Elena Martarello, candle making and soap making teacher

Elena Martarello
Bellanina Creations

Bellanina Creations

location_on St Peters, Sydney

local_activity classes: Candle MakingSoap MakingSkincare and Haircare

4.9 (311)
Instagram followers1k

Hi there

My name is Elena and I start my business Bellanina Creations in 2016 making candles

Candle making is a form of art and in one that I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained over many years of candle making. My expertise goes far beyond wax and wicks. I have hosted many classes and met many wonderful people and each time it truly brings so much joy to my heart just by seeing people from all walks of life including first-timers, hobbyists and entrepreneurs enjoying my class making candles.



Throughout my class, I ensure everyone is involved and engaged having a hands-on experience at making candles. I discuss how different ingredients react and how to work with them safely, how candle testing is conduct and all the troubleshooting you might encounter on your journey. At the end of my sessions, I only hope that I made a difference to someone not only by improving their knowledge and skills in the subtle art of candle making but also ensuring a fun weekend experience had by all.



I must also mention that I do my absolute best in protecting our beautiful planet. I make every endeavour to ensure the products and the ingredients I use is sustainable and ethically sourced where possible. I would like to add for your peace of mind - my fragrances are completely vegan and cruelty-free and adhere to RIFM and IFRA standards for safety and purity.



My candles and my soap is created with passion and represents my craft.

With that said, I hope to see you on my next workshopand get your feedback on board as I always aim to improve.






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Lauren Leong Feb 2024


Elena was very nice and friendly. The class was very informative. Great session! I was glad that I attended the session.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Lauren Leong - Sydney

Melanie Maslem Feb 2024


Really thoughtful guidance and very nice way to learn how to get started. A+ for. Elena.

Ari Molzer Jan 2024


My fiancé and I had a great time soap making for a special date!

Elena was very fun and informative. She didn't just show us how to mix and pour the soap, but also explained the science in a simple and informative way. She taught us how to research our own soap recipes, and how to use online resources to continue making soap outside of the class.

Everything was provided, the soap materials, the moulds, as well as the decorations to put on top of the soap. We highly recommend the classes offered by Elena if you want to learn the entire soap making process so that you can continue from home,

Thanks Elena!

Joanna Klein Jan 2024

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Elena was wonderful! From the first contact she was a pleasure to deal with. I thought I would come to class as a fun one off thing, but she taught us the theory and how to do this at home ourselves and I came away with the confidence to try this myself. She explained everything in detail and assisted us through the process. My friend and I came away with really beautiful soaps and really enjoyed our experience

Louise Sutton Jan 2024


We arrived total beginners and left with the confidence to produce home made soap! A brilliant day learning about the various qualities of soap making oils, essential oil blends, colours and which exfoliants to use. If you have ever felt the desire to explore soap making Elena is a wonderful teacher and the right person to get you started. Go for it.
I cannot wait to get started on my soap making journey.

Elle Gibbons Jan 2024


Elena was great! I came with a number of different containers and wax she wasn’t familiar with and she helped me navigate the complexity of making soy wax candles. She was patient, kind and knowledgeable - problem solving on the run. I couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you Elena.

Delta Joseph Dec 2023


Great experience
Very detailed in explaining the process and had so much fun
must recommended

Sara Badavi Nov 2023


Elena was a great teacher who has a passion for helping and teaching. She was knowledgeable and great help at providing feedback and having certain questions answered. Elena made everyone in the class feel comfortable so even if you are attending alone just do it. Elena herself is very interactive and great energy! The class itself was informative and fun! Good techniques learned and valuable knowledge! Will be practicing to get better. Thank you Elena

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Sara Badavi - Sydney

Susan Caldis Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena taught us about the soap making process, gave us lots of choices for the soaps we wanted to make, expertly guided us through the soap-making process, and we take home all soap made in the workshop (even Elena’s soap!)

Sapura Sapura Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class candle maker is realy good I'm really enjoys the teacher so friendly and tell me step by step really easy to follow it.olso tell me a lot thing about candle maker thankyou somuch Alena so patient to teach me I'm so happy& anjoy during the class

Melissa Tulk Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was amazing! Loved the products and the choices of scents. Would 100% recommend. Had so much fun!

