.
I will definitely be recommending Jo to my friends!

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Corinne. It was lovely to meet both of you and hope we meet again. Good luck!

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Sam - - #33334

What a great course and lovely lady. Jo is so enthusiastic and really knowledgeable about what she does and is happy to share it all with you. I came away with some great tips, ideas and products that we made. Would highly recommend.

Thanks Jo for a lovely day.

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Marie - - #33107

This is quite simply a brilliant course.
Jo is a very welcoming and warm lady. Her enthusiasm, knowledge, generosity of advice and experiences is just so refreshing.
There were two other participants - both with different knowledge and experience from myself, which made it even better as a broad range of questions were covered expertly by Jo.

Jo dispelled concerns I had about starting up and I came away buzzing with renewed enthusiasm - as well as a generous bag of candles and melts we'd made that day.
Great day and lovely company. Thank you so much Jo x

Marie

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you for such a lovely review Marie. Wishing you lots of luck going forward - I'm sure you'll do brilliantly. x

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Zoë - - #33089

Absolutely loved my day with Jo! I’ve had an itch to make my own candles for a while now and was hoping to have a go and make some for myself and to possibly have as an add on to my jewellery business. Jo is super helpful, knowledgeable and happy to share all the tips she has learnt over the years. Highly recommend this course set in a beautiful part of the country.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Zoe. Lovely to meet you and best of luck going forward. x

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Jane Bruce-Veness - - #32509

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Kay Clarke - - #31910

Fantastic evening. Learnt so much and so relaxing and enjoyable . Thank you Jo for a great workshop.
And thank you Rosie Clarke for the perfect Christmas surprise . My house smells beautiful and have lovely presents to give .

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Rosie - - #31875

I booked this course as gift for my mum and I to help get our creativity flowing before Christmas. We had a wonderful evening, Jo made us feel welcome and relaxed and was very informative - we learnt much more than we expected about candles and candle making. We made some fabulous products to gift to friends and family... and for us too, our homes now smell amazing. Thank you Jo!

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Evelyn Davies - - #31863

This was such a lovely, warm, relaxing and informative day and with all the incredible scents it felt like a relaxation course. I am really pleased that I signed up for this course, Jo was brilliant.

Jo was a very good teacher and was well prepared with everything we needed to hand. Jo happily shared her knowledge and experience as well as a wealth of stories. We seemed to cover so much in one day. We made some fantastic candles and melts which were totally unique as we all handpicked our embelishments and fragrances and got to take them all home!

I think this course would be a perfect present for someone!

I now feel confident to make my own products and can't wait to get started, initially making gifts for friends and family, then moving onto more saleable products.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you for such a lovely review! I hope you're enjoying your candles and wish you loads of luck going forward x

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Kerri - - #30777

Had a fantastic day learning how to make candles with Jo, she’s so knowledgeable and friendly and I got to take home some beautiful products that she taught me to make. Her workshop smelt amazing too!

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Kelly Fairbrother - - #30661

What can I say...so so glad I attended this course!
Firstly Jo is lovely, such a warm welcome and happy to share her experience and knowledge completely freely.
Personally I had watched every YouTube video, Googled everything I could think candle making related and followed every possible social media group I came across. For me the result was a scrambled mess of ‘knowledge’ with conflicting advice not to mention different countries so different rules!!
Spending the day with Jo gave me the correct knowledge and confidence to move forward with my ideas and start testing ready to finally start selling in the future.

Thanks again Jo x

Response from The White Candle Company:

This is such a lovely review Kelly. Thank you so much and best of luck moving forward, youll be fab xx

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Michele - - #30549

My friend and I loved our course with Jo, really relaxed, learned a lot and came away with some lovely products made by our own fair hands! Thanks Jo.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Michelle. Youll have lots of time to practice over these two weeks!!

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Jackie Sweeney - - #30544

I travelled over from Ireland especially for this course. Jo is an absolute lady and so inspiring. The business she has built up from incredible hard work and dedication is evident. She was so informative with all of her advise and helped iron out all of the queries I had so that I now have the confidence to get down to work and take the next step. Very enjoyable day with very good company. Jo deserves every success.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Jackie, Thank you so very much for this lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and I wish you every success going forward. Thank you for making the trip x

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Louise - - #30196

When we attended the workshop due to the corona virus numbers were kept low, we were so thankful Jo still ran the workshop for us. What an experience, from the wonderful setting to the welcoming company from both Jo and Blossom is really was the prefect setting to take in the info on candle making. We chatted the whole time none stop, we went away with so much info we really did learn so much from it. Jo’s knowledge is fantastic all our questions answered and more. Thank you so much, we highly recommend the workshop 🙂

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Ree - - #30175

I attended the course with no preconceived expectations and was pleasantly surprised with the positive experience. Jo is such a nice person and best of all she is an expert in her field and immensely knowledgeable.

Whilst most people make candle making sound daunting, Jo completely put me at ease and made the whole experience so much fun and filled me with confidence.

If you have any doubts then forget about them and get yourself booked on this course it is an amazing insight into the world of candle making and candle maker of the year Jo is truly an amazing host.

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Claire Keen - - #30173

I participated in Jo’s course and I have to say it was absolutely amazing it exceeded my expectations by miles!!! I wasn’t sure what to expect but I couldn’t have wished for anything more.

