Natural Scented Candle Making

at Atelier Artisane - Long Island City

Course Details
$145 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Dec 15, 10:30am - 1:00pm

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Long Island City, Queens
WeWork 3537 36th St
Btwn 35th & 36th Avenues
Long Island City, New York 11106
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this candle making class:

Learn the power and skills to create a healthy, fragrant, natural candle you can feel really good about burning in your home.

The class is approximately 2.5 hours and organized into 2 parts, theory and practice.

Part I includes the following topics:
  • Why making natural candles are better for your health and the environment.
  • The variety of ingredients needed to make a natural candle, how to select and where to source them.
  • The equipment required to make your own candles, a tutorial on how to use it safely and effectively, as well as where you can purchase it.
  • A unique recipe to make scented natural candles.
  • The testing guidelines, advice & legal requirements to sell your own candles.
Part II of the class will be the actual practice of making candles, the most fun part!

We will work together to create 2 types of candles:
  • Lotion candle
    • when burned, the melted wax can actually be used as a moisturizing agent on your skin, making it ideal for that relaxing spa-like atmosphere you’re going for in your home. 
  • Standard natural scented candle
    • Utilizing 100% soy or coconut wax with pure oil fragrance, we will make candles you can be proud to burn in any room of the house.
You will leave the class with:
  • An extensive knowledge about candles and the natural ingredients required to make them yourself
  • 2 x natural scented candles (standard & lotion) that you created yourself
Note: Friday class includes complimentary wine & cheese, Sunday class includes complimentary coffee & brunch bites.

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Refund Policy
Student may cancel within 24 hours of booking the class for a full refund. After 24 hours, no refunds will be accepted. If the class is cancelled due to bad weather conditions such as major snowstorms, student may choose to reschedule for another class or request a full refund.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:30am - 1:00pm Melanie Rousselet 1 $145
10:30am - 1:00pm Melanie Rousselet 1 $145
8:00pm - 10:30pm Melanie Rousselet 1 $145
10:30am - 1:00pm Melanie Rousselet 1 $145
8:00pm - 10:30pm Melanie Rousselet 1 $145

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Question from Bon
Hi, what kind of scents will they be?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Bon! Each class will have different scents depending on the season, availability or inspiration. There will always be at least 2 different scents and often lavender will be part of the 2 but not always.
Question from Anonymous
Do you use essential oils or fragrance oils? I am highly allergic to the fragrance oils. I hope it’s essential oils since I’m so excited to take this class! Warmly, Sylvia
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sylvia! The school does work with phthalates free fragrances oils and not essential oils. They actually explain why during the class as to why they used to work with them and chose not to anymore.
Question from Stuart
What train goes there?
Answer from Melanie R. Verified Educator
Hi Stuart, The N, W and R trains on the yellow line are going there. Thanks!
Question from Bracha L.
I want to gain knowledge on how to create a well balanced scented candle, would this class provide that information? Am I going to be able to create my own scented candle and feel confident enough to sell it when I’m done the class?
Answer from Melanie R. Verified Educator
Hi! You will definitely gain the knowledge and practice to make your own scented candle in the class. Plus, this class is oriented towards people who would like to start their own business.
Question from Annika H.
Will this class be offered in Manhattan?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Annika! The class is currently offered only in Queens. Thanks!
Question from Anonymous
Any dates earlier than Jan 13?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The course is only available on the published date and time.
Question from Ivana
I want to know where L'Atelier Creatif is located for the Natural (100%) Scented Candle Making class. Thanks.
Answer from Sarah S. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
L'Atelier Creatif is located in Long Island City, and the class provider will send students the exact address upon booking. If you decide to book this class, you should be on the lookout for an email from the school, and may also want to check your Spam folders after booking.
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Reviews of Classes at Atelier Artisane (57)

(57 Reviews)
Natural Scented Candle Making
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/18/2019
I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot about both buying and making candles. Melanie, the teacher, is clearly super knowledgeable and informed about the industry, and she was very patient in answering the class's many, many, many questions. I enjoyed the way the class was structured and the fact that it was a pretty small group. You will come away from this class knowing how to make your own soy and coconut wax-based candles and what to look for when buying candles.
Natural Scented Candle Making
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/18/2019
Small space with a small group which made the class more personal. Melanie greeted me warmly and made me feel right at home. She had donuts and coffee waiting for us as well which was nice of her. The class started on time but we were waiting for another girl to join. Melanie was so understanding of this and made no big deal to go back over the material the person had missed. I am currently making candles myself so I wanted to learn from a pro to make sure I was on the right track. I have almost every piece of material that she makes candles with at home and a good amount of info I was aware of so I felt confident in my current work. I found her very knowledgeable in a lot of areas. Her pouring technique is amazing and I am going to give it a try at home. If this works as well as it did with the ones we made, I’m on the right path to success. She gave me some great ideas for scents and she provided a ton of sites to get more supplies. I’d take her class again
Natural Scented Candle Making
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/14/2019
Melanie's class was very informative and fun. Her passion for fragrance is very evident and the experience was very enjoyable. Its also important to note that Melanie provides printed notes of all the information she covers in the class!
Natural Scented Candle Making
Reviewed by Lucie L. on 11/11/2019
Melanie was wonderful! She shared all the information you need to make candles, and all the resources you need to find materials on your own! She was particularly open to helping participants understand what it would take to start their own candle-making business. She was very kind and helpful!
Natural Scented Candle Making
Reviewed by Megan C. on 11/6/2019
From start to finish, this was an absolutely amazing experience. Melanie is super friendly and it is evident that she has a passion, not only for making candles, but for teaching others the craft. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and she has an amazing ability of sharing her knowledge in a way that it easy for anyone to understand. She provided us with an information packet, which she went through with us during each step of the process. We made two candles, one being a lotion candle (which I’d never even heard of, but let me tell you it is SO cool!). Melanie was thorough in discussing all of the tools you need to get started, and provided information as to where you can purchase everything. She also went into depth as to why natural candles are the best option and explained the dangers of items such as paraffin and phalates. This course was great for those just looking for a hobby, but also for people who would like to go into business. There’s so many aspects of starting a business and Melanie really provided vital information about how to start one. She’s truly a beautiful soul who made each of us feel inspired, motivated, and confident. If she ever hosts another class, I’ll be the first one to sign up.
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Atelier Artisane

I grew up in the south of France, surrounded by the lavender fields of Provence, alongside flourishing sunflowers and olive trees. I developed a passion for the fragrances of nature as a child and started making and collecting my own perfume as a hobby. My passion has evolved into a love for candles...

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