Skincare and Haircare class review by Melissa Tulk - Sydney

Isabel Braga Gulabovski Oct 2023


Lovely class. Paid extra for a private class for myself and my mum which was great. Elena is really lovely and knowledgeable. She has great energy and we learnt a lot. Thank you so much =)

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Isabel Braga Gulabovski - Sydney

Neil Ramos Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I think this is the best soap making class you'll find on ClassBento. Elena is a great teacher, enthusiastic, and patient. She also demonstrates and explains some really important things you need to know such as how to use soap calc, which is very helpful if you're planning to continue soap making as a hobby or business. She also explains the concept of "superfat", another important thing to know to make your soap more moisturising. Another class I took mentioned soap calc as something we should look into if we want to continue making soap at home, but didn't explain or demonstrate how to use it. I was really happy with how informative Elena's class was and felt like I learned a lot. She also provides handouts that you can take home to refresh yourself on what she's covered in class. She is also open to doing private classes to help you make another custom soap for a hobby or business if you have an idea. Overall I highly recommend this class as a starting point for soap making.

Soap Making class review by Neil Ramos - Sydney

Seini Lethe Sep 2023


Well informed lesson. I learnt so much and I would book another class in November to prepare Christmas gifts for December.

Soap Making class review by Seini Lethe - Sydney

Rui Li Aug 2023


It was a very fun day making candles with Elena. Starting from troubleshooting for common mistakes, moving onto picking my preferred scent and colour. In the end I even decorated the candles with Elena carefully prepared mini max flowers, hearts and crystals. They were like cherries on top of the cream. I absolutely enjoyed this class.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Rui Li - Sydney

Aimee Doan Aug 2023


During the workshop, Elena was very friendly, helpful and eager to answer any questions I asked. She also gave me many useful and interesting tips regarding making soaps and natural ingredients. Also Bella (Elana’s dog) is a sweet girl <3

Soap Making class review by Aimee Doan - Sydney

Tracey Franks Aug 2023

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Had a great time with Elena as she walked me through the process of soap making. Great Knowledge of the process and a delight to work with.

Angelica Mauhay Aug 2023


I have been wanting to do this workshop for a long time. Lucky I found Elena's class. She is very informative and inspiring. My skin suffers from dryness and eczema, and the sample handmade soap (because the one we made will not be available for use until 4-6 weeks) she gave me already helped me. Because of this I wanted to learn more about skincare and organic products.

Location is great, it is not hard to fine and there's a lot of parking spaces.

The photos I attached are the ones we made during the class. I am not an expert soap cutter yet but for the sure the ingredient combination is spot on as Elena guided me step by step.

Soap Making class review by Angelica Mauhay - Sydney

Liliana Michelon Aug 2023


Elena was great, very knowledgeable and patience. Class was fun, good mix of theory and practical. Covered everything candles. Great for a hobby or starting your own candle business. Came home with ten candles

Candle Making class review by Liliana Michelon - Sydney

Hyeon Lee Jul 2023

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Elena's soap making workshop was great. She is a friendly, informative and patient teacher with good knowledges and clear instructions that was easy for me to understand and follow. Her handouts are also well prepared. Elena is a passionate teacher. She was so helpful to make sure I understand everything and I am so grateful for that.

Sally Chan Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena was explaining very detail about candle making, it was such a great experience to known and make my own candle with beautiful scent. So happy with the candle and the little gift
We have a nice chat about many things.

Candle Making class review by Sally Chan - Sydney

Antonia Kotsonis-Carrillo Jul 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


What I loved was that Elena gave a detailed class on the ins and outs of candle making. It was fun choosing the fragrances which we were going to add to the various candles and it was very creative.
We were taught:
What wicks to use, types of containers to use: vessels, various pillar candles, tea lights, and silicon moulds (a body mould candle was made too). We also made so many candles in all our various moulds and vessels and were able to take those home. The details on the various waxes to use with different suitable wicks was very informative and I loved that. Notes were handed out that were detailed which was awesome. Thanks again for a fun class and we can’t wait to do another course with you. Highly recommended.

Serena Goh Jun 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena was a lovely and informative teacher - made it very easy to understand the process and to create so many beautiful smelling products to take home was the highlight. Highly recommend this class

Vladimir Gligorovski May 2023

50 ClassBento workshops attended • 41 reviews


The teacher was very clear and assertive and I really liked what we were doing for the class it was great

German Anchique May 2023


The class was fantastic, we learned a lot and made very nice candles, the teacher knows a lot about candle making. Location was hood gif parking. Lots of fun

Claudia Solin May 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great fun! Was a fabulous early holiday activity and the kids loved being able to wrap up the hand made soaps as Xmas gifts.