Jo was so lovely I could have just chatted to her all day and not make any candles!!! Jo was so helpful, kind and patient with myself and my daughter and now she thinks Jo is the best thing since sliced bread!!!

I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to start a candle making business, learn a new skill or if you would like a great day out.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Ah! Thank you so much for this lovely review Claire. Amelia and you were both a pleasure to have in my studio and I look forward to seeing you again. x

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Michelle Mills - - #30123

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Jo and her gorgeous pup Blossom. The course was perfect and answered everything I needed to know about getting started in the candle industry. The setting was beautiful, easy to find, with plenty of parking and a very smiley Jo ready to greet you with a warm welcome. I left the course feeling excited to start making my own candles with the knowledge and advice Jo had shared. I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in setting up their own candle making business or just for pleasure.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Michelle. Wishing you the best of luck with your venture! x

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Nicola - - #30118

Had a very pleasant day learning to make candles with Jo. She covered the required labelling and answered all of our questions about starting a candle business. Her workshop is easy to find, in a lovely setting and with plenty of parking. This is a great course to get you started if you're thinking about making candles to sell. Came home with a lovely bag of goodies that smell fantastic. Thanks Jo! x

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thanks Nicola, glad you enjoyed yourself and wishing you the best of luck! x

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Helen Vine - - #30113

What a great course to do if you're interested in candle making. I did this yesterday (21/7). Beautiful setting wonderfully friendly Jo and her gorgeous pooch Blossom. Learnt a lot and gave me so much to think about which I hadn't before in regards to legislation and wicks etc and also on top of that left with some great goodies in candles and melts we made that day. Relaxed and very friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.. 5*.. Thank you Jo xx

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Helen. Good luck with the next step of yiur journey xx

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Jessica - - #30102

Thank you so much Jo - had a lovely time on the candle making course. I learnt everything from the legislation required, to wick and wax recommendations - the course flew by and Jo was so lovely. Had lots of lovely goodies to bring home and would highly recommend to anyone - thank you so much Jo! X

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Jess. Was lovely to meet you (and your mum!) x

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Clare - - #30099

I would highly recommend this course with Jo. Jo is super friendly, very experienced and generously transparent with her advice. I learnt technical aspects, legal requirements and lots of invaluable tips from Jo's experience of candle making and running a business.
The setting in Suffolk is lovely.
On top of all of that I came away with a bag full of goodies I had made on the day. A really relaxed and informative day - thank you Jo:-)

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much! Look forward to seeing your onward journey! x

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Evie - - #30098

I would highly recommend this course. Jo was very helpful and an excellent teacher. We made a variety of lovely scented candles and melts which we got to take home in a beautiful goody bag. I really enjoyed my day and would recommend this course as you gain experience . Also Jo was happy to answer questions and give general tips . Also the venue is beautiful.

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Katie - - #30038

I would highly recommend this course. The day was fun & informative & Jo was super friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable and I came away with plenty of top tips, confidence & a bag full of gorgeous candles that I’d made! This course is an absolute must, thank you!

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Becca - - #29977

Just an amazing workshop. I absolutely loved it. The workshop was generous with delivery and product.
It was real and human- just perfect.
I’m leaving my candles to ‘mature’, but have been using the melts, all just so lovely.
Thank you

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Kelly - - #29968

I recently attended the candle making for business course with Jo & absolutely loved it. It was so calm & relaxed & I learnt so much about candle making. It has given me a lot more confidence moving forward & starting my own little empire. I would highly recommend this course.
Thank you Jo. X

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Anne - - #29129

Had a lovely morning candle making - Jo is very friendly and generous with her tips and knowledge of the business. The company and lunch were good too! It was a bonus to leave with beautifully packaged candles and visit the pretty town of Lavenham.

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Caroline - - #28790

What a great course - I learned so much about the art of candlemaking thanks to Jo and had a lot of fun along the way. Who knew wax has a memory?! We came back laden with beautifully scented candles of various sizes as well as melts and much more. Jo's knowledge and enthusiasm is infectious and she's inspired me to have a go at making my own candles. Her workshop is in Lavenham which is a great spot to explore afterward too.

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Joanne - - #28320

I attended the introduction to candle making course as a business.
Jo was an excellent teacher, really warm and friendly and so knowledgable with everything she taught. Small group sizes means that everyone was attended to fully. There are several important and pertinent safety and legal implications that one should know about if considering doing this as a business.
We made a few different selection of candles to take home with a few different choices of scents, these make wonderful gifts! The day was laid back and informal and I can't rave highly enough about the lovely Jo and her assistant all so friendly and helpful.
I highly recommend this course to anyone, plenty of free parking at the venue with facilities. Lovely area of Lavenham which is so beautiful to visit after the course.
Gift vouchers available which I believe make wonderful gifts for anyone that likes crafts.
A really enjoyable and fun day, I can't recommend highly enough.
Thank you so much!

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Brian Petchey - - #28307

Attended the candle making course, only two "students" and Jo, and we had an amazing day. Not only did we learn how to make candles but also the legalisation concerning the selling of the products. The puppy was adorable ....

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Helen Ross - - #28299

I attended Jo’s course yesterday. It was fantastic. It was so interesting learning about the different waxes and how they react to the environment when melted. I loved the variety of essential oils that I was able to choose from for my candles. Can’t recommend this course enough. Going to revisit later in the year. Thank you so much Jo for a wonderful day.

