Business candle making workshop - one to one

pouring candles


"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.

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.
- 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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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.


Kerrylyn Bell at Can To Candle

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The Old School House
EH23 4SQ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners


3 hours (9:30am to 12:30pm)

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Elise - - #39611

This was my first course with Kerry. An excellent candle making course filled with lots of science, tips and in depth learning that comes form Kerry's depth of knowledge and years of expertise; truly outstanding. Her enthusiasm and honesty are so refreshing as is her willingness to share all of this with you. If you'd like to learn how to make your own candles for business, then this is the course for you, so look no further and the setting of her beautiful home as a backdrop makes it even more pleasurable.

Sue Richardson - - #39423

Kerrylyn was very warm and welcoming. The course was extremely informative, clear to understand and very enjoyable. The time just flew by but we all came away feeling we had learned a lot.
The hand out is very detailed with a full list of suppliers and contacts.
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.

Gemma - - #38101

My partner and I attended Kerry's candle business workshop today (24th March 22) and were so impressed by the depth of the course. We are complete beginners looking to start a small business and Kerry's knowledge and advice was absolutely invaluable. She walked us through the whole process and covered absolutely everything we would need to know to get started, as well as pitfalls to avoid. We left the workshop feeling so excited and motivated to get started, and our confidence was greatly boosted. The workshop was very well structured and organised, and we were made to feel so welcome in Kerry's beautiful home. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience!

Response from Can To Candle:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it was lovely meeting you both

Christy Shaw - - #31644

I cannot recommend this course enough! I walked in with very minimal knowledge on candle making and left feeling full of confidence and motivation to get started with my business. Kerry is extremely professional and knowledgeable, she offers different tricks and hacks that can only be learned through years of experience along with a complete rundown on how to make the best product possible. Throughout the course I also learned invaluable lessons in the business and legalities of selling candles which makes the whole process that bit easier, along with this I left with a full course review booklet which includes some great suppliers to use once I am up and running. I had an incredible experience from start to finish and cant thank Kerry enough for all that she puts in to making this course such a success.

Response from Can To Candle:

Thank you so much for your amazing review and happy candle making x

Lorraine Black - - #31192

I completed the business course with Kerry. Thoroughly enjoyed my time in her, learning how to make candles, candle testing, troubleshooting, the legal jargon and what is needed. She explained how to cost candles for wholesale and retail, she made is so simple and straightforward. Kerry also shared tips and tricks she has learned over the years.lovely kitchen. Kerry is very knowledgeable And very friendly. Would highly recommended.

Joyce Usher - - #30842

Once again a great day with Kerry and as before made me feel very welcome in her home. Kerry is a very good teacher and is very knowledgeable about the world of candles. I took her a couple of candles that I had made and she gave me great advice on a couple of problems I was having. I value her ongoing support as I move forward to hopefully starting up my own candle making business. Thanks Kerry.

Diana Yates - - #30778

An excellent and highly informative course. The course was well rounded and provided my husband and I, with all the knowledge and contacts needed to get started. I would highly recommend this course for anyone considering starting their own candle making business. Kerry is a wonderful teacher, we both thoroughly enjoyed the morning, and left with handouts, templates and email support should we need it. Thank you Kerry! x

Jenny - - #30484

I had a great day attending this course, Kerry is very knowledgable and a great teacher. I have learnt so much and now feel confident starting my own candle making business. The handout is a great tool to refer back to and I love that I can email Kerry for further support. I highly recommend this course

Lucy A - - #30178

Kerrylyn was very welcoming with a wealth of knowledge, a master in candle making! The course was delivered well and was easy to follow with a good flow. She has given me the confidence to get started and has inspired me to follow my goals. I’ve made my first friend in the business and I love that she supports all her previous clients in their candle making adventures. Highly recommended

Rebecca - - #30080

I had such an enjoyable day attending this course.
It was incredibly interesting and very informative. There was so much I had to learn and Kerry had kindly provided me with everything I needed to take away on the day to re-look at at a later stage. She also offers help and emails after the class ends so you don't feel like you have been overwhelmed and then left to go solo.
I can now say I am very confident in starting my own business and thanks to this course I can hit the ground running!
Would highly recommend :)

Rachel - - #28868

Had a most enjoyable time with Kerry on the candle making course for business.
Really relaxed setting and very informative course.

I would highly recommend a candle making course with Kerry.

Debbie - - #26926

Very informative course. Content was excellent and handout it a great reference tool. Warm welcome.....relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Thoroughly enjoyed my time spent learning with Kerrylyn. Loved the homemade soup and oatcakes. Would recommend.

Cheryl Ure - - #26711

What a fabulous few hours spent with Kerry this morning. It’s made me more excited to where I can go with my own candle business when I start up. The knowledge and experience Kerry has is unreal. The information and legislation pack is certainly going to be a great tool for me. Thanks a million Kerry, I will be watching for other courses also.

