Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
Seriously committed in starting your own candle and home fragrancing business? Then look no further. Creating unique candles and home fragrance products for your business is critical to the success of your brand in the market place. We know that very well. The only way to differentiate your business in the saturated market is to create an unique product with unique scent that no one else has available. We work with small to medium size clients to help them conceive an original candle line with indivudal and unique bespoke service. In this two - hour INTENSE consultation process we will teach you how to make a scented soy container candle. All equipment and material along with printed out course notes will be available to you to take home.
We will also discuss the following:-
CLP Regulation (Candle Labelling and Packaging so you stay legal)
Where to sell
Why we use pure Soy Wax in candle making?
Soy Wax is a relatively new and innovative candle wax made from 100% soybeans. Soybeans are a renewable and sustainable resource and are completely natural and biodegradable. Soy wax is non toxic and non carcinogenic. It contains no pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified material. Soy was makes an excellent choice for those who wish to burn environmentally friendly candles.
• 100% vegetable, made with pure soybean oil
• Natural and biodegradable
• Is not subject to animal testing.
What's included in the price?
This YOU + ME /one to one and bespoke and professional (means that we will discuss and work on your own business requirements and ideas not someone elses!) workshop is designed to cater for those wishing to start or have started thier own candle and home fragrancing products business. Not only will you learn the practial part of candle developing but all legal ascpects will be covered such as CLP and safety labelling of your products so as you stay legal within you business. You have either tried it all yourselft (you watched so many youtube videos, you went to make a candle but it does now work) or you just need a complete guidiance or you have never made a candle and you are complete beginner but you are seriously committed in starting your own business from home. In this one to one bespoke 2-hour product line development and strategy candle making workshop & training you will gain not only a practical candle making tips and knowledge but we will discuss some common troubleshooting as to how fragrances can change your candle, how the shape of the container will affect how the wick performs, where to source the highest quality packaging and raw ingredients, the current CLP Regulation and so much more to create a lucrative line of candle line products.
Equipment needed to make candles for home production
Types of containers suitable for soy wax candles/and or natural waxes
Step by step process of making a candle
Different types of natural waxes and alternatives
Sourcing of raw material
Brand Strategy and differentiation position
Cost to making a candle and how to price for profit
Where to sell and how to approach retailers
You will take home one glass container scented candle and an arsenal of knowledge and valuable information to help you develop a successful business.
The course is very informative and good for those wanting to pursue candle making as a business rather than a hobby. It was great to have one to one Training so I could ask any specific questions I had as a lot of information you find online is quite contradictory. Talking with an expert has given me more confidence in creating my own candles. It has also helped me to think about pricing my candles for wholesale.
I had a few questions after the workshop which Zaga kindly answered by email which is really helpful. My candle making business is still very new and it's good to know that Zaga is happy to help even after the class.
I'm so glad I came across this workshop with Zaga. I was about to attend a general candle making workshop before I saw this. This was exactly what I needed, to go through ideas and how tos, and what ifs. I wish I had prepared more questions, but Zaga is happy to answer them by email, which is fab! Much recommended if you're serious about candles.
This is an excellent course if you are in the process of or thinking of setting up your own candle making business. Zaga is extremely knowledgeable about the industry and challenged my business plan to help put me in the best position possible when preparing to launch. The course environment is very relaxed and Zaga is absolutely lovely! I would highly recommend this course to any aspiring candle makers.
If you are looking at setting up a candle making business then this a good course to attend. Zaga seemed to know a lot about the industry and can give you helpful advise on how to set up your business and all the legal requirements that go with it. She makes you think about the bigger picture as well as the smaller details.
The two-hour course was in two parts. Making a candle and discussing business ideas. The candle making part didn't take long as all the ingredients were pre-weighed. Zaga guided me through the process. There were some reading to do but if you're a fast reader it wouldn't take long to go through the notes. The second part of the course was down to what you want to discuss. Can be your ideas, strategies, marketing, branding, etc. Overall an enjoyable course. Zaga seemed to be knowledgeable. The one aspect I would have changed was the selection of fragrances that you could choose to put into your candle. They were all bought-in pre-formulated fragrances. As Zaga also has a course on formulating perfumes/fragrances, it would be an ideal opportunity for her to show us what her own formulated fragrances smell like and use them in the candle.
My mum and I attended the course which we thoroughly enjoyed. Zaga is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We left feeling ready and raring to start our business. I would thoroughly recommend the course!
We are a small candlemaking business that needed some help in perfecting our scented soy wax candle using essential oils. We booked on a bespoke course with Zaga and it was the best thing we did. Zaga was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to put right some of the problems we had been having. Am pleased to say we are now very proud of our candles and get some good feedback from our clients.
I attended the class one on one with Zaga and it was a truly pleasant experience. The knowledge Zaga has of the industry is amazing and I learnt so much in the amount of time. I strongly recommend this class for anyone needing guidance to start a brand or simply just to learn about candle making. I can't wait to start my journey into the candle business and I will be staying in touch with Zaga for feature guidance.
