Who doesn’t love the smell of a scented candle in their home? They are a great way to add ambiance, enhance your décor and maybe distract from the fact you might need to push the duster round a bit… Scented candles also make a lovely gift for family and friends, especially if you’ve made it for them yourself.
Our candle making workshops are a popular way to learn a new skill, spend time with friends and create something special from scratch.
It’s easier than you might think to make the perfect scented candles, but there are a few factors you need to consider.
First of all you need choose the right vessel. Whether your style aesthetic is modernist, beachy or classical there is a suitable vessel out there for you. Just make sure it can withstand the temperature of melted wax.
There are many types and brands of wax out there…
choosing the right wax can be a minefield. We focus on 100% soy wax in our candle making workshops and only stock soy wax candles in our store, but bees wax, paraffin wax, palm wax and coconut wax can be found at candle making supplier stores throughout Australia.
One of the most important aspects of your scented candle is of course the scent.
We really love testing and blending scents. Any great scent should have a great balance of top, middle and bottom notes and a properly scented candle will smell divine, even when it’s not lit. At our candle making workshops you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of fragrances and we know you’ll find a scent you’ll love. We’ll teach you how to add just the right amount of fragrances and exactly when to add it to your molten wax. So you can be sure your candles will have a great scent throw.
Selecting the right size wick and ensuring it is centred in your vessel will help to make sure your candle will burn evenly. Once your wick is in place it’s time to start melting the wax. Watching the wax gently melt can be a very therapeutic part of the candle making process. There is something calming about watching as the wax gradually changes from solid to liquid as you gently heat and stir.
Once the fragrance is added (at just the right time) it’s the moment to carefully and gently pour the molten wax in to your vessels. A steady hand is essential but you’ll soon get the hang of it. After a few hours the wax will solidify and cure and your candles will be ready to take home of gift to some lucky person in your life.