Fragrance Formulating for Candle Making Business Workshop: One to One
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About the Course
Beauty Handmade specialises in business candle and home fragrance service that is customised according to your needs, business and your time. You will receive a full and tailor made business package in one place so there is no waste of time and money.
This professional & business workshop, YOU + ME is designed for those wishing to learn (FROM SCRATCH) how to make their own scent composition to use in their candles, room sprays, reed diffusers and skincare and aromatherapy businesses. Making scented blends is not only fun but it will make your products stand out from the crowd. If your candle or home scented product has the same scent as other brands (which is very likely particularly if you are using the same suppliers) chances are you will not have a very successful business as there will be not much to differentiate your brand. I would highly advise all wishing to start a candle making business to understand the importance of scent and how it helps in creating a unique selling proposition ( USP) using a signature and proprietary fragrance.
I have 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 bet you are reading this as you have probably tried to mix oils yourself but it turns out to be a disaster. You played with scents (drop of this and drop of that) and you rather like that smell but it turns out it wasn't giving you any scent throw in the candle. Nightmares!!! This does not work as simply what you are doing is mixing premixed oils and wasting your own money.
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What's included in the price?
You will be creating blends using natural fragrances and essential oils - raw ingredients in a concentrated form. Please note that we will not be working with PREMIXED basis. A scent library containing over 100 notes to work with from essential oils to fragrant compounds will be available to you on the day.
What will I teach you in 3 hours?
All of the below is what they teach you in perfumery school in 9 months and I will teach you in 3 hours using shortcuts
1. Equipment needed to make scents
2. Importance of scent and what it means to your product advantage
3. What are Formulation sheets for and how to create one
4. Types of scented material to work with - natural vs synthetics
5. Difference between naturals vs synthetics
6. How to smell
7. How to learn and detect notes
8. How to train your nose to detect undertones
9. Why is fragrance industry so secretive and why they don't want you to know how perfume is made
10. What legislations you will need to adhere to when making a perfume blend for your products
11. How to start a process of making a perfume - where do we start from - Step by step process of making a scent - middle, top and base notes and do they really matter?
12. How to test your fragrance blend
13. Why some perfume perform better than others and what can be done
14. Sourcing of raw material in the UK
15. Packaging suppliers in the UK
16. How to set up a fragrance organ
17. List of material to get you started
18. What gives perfume a character?
19. What is IFRA legislation and why it matters to your business?
20. What is SDS and why you need it
In this workshop the scent you make is your own scent formula to take home and use. You will make your own formula using a technical perfume formula sheet and instructions. You will take home 1 scent holding 15ml in amber glass bottles. These will be concentrated blends that you make on the day. If you wish to make more scents and take home no problem as long as you can do them all within 3 hours slot.
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.
Millie Dobie - - #12578
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!
Louise Flaxman - - #9996
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!
Sharon Packman - - #9845
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!
Ruth Casaletto - - #9212
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.
Rusen Boztas - - #9207
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.
Susie - - #8506
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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Suitable for stag and hen dos
- Teen friendly
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