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Clare Morrison - - #28152

We attended Jo’s candle making course on 8th Feb and had the most wonderful time. We made a fabulous array of candles & melts of different sizes and fragrances under her tutelage and came away feeling fully confident to make our own. Jo is very welcoming and we also got to meet her utterly adorable 10 week old puppy Blossom. I thoroughly recommend this course whether you are looking to start a business or just do this for pleasure like us. Clare Morrison

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kim abbott - - #27668

Enjoyed the whole day, learnt a lot of handy tips and how to start up my business, I will defo be back for a refresher

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Kelly Campbell-Staines - - #27574

Booked this course with absolutely no idea about candle making. Found the venue easily and met two other women who were also taking the course. Jo, the wonderful lady teaching the course made me feel really relaxed and at home. The course was fun and really informative, I couldn’t believe the amount of knowledge I came away with. Most importantly I had so much confidence to get home and start planning my candle making business, I also came home with a huge goody bag of candles and melts I had made with the fragrances I chose.
If you are only thinking about booking this course, don’t hesitate, there are very few candlemaking courses around that teach this amount of info and Jo is so lovely!! Book today as she gets booked up quickly. I may have to book again with a friend as it was so much fun.

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Jane - - #27260

Highly recommended! We booked this as a Christmas present to ourselves rather than more needless gifting. We are all avid fans of Jo’s candles so this was perfect. Brilliantly fun morning and anyone could do this (I’m not crafty at all and did wonder if I’d mess it up - FYI, it’s not possible to do so). Jo is so friendly and welcoming I felt I’d known her for years and she really we involved with us. Lunch was scrummy too and we got a lovey haul of awesome products to take away with us. I’d do it all again in a heartbeat!

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Faye - - #27241

Since discovering Jo’s candles i have not purchased any other brand as i just love everything about hers. They burn fab and smell devine! The course was such fun and jo kindly purchased extra oils of a scent she no longer makes just for me and my friend. Fab course, lovely lunch and want to do it all again!

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Jenni - - #27207

Such a fantastic day. Really enjoyed the course. Jo really engaged with us and made the course so much fun. Highly recommend it. The candles are lovely and burn really well, lovely fragrances. Lunch was scrummy too 🥰

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Nikki - - #26686

Had an amazing time in lovely surroundings.
Fantastic course, perfect for beginners, like me. Lovely and friendly.
Thank you Jo, for your wealth of experience and knowledge :)

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Sharon - - #25294

Great course and Jo was fab !! Learnt loads and would highly recommend this course .. excellent day .Thank you Jo 💕💕

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Jane Wach - - #24972

My friend and I had the most amazing day today !
Jo is very knowledgable and teaches to a very high standard
Would highly recommend this course

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Jan Burnham - - #24969

This friendly educational course is the perfect introduction into candle making. Jo has so much experience and advice to offer.
You walk away from this course with the confidence to make more of the items you create on the course. The items I made and the experience and knowledge I gained made this course worth every penny. Stunning venue, totally found Jo inspirational.

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Libbi Hutchence - - #24837

Jo is very friendly and knowledgeable. Great surroundings and excellent materials. Lunch was yummy. I had a great day, learnt loads and took some gorgeous candles home. I would highly recommend this course. It would make a fantastic present.

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Steve Fox - - #24082

What a hoot we had - Jo really knows her stuff and it wasn't too long before we were confidently making candles and melts. I really enjoyed tailoring my creations with all sorts of fragrances and I particularly loved making the wardrobe fresheners too - there were jars brimming with dried flowers and spicy fruit which meant I was making something truly unique to me. I'm looking forward to giving the things I've made as personal gifts to my family and friends at Christmas (although I may keep the rhubarb candle as it smells amazing.). I can't recommend this experience enough, what a brilliant day out!

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Jenna Cottage - - #24002

I loved the course. Highly recommend

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Joe - - #24001

My daughter Charlotte and I did the candle making course and we had such a lovely day. Jo is very informative and we had lots of scents to choose from. She explained things well and we made some gorgeous candles to take home with us. The setting is lovely and relaxed and the lunch we had provided was really lovely. Can not recommend highly enough. Thanks so much

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Sally James - - #22990

I recently did the candle workshop with Jo and couldn’t rate it high enough! Such an enjoyable day in a beautiful setting. Jo shared lots of information and tips which made the whole process easy and fun :) Lunch in the lovely tea room below was included as well which was delicious. Would highly recommend this workshop, thank you so much Jo! Sally x

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Bernie Wilkinson-Beards - - #22980

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Robyn Chisnall - - #22742

I’ve just attended this course for the second time!! An absolutely amazing course! Friendly teacher, easy to follow instructions, great lunch and come away with a massive bundle of candles beautifully presented. I will be booking a third class. Thank you Jo!!!

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Mark - - #22429

A highly recommended candle making course in an exquisite setting in Suffolk. Jo is a great teacher, very friendly, passionate and very knowledgeable about her craft. My friend and I had a lovely morning making candles which we’ve been using with pride. A super lunch was also provided. 10/10.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Mark. It was a pleasure to meet you and learn a bit about your industry. Good luck! Do let me know how you get on.

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Lucie - - #21812

I would 100% recommend this course to anyone.

Me and my friend did the Saturday course and had so much fun.