Soap Making class review by Claudia Solin - Sydney

Ann Leaf May 2023


Elena was fantastic. Very patient, welcoming and knowledgeable. She explained and supported us through the process and we made many lovely candles which I brought home.

A fun and engaging experience. Thanks Elena.

Phoukeo Luangamath May 2023


My sister and I just did the Private Soap Making Workshop with Elena Martarello. She is very knowledgeable and ensure we have 100% involved and hands on experience making soap including discussion of soap calculation, fragrance, step by step method with safety of using lye waters. we not only come home with our own soap creations but also a handout notes she has prepared about soap making method, different ingredients and properties information that you make your own soap at home or building up yours small business or have fun with your friends and family. I really enjoyed her class and her commitment to her wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with us 100%.  Highly Recommended.

Soap Making class review by Phoukeo Luangamath - Sydney

Erin Hardaker May 2023


My best friend and I did Elena’s soap making workshop on Saturday afternoon and had the best time! I had some public transport delays and was late in arriving, but Elena was so understanding and made my friend feel welcome while they waited. She was so lovely and accommodating of our needs and requests. Elena’s workshop was extremely informative as well as practical. Her deep knowledge about the science behind the soap making process was evident and the take-away materials she gave us are really comprehensive. We loved the way she demonstrated how to make one batch of soap and then we got to make another on our own, whilst talking and guiding us through everything. We had lots of fun and our soaps look and smell amazing! I’d definitely recommend Elena’s workshop to anyone who likes soaps or who wants to try something new, and I may well be back to do her candle workshop! Tip to participants: bring a large box or a few smaller ones to carry all of your soap creations home!

Ruby Antoun May 2023


Elena was very lovely, patient, easy going and very friendly. My daughter and I both enjoyed the her class.

Stephanie Yeung May 2023


Elena's class was great! She's so knowledgeable, patient and the class was pretty easy going.

Would definitely recommend this to friends and family. Have some great candles to take away from this

Candle Making class review by Stephanie Yeung - Sydney

Paola Botero Apr 2023


Elena was amazing, provided all the materials and the knowledge she has is astounding, very open to share all her best tips too

Syamala Murigiah Mar 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


The class was informative and fun. It is a small and comfortable place enough for at least 4 people to move around. The space was filled with all the equipments. The first 2 hours was used to educate us on the do’s and don’ts. Elena was caring and interacted with us in creating the soap ingredients. We made 2 different batches of soap and had so much of fun.

Heather Bootle Mar 2023


A thorough and fascinating class on the intricacies of soap making. Great environment skilled presenters

Vivian Tselios Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena was fantastic! She was friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and explained the content of the class well. A very relaxed and enjoyable afternoon and a great introduction to soap making!

Maree Mavrakis Mar 2023


Elena was great, very personable and knowledgable.
Materials were provided and small class made it easy to ask questions and understand the whole process.
Thoroughly enjoyed the class and definitely worth the money.

Gillian Calvert Feb 2023


Terrific learning opportunity - hands on and lots of useful tips. Elena was very generous with her knowledge and time.

Bernie Humphrey Feb 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great space, easy to find, the teacher was so enthusiastic and bubbly which made me even more excited. She was so patient and positive which made for a lasting experience. I traveled 6 hours to attend the course and would do it again tomorrow if I didn’t have such fixed work commitments. The follow up notes were excellent and my soap is fabulous, 10/10 Bernie

Kristina Carlsund Jan 2023


I loved this course. Elena is really knowledgeable and is passionate about what she is sharing with you.
It's hands on with clear instructions so you walk away feeling like you have really understood the process. Can't wait to start creating my own, I feel so much more confident to start and then experiment with soap making. Thanks for a fun class Elena!

Sarah Lattimer Jan 2023


Such an informative and fun class. Great atmosphere, with lots of hands on opportunities. I definitely recommend it!

Lourdes Ramos Jan 2023


I attended the workshop with my daughter. Teacher Elena clearly explained the processes in making candles that I was able to follow each step easily. She also emphasised important points to remember and answered questions from participants. The venue is very accessible by public transport. Happy with the take home molds I can use again and candles I made on the day.

