Course 1: Introduction to candle making

This pilot candle making course is aimed at new or beginner candle makers and will be the first in a series of candle making course on offer from us here at Candle Shack Academy. By the end of this initial course all participants will be able to create a selection of 3-5 candles that you will be able to take home. The course will address the basics of making a container candle and common pitfalls in the candle making process.

THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU:

Health and safety associated with candle making
Different wax types
Different wick types
Different container types and sizes
How to select the correct wick
Pouring techniques
Finishing techniques
Basic techniques
Optimising wicks

DURATION: 2 DAYS

Course 2: FIRE SAFETY & SOOT TESTING

After having made your own candles, and you are satisfied with the burning profile and scent thrown of your candles, the next step is selling them. But how confident are you that they are safe to sell on to your customers or gift them to friends and family?

This one day course will give you the peace of mind that your candles are both safe to use and won’t pose a fire risk. It will also give you the knowledge around sooting behaviour so you can rest assured your candles will burn beautifully without complaints of sooting.

THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU:

How to conduct a burn test
How to conduct a sooting behavour test
How to document your test results
An awareness of testing standards
An awareness of CLP requirements

DURATION: 1 DAY

Course 3: Wax Melts

This is another course you will want to add to your home fragrance portfolio! This short introductory course covers the art and science behind making wax melts. This half-day course is designed to provide you the knowledge and skills needed to delight your customers with a simple and cost-effective addition to you home fragrance collection.

THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU:

Different wax types for wax melts
Different fragrance oils for wax melts
Adding colour and variety to your wax melts

DURATION: 1/2 DAY

COURSE 4: STARTING A HOME FRAGRANCE BUSINESS

There are many pitfalls that you can encounter when starting your home fragrance business, from fundng to legislation. Candle Shack founders and Directors will sit down with you to discuss the details of starting your own home fragrance business. Conducted in a relaxed atmosphere, this course will offer a no holds barred discussion.

THIS COURSE WILL HELP YOU NAVIGATE:

How to start your home fragance business
Marketing your home fragrance business
Start up options
Financial implications and pitfalls
Tax and legal issues
Business planning
Securing support and retaining customers

DURATION: 2 DAYS

YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE

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Candle Shack has over ten years of data to prove the science behind home fragrance production. Let us share with you the art of production and selling to help you on your business journey. All our courses combined with some additional online materials will form a Nationally recognised qualification in candle making.

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