It is very personal and you can ask Jo anything! You get to pick your own scents for your candles and take so much stuff home that you make.

I was interested in starting a little business on the side and Jo was so helpful and informative and answered all the questions I had.

If you are looking to do something different and fun - I would say this is definitely the course.

Thank you so much Jo for a really fab day!!

Lucie xxx

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Jenny Ferguson - - #21750

If you are looking to start candle-making as a new hobby, a business, or just want to spend a fun morning with some friends, I would thoroughly recommend this workshop. Jo is very friendly, knowledgeable (and patient) and guides you through all the basics including different types of wax, fragrances and stockists and shares her tips and experiences. The course is wrapped up with lunch which is served downstairs in a quaint little tea room while Jo packages up all your masterpieces ready for your departure. Myself and 3 friends had a lovely day and came away feeling that we had learned a lot. Thank you Jo.

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Jo McCann - - #21559

What a lovely day and what a lovely lady Jo is. I had a great time and will be enjoying the items I made for a long time. Such great value for money. Would highly recommend .

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Esther - - #21357

Wow! Jo really knows her stuff! Thank you for an amazing day I am in love with everything I got to make and bring home! X

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Amy - - #21301

This is a great workshop! Jo is warm, welcoming, full of knowledge and an all round brilliant teacher. Thank you for such a great day and the confidence to start creating. Xx

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Ben - - #21266

The course was very enjoyable, the amount of products you come away with seems great value for money and Jo's knowledge and experience was excellent.

Jo was super friendly and answered all my questions and has been very helpful since.

The village location is beautiful and the lunch was really tasty.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you for your Review, Ben. It was great to meet you and I wish you every success in your candlemaking journey. Remember to send me pics!

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Lisa Ann Saggers - - #21264

I had the most fantastic time here yesterday. Jo is a really lovely lady, so helpful and an absolute inspiration. I purchased the starter kit and I honestly cannot wait to get started. Highly recommended. Thank you for all your help and guidance Jo x

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Lisa, it was really lovely to meet you. What a lovely little group you were! Keep in touch and best of luck. x

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Gill Gerrard - - #21133

A really enjoyable day. Jo was very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the lunch was delicious. Came away with lovely candles, melts and wax hangings. Would recommend this course to anyone.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you for the kind words Gill. It was lovely to meet you and I wish you all the best for the future. x

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Joanne Davies - - #21127

Really good course, learnt lots and Jo was friendly and helpful. Lunch was a lovely homemade soup.
Would recommend highly

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you for your review Joanne. It was lovely to meet you. Best of luck in your ownward experimenting!

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Girlie Day - - #21125

There were four of us for the day and we had a wonderful time. Jo explains everything as she goes along and you come home with some really great goodies. Lovely lunch as well. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who fancies having a go for fun or maybe starting up their own business. Many thanks Jo from Jackie, Cathy, Claire & Jodie

Response from The White Candle Company:

Was lovely to meet all you "girlies". Glad you had a lovely time. Best wishes for the future. x

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Paulina Toporska - - #20720

Thanks Jo for sharing your knowledge with us !
Placed in a picturesque location, interesting, fun and really friendly. We were only a group of 3 so plenty of time to ask advice and chat.
Came home with a bag of heavenly smelling candles and few extra bits I bought to try at home. Totally in love with Long Hot summer fragrance :)
It's been a great experience and would highly recommend.
Thanks for the inspiration Jo x

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Lucy Welham - - #20701

Thanks Jo for a fantastic workshop yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and couldn't believe we made so many beautiful items. The entire workshop was relaxed and it felt like I was having a morning with good friends even though all of us had only met that morning. Would definitely recommend taking the course. Thanks again Jo.

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Charlotte - - #20672

Such a lovely day! The candle making day was a Christmas present... And we booked just for fun. Jo was very knowledgable and happy to share her expertise and experiences for those wanting to learn the business.
I would thoroughly recommend the day to anyone who likes crafts. We made so many candles in all shapes and sizes, which will make good presents, although I'm keeping the 3 wick candle, it's so lovely!
Lots of lovely scents to chose from.
We were a small group, and I thoroughly enjoyed the day learning a new skill and chatting. We also had lunch, homemade soup which was delicious with bread and some great honey and almond cake, in the cafe downstairs.
We were made to feel extremely welcome by Jo in the workshop and Rachel in the cafe.
Thank you for a very enjoyable experience.

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Amelia - - #20632

My mum and I had a fantastic day learning to make candles with Jo. The workshop is perfectly placed above a lovely tea shop in a beautiful village. Jo is so easy going and friendly that four hours flew by. I would recommend this course to anyone, you will be chuffed to bits with all the candles you'll make and take home.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Amelia it was lovely to meet both yourself and Charlotte. I'm glad you had fun! xx

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Kelly O’Connell - - #20563

This course is A-MAZ-ING!!
Jo was a great teacher and made the day a lot of fun whilst drip feeding us with facts, information and technique.
On top of having such a great day I’ve come away with a treasure trove of candles that I’d made:)

Response from The White Candle Company:

Ah! Thank you Kelly. I'm glad you had a good time and was great to meet you xx

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Alexia - - #20415

My friend Debbie and I had a wonderful day with Jo. The course was so informative, Jo guided us expertly through the candle making process and we left with a beautiful selection of candles. We would definitely recommend the course.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Ah! Thank you Kelly. Was great to meet you and glad you enjoyed the workshop! xx