Linda Patterson - - #25839

Wow! What an amazing day I had yesterday with Kerry. I had absolutely no idea what to expect and after the warmest of welcomes and invited into her home like a family member, I just adored every minute of the course. It was so informative yet informal and fun at the same time. It’s given me the best starting point and I am so excited to see what the future holds. Thanks again Kerry.

Hannah - - #25337

Wow! Attended Kerry's business candle making workshop on 10/10/19 and what an experience. Went in with next to no knowledge or experience on candle making and came out with a wealth of information!
I would recommend this workshop 100% to everyone who is looking to get into candle making or setting up a business. Every area was covered and every question answered in great detail.

Arrived to a very warm welcome from Kerry... such a lovely lady and great teacher you honestly couldn't ask for more. Thank you so much.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

June - - #24574

I would definitely recommend this workshop, I found it really informative and Kerry, with all her knowledge and experience had tailored it towards my requirements to ensure I got the most from it. The content delivered totally against the description provided, and lots more as she took time to answer all my questions. Really worthwhile, and very enjoyable too!

Patricia - - #24480

I recently attended Kerry's Business Candle Making Workshop and found it fantastic both in terms of presentation and content. Kerry is an excellent teacher and provided comprehensive notes to take away. I travelled from Ireland and found Kerry very helpful when making travel arrangements and that was very much appreciated. She also provided a lovely cup of coffee on arrival which was very welcome. Attending the course was very worthwhile and I now have the knowledge to start making candles. I would thoroughly recommend this course.

Victor Spence - - #24178

After a warm welcome with a cup of tea in Kerry’s homely and very productive kitchen, a deeply enjoyable morning of learning unfolded with a very good teacher. Kerry’s knowledge and expertise is truly outstanding. She definitely knows her stuff and has wonderfully chosen to share it.

Kerry learnt the world and business of candle making the hard way, that many people are greatly benefiting from now. Her learning was through trial and error and through testing, testing and more testing. Kerry also has significant gift and homeware retail business experience that informs her own candle business.

The Can to Candle business course is thorough and you’ll receive all you need to know to get going with confidence. The course notes and Kerry’s sharing is so good that I can hardly believe what I received for the money.

I highly recommend this fantastic course! It’s unbelievable value for money so book immediately.

Lisa - - #23375

Due to a change in personal circumstances I was looking to take up candle making as a hobby for enjoyment but if I could make some money from it all at the same time a bonus! I started to look into this but there was so much information out there leaving me overwhelmed and not knowing where to start. At a craft fair I came across can to candle and the workshop and I am so glad I did. Kerrylyn was so welcoming, warm and friendly and took any nerves away instantly. The fact everything is laid out for you and the information is available at your fingertips definitely takes away some of the anxiety and makes the whole thought process much more enjoyable. Attending the course has given me both the confidence and tools to start on my journey, the post support has also been invaluable and being able to drop an email with a question is a definite bonus. Thank you so much Kerrylyn!

Response from Can To Candle:

Thank you so much for your lovely review x

Jody Taylor - - #22620

The business course is the second course I’ve done with Kerry and I thoroughly enjoyed it yet again, learning in a nice relaxed environment and Kerry is so knowledgeable- would definitely recommend

Nichola McKay - - #22344

I completed Kerry’s Business Candle Making workshop a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The 1:1 session was perfect and allowed for time to go through my pre-prepared questions.
Kerry has a lovely honest approach and the course content is perfect for those who wish to start a business. Good notes, delicious cake and tea are a bonus!
Thanks Kerry!

Fiona Hamill - - #22238

I attended the Business Course, having previously taken the candle making workshop. This is a really comprehensive course and covers everything from practical candle making tips to the legal and technical requirements of making candles as a business. Kerry's enthusiasm and willingness to share her experience and knowledge was fantastic. To do Kerry justice, I think you must be prepared to do a bit of homework after this course and the fact that Kerry is willing to provide further support via email is an absolute bonus.
Can't recommend highly enough.

Leonie Buntin - - #22213

Great to meet Kerry. We really enjoyed our workshop - just what we needed to answer a million questions about candle making! We left feeling more confident and knowledgeable about the whole process and Kerry provided us with ample notes to assist. We look forward to more courses with Kerry.

Jenny Trott - - #21818

I've come away from the Business Candle Making workshop with all my questions answered and a clear idea of what I need to do to get started. The 1:1 attention is really valuable and it's reassuring to have the ongoing email support from Kerry as I start this exciting journey.

Janice Critchley - - #21396

What a fantastic course Kerry holds. Very informative with lots of advice on pros and cons. Masses of information. All the advice I needed to make my first candles. Lovely lady, fab facilities. This workshop has given me the confidence to start making and selling. Would highly recommend to everyone x

Kim quigley - - #20866

We had a wonderful morning with Kerry,she made us feel very welcome, Kerry makes you feel at easy as soon as you meet. She answered all our questions, with no trouble at all we learnt a lot I did the business work shop, it has given me the confidence, to continue my project and believe in myself thank you Kerry warmest wishes Kim x Kiera

Kirsty - - #20657

I attended the business course last week and it was really great. I wasn't sure what to expect but I left with so much information and knowledge. Today I lit one of the candles we made and it smells amazing! I have bought lots of the recommended supplies and made a few tester candles this weekend.
I would highly recommend the course!

