Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop

at Back Porch Soap Company - Upper West Side

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Thu, Sep 26, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Upper West Side, Manhattan
711 Amsterdam Ave
At W 94th St
New York, New York 10025
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Marla Bosworth

What you'll learn in this candle making class:

Beginner through Advanced Intermediate Class

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 hands-on workshop, you will make your own candles, 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 green beauty cosmetic scientist, Marla Bosworth, and learn what it takes 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. Marla has been manufacturing and selling candles for 21 years.

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. If you are developing a line of candles note that there is much research and education that needs to happen prior to selling and launching your candle line for the safety of consumers and for the liability of yourself and your business.

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 perfect for newbies, spa owners, estheticians, green beauty entrepreneurs, massage therapist and for those who are currently making candles, but unsure if they are making them properly or need to troubleshoot wicks, candle burn, etc.

You'll receive an emailed information-packed handout with detailed instructions, formulas, formulating guidelines and a valuable supplier list that is worth the class alone.

Students will design two candles in glass jars:

  • Coconut Wax Candle
  • Soy Wax Candle
This is a hands-on class. If you have an existing beauty business or are launching one, you'll love how these candles easily cross-sell with the rest of your line.

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

Note:
Class fee includes materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite suppliers.

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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
6:00pm - 9:00pm Marla Bosworth 1 $168

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Question from Shawntavia
Do we make our own individual candles or does the class watch the instructor make two candles? Also, how many students are in the classroom, it’s not listed?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This is a hands-on class where each student will design their own candles. 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. The average number of students is 12. Hope this helps!
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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!
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Question from Cheryl J.
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.
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Hi Cheryl, I'm the instructor for this class. I've reformatted this class so that each student now designs their very own two candles (choosing scents and colors)! We use to pour from two pitchers with two essential oil blends. Based on a couple of reviews on Coursehorse where students wanted to make their owns I decided to do just that!
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Question from Wendys D.
Hi, where are you located?
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Hi we are located in the Upper West Side.
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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.
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Reviews of Classes at Back Porch Soap Company (94)

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Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Wendys D. on 8/25/2019
Class was good just teacher speaks super fast!!! But overall was great
Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Devri K. on 8/25/2019
The workshop was so informative!!! You gain great knowledge when making your candle. Marla is a great instructor. There's a lot that goes into making beautiful candles, especially starting up your business. YouTube can't give you detail information like being in this workshop. I looking forward to her next workshop.
Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Tiffany S. on 8/25/2019
Instructor was phenomenal and the class was very knowledgeable I’m super excited to start this new craft
Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Cheryl J. on 8/24/2019
Marla seemed very knowledgeable about all aspects of candle making, from the tools, scents, waxes, etc., to selling them. We went through a handout she had (she also sent a link to the class online) and made a soy and a coconut wax candle. We used fragrance and essential oils for both (or a blend of two or more) in between going through the steps of making and selling the candles. I went to the class right after work and thought the three hours would drag, but they flew. I found this class very interesting and would recommend it to anyone who might be thinking of selling candles. Having said that, I'm not sure that I'd do more than make them for friends and family, and I'm still really glad I took the class. I would definitely take another class with Marla.
Design Your Own Natural Candles Workshop
Reviewed by Kyle B. on 8/5/2019
Had a lovely time, very informative.
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Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. Ms. Bosworth leads workshops to educate and empower students to make their own natural skincare products, essential oil blends, natural wax candles and other products for personal enjoyment or to sell. She is passionate about sharing her...

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