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Christine Creek - - #20331

A lovely relaxed but informative course. Jo was very welcoming, patient and knowledgeable. I came away with a lovely goodie bag full with all the candles I made during the day. Lunch was delicious too.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Christine. Was lovely to meet you and I'm glad you had fun! xx

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Dawn Ward - - #20214

I’m not usually one for writing reviews but after such a good day felt compelled to.
Jo is a great teacher and is so knowledgeable and fun to. The day just flies by with chat, information, coffee and laughter with beautiful candles to take home.
Worth every penny.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you for taking the time to do this review Dawn. It was lovely to meet you and I'm glad you felt compelled to write! xx

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Gail Hughes - - #20146

Had a lovely day on this course. Very useful and informative information provided. Jo was on hand to help and answer any questions along the way. Very pleased with my finished items too. Highly recommend going!

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Laura Garnham - - #20142

I absolutely loved my day with The white candle company. It was really good value for money and really informative. Thanks again for such a lovely day. X

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Kimberly O’Malley - - #19805

I thoroughly enjoyed my course with Jo from start to finish.
Jo was very knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic throughout the day.
I gain huge amounts of information and I did not want the day to end.
I 100% recommend this course and certainly worth travelling from the Midlands for.
Thank you to The White Candle Company 💗

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Robin Chisnall - - #19464

Absolutely wonderful class in a charming setting!! This course can’t be faulted and I’ll certainly be doing it again along with several friends. Thank you for a fantastic day!!

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Bev - - #19461

Loved this course. Jo is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. She makes the course lots of fun, giving help and advice when needed. You come away with lots of beautiful candles/melts, all smelling absolutely devine as you get to choose the fragrance you want from Jo's vast collection.
I would highly recommend Jo and this course to anyone, beginner or otherwise.

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geraldine azzopardi - - #19364

A wonderful course,Jo is a lovely person & great teacher. Very relaxing ,clear information with practical back up. Open to all questions & well timed infomation given during the day. A real bonus to make several candles with amazing scents to chose from. Lunch was delicious specially the chocolate cake.
Thankyou Jo. Highly recommend the course.
Geraldine

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Justin - - #19339

This was a great way to pass a Saturday, Jo was fun and a great host and teacher. I'm not remotely 'crafty' and I found the course really informative and interesting plus you get to take your creations home! I would recommend this to anyone.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you! Was lovely to meet you both and will be a workshop I always remember for lots of laughter, which makes my job a breeze.
Kind regards
Jo x

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Dean - - #19338

A great day with Jo learning all the aspects of candle making. Jo is so knowledgeable, a great teacher and fun to spend the day with, she even shared some trade secrets with us. You get to take home all the items you make nicely packaged up for you along with information of stockists. The lunch provided was delicious and filling and I would highly recommended this course to anyone.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much! Am very much looking forward to what comes out of Cob Cottage in the next few years.
Best wishes
Jo x

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Katie Herbert - - #19310

I had an excellent time on the course. Jo was so friendly and knowledgable about her craft.
I highly recommend for a creative and fun day making candles and wax melts.
A lovely day meeting new people and learning together. Great value to money.

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Katie, was lovely to meet you and I'll definitely be in touch. xx

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Pauline Morgan - - #19270

What a great way to spend a cold winter's day! Jo was an excellent teacher and host. I had not realised that there was so much to learn about candles, let alone the process of making them. The time passed quickly and we all managed to produce some lovely candles and melts which were magically packaged while ate our lunch in the cafe downstairs. My family were equally impressed. Many thanks Jo, highly recommended!

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Michaela - - #19196

I thoroughly enjoyed my class today.
Jo was extremely patient, helpful and made the lesson really interesting. Time flew by! I cannot wait to put into practice what I’ve learned today! Lunch was delicious....but that chocolate cake was out of this world! Delicious!

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Hanneke - - #18987

Fabulous day in beautiful Cavendish making candles in a relaxed and fun environment. Jo is very knowledgeable, lunch was delicious and I met lovely people that day. I went home with a bag full of beautifully fragranced candles. All in all a great day and I highly recommend this course.

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Dawn - - #18839

Thoroughly enjoyable course and we were so productive. Jo is very knowledgeable - she knows her candles!
Fun day to experiment and create some beautiful wax pieces, topped with a lovely lunch.
Hope to book again in the New Year.

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Jennifer - - #18838

Oh my friend and I had such a lovely time on this candle making course - jo knows sooo much and will answer all your questions and point you in the right direction to start your candle making journey.
The candles we made and came away with were fabulous.
Loved spending time in the “ tea on the green ”
Thanks so much

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Karen spokes - - #18811

I absolutely loved this course, it was in a beautiful location .
Was made to feel really welcome by Jo she explained everything thoroughly and answered any questions we had.
We made some beautiful candles and wax tarts and melts I would really recommend this course x

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Ceara Mongan - - #18738

This was an excellent course delivered in a beautiful location. Jo made me feel very comfortable and explained the process clearly and thoroughly.

I took home some lovely home made goodies that were absolutely beautiful when burned, and was provided with a beautiful lunch just to top off the day.