Candle Making class review by Lourdes Ramos - Sydney

Desi Vaai Jan 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Todays candle making class was exceptional at a very airy and comfortable studio and a very knowledgeable teacher. Learned soo much and enjoyed being able to make some take away candles.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Desi Vaai - Sydney

Maria Jan 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


My daughter and I attended this class together and we had the best session making our candles! Elena is very friendly and a great teacher, always making us laugh and smile during the class too.
Another fantastic workshop with Elena! Thank you :)

Jinshin Ekin Dec 2022


We really enjoyed Elena' class. She explain the whole process clearly each step. She is a good teacher with full of enthusiasm.

Bridgette Lal Dec 2022


Bought this class as a christmas gift for my mum and I and it did not disappoint! The teacher Elena has such a warm, friendly personality, she was wonderful to learn from. The class was really fun and informative. Also you get to take lots of new candles home! :)

Sean Yu Dec 2022


We had a great time at today’s class. Elena was a fantastic teacher. She was very supportive, engaging and knowledgeable, and the soaps we made smelled and looked great. Would definitely recommend!

Martha Dell Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great energy teacher, shared a lot of information and helped in every way she can. Great host as well

Candle Making class review by Martha Dell - Sydney

Asmahan Farra Nov 2022


The class was more than I expected. The staff is amazing and has always helped me.

Maggie Tang Nov 2022


Elena is friendly and patient with her students. We had fun in her class. She has covered almost every thing I'd love to learn. It's very satisfying to bring home the products we made during the class.

David Kricker Nov 2022


A very enjoyable and informative class covering many items I’d not considered that only comes from experience.

Melika Shabazi Nov 2022


It was the best experience ever
I had a really quality time in there.
Fantastic

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Melika Shabazi - Sydney

Alexandra Dragoi Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena is a great teacher. She shares alot of great tips about how to make candles. Her classes are good fun . Lots of candles to take home . Really enjoyed the class.
Thank you Elena

Great clean location, easy to park.

Serena Edstein Nov 2022


This is the 3rd workshop I have done with Elena. She is a great teacher. She is very knowledgeable and at the same time makes leaning (some complicated things) lots of fun. Her enthusiasm is contagious. The info packs given out is comprehensive and the ingredients and end product are top quality. Can’t recommend enough. Ended up with over 2kg of soap, which I have just cut up to finish curing.
Can’t wait to do another one of Elena’s courses!

Private Soap Making Workshop review by Serena Edstein - Sydney

Suzanne Chat Nov 2022


What an informative, fun soap making class! Thank you Elena, I will definitely be back again!

Kay Robert Oct 2022


Great teacher and very good venue, light and bright. The class was a lot of fun and came away with some lovely candles.
Highly recommend!

Diana Chimid Oct 2022


I have attended soap making class last Sunday. We made 3 different soaps which was scented lemongrass, rose and orange oils. All ingredients were quality . She was teaching very clear, understandable and good explanation. I was really enjoy the class. Highly recommended.

Cold Process Soap Making Workshop review by Diana Chimid - Sydney

Abeer Kamaz Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Thank you to Elena for a fantastic workshop.
She was very detailed in her workshop, gave us notes to take away with us. She explained everything ver well.

I really enjoyed it. Definitely something that I would love to do for the future.
All the candles we make are displayed around my house & they some beautiful.

Highly recommend!

Candle Making class review by Abeer Kamaz - Sydney

Ruby Oct 2022


Very nice and friendly teacher. Not just make a candle, she teaches me a lot knowledge about safety and skills to make a candle which suitable for us.

Candle Making class review by Ruby  - Sydney

Helen Siozos Oct 2022


Elena was very friendly, informative and helpful. I loved the materials provided in the class and happy with the outcome.

Denis Oct 2022


Elena was an awesome teacher. Emphasised the importance of the taking care of candles and making sure the mixtures were followed correctly as safety is paramount. The venues was great, accessible and well lit. The materials and presentation is highly recommended.

Anna Bourakova Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Amazing candle making experience with a skillful and entertaining teacher! Will return for al soap making class.

Anna and Carine

Maria Ioannou Sep 2022


I had a great time learning and making candles with Elana. She catered the course to what I wanted and we were able to meet up very quickly. I walked away with so many beautiful smelling candles and so much knowledge. Thank you Elana for you fun day

Private Candle Making Class review by Maria Ioannou - Sydney

Ridhika Naidoo Aug 2022


Elena was really friendly, personable and knows a lot about essential oils. The recipes she provided were really good and detailed. Definitely recommend!