Thank you Zaga x
I did this workshop with Zaga, and it was amazing! She was friendly and extremely knowledgeable, and made the idea of starting a candle business less daunting! Would definitely recommend Zaga's expertise and this workshop to anyone who is interested in starting a candle business!
My wife & I went to the candle making course & found it extremely informative, we made a candle each to take home & are now looking to start our own candle business :-)
Zaga is an incredible instructor, I strongly recommend her.
I would like to start by thanking Zaga for her fantastic service and sharing her expertise. Myself and my partner thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, we got everything we expected from the course and more. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for some trusted advice and guidance in the art of candle making.
It was very useful to have a one on one session with Zaga. All my questions were answered and the session was helpful for me generating ideas for my business going forward as well as gaining confidence with candle making.
What a fantastic couple of hours, Zaga, as well as being very friendly and helpful, has a vast amount of invaluable knowledge, and having a 1-2-1 session made all the difference with regard to brand strategy and pricing, rather than online and books. I'm looking to start up my own candle business and now feel even more inspired to take my ideas forward...watch this space! I thoroughly recommend this course, you will leave buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm.
Would really recommend this course if you either just want to have some fun and make your own candles, or if you are considering setting up your own business. The workshop was fun, engaging and hands on with Zaga sharing lots of experience and knowledge about candle making and the industry in general. Learned a lot :)
Our class with Zaga was excellent! We had a brilliant midday session, and everything was very professional and informative. We were amazed at how much we learnt in Zaga's class, and found all of her tips very useful! The workshop was very relaxing, and fun. We'll definitely be making more candles in the future! Would recommend her class to anyone interested in making candles. Thank you Zaga!
Really enjoyed the class with Zaga. She was very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. I learnt a lot and immediately put my new found skills in to action. Very professional course with lots of information, guidance and tips.
Really enjoyed the class. Zaga was warm and welcoming. Learnt a lot, everything explained simply. Was given lots of tips and answered all my questions. Overall friendly and informative session, would definitely recommend to those enquiring about Business start up!
Really glad I came across this class and attended. Zaga is one of the nicest teachers you could meet. The process was explained simply and she gave us tips all the way through - whether its for making your own candles to sell or just general care of your candles. Zaga is extremely helpful and offers great insight/advice for anyone looking to make or sell candles. I emailed her after the class with a few questions and she was very helpful. I've never done a crafts course before and this class was brilliant and a must do for anyone who wants to make candles. I would definitely go back if there were further classes.
I attended this class with my husband and 14 year old daughter, we thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it very informative and Zaga very accomodating with excellent knowledge of candle making would definately recommend this class.
Myself and my family had an excellent day with Zaga on a beginners candle making course! Zaga is really knowledgable and helpful, and gave us helpful tips to make candles in the future and care for our candles in the best way.
Location is perfect - just behind Oxford Street.
We were spoilt for choice with all the different scents we could choose from and the glass candle jars have a nice sleek, modern design.
Would definitely recommend this workshop! Thank you!
This was a really fun workshop for a birthday. A lot of time is spent waiting for the candles to set, but Zaga is really knowledgable and gives you lots of info about the candles so it's very sociable. You come away with a lovely homemade candle at the end. Next time it would be great if we could try a few different scents within the class. Thank you!
I'm so glad I attended the workshop, what a lovely lady! Zaga was very informative, she gave lots of advice and answered all of my questions both at and outside the class. This workshop is a must and I would highly recommend.
I attended this class with a friend and found Zaga to be very personable. She has an extensive knowledge about both the science of making candles and the industry and I feel that the course was the perfect entry level introduction to the whole process of making candles. I have also already fully utilised the candle we made in our lesson (lovely) :)
I found this class very interesting and full of knowledge.I attended it with a friend with a view to creating my own bussiness and I learnt a lot which infact save me a lots of time and money in researching for suppliers, business legislation etc.
The candle scents offered were amazing and some of them were signature Beauty Handmade blends.
I am definitely recomending this workshop as it is a great value for money taking into account that it is held in the heart of London.
I took the scented candle workshop with Zaga a few weeks back and was absolutely thrilled with all the techniques and information she taught us that evening. She really took her time to explain every question we had and has been a great help since whenever I have had any more to pester her with!
Couldn't recommend more- such a fun skill to learn and would be such a great thing to do as a group I.e. Hen party etc .
I found the workshop very relaxing and full of information. It was very useful to have it delivered at beginner level as it was the first time I had attended. I enjoyed the technical and social parts of the workshop and the fact that I was free to express creativity and personalize my creations. :)
My wife attended this excellent class. Candle burns nice and clean. Very professional course with lots of information and guidance and would recommend anybody who is interested in candle making attends this course.
Went along to this class and was amazed how easy it was to make the candles, the instructor was extremely pleasant and very easy to get on with, she made it all very simple. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will be re-visiting her body scrub class soon.