Candle Making Class NYC

at Back Porch Soap Company - Upper West Side

Course Details
$248 11 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Apr 27, 6:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Upper West Side, Manhattan
711 Amsterdam Ave
Btwn W 94th & W 95th Streets
New York, New York 10025
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Marla Bosworth

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this candle making class:

In this 3-hour candle making class, students will make their own gorgeous glass container candles, blending their own scents and colors. Students will learn from Marla Bosworth, who shares 25 years of experience making and selling candles. 

While this class is geared toward those who want to sell candles, it is a great learning experience for anyone who wants to make and give safe candles as gifts to family and friends!

Marla will share her expertise in blending fragrances that provide beautiful hot and cold "throw" and aroma, how to select wicks, production scaling and much more. 

In addition to the 3-hour in-person workshop, students will receive lifetime access to a 1-hour recorded Zoom presentation. It is helpful, but not required, to view the online class prior to the workshop.

Much thought and consideration should go into developing a line of candles. Marla has been manufacturing and selling candles for 24 years and will cover the many natural waxes on the market, how to determine which wax is right for you, creating your own wax blends using beeswax and vegan alternatives, 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. If you are interested in making candles to sell or as a craft for gifts or favors, this class is for you!

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. 

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.

Marla is a natural teacher - patient while answering student questions and providing a highly experiential workshop. If you've ever attended her classes you know she creates a positive, supportive learning environment that is educational and also fun.

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Refund Policy

A student may cancel within 24 hours of registering for a full refund. This excludes same-day class signups. (For example, if you sign up on a Tuesday for a class that starts the same day you are not eligible for a refund.) After 24 hours of registration, we do not offer refunds or class transfers due to our event rental space and travel situation. If for some reason our class is cancelled (this has only been due to major snowstorms), we will promptly refund your registration in its entirety.


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Question from Heather-Anne W.
Do you do a day class evenings are difficult for me
Question from Anonymous
Hi, Do I need to be vaccinated to attend course?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Back Porch Soap Company does not require students to be vaccinated to join the class, but is taking a number of actions for our New York City workshops, including: - Smaller class sizes of 12 students. - Elevated cleaning and sanitizing protocols. - Requiring students to stay home if they have a fever, are not feeling well, or have been exposed to COVID-19. - Requiring students to wear masks during class. - Vaccination is not required. Hope this helps!
Question from Anonymous
Do you have to attend this class in order to have access to the online class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there, yes you have to sign up for this class to be able to have access to the online candle class. Hope this helps!
Question from Shawntavia W.
Do we make our own individual candles or does the class watch the instructor make two candles? Also, how many students are in the classroom, it’s not listed?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This is a hands-on class where each student will design their own candles. 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 soy wax, and one for coconut wax. The average number of students is 12. Hope this helps!
Question from Julia Z.
Hi! How often is this class offered?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Julia! Thanks for your inquiry. Based on the previous classes, this is being offered 2-3 times a month. As of now, the only date we have available is the one posted on this page. If you're interested in this class, you may save this class to your wish list so you'll receive an email when we post a new date. Thanks!
Question from Cheryl J.
Do we actually make the candles in this class? I thought it included that, but a couple of the reviews seem to indicate otherwise.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Cheryl! This is a hands-on class, you will be given the materials and supplies and you will make two candles as a class.
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Hi Cheryl, I'm the instructor for this class. I've reformatted this class so that each student now designs their very own two candles (choosing scents and colors)! We use to pour from two pitchers with two essential oil blends. Based on a couple of reviews on CourseHorse where students wanted to make their own I decided to do just that!
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Question from Wendys D.
Hi, where are you located?
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Hi we are located in the Upper West Side.
Question from anonymous
Does the course include any printed takeaways?
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Yes. You'll receive an information-packed class handout with detailed instructions, formulas, formulating guidelines and a supplier list.
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Reviews of Classes at Back Porch Soap Company (147)

(147 Reviews)
Candle Making Class NYC
Reviewed by Keiko H. on 11/24/2022
The class was fun and very informative.
Candle Making Class NYC
Reviewed by Suzette J. on 6/25/2022
Very knowledgeable teacher. After many tries reading candle making books and making candles with crappy results, Marla cut through all the useless info I brought into class and gave straight forward useful techniques, tried and true products…candle wax, wicks, fragrances and candle vessels. I made 2 great candles and left armed with useful info to continue making candles at home. Thank you!!!
Candle Making Class NYC
Reviewed by Jessenia C. on 5/28/2022
We got to make 2 amazing candles. 1 is Soy and 1 is Coconut. They smell amazing. This class is perfect for someone wanting to learn the business side of candles.
Candle Making Class NYC
Reviewed by Mimi T. on 3/15/2022
I enjoyed the class very much. Marla’s went through the course material and answered all the questions that I had. Highly recommend!
Candle Making Class NYC
Reviewed by Catalina A. on 2/22/2022
I loved it! It was a wonderful class. I found it to be very informative, fun and actually therapeutic. The instructor even provided a video for us to watch before the class which provided a lot of information and will actually serve as a great follow-up resource. I will definitely sign up for more courses.
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Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. Ms. Bosworth leads workshops to educate and empower students to make their own natural skincare products, essential oil blends, natural wax candles and other products for personal enjoyment or to sell. She is passionate about sharing her...

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