San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Do you enjoy creating things or learning new hobbies? Have you been frustrated with the quality of store bought candles? Come have fun with us with making your own soy and other natural wax candles.
Learn the techniques that took years to master in handcrafting beautiful soy candles whether you want to start your own business or to give away to family & friends as gifts. You will have fun learning how to make soy pillar/votive candles (a higher melt point & hard soy wax) and container candles (a lower melt point & soft wax).
What is soy wax?
Soybean wax, often referred to simply as “soy wax,” is produced with hydrogenated soybean oil. In 1993, inventor Michael Reynolds discovered it as he was looking for a cheaper alternative to beeswax. It was the first innovation in the candle industry for over a hundred years. Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oils of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature.
Soy candles burn cleaner, longer and are virtually soot free when wick trimming is properly maintained compared to the leading traditional paraffin candles. Soy wax can be easily cleaned up with just soap and warm water.
Benefit to making candles
There are a lot of benefits to making candles whether you are just getting started or are in the early stages of your candle-making.
- The ability to earn additional income as little as $75 to as much as $500 per day depending on your financial desires and need.
- Enjoy the opportunity to network and meet new people.
- Save money on gifts by making your own to give to family and friends.
Although our primary focus is for adults, our classes are open to all ages of 9 and above. However, due to the nature of hot wax children between the ages of 9 – 14 will have no access in handling hot wax.
ABOUT THE CLASS
In this 4-hour class, we will cover the following:
- Safety precautions, equipment and materials needed to make soy candles
- Learn the different types of waxes, wicks and glass containers
- Understand the difference in using fragrance and essential oils
- Hobby vs Business
- The pros & cons of a candle business
- Business setup
- Branding your product
- Labeling your finished products
- What does your customer look like?
- Ways to market your product
- Retail vs Wholesale
- Line Sheets, Sales Letters and more
- Online Store vs Brick & Mortar
- How to establishing retail accounts
- Supplier Resources
Upon completion of the class, student will receive a one half hour consultation for follow up assistance.
Each student will receive a Soy Candle Kit to include the following: 1-1 lb Aluminum Pouring Pot, 5 lbs of GW464 Soy Wax, 1 lb of EcoSoya Pillar Blend Soy Wax, 1-lb of IGI 6006 Paraffin/Soy Blended Wax, 2-15 oz Apothecary Jars, 3-7.5 oz Status Jars, 3-4 oz Travel Tins, 3-6 oz Travel Tins, 6-Clear Tea Light Cups, 2-Aluminum Votive Molds, Wicks for each Container, 6-1 oz Fragrance Oils, 3-3 packs of dye chips, 2-Metal Wick Bars, Thermometer, Glue Dots and Labels.
We understand emergencies come up and it may prevent you from attending a scheduled class. Due to the nature of our business and the materials we order for each of our students, we require a 7-day notice if you are unable to attend your scheduled class in order to receive 100% refund. If notice is given less than 7-days, no refunds will be given but can offer you a credit in attending another class. No shows are non-refundable.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate in contacting us at: 877-571-4643.
Currently, our classes can only accommodate 10 people and space does fill up fast. A spot will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis once payment has been received. Spaces are only reserved for those attending the class; we ask that you do not bring any additional guests unless they have paid to attend the class as well.