Sunday Dec 15th, 10:30am - 1pm
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 and the cozy, healing ambiance they create in your home by diffusing these beautiful scents which evoke comforting memories of childhood.
Being an avid candle collector myself, I began to notice that some fragrances would give me headaches or trigger allergies. This is when I dug deeper and did my own research on what could be causing these reactions. What I discovered was that my favorite candle brands actually use synthetic chemicals to imitate fragrances and to reduce their costs. These chemicals, as it turns out, are very bad for our health and the environment, not so healing and cozy after all! This is where I come in….
I have since made it my mission to learn how to make my own scented candles by utilizing the best quality and l naturally sourced ingredients available. I have created my own unique recipe that uses vegetal waxes such as soy & coconut and pure essential oils in place of chemical substitutes.
My objective is to teach you what I have learned for myself, and giving you the power and skills to create a healthy, fragrant, 100% natural candle you can feel really good about burning in your home.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
the class was amazing. the teacher was wonderful, I left that class feeling like I learned so much. wonderful experience.
Melanie was incredible! She was informative, and very knowledgeable about candle making. I thank her for sharing her secrets. Melanie delivery was perfect.
This was a very informative class that provided insightful guidance to choosing certain mediums for natural candle making. It was perfect for both the novice and slightly experienced student. The instructor was very adept at toggling between multiple learning levels when answering questions! I highly recommend this class!
Has been an amazing class! Melanie is so professional and I recommend her class to everyone wants to learn how to make the best quality candles!
I loved this course! She is truly interested in making sure you have all the information you need to walk out feeling comfortable about candle making and selling them. Great location, great energy, Loved it!