DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to make your own candles and soap in the comfort of your home



2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public dates), 2 to 50

label $225 (or 4 payments of $56 Afterpay)

How it works
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Looking for fun things to do at home while you're stuck in lockdown? Discover how to make soy candles and fragrant melt and pour soaps with an experienced maker in the comfort of your own kitchen!

This class is designed for beginners, as your teacher will guide you in how to make DIY candles and eventually fill your house with delicious aromas.

What you'll learn:

  • An introduction to the different types of waxes and their applications
  • How to make a pillar candle
  • How to make a container candle
  • How to roll a beeswax candle
  • How to make tea lights
  • How to make a melt and pour soap

These classes are held using Zoom where your teacher will show you step by step how to make candles and soaps with the equipment and products in your candle and soap making kit.

At the end of the class, you'll have candles and soaps to be proud of. Continue to confidently create your own DIY candles and soap to give as unique gift ideas or to keep all to yourself!

As an optional extra your could also learn how to make your own 250ml bath milk see options


Add-on available for this class
  • Learn How to Make Bath Milk ($40)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
You'll be sent a Candle and Soapmaking kit for use in the class which includes:
  • Equipment kit: Wax melting jug, thermometer, glass measure and protective sheet
  • Pillar making set: Pillar mould, pillar wax, wick, fragrance and blue tak
  • Container Candle Kit: Glassware, wick, sticky dots and fragrant wax
  • Soap Kit: transparent soap, white soap, fragrance, soap mould and dried flowers/fruit for decorating
  • Rolled Beeswax Kit: Rolled beeswax, wick, jute and dried blooms for decorating soap
  • Three tea lights and wick for making tea lights with leftover wax
  • Instructions on how to prepare your products ready for the class e.g. to have your wax hot and ready for the start of class
Optional:
For those that want to stay on and learn how to make bath milk as an option they will also receive:
1 x 250ml glass and lid
1 x bath milk scoop
bath milk recipe and all of the ingredients.


Please note: Moulds and Glassware in the photos may change due to availability.
What you'll need
  • A ruler, scissors and sticky tape. You will need to have two saucepans of boiling water for the wax and a microwave to melt the soap.
  • Attendees need to have their waxes ready for the start of class by following the instructions supplied in their kit. They will need to start preparing wax at least 45mins before the class begins.
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.

Your teacher
The Candle Warehouse Australia
The Candle Warehouse Australia

5.0 (82)

I have been making and teaching how to make candles for approximately 15 years. I have an online candle business where I sell wholesale to retailers and to individuals.

I have years of knowledge when it comes to all different types of waxes, candles, wicks and all the latest info when it comes to candle making. I can even point you to all the candle supplies and tips on starting your own candle business!

I really enjoy teaching and love watching peoples reactions as their candles set and they can see what they have created. The classes are small and personal in my workshop at my home and I tend to customise the class around the group and what they would like to learn.

Verified reviews

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Lee Hyland Sep 2021


It was an easy to follow and informative morning. I learnt a great deal and the teacher was happy to answer questions regarding different types of waxes and soaps beyond the scope of what was being taught. I would recommend to others. Suitable to all ability levels.

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Lee Hyland

Carolina Jozipovic Sep 2021


Loved the class. Shiree was very helpful and felt like I was chatting with a friend. The candles and soap turned out beautifully. And the whole process was really enjoyable.

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Carolina Jozipovic

Lisa Pichler Sep 2021

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews


This was a fun class. You have to be ready and organized but we were led through very well. Lots of products made and lots of knowledge taught to us. My daughter and I really enjoyed this class. It was totally worth it (even though we were nervous) no need to be the teacher led us through and we learned so much! Thank you.

Judy Sep 2021


Comprehensive guidance and explanations from Shiree helped beginner participants produce candles and soaps that made us feel like professionals. Finished products look fantastic, almost too good to give away as gifts Judyx

Candle Making workshop review by Judy  Sydney

Jacqueline Veldhuis Sep 2021


The class was so much fun and there are so many different things that you make. My house smells great

I was a bit of a Clumsy but it all worked out

Thank you. For the great lesson

Jessica Douglass Aug 2021

61 ClassBento workshops attended • 58 reviews


This was absolutely a fabulous class. The teacher made it so much fun! I couldn’t believe how much we packed into 2 hours. Thank you!

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Jessica Douglass

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James Dalton Aug 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


I had such a great morning with Shiree learning how to make candles and soap. Shiree Was so knowledgeable and very happy to answer all of our questions. She shared her tips and tricks so we can produce professional looking products on our first go.

It was great to learn about the different ingredients and how to use them. I left feeling confident to go ahead and make more in my own time. I was so impressed with the candles and soap I made on the day.

My kit arrived in the mail with ample time, it was well packed and the directions were exceptionally simple. It was all perfect.

Thank you again Shiree. I wouldn’t hesitate to do another class with you if you choose to add more.

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by James Dalton Sydney

Alexandra Fuller Aug 2021


Absolutely fantastic class. I really enjoyed both the candle and soap making. The kit was great and leaves you with all the basics to keep making candles and soaps. The instructions were really clear and the session was interactive, Shiree was brilliant answering all my questions and a conversationalist. Would recommend to anyone looking for a taster class.

Matilda Hillam Aug 2021

60 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


This was a fantastic introduction to candle and soap making! Sheree was an absolute delight and the kit was wonderful!

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Matilda Hillam Sydney

Brenda Bvumbe Aug 2021


Such an amazing class ! I had so much fun and run so well . Absolutely, Highly recommend!

Candle Making workshop review by Brenda Bvumbe

Cristina Nieto Aug 2021


It was a very nice activity to do at home during lockdown. The teacher was lovely, the instructions were clear and easy to follow and I loved my candles and soap! :)
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