Jyungbin Kim Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena is great! So friendly and so informative. I had a great afternoon learning to make soap. I highly recommend you book with her if you’re wanting to learn the art of soap making, and it is art! With a little bit of maths and science!

Soap Making class review by Jyungbin Kim - Sydney

Isabela Bertoni Aug 2022


It was a relaxing and rewarding experience. The venue is cute, all the materials were supplied, and Elena is a superstar! Great at what she does.

Candle Making class review by Isabela Bertoni - Sydney

Krystle Lois Aug 2022


Elena was very welcoming, friendly and supportive. She made the class enjoyable and cascaded her knowledge very well. Would definitely recommend!

Paulina Faustorilla Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Booked as a birthday present for my aunt. We both loved the experience and had a lot of fun! Elena was very knowledgeable in her craft and well organised for the session.

Razwina Raihman Aug 2022


The class was amazing, and Elena is an excellent teacher very patient and super nice ❤️ highly recommended class, I had a great time.

Sheree Pickford Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena was a great teacher. She was happy to share all her knowledge and experience in candle making - all the do's and dont's, and she had everything I needed to make beautiful aromatic candles. She made it interesting and fun and I would certainly recommend.

Private Candle Making Class review by Sheree Pickford - Sydney

Kylie Bostock Aug 2022


My daughter and I attended a soap making class and enjoyed ourselves. Elena was great & gave us lots of insights & tips into the process. She also gave a demonstration first which inspired confidence to the class when it was our turn to try our hand at making our own creations. The class was quite pricey & I may not have bibbed it if I didn't have the Service NSW discover voucher. I now realise there is a lot of product involved & it was good that all equipment was provided including the special face protector. We were happy with our finished product and excited to take it home

Leanne Jul 2022


I gave my partner this class as a gift and it was perfect. We talked about four a whole hour

Rosemeire Fonseca Jul 2022


It was a great experience. Teacher was vibrant and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasant afternoon. Good value for money.

Yaniv Levy Jul 2022


The teacher, Elena, was so much fun and was a really great teacher. She made the class super fun, entertaining, enjoyable and I would highly recommend the class to everyone. We took home some beautifully scented candles and had sooo much fun making them and learning about the whole process and from where to buy all the materials and tools.
Thanks so much, Elena

Heike Stephan Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Spent a great afternoon learning about candle making. Loved Elena’s enthusiasm and learned all I need to know to get started making my own at home.

Victoria Bonanno Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I booked this workshop as a gift for my friend's birthday- such a great time! Elena was funny, spontaneous and passionate about candles. She provides you with everything you need and explains everything with detail. We made 10 candles (which different sizes and fragrances!)- it was easy and fun! Also, we loved the location.
I totally recommend this experience to anyone who is feeling a little bit creative.

Fiona Ahad Jul 2022


Better then expected! I’m so excited and motivated to keep working on these Elena was fantastic and went above and beyond for all of us. Highly recommend

Candle Making class review by Fiona Ahad - Sydney

Cathy Maclean Jun 2022


Great class ,so much fun,fabulous teacher. I highly recommend this course. Elena was so knowledgeable.

Cheers
Cathy

Fujiko Thompson Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I had such an amazing class with Elena today.
I learned a lot from today’s class and looking forward to attending the next workshop. Highly recommended. Thanks Elena.

Kirsty Russell Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena was just a beautiful a vibrant teacher, with lots of knowledge & passion! It was a lovely relaxed class, but super informative and a great pace.
We brought home a lot of lovely candles too. My daughter just loved doing the class with me.
The venue was great, easy for weekend parking, easy to walk into the venue and plenty of space to work.
We will be doing another class with Elena.

Maria Trajkovska Jun 2022


This was a Christmas present for me and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience that Elena and the workshop offered! The class was small so we could get individual attention, and the tools, materials and decorations provided were plentiful with a big range of each. The class was a very good value for money, and Elena’s expertise, flexibility and approachability was great!
We came away with an amazing finished product and a lot of knowledge about the process of soap making, which can be utilised as your hobby or even as a start to a small side-business if you’re that way inclined. We definitely got out of it as much as we wanted and what we expected, and I would highly recommend this to others as a comprehensive introduction to the soap making process aldrin start to end. Will definitely look out for other classes on offer.

