Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop

at Back Porch Soap Company - Upper West Side

Course Details
$168 7 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Upper West Side, Manhattan
711 Amsterdam Ave
At W 94th Streets
New York, New York 10025
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Marla Bosworth

What you'll learn in this candle making class:

This course is Organic * Cruelty-Free * Uses Essential Oils

Beginner to Advanced

This is a hands-on class where each student will design their own candles. Natural wax candles are a wonderful addition to any indie beauty line or as a launch product. As you know, they add incredible warmth, fragrance and charm to any environment. In this workshop you will learn how to create candles in glass containers, choose your own scents and safely add optional flowers/plants and crystals. If you are interested in making candles to sell or as a craft for gifts or favors, this class is for you!

Join indie beauty expert Marla Bosworth, and learn how to design your own soy and coconut wax candles. Marla will share her expertise in blending fragrances that provide beautiful hot and cold "throw" and aroma.

This workshop is intended for students to have fun exploring different scents while creating their very own candles. Students will choose their own scents and colors for each candle - one for soy wax, and one for coconut wax.

Much thought and consideration should go into developing a line of candles. Marla has been manufacturing and selling candles for 21 years. 

Signup for this live NYC workshop also includes access to Marla's online candle class that students can watch and learn at their own pace. The online class goes into depth about choosing wicks, wax, required labeling, pricing and insurance (for those wishing to sell), testing and much more, leaving us with more experiental time in the live workshop for you to design your own candles.

This class is intended for a wide range audience starting with students who have never made candles. Those who are currently making candles, including spa owners, estheticians, indie beauty entrepreneurs and massage therapists. If you are currently making candles, but unsure if they are making them properly or need to troubleshoot wicks, candle burn, etc. you will find this class extremely detailed and helpful.

Students will receive an emailed information-packed handout with detailed instructions, formulas, formulating guidelines, the online webinar and a valuable supplier list that is worth the class alone.

Students will design two candles in glass jars:

Coconut Wax Candle with Essential Oils
Soy Wax Candle with Essential Oils

Marla creates highly experential workshops - a holistic perspective of learning by transforming new and ancient wisdom. If you've ever attended her classes you know she energetially creates a positive, supportive learning environment that is educational and also fun.

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Refund Policy
A student may cancel within 24 hours of registering for a full refund. After 24 hours of registration, we do not offer refunds or class transfers due to our event rental space and travel situation. If for some reason our class is cancelled (this has only been due to major snowstorms), we will promptly refund your registration in its entirety.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 9:00pm Marla Bosworth 1 $168

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Question from Julia Z.
Hi! How often is this class offered?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Julia! Thanks for your inquiry. Based on the previous classes, this is being offered 2-3 times a month. As of now, the only date we have available is the one posted on this page. If you're interested in this class, you may save this class to your wish list so you'll receive an email when we post a new date. Thanks!
Question from Cheryl
Do we actually make the candles in this class? I thought it included that, but a couple of the reviews seem to indicate otherwise.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Cheryl! This is a hands-on class, you will be given the materials and supplies and you will make two candles as a class.
Question from Wendy
Hi, where are you located?
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Hi we are located in the Upper West Side.
Question from anonymous
Does the course include any printed takeaways?
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Yes. You'll receive an information-packed class handout with detailed instructions, formulas, formulating guidelines and a supplier list.

Reviews of Classes at Back Porch Soap Company (71)

(71 Reviews)
Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Metta M. on 2/10/2019
It was very enjoyable and the information was so valuable. Marla is clearly a pro as an educator and candle maker. I would be very interested in going to other classes she teaches.
Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Michele R. on 2/9/2019
I thought the instructor shared great information. She was very friendly and presented the information about making candles in an easy, non intimidating manner. I would take another class led by her in a heartbeat!
Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Pauline T. on 2/4/2019
Marla was well-organized and knowledgable about the natural candle-making process and the things to consider to turn it into a small business. My friend and I really enjoyed taking this 3hr workshop. We were inspired to make candles as soon as we got home that evening!
Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Daisy S. on 2/3/2019
Marla was extremely informative and I never knew I could learn so much within this amount of time. She is full of knowledge and I think she covered information that varied from different types of material, wicks, essential oils and even trademarks. All the information was relevant and applicable. I would highly recommend this class to anyone seriously interested in starting a new hobby or business!
Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/3/2019
Marla was amazing. She answered all my questions and more. I will definitely sign up for more of her classes going forward. Thanks again:)
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Back Porch Soap Company, founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth, is a leading school that educates in wildcrafted plants, aromatics, and plant-based, organic skincare. Marla is well-known in the indie beauty community for sharing her knowledge of natural cosmetic and soap formulation along with her extensive...

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