In-person course
in GOREBRIDGE near EDINBURGH Maker & location details

Business candle making workshop - one to one



"Home Business Idea" This one to one candle making workshop is specifically tailored for those thinking of starting a container candle making business. On this comprehensive workshop, award winning candle maker Kerrylyn Bell of Can To Candle will teach you the steps involved in making and selling container candles as well as giving you the confidence and knowledge to create your own candle business with minimal start up costs. The workshop is held midweek only, simply get in touch for available dates. If you would like to add an extra person on the course the cost is £75 per person. Course content - We will discuss your target market so we can determine what style and price point of packaging will be most appropriate for your business. - How to make a scented container candle including all troubleshooting problems - The different candle waxes and their main differences. - We will discuss all about candle wicks and their importance in candle making. - Different fragrance options (essential oils vs fragrance oils and nature identical oils) you will be able to choose your own scent from our fragrance library. - Step by step process of making a container candle using natural soy wax and how to measure the correct quantities. - You will assemble and hand pour 2 container candles. - We will recommend and discuss suitable wholesalers for your business raw ingredients and you will take away a full list of suppliers and wholesalers. - We will discuss packaging options for our candles. - You will learn how to cost your candle for wholesale and retail. - How to test wicks for candle making. - How to burn a candle correctly. - How to fix surface problems. - Health and safety and legislation on labelling (CLP). We will cover the regulations that you need to adhere to and tell you how to get the correct information for your labels that are within CLP framework. We will discuss how to stay legal in this business and what you need to adhere to be able to sell your product to the public in mainland UK. * PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT COVER THE NEW UFI REGULATIONS NOW REQUIRED SINCE JAN 2021 TO SELL IN THE EU OR N.IRELAND. * - We will cover the equipment needed for candle making. - The importance of testing candles. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to make a soy wax container candle and have the confidence and knowledge to be able to take the next steps to starting your own candle business. There will also be time to ask any questions that you may have.

What's included in the price?

Included is all the equipment, materials, and a mid morning break of tea or coffee. What you will take away : - 2 scented container candles that you have hand poured yourself. - the workshop hand out which covers the content of the course and gives further reading - a full list of suppliers and wholesalers - a copy of a candle testing sheet, I will email you the original after the course for you to adapt and use - email support after the workshop.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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