I would definately recommend this course xxx

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you! It was lovely to meet you and I'm glad you had such a good time. I hope you keep up candlemaking and do drop me a line if you have any queries. xx

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Andrea - - #18649

Hello Jo

Thank you so much for a very fun, relaxing and informative day. Your knowledge of candle making is inspiring and taught in a clear and easy to understand way.
Making candles in different sizes, also wax melts and Christmas tree hangings was great and choosing our own fragrances for them was fun. Going home with a bag of boxed candles was an added bonus.

Many thanks

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Andrea, it was great to meet you and I hope you stay in touch. I'd love to see any pictures of candles you make. Best wishes. xx

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Anna Humphreys - - #17711

Brilliant day making Christmas candles. Very informative and great fun.
I was able to make a variety of candles and melts and Jo was encouraging and knowledgeable.
Jo's enthusiasm was very infectious and I hope to get to one of the fairs where she has her pop up gazebo!

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Val Nichol - - #17703

Brilliant course. Jo was friendly and knowledgeable, and made sure everyones candles came out well. Love all the different items we made, and all the advice if we wanted to make our own at home.
Would unreservedly recommend this course!

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Mary Archdeacon - - #17689

Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative day It exceeded my expectations
Jo is a very good Teacher warm friendly clear instructions at every stage
a lovely home made lunch
Came away with my home made candles and wax melts
Would highly recommend

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Aileen - - #16992

Fantastic course. Great instruction, super products to take home with you and even if you are not crafty or artistic, like me, then you will still make lovely things and have a great fun day. Lovely lunch too.

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Karen - - #16961

We had a lovely day with Jo in Cavendish, this is a great course for both creative people and the more creatively challenged and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Lunch was super tasty and we left with full tummies and full arms after making a lovely selection of candles and melts in the most delightful fragrances.

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Mary Birkby - - #16703

Thanks Jo for a brilliant day. The course was so much fun and incredibly informative. Jo’s beautiful studio overlooking The Green in Cavendish is the perfect place to be schooled in all aspects of candlemaking. At the end of the workshop I came away with a bag full of my fragrant creations and as if that wasn’t awesome enough I now have the knowledge and confidence to be able to make candles at home anytime I wish. I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop, I had a splendid day.

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Irene Barnett - - #16524

Just spent the most wonderful day with Jo making a variety of the best candles ever. They are more than on par with the very expensive best known candles!
Jo is not only a really warm, lovely, delightful person but her knowledge and willingness to share is truly amazing. I was so looking forward to the day and it excelled in every way. I knew nothing about candlemaking at all but having met Jo and buying her candles at Clare craft show l was so impressed with the high quality and standard that l just had to have a try myself. I can honestly say its THE best workshop I've ever been on. I wish you continuing success Jo in your amazing business and happy house hunting.

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Su Mose - - #16490

Had a brilliant day today with Jo. The course was everything and more than could be wished for! We enjoyed every moment, learnt so much, whilst having fun! Jo is fantastic...and I’d advise anyone to go to her workshops...you won’t be disappointed!

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Helen Williams - - #16470

I attended the workshop on Saturday & it exceeded my expectations; it was very informative in a relaxed friendly way. It was a fantastic enjoyable way to spend a few hours & make some lovely products. Jo made me feel welcome & no question was considered to be too stupid! I would really recommend this course & the lunch provided by the tea-shop downstairs was lovely - accommodating to my unfortunate dietary requirements. Thanks Jo for a fab day. :-)

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Lisa Barnes - - #16427

A wonderful way to spend a Saturday. Really enjoyed today’s candle making course and would recommend this to anybody😄👍🏻 Jo is a lovely, warm and welcoming lady who is always willing to answer any questions.

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Elizabeth Farrington - - #16322

I have just got home after an amazing day with Jo. I can’t stop smelling my candles , they smell so good. Jo was so helpful with everything. I have a disability and Jo went out of her way to help. Even walked out to the car with me when it was hammering down with rain and carry my candles for me. Jo’s knowledge is excellent even thou I make wax melts I learnt so much and had so much fun. The day went so fast. Highly recommend this course 11 out 10 . Even had a lovely lunch well worth the hour and twenty minutes drive . Can’t wait to make more candles now. Thank you 😊

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you for this lovely review Elizabeth. It was great to meet you and interesting to learn a bit about what you do too. I'm searching that "Mulled Wine" as we speak! Take care and keep in touch. Good luck with everything. x

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Michelle Freeman - - #15998

My mum and I had a wonderful day candle making with Jo. She was so knowledgeable and helpful. I loved that we made different types of candles and using left over wax on tea lights was a genius way of maximising our money. You don’t need to make any notes because Jo has it all covered in a handout. Lovely lunch downstairs too. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone. It’s great value for money and you come away with so many goodies. I have made lots of candles at home but none have smelt as nice as the ones I made on this workshop. I am super proud of my creations 😊

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Alexandra Green - - #15951

Seldom have I seen such glowing reviews as Jo has received here and I am delighted to add one more! I spent a joyful day learning all I needed to know about candle making and came away with a gorgeous bundle of my own creations. The class was small, relaxed and fun. Jo’s knowledge is vast and so generously shared. Lunch in the tea room was beautifully presented and delicious. Thoroughly recommended!

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Alison Chilvers - - #15950

Jo knows her stuff inside out and is extremely generous with her knowledge, covering everything you could possibly want to know about candle making - and her warm and fun personality makes it all the better! The lunch was delicious and the day was excellent value considering the amount of lovely items you make and take home. I would highly recommend this course.

