Eco Candle Making Class

Make your own scented soy candles

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 5 to 30

label $70 (or 4 payments of $17.50 Afterpay)
($100 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Looking for fun sustainable things to do in Melbourne? Learn how to make your own divine eco candles at Handmaker's Factory!

In this Melbourne workshop, you will learn how to prepare, make and pour your own soy candles using eco-friendly natural ingredients, and how to do so safely. Your teacher will show you the step by step process and how to add oils at the correct temperature to scent your candles.

We'll begin with a thorough explanation of the equipment and materials required and where to buy them so you can confidently set them up at home and continue making beautiful eco candles.

All materials and tools are supplied on the day. You will go home with two jar candles, many tea lights, a block of melts for use in an oil burner and an info sheet.

Please bring a box to carry your candles home in.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
You will go home with two jar candles, a set of six tea lights, melts, plus instructions for how to continue at home.
What to bring
  • A small box to carry your candles home.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes for safety.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

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

Handmaker's Factory is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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All students must sign in upon arriving, sanitise their hands and adhere to social distancing and mask restrictions.
Our studio is large and allows students to be spaced out. Regular cleaning is practiced throughout the studio.


Handmaker's Factory - 579 Barkly Street, West Footscray VIC

Your teacher can also travel within 30 kms of West Footscray for private classes

Your teacher
Handmaker's Factory
Handmaker's Factory

4.9 (428)

Handmaker's Factory is a studio space in West Footscray, Melbourne empowering people to confidently create in a sustainable way, share their knowledge and learn new skills through creative workshops & DIY kits.

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Mark Shulman May 2022

Nichola was great with both the adults and kids. We had a great time and some beautiful candles at the end of the class.

Sue Tavilla May 2022

Great fun and love the crystals to decorate! Will definitely try other classes as well.

Lisa Willis Apr 2022

Amazing class! Had so much fun! Super easy and teacher was extremely knowledgeable and gave some really good tips on how to do this at home. I am coming back to do their soap making class next. Can’t wait! :D

Candle Making workshop review by Lisa Willis Sydney

Genevieve Barclay Apr 2022

The venue was amazing, although a little tricky to park on the streets if you have an injury/disability as it's a popular area for restaurants.
The teacher was really lovely, and she was happy to answer any questions. There was no judgement whatsoever. Very clear instructions and communication. We left with two 25hr candles each and 8-10 tea lights. Everything was supplied (don't forget to bring a cardboard box!)

Eco Candle Making Class review by Genevieve Barclay

Sedef Ozen Apr 2022

Nichola was amazing, the class was very entertaining and engaging. The students loved it and had a blast. Thank you so much.

Sanjiva Apr 2022

The teacher Nicola was very clear in her explanation. She was engaging and encouraging with the students. I can recommend her very highky.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Sanjiva

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Sanjiva Wijesinha Mar 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

The teacher, Nicola, was lovely and very thorough. She gave us all the instructions so that we can replicate everything at home. The class was a great activity for creativity and mindfullness - I highly recommend it as a fun night out with friends. Once you make the candles with your choice of colours and scents, you can decorate them. I really enjoyed the decoration aspect.

Ilse Monsted Mar 2022

The venue feels like a real art studio, materials all felt good quality and there were lots of lovely things available to personalise our candles. Our teacher was great - helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I’m looking forward to returning for more classes!

Emily Grass Mar 2022

This was a fantastic beginners course.

I had never made a candle before and left feeling confident that I would be able to create some amazing scented and decorated candles when I got home.

The teacher was lovely and made everyone feel welcome and took her time to ensure everyone in the class was confident in what they were doing and what products to use.

Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to start a business or hobby in candle making.

Alexandra Baxter Mar 2022

I got great feedback from my participant and her mum, ( I booked it on their behalf. They both enjoyed the workshop

Tram Vu Mar 2022

The candle making class was great fun and laidback. Went with a few friends and had a great time getting creative. The class provided lots of information and sufficient materials. Teacher was super lovely and accommodating.