Cold Process Soap Making Workshop review by Maria Trajkovska - Sydney

Debbi Schulstad Jun 2022


Elena’s class was great. I really enjoyed the class and have come away with 2 amazing smelling and looking soaps. Elena’s knowledge has given me confidence to continue making soaps both for personal use and also to add to my business. Thank you.

Soap Making class review by Debbi Schulstad - Sydney

Diane Gatto Jun 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


great workshop and very pleased with working with the products. Instructor was very knowledgeable and great!. Highly recommend this workshop!

Danniella Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Class was absolutely amazing learned absolutely everything you need to know about candle making right from the very first step of candle making which I had no idea about. Was also given advice on how to start a candle business and what works and what doesn't.

Absolutely amazing class

If candle making is what your keen on getting into then this is the class to do.

Elena was absolutely amazing lovely person and a great teacher.

Had a great time thanks so much darl.

Rosemary Plain Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena was really friendly. Her instructions were always helpful, clear and concise. The class was really informative, while being fun. Thanks for a great experience. Highly recommended.

Kylie Jun 2022


A very enjoyable class, great teacher, great venue, with losts of candles to take away

Ebony Garrick Jun 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Elena was very bubbly, friendly and gave us a plethora of knowledge about the techniques and art of candle making. We had complete creative freedom with the fragrance, colouring and styling of our candles using a variety of different flower petals and buds, accompanied with help and advice from Elena along the way. It's held in a great location, I came home with so many candles and would recommend this class to anyone. I am particularly in love with my 'pink champagne' scented candle it is a must!
Thanks Elena for a great experience :)

Natalie Cain May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena was a welcoming and enthusiastic teacher happy to share her love of candle making with me & the kids. The venue is a hidden gem with families gathering in an al fresco setting enjoying the food on offer by a food truck in the grounds. All materials were supplied, along with tasty treats. We all left happy and satisfied by our creations, with the kids asking when our next class with Elena would be. Definitely rate the whole experience A+++

Candle Making class review by Natalie Cain - Sydney

Silvia Buanne May 2022


A great class, Elena has a lot of experience and clearly takes you through step by step. In the end we made a beautiful variety of soy quality candles to enjoy at home. Thank you, looking forward to future workshops

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Silvia Buanne - Sydney

Paula Geer Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena was an excellent teacher, great at explaining and giving us a lot of information on candle making. Thoroughly enjoyed Elena’s candle making class. All the materials we needed were provided. Highly recommend.

Andrew Cashmere Mar 2022


Very informative class. Elena was professional and a wealth of knowledge, from the art of candle making to the intricacies of running a candle business.

Highly recommend.

Laura Elvery Mar 2022


Very informative, friendly class. Great value for money in terms of resources, came home with a lot of candles I got to make myself as well as in depth information on how to make them at home.

Some really good business insights if I were to be interested in making candles professionally, though at this stage I am just hoping to make them recreationally. Learned a lot about candles in general that I had no idea about before.

Elena was lovely and very easy to get along with. She also has a very cute dog! Overall a great experience and one I’d definitely recommend.

Sina Klug Mar 2022


Elena is absolutely amazing and so thoughtful. From drinks to snacks and little gifts, Elena had everything one could dream of for an entertaining afternoon. She explained everything so skillfully and we learned a lot from her experience.

Lynne Small Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


We had a great afternoon, and Elena was terrific.

Thrilled to come home with all of the candles created there. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in making their own candles.

Thank you Elena!

Jennifer Chen Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena was a great host, and very entertaining. Definitely recommend, even if you're a guy.

Madeleine Lubke Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena was excellent in delivering the dos and donts of candle making. She was very patient with us newbies. Location was excellent. Equipment was great and the finished product I’m extremely happy with yayyyy.
Thank you Elena. You really made my Sunday fun

Candle Making class review by Madeleine Lubke - Sydney

Jeonga Oh Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


She's wonderful, passionate and professional for teaching candle.
Many thanks to her, I learned it a lot and enjoyed it

Ninoska Zamora Dec 2021


This was a great class, the teacher was very friendly and provided good material, valuable information and we made beautiful candles! Enjoyed the class very much!

Garth McMurtrie Dec 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Loved it. Lots to learn. A fun afternoon. Elena was so knowledgeable - lots of tips and tricks.

