Natural Soy and Coconut Wax Candle Workshop - September 27

$168.00

Early-bird rate extended. Only 2 spots left, sign up today!
This workshop will run again in January 2018.

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

Beginner to Intermediate Class

Brand new waxes have just hit the market and you'll be among the first to learn how to create incredible candles with them. These natural-wax candles with essential oils are a wonderful addition to any indie beauty line or as a launch product. As you know, they add warmth, fragrance and charm to any environment. In this workshop you will learn how to create candles in various sizes and containers.

Join green beauty cosmetic scientist, Marla Bosworth, and learn what it takes to formulate your own vegetable wax candles and massage/lotion candles (which are a great spa treatment).

Much thought and consideration should go into developing a line of candles. Marla has been manufacturing and selling candles for 19 years. She will share with you her knowledge of that extends beyond just "here's how to make a candle." Students will learn how to choose from all the available waxes on the market along with testing for the wick that works with your wax and container size. After this workshop you'll know how to make candles that burn safely. You'll also have all the information you need to starting making your own products to sell. 

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.

Students will learn how work with different vegetable-based waxes. We will discuss variations of waxes, including coconut, apricot and soy. They are all-natural and easy to use once you understand its preferred temperatures, wick recommendations and other tips that Marla will provide in the workshop. She will also lend her expertise in blending essential oils that provide a beautiful "throw" and aroma.

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

Students will also learn:

  • How to choose quality waxes and where to buy
  • How to SAFELY use essential oils in candles
  • Wick variations and how to determine which work best
  • Beautiful containers and where to buy
  • Safe colorants
  • How to test for safety, proper burn and "throw"
  • Whether you need liability insurance and where to buy
  • Requirements for selling
  • Troubleshooting
  • Pricing for retail and wholesale customers
  • And much more.

We will make two candles as a class. You will take home:

  • All-Natural, Lotion & Massage Candle
  • All-Natural, Vegetable 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. You will also appreciate their markup value.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 27

Time: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Course Fee: $168 early bird rate extended. Regular rate of $188. Class fee includes workshop, materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite suppliers.

Class Location:
Little Shop of Crafts
711 Amsterdam Ave. at 94th Street, New York City
If you have questions please contact Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap: 781.934.8100 (cell phone)

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 nor credits on classes missed. If you would like to send someone in your place, please let us know 24 hours prior to class.

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