Create your own candlemaking business: expert one to one - online course

Candle Making Business Course


Start your business from home with our online workshops!
Learn candle making with branding and legislation. Develop your product. Stay legal. Know your customer. Learn fragrance creation for your brand of candles.

During this 2-hour live one to one online workshop, you will be expertly led by Zaga as you go through the process of making your product, understanding business legalities and product safety testing. You will also learn about your brand, ideal market positioning, and buyer’s persona. Following the workshop you will be able to start your own business right away.

You will receive all materials for the course and a pen, notebook and printed notes when you purchase the workshop online. Zaga will then be in touch with you to arrange a suitable time.

Zaga is an award winning candle and fragrance consultant with over 16 years experience in the industry. Winner of the Lux Life Magazine Best Fragrance Consultant and Candle Designer 2020.

You will receive all material and equipment including fragrance material at your home address prior to the workshop.

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?

The business candle making material you will receive in the post is as follows:
- One empty glass container as on the image
- 140 gr of pure soy wax
- One suitable natural wick
- One bottle of bespoke fragrance from the Beauty Handmade fragrance library
- Material notes, pen and notebook
- Business template plan, budget template, candle testing sheets, start up check up lists and troubleshooting pages
- Legislation pages material
+ Free gift: budget and business plan worksheets.

The workshop - will consist of 3 parts:

Part 1: Introduction to branding, relevant to your business:
Introduction to your business idea and an insight on what branding means for your business, what is niche and how you can work to establish your business within the candle industry. Please note that this is very brief as it is only an introduction to branding.

Part 2: Candle making process: your product development steps:
- Step by step process of making a scented soy container candle
- What obstacles you will be encountering en route to product development and how to solve the issues
- How to choose the right wax for your business.
- Natural wicks and how to determine the size
- Equipment needed when starting as a small business and how to set up for scaling
- Why fragrances misbehave and how to solve this issue with some of the trade secrets exposed
- I will share the whole list of my contacts and suppliers with you for your future business trade accounts and purchases
- Pricing calculations

Part 3: Legislation and product safety: A detailed overview:
- Legislation and selling legalities – a detailed overview of the legislation including resources and contacts for regulators
- Product Safety Directive and why it matters to your business
- Safety tests required for your candle burn including testing for safety information and worksheets

Support after the workshop for 2 months via email and private phone calls.

What you will need

Good internet connection and a serious commitment to start a business as I do not work with everyone, particularly not with those that "are not sure".


Zaga at Beauty Handmade

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


2 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Dalal - - #32206

One of the best decisions I have ever took in my hoppy-life. Zaga has a great experience, well organized professional, and a very supportive person. She's sincere and gives all what you need to know before you start your business in Candle Making & Home Perfumery in a very simple way!
I'll not hesitate to enroll in other workshops and courses with Zaga for sure.

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Kadifa - - #28460

Thinking about starting a business selling candles? You need this course.

Zaga's expert knowledge of 15 years will save you so much time with regard to making the candles as well as focusing what is required from a business perspective.

Outstanding support is given after the course. Zaga responds quickly to messages allowing you to efficiently grow your business.

Loved this course and would highly recommend it.

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Nkechi A - - #25690

I took this course not as a beginner but as someone somewhat advanced in the industry and even at that i was still able to learn new things. Zaga is quite patient, she takes her time to explain things, going over even the seemingly basic stuff. She's an impressive body of knowledge and is willing to share this with her students. Before embarking on this course, i had some reservations but after going through it, i can totally say i got my money's worth and so much more. The course is suitable for both beginners and advanced chandlers alike.

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Salma - - #22841

This course was a great decision for me. I got a lot more out of it that I expected and I particularly loved the fact that it's one on one. Definitely worth the investment in yourself and your business if you're looking to be a force in the industry

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Purnima Bullee - - #20680

Zaga is a gem! She is knowledgeable, passionate about perfumery and with a sense of motivation that is quite infectious. Following the perfumery workshop, I am now developing my own scents. I even booked a second workshop to delve deeper. Thank you Zaga. You are an amazing teacher!

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Amanda - - #16308

Zaga offers a unique opportunity to learn about understanding and creating fragrances. Ideal for learning the basics or developing fragrance-formulating further.

I had a wonderful afternoon exploring fragrances and also being challenged creatively. Thank you!

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Giulia - - #15622

THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! Zaga is an amazing teacher, she teaches with passion and it was beautiful spending one whole day with her doing two workshops. Now I want to go home to Rome and start my own business. Guilia and Thank you Zaga

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Emem - - #13923

Deciding to take this course I will say is one of the best decision I have made so far.
Zaga was totally brilliant all the way and ready to answer all my questions patiently no matter how insignificant or silly it was.
I would totally recommend this course to anyone looking to set up their business. It is worth the time and money.

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Millie Dobie - - #12578

I absolutely loved my course with Zaga. With no prior knowledge i left with a really thorough understanding of not only what i need to do to make my individual product but the tools needed to get up and running.

Zaga is very knowledgeable and generous with her information and clearly wants others5 to succeed in their ventures.

I would thoroughly recommend this training for anyone looking to build a business from their own unique candles.

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Louise Flaxman - - #9996

I attended this course yesterday and felt that I learnt so much from Zagga. She is warm, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about fragrance and candle making. She made the session fun and relaxing and the 3 hours flew by! I came away with the knowledge to now start my own business and I now know where I was going wrong previously. She cares about what she does and is very passionate about her business. Well worth the trip up to London for the day! Thank you!

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Sharon Packman - - #9845

Zaga is warm, welcoming and, above all, very knowledgeable in what she does. I'm sure what she has taught me in a relatively short space of time is going to help me avoid alot of the mistakes I probably would have made without her guidance. I am looking forward to putting into practice what I have learnt. Thank you Zaga!

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Ruth Casaletto - - #9212

I searched the internet for a few weeks for various candle making courses. I finally came across her workshops and I instantly knew she was the one! I could see that she offered the complete package. I was sure that I would learn so much more working one to one with her, rather than in a class or online. Zaga exceeded my expectations. She is a professional, passionate perfumer and was keen to impart so many tips and tricks of the trade which are impossible to obtain online or in books. She encouraged me to think outside the box and look at creating perfumes for my candles as a form of art rather than just a science. I went to the workshop thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do - that all changed within 5 minutes of working with her! I am certain that she has saved me a lot of time and money by teaching me correct procedures and what pitfalls to avoid. Thanks Zaga!

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Rusen Boztas - - #9207

This course is great for anyone wanting to learn about Fragrance combining with no knowledge of the field. Zaga was really great to learn from and it was evident she had a passion for fragrance. The course was full of different projects and it was really interesting and exciting when it came to fragrance combining.

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Susie - - #8506

Zaga had a professional approach in which you could tell she has a passion for fragrance. She made everything simple to understand and stepped through the stages of determining scents. Scents are very individual and she encouraged this. The application of fragrance to candles was key to this session. This was the unique selling point I wanted to understand. Thank you Zaga for your generous sharing of information.

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