Lindsey Mitchell - - #20505

Really enjoyed the business course with Kerry, it was exactly what I was looking for, very informative, straightforward and enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend it!

Karen McGinn - - #20448

I've just finished the candle business course with Kerry and now looking forward to getting started with my own candle business.
I learnt so much in a short space of time and everything was thorough explained. She gave me lots of tips of what to do and what not to do which will help me from making mistakes myself.

I really enjoyed this course and would highly recommend it for anyone who is about thinking of doing it!

Olivia Burns - - #20257

I flew over from Northern Ireland specifically take Kerry's workshop and it was definitely worth my while. Kerry gave me a great understanding of all the basics that I needed to know and also gave me very clear next steps, that I need to take in order to get started. She was very relaxed and friendly which made the class fun and enjoyable. I left the class feeling that my business dream is entirely possible and I am filled with so much energy. Thanks Kerry!

Karen - - #19569

Having attended two of Kerry's candle making workshops previously and being a massive candle lover I decided I would like to start my own small business but hadn't a clue where to begin! After today's Business Workshop I feel confident to get things up and running and see how things evolve. Kerry willingly shares her extensive knowledge of the science of candle making and the tricks of the trade 😊. Such an interesting and enjoyable day, I left with a wealth of information and two fabulous candles that I made myself with ongoing support available when I need it from the lady herself. Thank you so much Kerry xx

Jayne Wood - - #19451

I attended the business workshop on Tuesday 29th Jan, what a great course and Kerry was amazing, lots learnt and so friendly and a lovely warm welcome. Kerry has given me so much information ready to start my own business. Also continuing support through emails. I can't recommend this workshop enough. Thankyou Kerry.

Brooke - - #19446

Kerry was a fantastic fount of knowledge. I’d be making candles for a long time but very small batch for myself only and wanted to find out the technical formula as well as legal requirements and suppliers. Kerry generously shared all the information I need to get started in business for myself. I feel confident to dive right in now. Highly recommended!

Ashleigh Morton - - #18106

Thoroughly enjoyed the course with Kerrylyn! She’s very friendly & provides a full list of everything to get you going! Highly recommend!

Nicola - - #17584

I can highly recommend this Business Candle Making Workshop. Kerry is very knowledgeable and willing to share her expertise and tips. The workshop environment that Kerry has created is very relaxed and conducive to learning. The handout provided gives lots of information and is already proving to be a valuable resource to me. Thank you Kerry!

Dee pilkington - - #17321

Fantastic and very informative morning I have learned loads today Kerrylyn is warm and friendly and I am armed with loads of info to start my own candle business 💗I also have 2 perfect candles to try in a week I also now know how to take care of my candles - I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to start their own candle business fab morning xx

Abbey Gear - - #17067

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Katie - - #16535

I took the this course as my first step into starting my own business and i'm so glad i did. She was very knowledgeable and gave me all the information i needed to get started on my own as well as making me feel confident in my ideas.

Irit - - #15616

In one word - Great. I already make Candles, and sell them, but I wasn't sure if I am doing the right things. Came from Tel Aviv Israel (was already in Scotland), and thought it might help me to improve. Well ....... say no more. Kerry was amazing. Knows how to teach, knew what I exactly needed to be a better Candle Maker. All I can say is a BIG thank You.

Tracey - - #15389

Had a Lovely Morning of Candle making with Kerry, really enjoyed it she has so much experience and has helped me greatly with my Candle Making Journey
Highly Recommend this course x
Thank you Kerry

Sandra Watson - - #15284

Brilliant, informative course. Content was excellent . Kerrylyn was a patient tutor . Thoroughly enjoyed this and would recommend her to anyone

Emma Forster - - #14943

I spent a super informative day at can to candle! I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested or even considering candle making as a business. Kerrylyn was so organised and helpful! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Ingrid - - #14791

A friend and I took this course with Kerry and it was wonderful! We learnt everything we needed to start a business of our own, and left armed with information and contacts in case we got stuck along the way. If you are looking for a business candle workshop, look no further!

Valerie Brewster - - #14694

Just completed the business course with Kerry. Thoroughly enjoyed my time in her lovely kitchen. Learnt loads and Kerry is very knowledgeable which she is willing to share. Would highly recommended.

Beverley Wilson-Kemp - - #13872

This was the second course that I have attended and it was every bit as good as the first.
Kerry is a wonderful teacher she is so enthusiastic and knowledgable and her home is such a beautiful setting.
I feel I have made a real friend.

Vicki - - #13479

This is my second course with Kerry and once again a delightful day . Her expertise and knowledge is outstanding . Her honesty is a breath of fresh air in this business . I look forward to our next time together .

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