Candle Making Business Workshop & CLP: One to One & Bespoke
Contact course provider
About the Course
Beauty Handmade specialises in private and 100% business candle and home fragrance training that is relevant to your business model or a business idea. Hosted by Zaga, Creative Perfumer & Candle Designer with over 18 years in the industry, Zaga has trained 200+ clients and and no two are the same. You will receive a full and tailor made practical business package in one place so there is no waste of time and money.
This is a complete business relevant candle making workshop which is private and on one to one basis. You may be thinking of starting your own candle making business and you are unsure as to where to start, you may have already created a brand but struggling with candle making products or a sale or a brand identity I am a perfumer and candle designer with over 18 years of professional experience within the industry so I have been in all those places and I learnt the hard way what it takes to be a successful candle maker and a fragrance designer. I work with small to medium size clients to help them conceive an original candle line with individual and unique bespoke service. I have done projects with Virgin, Live Nation, Carlsberg to name a few.
Creating unique candles and home fragrance products for your business is critical to the success of your brand in the market place. The only way to differentiate your business amongst other candle making businesses is to create an unique product with amazing brand story and a unique selling proposition, a scent being just one of them. You do not want to create a business and be just another "me too" company.
This YOU + ME /one to one and bespoke, business and professional means that we will discuss/brainstorm and work on your own business requirements and ideas not someone else's! Following the workshop you will have a clear picture and a business plan and a strategy to follow.
I bet you are reading this because you have either tried it all yourself (you watched so many youtube videos, you went to a candle making class but it did now work for a business but it was a great fun) or you just need a complete revival of your business or your idea or you have never made a candle and you are complete beginner but you are seriously committed in starting your own business from home.
FOLLOWING THE WORKSHOP:
I will be available to you following your workshop with me. You are entitled to an unlimited emails and one FREE half an hour Skype or a telephone session
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
1. How to make a soy scented container candle including all troubleshooting problems - step by step so you will not need to Google and Youtube why your candle turns out to be like....this or that as simply you will not find your answers there.
a) candle waxes available in the market place today and how you can formulate your own wax
b) wicks to use
c) candle burning manual
d) Equipment needed to make a candle
e) How to set up a candle making business for self manufacturing and contract manufacturing
2. How to properly label your product and stay compliant with CLP Regulation (Candle Labelling and Packaging so you stay legal)
3. What fragrance to use and what fragrance options are available to you
3. How to package your product to reflect your branding and USP & CLP
4. Where to buy packaging from
5. Why design is important to your branding?
6. How to self manufacture
7. Options for contract manufacturing
8. What is important for a candle making business success
9. Brand positioning and target audience
10 List of Suppliers of raw ingredients
11. Setting up a candle making business: - whether you wish to trade as a sole trader or a limited company
12. Business Legals & insurances
13. How to test finished products for safety - lots of template will be given to you to take home
14. How to batch products and keep batch records
15. Selling your product - where to start from?
16. Where to sell in the UK and how to approach retailers
17. How to use Social Media for Business to help you get your candle making business ahead
18. Cost of making a candle and how to price for profit, retail and wholesale
19.. What retailers are looking for in a candle brand?
All equipment and material along with printed out course notes will be available to you to take home including a scented soy container candle in a glass that you will have scented with either essential or fragrance oils on the day.
I had the most enjoyable morning with Zaga doing the candle making course. She creates such a comfortable environment to learn and ask any questions you want. Her knowledge and the research she has done is invaluable. What I loved most was her willingness to share! I will most certainly be doing the other courses in due time!!
Chanelle - - #14079
I really enjoyed this course with Zaga. She was very through in explaining the regulations and knowledgeable in all aspects of making a candle.
I was able to have my various questions answered in a helpful and enthusiastic manner which really made the course so worth while.
I now feel confident to try and make some more candles as well as starting to sett up my business.
I would happily recommend Zaga to others seeking to make a go of their candle business .
Rachael - - #13198
I had a candle business workshop with Zaga a few weeks ago and it was really insightful. I had done a lot of research and candle making prior to this workshop but Zaga was able to inform me of certain legalities and tips that I had not considered.
It was nice to hear her story and some of the work she has been a part of. She is really friendly and answered all my questions! I want to also go on to learn about making reed diffusers and will be booking onto a course with Zaga.
Dani - - #13121
This as so very enlightening. Zaga's availability and easy going have made the two hours disappear in less than nothing but the will to learn more and get hands to work is immediate!
Thank you Zaga for teaching your little secrets!
Filipa Vasconcelos - - #13111
Loved the course could have stayed longer was so enjoyable and informative.
Lisa Hammett - - #13014
Thank you Zaga for the great course today. I came with very litttle knowlidge,she explained every single detail very clearly, it is worth every penny. Very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended. Just excellent.
Kriszta K - - #11813
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.
Mary-Ann Aveline - - #9550
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.
Dipti - - #9477
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.
Natalie - - #9476
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.
Stef - - #9475
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.
Alfred - - #9461
This course covers everything you need to know. I can't recommend Zaga enough, she is knowledgeable,friendly, helpful and the course was so informative- I'm so excited to get started. Thank you Zaga
Melissa - - #8605
A super course, very informative and must know facts if you choose candles as a business venture. Equally, really fun to learn as a hobby. Ideal and cost effective for personalised gifts.
Annabel - - #7913
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!
Hayleigh - - #7858
Very informative course. Was able to answer all our questions. Very knowledgeable about all aspects. An excellent way to get started.
Alison and Sally - - #7818
Very good. Answered all questions I had. Gave me information about branding, packaging and all to start my own business. Highly recommend to anyone starting a business.
Faye - - #7778
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.
Amanda Macken - - #7725
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
Simone - - #7634
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!
Heenal - - #7593
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.
Ali - - #6904
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.
Luke Giles - - #6759
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.
Kay - - #6563
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.
Laura Richardson - - #5706
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 :)
Darrell Wilson - - #5196
Brilliant course! I learnt a lot more then I expected too and felt inspired to follow my ideas into the candle making world. I would highly recommend this course as it was also great value for money.
James Colville - - #5135
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!
Rose - - #4760
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.
Philomena - - #4569
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!
Preya - - #4251
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.
Feven Iyassu - - #4174
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.
CLAUDINE BUTCHER - - #4167
My mum and I really enjoyed this class. Zaga was very knowledgable and taught us alot! We came home with a delicious candle each.5
Jo Archer - - #4145
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!
Harriette Mason - - #4121
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!
Anna - - #4035
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.
Azima - - #3948
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) :)
Catherine - - #3903
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.
Antonella Hamilton - - #3856
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 .
Aisha Jones - - #3749
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. :)
Lucia - - #2855
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.
Barry - - #2641
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.
Billie - - #2639
Review this course
Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.