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Louise walkington - - #15872

The course was so much better than I could have anticipated. To come away with not just a hobbie as originally planned but the idea of setting up a business for such a small price was amazing. Great value for money, fantastic tutor and candles to take home. Would highly recommend Jo to anyone thinking of signing up. Thank you Jo for a wonderful experience

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Evelyn Brown - - #15853

I was blessed that I was given a voucher as a Christmas present and was able to book my day with Jo when it was suitable for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my day making candles under Jo's supervision, the class was small so there was a very relaxed atmosphere and the lunch was excellent and I will be visiting again. I would recommend this course 10/10

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Ginette - - #15779

What a truly fantastic day! I highly recommend attending this workshop. Its fun, informative, interesting and above all very enjoyable. Jo is not only a wonderful person, she builds rapport quickly and puts you at your ease before imparting a wealth of knowledge borne from her own experiences. You will come away armed with a bag full of your own beautiful homemade candles, a reference sheet full of useful information and a head full of ideas.
I also purchased a bag full of gifts for special occasions plus a treat to help remember a fun packed day. Thank you Jo and have a super time at the markets selling your beloved Christmas candles! Am sure you will sell out fast!

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Ginette. It was really lovely to meet you - what a great "first class" I had with the 3 of you. I hope you don't mind, but I've put a copy of this on IG, about time we all celebrated positive things I feel! Take care and best wishes for the future. xx

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Victoria - - #15721

I highly recommend this class, it was a 5***** experience! Jo is a great teacher, she's friendly and fun, and makes everyone feel welcome and relaxed. Jo is very generous with sharing her knowledge and tips-and-tricks of the trade, so whether you're interested in starting your own candle business or just doing it for your own personal use, you will come away with lots of information to get started. You will also come away with a bag full of goodies that you make in the class - 3 x glass container candles, tea lights, wax melts and hanging decorations - plus helpful handouts to refer to when you get back home. Brilliant day, thanks Jo!

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much Victoria. That was a lovely review and I look forward to seeing your candlemaking ventures in the near future. I hope you don't mind, but I've put a copy of this on IG. Take care and please do let me know how you get on. xx

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Janet Harris - - #15503

Hi Jo
Well where to start, I thought it would be so difficult to make candles, but from the start you made me comfortable & confidante in the process & safety of candle making.
It was such an enjoyable course it was a shame to end, you covered so much in the time allocated from wax melts to 3 wick candles, decoratios, fragrances that were so amazing & so many to choose from, even more so what we made we took home. Brilliant.
So all I can say is anyone thinking of doing your course don't hesitate.
Good luck for the future & thank you again for a awesome day, would love to do another course & will recommend you.
Jan x

Response from The White Candle Company:

Hi Jan, oooh, I've only just seen this. Thank you for such a lovely review and I'm so glad you had fun. Hope you've managed to light your candles and have started to enjoy them. Do remember to pop by if you're ever passing!
Jo xx

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Janet Holdsworth - - #15443

Thank you Jo for the most fantastic day. Right from the very start you were so patient and welcoming and fun. I loved choosing the scents and all the mixing and blending and came way with a dazzling array of candles large and small, pretty wax melts and delicious-smelling tea lights. My house smells absolutely wonderful and I am feeling very proud of my handiwork. I know where to come for my Christmas gifts, and to learn some more. One again, many thanks, Janet xxx

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Debbie Stevens - - #15407

Five Star Course and fun day. I cannot recommend highly enough Jo's course. Jo is friendly, informative and an exceptional host. She shared her knowledge willingly and thoroughly, explaining the background and reasons clearly for the activities we were doing. The resources available from types of wax to containers/moulds and fragrances was superb. I came away confident of trying this craft on my own.
BUT most of all it was a fun day with laughter in a relaxed atmosphere.
Thanks Jo!

Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you Debbie, so glad you had a good time. Do keep in touch and let me see any pics of anything you decide to make! Take care xx

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Suzanne - - #15334

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Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you so much for your really lovely review! I had a great day too, such a lovely group of people, I couldn't have asked for more!
Thank you xx

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Toni Goodyear - - #15333

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Response from The White Candle Company:

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a great day, with lots of fun and laughter - and I'm grateful I was part of it! Wishing Toni a fabulous day and I'm sure you'll be a great Maid of Honour. xx

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Sharon - - #14780

Myself and my boyfriend spent a lovely afternoon with Jo. Being complete novices, Jo guided us through the candle making process. We came away with a selection of gorgeous smelling candles, melts and hangings. It was great fun - Mick decided he was going to mix up the scents and surprisingly they smelt fantastic. Jo also treated to a lovely lunch and copious amounts of tea and donuts too! We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend.

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Laura Dunn - - #14753

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! What a wonderful way to spend a day, Jo's workshop was amazing.... her products and knowledge are second to none. The whole experience was relaxed and an utter delight.... I left with a huge stash of candles that i had made under Jo's guidance that look and smell fantastic. I'm hooked on candle making now and would jump at the chance to attend any other workshops the white candle company hold in the future. Thank you Jo xxx

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Chris - - #14567

This was an excellent course! Jo is a wonderful teacher with a real infectious passion for her craft. Jo taught us that there is a lot more to candle making than sticking a bit of string in a blob of wax; this is more akin to chemistry and is highly involved. Did you know that that is more than one type and size of wick?!?! I can highly recommend this course, it was really good fun.