Terrie Dempster Mar 2022

This was a great class, lots of fun. We made two big candles each and lots of tea lights candles that smell divine. I actually think I could easily make my own now, the teacher was lovely and lots of help.
I would definitely recommend this venue, they have lots of different classes, my daughter is doing a course of weekly pottery classes there.
Great afternoon.

Sue Floyed Mar 2022

Ana was very pleasant. Venue spacious, Materials good. Love my candles and fragrances, great learning session.

Anne Giovino Mar 2022

Great venue with easy parking
Teacher was great, explained everything beautifully and took us through step by step.
Really enjoyed class, it w as fun and very happy with our take home candles.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Anne Giovino Sydney

Mary Ross Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Venue was easy to find class started on time. Each step was explained to us all in a clear and easy to understand manner. The teacher was lovely and I will be doing more classes there.

Emily King Feb 2022

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Was a great experience! We had a lovely teacher who explained everything in depth and I came away with more knowledge and a beautiful candles!

Eco Candle Making Class review by Emily King

Natina Guarneri Jan 2022

Fun and informative class! Well explained and hand on. I had a great time and the selection of colours and smells was great too

Candle Making workshop review by Natina Guarneri

Ramona Dioneda Dec 2021

This was my first candle making class. I absolutely loved it. Nicholas was very helpful and informative.

Maria Florentino Dec 2021

The class was great and informative! Our teacher gave us tips on how to make the candles at home. Venue was spacious. A couple of minutes walk from the nearest train station but still conveniently located. Love the candles we took home.

Candle Making workshop review by Maria Florentino

Nicole Lester Dec 2021

The teacher explained the process well, lots of variety and ideas to scent and decorate the candles. Ver well organised, that everyone had easy access to materials. Highly recommended for a relaxing day with friends to be creative.

Candle Making workshop review by Nicole Lester

Maria Vetro Dec 2021

Teacher was great, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, easy to follow instructions, relaxed environment. Highly recommended!

Nikki Callan Nov 2021

A really enjoyable class with a great teacher who gave lots of useful hints and tips on how to continue to make candles at home.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Nikki Callan

Caterina Condello Nov 2021

Teacher was fantastic, grest practical advice whether you were there to make your own candles or considering a business.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Caterina Condello

Kala Chisholm Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher was very informative. Class size was just nice. Directions were easy to follow. Great class I would recommend it to my friends. .

Ret Pinnuck Nov 2021

Teacher good. Good size class. Very well priced. Would be good to be able to buy product there

Jessica Morrow Nov 2021

Venue was super easy to get too and Nichola (class teacher) was excellent; so friendly and helpful in explaining the process and tools that we needed.
I loved the amount of colour and fragrance options for the candles in addition to the amount we got to make and take home. The decorations for them were gorgeous and it was so fun to make something so unique. The book they provided us gives us the instruction and list of suppliers so we can make some at home ourselves. Loved the class and would highly recommend. Thanks for a great afternoon.

Gill Wright Nov 2021

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Really enjoyed it - great instructor and everything provided, so much to choose from! Really pleased with the result - would recommend highly. Thanks heaps.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Gill Wright

Cheree Dodson Nov 2021

Nichola was a great instructor and explained everything Rey quire did to make the candles.

Amanda Watson Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I 110% recommend this class. The teacher Nichola was brilliant. She explained everything clearly and helped individual students as required. The materials we used were amazing. And the finished candles everybody made were gorgeous. It was such fun. A must do class. Thankyou.

Candle Making workshop review by Amanda Watson

Illene Andallo Jul 2021

The teacher was friendly and very patient and helpful.

The materials provided were excellent and plentiful.

Highly recommend this course to everyone.

Candle Making workshop review by Illene Andallo Sydney

Claire Alexander Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Nicola was really informative, I’m now confident of making candles on my own. Great fun class, I really enjoyed it.

