Private one-to-one candle making workshop - Setting up your own candle business



Our full day workshop teach you the skills of candle-making so you can make your own, unaided at home with the added advantage of a one-to-one session so we can tailor the workshop to your specific requirements. The format of the day can also be determined by you.

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A typical workshop format: Morning Session We usually run this as our beginners’ workshop: > Introduction to candle-making through the ages > Overview of the different types of wax, wicks, dyes, fragrance oils and candles > Learn 4 different candle-making techniques > Using individual melters, melt two types of wax, add dyes, fragrance oils and wicks to make four types of candle (choose from an option of over 20 candles, melts and room fragrancers) > Finish your candles off with beautiful packaging and decorations > A sandwich lunch will be provided Afternoon Session This can by tailored to your requirements but typically: > Create a “home” candle-making workshop >Following the step-by-step guide and our support you make your candles including calculating all the materials yourself, identifying the correct wick and calculating the quantities of wax, dyes and fragrance oils Post workshop > Take home a copy of our book "Making Candles" (published by Search Press) > Access to our Facebook Masterclass > Ongoing help and advice on setting up our own candle-making business


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Candle by Events

with Craft Courses since 2016

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Candle by Events is The Candle-making Experience Company based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Founded in 2008 by Sarah Ditchfield, the business started off producing candles for shops, hotels and restaurants. In 2012 we built our candle-making studio and began running open workshops for beginners plus themed candle-making events around Easter, Christmas and other celebrations. We also run parties, family fun days, hen parties and corporate team building events - all around candle-making. Besides hands-on candle-making we coach and support candle-making entrepreneurs helping them set up their own successful businesses. In addition to our in-person workshops we run virtual workshops - our beginner's online workshop provides all the equipment and materials you need (shipped FREE to your door) together with a live online workshop and videos, etc. taking you step-by-step through all the techniques to learn and make lots of fabulous candles at home. This includes access to the Masterclass group, regular live online webinars and other online offerings, where you learn new techniques and where we help them solve any candle-making challenges. Our founder has written two candle-making books published by Dorling Kindersley and Search Press, which can be purchased in book shops and online.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
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12 Gossmore Walk, , Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1QZ