Candle Workshop description:
In our candle making workshop you’ll learn the basics of making hand poured soy candles along with the benefits of using soy wax. You’ll be taught how to measure your wax and fragrance oils and how to wick your candles. In addition you will be shown how to build your own custom fragrance. We will discuss top, middle and base notes and how fragrance mixing can make a beautifully scented candle. You will also learn the correct temperatures to pour your candles at and all of the science behind making your own perfect candle! At the end of the workshop you’ll have made one 16 ounce and one 5 ounce candle. Please keep in mind that you will need to return for your handmade creations in 1-2 days in order to allow them to solidify properly.
Diana Gonzales is the owner of Lavender Apothecary and has been making handmade soy candles for almost three years. She took an early retirement three years ago to care for her granddaughters. She knew she wanted to start her own business. Since fragrance is her passion, and she already had a house full of candles, candle making seemed the perfect thing for her to do! She has her own Etsy shop, sells at over twenty markets a year, teaches workshops, makes hundreds of wedding favors and is in about a dozen shops. Diana has also been studying perfume mixing for two and a half years and this knowledge has benefited her in her candle making. Diana has become an expert artisan in candle making and is continuing to enjoy her business as it grows.
*candles will not be available to take home the same evening as the workshop. They will be available 24-48 hours later as they have to solidify.