Update April 2021:
Back Porch Soap Company is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our customers and students.
We are taking a number of actions, including:
- Smaller class sizes of only 8 students.
- Implementing social distancing.
- Elevated cleaning and sanitizing protocols.
- Requiring students to stay home if they have a fever or are not feeling well.
- Requiring students and clients to wear masks during classes.
- Providing virtual/Zoom options for students wishing to stay home.
Marla Bosworth, Founder
Back Porch Soap Company
Beginner through Advanced Intermediate Class
Learn how to create beautiful, customized candles in glass containers in this 2-hour, hands-on workshop taught by a master chandler with 23 years experience. Students will blend their own scents and colors. If you are interested in making candles to sell or as a craft for gifts or favors, this class is for you.
Much thought and consideration should go into developing a line of candles. Marla Bosworth has been manufacturing and selling candles for 22 years and will cover the many natural waxes on the market, how to determine which wax is right for you, how to create safe candles, getting cold and hot throws, colors, testing, insurance/liability requirements, labeling requirement, resources for packaging (containers, boxes, labels, wax/wicks, colorants) and much more.
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. 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 to design your own coconut wax and coconut beeswax 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 22 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 coconut and one for soy 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 a total of two customized candles - one soy and one coconut wax - in beautiful glass jars by choosing their own color, essential oil blends and more. 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 creates a positive, supportive learning environment that is educational and also fun.
Bio: Marla Bosworth is the CEO of Back Porch Soap Company. She has been creating clean beauty products for 23 years.
Date: Thursday, May 20
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Course Investment: $168 early-bird rate through April 30. Regular rate of $198 thereafter. Class fee includes materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite suppliers.
Little Shop of Crafts
Upper West Side at
711 Amsterdam Ave. at 94th Street, New York City
If you have questions please contact us.
Note: All classes must be prepaid in full. Due to venue rental contracts and Marla's travel and accommodation commitments, we do not offer refunds, transfers nor credits on missed classes. If you would like to send someone in your place, please let us know 24 hours prior to class.
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