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Charlotte - - #14566

Myself and my husband spent a lovely time with Jo. As complete novices, Jo very patiently guided us through the candle making process and we came away with a selection of gorgeous smelling candles, melts, tealights and hangings. It was so hard to choose from the selection available, but I went with rock salt and driftwood , jasmine and honeysuckle and, my favourite, sweet orange and chili pepper, while my melts were green tea and lemon grass. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend.

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Hazel - - #14174

A wonderful experience in a beautiful venue! Jo is so welcoming and friendly and I had great fun and came away delighted with my haul of gorgeous candles, melts and decorations. I met two lovely co-students too so that the whole event was perfect as it was like being with friends while learning something fun and maybe even commercial - who knows? I highly recommend this course.

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Gillian - - #14090

I had a great day with Jo learning all the tips and tricks of the trade. I wanted to learn how to make candles so I could enjoy them at home. In the past, I had bought many different candles in beautiful bowls/glasses and wanted to learn how to refill them. My daughter and I had a great day and we both went home with lovely candles. Thank you Jo!

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Tiffany - - #14089

We had a fantastic day with Jo, candle making extraordinaire! Our aim was to learn how to make candles for our jellewery business, we had tried learn on our own but couldn't get it. A day with Jo helped us iron out all of our questions and gain a huge array of knowledge. The course is great for people who want to learn for themselves or for a business. The best part is you get to take home a huge array of candles and goodies.

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Victoria Makepeace - - #13894

Fabulous afternoon spent in Jo's beautiful home.
We were made to feel very welcome and received so much interesting information.
Thank you Jo x

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Kerry McLellan - - #13810

Great day spent with Jo learning the art of candlemaking. She was very warm, welcoming and full of knowledge. Would throughly recommend this workshop A+

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Marie Oliphant - - #13805

I had a 1-2-1 Workshop with Jo last week and it was the best Workshop I’ve ever attended (and I’ve done a few!)
I made a large selection of candles, tealights, melts and Christmas hanging decorations. I was also able to choose a different fragrance for everything I made, so got to try fragrances I wouldn’t normally see in a shop.
Jo is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and provided answers to all of my questions and I know she will happily help in the future.
If you want an enjoyable treat for yourself or with some friends, you really couldn’t ask for a nicer day - even if all you want out of it is some beautiful smelling candles. Or, you can come away with knowledge to start a business (it purely depends what you are wanting from the experience).
I cannot wait until I start practicing my new skills 😊
Thank you so much Jo xx

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Karen Grant - - #13475

A really wonderful day in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Jo made me feel very welcome and pitched the course at just the right level. It was thoroughly enjoyable but very informative. I came away with the confidence to start making candles for myself or gifts but also with the information should I wish to start doing this as a business.
Came away with a gorgeous selection of goodies so all in all really good value for money as well as a lovely day.

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Gail - - #13401

Jo has an amazing warm and welcoming style. Not only does she make people feel very comfortable in trying new things but her expertise in candle making, with her practical tips, is excellent. I felt confident that I could go away and make my own but we did come away with lots of goodies.

Jo kept us fed and watered throughout the session and her home was idyllic. Surprised she managed to get rid of us!

Thanks again.

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Barbara Millar - - #13264

Booked for a girlie weekend and had a fab time. Jo welcomed us into her beautiful home and we had a great few hours playing at 'making candles', with lunch included (lovely soup - Jo).

And if that wasnt enough, we visited the local Farmers' Market in Lavenham the following day and bought some more candles from her. Great market, great producers - great recommendation Jo.

When are we all going on holiday together?!!!!!

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Karen Steel - - #13255

Have recently been lucky enough to attend a candle making course with Jo and 2 girlfriends of mine - we had such a lovely time - Jo was immediately so warm, welcoming and friendly - we felt we had known her for years. Candle making is very therapeutic, room is full of beautiful smells and while we ate Jo's home made soup you can look out over her garden and into the fields to watch the beautiful highland cattle in the next field - wonderful day. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.

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Hayley - - #13203

What a brilliant day! I wanted a day for me, after having my son and this totally beat any kind of pamper day! I had great fun while learning something new! Jo is a great teacher and immediately makes you feel at ease and comfortable. I was really impressed with the amount of stuff we brought away from the course and getting to smell all the fragrances was a real treat!

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Clare - - #13187

My Mum and I had a brilliant day with Jo. We immediately felt welcomed and relaxed as Jo is so friendly, and we learnt so much! We came away having made an amazing set of candles, and we feel inspired to give it a go at home ourselves since Jo was such a good teacher. Thank you so much for our experience!

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Glenda - - #13175

I decided to do something totally different to my career, Jo was very welcoming, her knowledge in candle making is exceptional, she is a truly wonderful tutor and an expert in her field, I am more than happy to recommend Jo's course to the novice. Well done Jo..and thank you for a lovely lunch.

Hope to see you in the future.

22.Feb 2018.

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Catherine - - #13142

What a fabulous way to spend a morning, with a fabulous teacher, beautiful location and great company. All finished off with a delicious lunch. Thank you Jo for a very informative and inspiring workshop this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to get home and try making some candles for my friends.

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