Shikha Rai Jul 2021

trainer was really nice and patience. she explained everything properly . i thorougly enjoyed it and didnot realise how time passed

Cindi Blyth Jun 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Really enjoyed the class, very informative, easy to follow instruction provided, so you can go on to create candles at home.

Sayema Withers Jun 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Teacher was excellent and so helpful, particularly for anyone looking to sell candles. Got a number of candles and I think they look great.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Sayema Withers

Kaelli Voigt Jun 2021

Brilliant class and so much fun for a Friday night and self-care activity. You are made to feel welcome from when you walk through the door to when you leave, with a new found knowledge of how to make your own soy candles (and some new friends also). Step-by-step instructions offers a practical experience and use of a wide range of materials allows your creative flow to transcend into beautiful candles. Highly recommend and will look at returning for another workshop. Thankyou so much for the experience. Let the candle burning commence.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Kaelli Voigt Sydney

Patricia Hanson Jun 2021

Highly recommended this class! The process was explained in depth and the process was easy to understand. The candles we made were absolutely gorgeous!

Candle Making workshop review by Patricia Hanson

Ma Paguio Jun 2021

It was a very informative and fun class. Lots of materials provided. Thank you classbento for the experience.

Larissa Werbiuk Jun 2021

Teacher was super lovely and helpful. She answered all my questions in depth and with a smile!

Emily Gardiner Jun 2021

Amazing experience!
Learnt a lot of new tips and tricks for candle making!
Teacher was incredibly helpful, highly recommended

Tamara Oakley May 2021

Such a fantastic class with lots of personal touches, from fragrances to colours. Nicola was awesome. Very informative.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Tamara Oakley

Lisa Fisher May 2021

Gteat teacher, nice facility, lots of fun, we'll definitely do more classes in the future.

Lisa Fisher May 2021

It was a fun class that we really enjoyed, nice venue, great teacher, will likely do more classes with my mum, sister and niece in the future.

Crystal Spiteri May 2021

Nicola was a great teacher once again.
Loved making the candles would definitely recommend to whoever wants to learn to take this class

Natalie Zugec May 2021

The team all loved making different types of candles. It was a very successful team building event

Laura Champion Apr 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Wonderful workshop for first time candle maker! Friendly and informative teacher. Went home with lots of lovely candles, look forward to using them

Ben Parker Apr 2021

Class was fun and great value. Teacher was knowledgeable and was able to spend a good amount of time with each student. Was able to create a surprising amount of candles to take home.

Candle Making workshop review by Ben Parker

Allison Lebusque Apr 2021

We throughly enjoyed our candle making session. Nichola was engaging and very knowledgeable. We found the class to be relaxing and rewarding. There was a great choice of materials. Would recommend this class and the hand makers factory for sure.

Patricia Harris Apr 2021

Great loved the class it was awesome teacher was great loved the options with the colours and fragrances and crystals definitely recommend
And definitely come back and we drove from ballarat.

Christine El-Baba Mar 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended

This was an awesome candle making class. The teacher was good at explaining and helping us with making our candles and melts. All material needed was provided and instructions and materials needed given to take home and start making your own candles. Lovely atmosphereEnjoyed the whole experience. Thanks

Christine Khull Mar 2021

Had a great time at the Candle Making course. Nicola was an amazing teacher and made everything easy to understand and relaxed.
The take home candles that we made were very generous, l was expecting one candle but we made a great selection.
The venue is great and easy to find and park.
Highly recommended:)

Genine Spicer Mar 2021

So happy I found and attended this course. Nicola was lovely teaching us to make candles.

It has been a long-awaited treat for myself this class and was just what my soul deserved and my self-esteem needed. No more holding back on my life, my journey is just beginning.

Thank you so much for the opportunity and the creative space wherein I learnt and found so much.

