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 10 (public dates), 2 to 50

label $225 (or 4 payments of $56.25 Afterpay)

How it works
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Book or Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 - 5 business days. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

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 great 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 or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
The Candle Warehouse Australia
The Candle Warehouse Australia

5.0 (144)

I have been making and teaching how to make candles for approximately 15 years. I have an online business where I sell some candle, soap making and bath milk supplies and DIY projects.

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 creations evolve 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. I have recently started online classes due to covid which has brought be so many beautiful international and interstate students.

Verified reviews

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Joeliene Parker Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


She explained everything to me and was very helpful i am so thankful for her teaching me how to make candles and soap

Candle Making workshop review by Joeliene Parker

Paula Martinez Jan 2022


Great experience and excellent teacher. I thought the class would be stressful and complicated, mainly because it was online, and I'm not a crafty person, but it turned out to be super fun and easy.
My candles, soaps and milk bath look great and smell incredible.

Candle Making workshop review by Paula Martinez Sydney

Shauna Forster Jan 2022


Fantastic! Kids loved learning and making candles, soap and bath milk. They had a ball, highly recommended.

Irene Wong Jan 2022


Shiree is a very patient and wonderful teacher. We all enjoyed the workshop and had fun!

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Irene Wong

Beccy Freeman Dec 2021


My thermometer was faulty but no other issues, the workshop was great, the tutor was knowledgeable and patient. Many thanks

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Beccy Freeman

Bianca Bale Dec 2021


Full of useful information and step by step instructions. Shiree was delightful as a host and it made the class fun!

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Bianca Bale Sydney

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Suzi Kennedy Dec 2021


We had so much fun. Our teacher was so nice and gave us the perfect instructions for me because I am a beginner at candle and soap making. The package with all the materials is such a good idea, and it was so easy to find all the materials we needed at the right time! Thanks so much

Candle Making workshop review by Suzi Kennedy Sydney

Lillian Dixon Dec 2021


Well worth the money and your time. Very friendly and helpful. Answered all my questions and patiently explained all the ins and out with a smile. Tried to book into her other class but it was sold out. Definitely recommend this class. Loved it

Helena Balafoutis Nov 2021


~ This candle and soap making class for beginners is great.
A very enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Shiree is a wonderful teacher and I am very pleased with what I achieved.
Lovely candles and soaps with great knowledge and tips to keep. ~





Candle Making workshop review by Helena Balafoutis

Bianca Silva Nov 2021


This class is so much fun and such great value! Shiree is such a passionate and easy-going teacher, you will love this class - and the beautiful results - even if you doubt your skills!

Tina Moorthy Nov 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


The teacher was very supportive, inclusive of all participants, not to mention very kind. The class was very informative and soooo much fun! I am loving the beautiful candles and soaps I have made with all the georgous aromas wafting in the air from them. Overall this was a fantastic class

Candle Making workshop review by Tina Moorthy

Diane Garland Oct 2021


So much fun. Will be making more soap and candles now I know how. Thankyou

Eliza Howell Oct 2021


I really enjoyed the soap and candle making with Shiree. She explained all of the different candle types and I now feel confident to make them my myself. My two boys (10 & 8) also decided to join in and they loved it too. We have decided to make some more now for Christmas gifts.

Patricia Johnpillai Oct 2021

44 ClassBento workshops attended • 33 reviews


This was the best class I have done online and I have done a few. Shiree was amazing and I made awesome soaps, candles and bath milk.
Looking forward to doing another course with Shiree soon

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Patricia Johnpillai

Petra Arifeae Oct 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


The teacher was fantastic and make me feel confident to complete my projects. The results were brilliant. Thank you so much Shiree. You’re a great teacher

Charlee Sharples Oct 2021


Shiree was wonderful to partner with - she's a great communicator, organised and very flexible. Thank you for hosting our team event with people joining from across the whole APAC region, online. It was a fun activity and refreshing to learn something new together.

Belinda Colosimo-Minniti Oct 2021


I had so much fun in this class! We did so much in the 2 hours and the kit included lots of equipment for future use so it was definitely worth the money! Shiree was so lovely, patient and helpful the candles turned out great!

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Belinda Colosimo-Minniti

Sarbjeet Sadhrey Oct 2021


It was fun. She was great in information. Answered all questions asked. Their was internet problem which is understandable but really enjoyable, learn a lot and end up with beautiful candles and soap.

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Sarbjeet Sadhrey Sydney

Elizabeth Colley Oct 2021


A jam packed class with so much included. Fabulous resources provided - more than enough to make some great candles and beautiful soaps. Very helpful and knowledgeable tutor, who was more than willing to share her time and top tips. So much fun

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Elizabeth Colley

Fiona Shaw Sep 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Shirlee was great and explained everything used and why certain wicks / wax / fragrances/ moulds etc used. I totally enjoyed this class .
Shirlee explained each total process went through with us and was extremely patient with me . One wax cooled when I turned off at commencement class and we moved to next one then went back to it when I was able too.
Had trouble wax leaking in mould and Shirlee guided me through what to do as was mess. Had couple problems with my hands again but worked my way through .
I didn't do the bath extra for $20 as hadn't seen it when booked but watched and listened what to do when she was teaching may to do it .
Recommend anyone to do as great for presents for Xmas .
Thanks again and thoroughly enjoyed this class .
My soap I love and candles also .
Thanks for a fun class Shirlee .

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Fiona Shaw

Rachel Raschke Sep 2021


Great class! Thank you. The pack that was sent was so generous with supplies. We ended up with some fabulous candles and soap and all the equipment to make more if we wanted to. Highly recommend it

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Rachel Raschke

Lili Guermanoff Sep 2021


This class was fantastic. Very generous with supplies and such an assortment of different candles and soaps once completed. Highly recommend. House smells amazing. Thank you

Candace Grier Sep 2021


I love Shiree She is a legend! She is so knowledgeable, patient and you can tell she has such a passion for helping people create such a lovely environment. We learned so much! Thank you so much for your time today Can’t wait to put this knowledge into action. x

Samara Mabbott Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Absolutely gorgeous products They all smell amazing, the pack we got was really generous with flowers etc options for each item, the teachers instructions were so clear and easy to follow and sage had positive energy and vibes! I am so happy I chose this class and will definitely be making more! Thank you for such a positive & inspiring morning

DIY Candle and Soap Making for Beginners review by Samara Mabbott

Mei Soong Sep 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


It was a great and interactive class. Very enjoyable and would thoroughly recommend the class

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

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 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

46 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


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

64 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

James Dalton Aug 2021

34 ClassBento workshops attended • 24 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

70 ClassBento workshops attended • 37 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

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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