Gratefully, Genine : )

Sara Deban Mar 2021

Everything about this workshop was awesome - the teacher, the venue, the products and the learning! Highly recommend :)

Chen Lin Mar 2021

Nice teahter and very valuable class. Very nice candle you can make in this class.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Chen Lin

Kristie Renwood Mar 2021

Our teacher was wonderful- friendly & very knowledgeable, she answered all of our questions and explained each step of the process very clearly. Course context was great we made a container candle, a range of tea light candles and wax melts, with a wide range of colours and scents to choose from. The venue was fabulous, bright and spacious- this is a great course for beginner candle makers.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Kristie Renwood

Saranya Dhanasekaran Feb 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class and value for money . Definitely think I will be making candles at home .

Tracy Danskin Feb 2021

Absolutely loved the class
The teacher is amazing, kind and very resourceful and helpful
The venue is amazing , the products we used were fantastic. I Absolutely recommend this class to people.

Allison Dowler Jan 2021

good couple of hours spent with a lovely informative teacher.Plenty of info and equipment .brought home some lovely scented candles thankyou

Nishani Sooknandan Jan 2021

Awesome class can't wait till then next candlemaking class series on moulds asnd sculpting candles.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Nishani Sooknandan

Lucille Serrant Jan 2021

Absolutely loved this class! Great way to spend a few hours gaining new skills to take home.

Candle Making workshop review by Lucille Serrant Sydney

Kate Tran Jan 2021

Just what I need to make my own candles. Would remember this class for beginners.

Merle Jaraba Jan 2021

My husband and I enjoyed this soy candle making workshop at Handmaker’s Factory.
This was our Christmas gift for each other.
The instructions are clear and easy to understand. It’s good to be able to bring the finished candle projects home and light them up to enjoy it.
Nicole is a very good teacher.

Eco Candle Making Class review by Merle Jaraba

Gabrielle Earle Dec 2020

What a beautiful little workshop! I really enjoyed making these soy candles! I’m looking forward to coming along to try some more workshops here in the future. Our teacher was very helpful, friendly and informative and all the materials supplied were high quality! Thank you so much

Eco Candle Making Class review by Gabrielle Earle

Hanna George Dec 2020

Nicola taught us more about candle making. She was very helpful. Thank you so much.

Jodee Jackson Feb 2020

Teacher Nicola was good
Venue was fine
Our group had fun making candles & learning the process

Jason Bourne Feb 2020

Great fun class very informative and loads of fun for the team, it was a great team building experience

Candle Making workshop review by Jason Bourne

Natasha Berchy Feb 2020

A very informative class with friendly teacher Definitely recommended for those interested in candle making.

Eva Sommers Dec 2019

We made soy candles. Our teacher was excellent. Louis was also excellent.
Eva Sommers

Qaisara Mohamad Dec 2019

We made soy scented candles and it was a very welcoming and informative private class!

My first class with handmaker's factory and with classbento. It really was an amazing experience and ended up being a nice gift which mum appreciates :)

Candle Making workshop review by Qaisara Mohamad

Pamela Freeman Nov 2019

Great class, very informative teacher & extremely helpful on how to source materials to make candles at home.

Trish Briggs Nov 2019

What a wonderful night for our work social club.

Everything went so smoothly and everyone was very engaged.

We look forward to do it again next year. Thanks so much

Candle Making workshop review by Trish Briggs Sydney

Grace Lau Nov 2019

We made beautifully scented candles, and the teacher was very friendly and generous, as she gave extra jars/ tea light cases than what was advertised. However, the smell when burning the candles at home were very faint.

Jessica Taylor Oct 2019

Had a fabulous time with Nicola from Habdmaker's Factory doing botanical printing and candle making. She was so incredibly helpful, very friendly and knowledgeable. It was great to learn new skills in a friendly and encouraging environment! The candles I made are good enough to sell and I will never look at leaves the same way again

Kate Barraclough Sep 2019

Really enjoyed the class. Nicola was friendly and well organized, which made the class very relaxing/enjoyable.
Loved that she gave you a booklet/handout with all the information you need to make eco candles again when you’re at home and where to get supplies. Loved that she’s eco conscious and that you can do everything without having to buy too much new stuff either, maybe just a thermometer for me. Would highly recommend :)
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