Melanie Pelaez Dec 2021


Great class and Elena was fantastic Highly recommended Thanks Elena we will tell all our friends.

Candle Making class review by Melanie Pelaez - Sydney

Nina Warda Nov 2021


Super friendly and very knowledgeable lady! I really had a very good experience and learnt a lot. Highly recommended!

Helen Kyriakou Nov 2021


Elena's class was both informative and fun! She is friendly with a lovely disposition and the passion for what she does is obvious from the minute you sit down. Happy to answer any questions it's obvious she knows her craft. As I went on my own I thought it would be uncomfortable until I got to know everyone, but she is a pure professional and made me feel comfortable from the minute I walked in. Loved it!

Hannah Shewan Nov 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


She was fantastic, very knowledgeable and it was such a joyful day and we all learned a lot.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Hannah Shewan - Sydney

Cora Jun 2021


It was good experience to attend her class.
its a good place for learning but, i was lost.

Alex McCulloch Jun 2021


The class was great! The start was a little theory heavy while we waited for the wax to melt to make the candles but once we got to making them it all made sense. Elena has a great attitude and was really wonderful at answering questions and making a good atmosphere. The supplies were all really high quality and my mum and I were really happy with the experience and the candles we ended up with

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Alex McCulloch - Sydney

Anahita Taleyarkhan Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena was lively lovely helpful and knowledgeable. She made the class fun and skills / learning based. The three hours was just right. The venue was fine. The class was expensive with regard to value for money even with materials provided and I expected to have made more candles. My only constructive criticism would be that Elena not be distracted by some participants who ask irrelevant or personal questions whilst the rest of us sit around waiting and delay the progression of the class. Other than that it was a fun class.

Maria Gentle Jun 2021


Elena was fun, knew what she was talking about and it was easy to understand the basics of candlemaking. Her passion and knowledge comes through and I highly reccomend.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Maria Gentle - Sydney

Serena Jun 2021


Such a great class, I did it twice. Fun teacher and top notch product! 5 stars and definitely recommend

Chloe May 2021


Amazing teacher, great atmosphere and really informative session. The candle fragrances were interesting (not generic at all!) and there were a lot of customisation options available.

Candle Making class review by Chloe  - Sydney

Chloe Northey May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena is very lovely and knowledgeable. She explained the basic soy candle making in a lot of details. Great way to started on your candle making journey!

Candle Making class review by Chloe Northey - Sydney

Roopa Burli May 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena is a great teacher. She is very friendly, patient, and knowledgeable.
I had a great time in her class. The class was very useful to get started with making candles on my own. I strongly recommend this class.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Roopa Burli - Sydney

Tiffany O'Brien May 2021


Really great class, would highly recommend. Easy to follow and lots of fun, great location.

Joanna Luciano May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena really knows her stuff. And the stories she shared with the group made us all laugh. My mum enjoyed her Mother's day gift very much and learnt a lot about candle making. Would 100% recommend Elena to anyone!

Leslie May 2021


This is a great class if you want to learn how to make your own candles at home. Elena made it lighthearted and fun and catered for all ages. I attended with my 10 year old and we bonded over candle making.

Fay Bushell May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena was brilliant. Natural, knew her stuff with practical and experience to share.
All ingredients used was good quality. Well set up. Good size class too. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Serena Edstein May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was a great afternoon in a funky studio area, made all the more so by the fun teacher and a nice group of supportive classmates. Great value for money. Lots to learn, and have fun doing it.

Candle Making class review by Serena Edstein - Sydney

Catherine Landers May 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Very informative and lots of fun! Would definitely recommend. Elena was lovely and new her stuff, great teacher!

Abigail Sia Apr 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Elena is very knowledgeable and explained the basics of soy candle making in a lot of details! There are so much that I have learned from her on the day, before I brought home lots of candles that I absolutely loved! Would love to be part of her classes again!

Nell Campbell Mar 2021


Elena is lovely and fun. Very knowledgeable and teaches in an engaging way so you actually absorb the info!

Alex Haidinger Mar 2021


Great class, packed with all the information needed to get started on your candle making journey. Elena was a great teacher and a fun person.

Bianca Mahon Mar 2021


Great class! The teacher was fantastic and very informative. Definitely great value for money. I feel like I learnt so much as well as came home with beautiful candles. Completely recommend this class!

Viv Tan Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena was awesome and shared a ton on candle making, I learned lots! We all got to take home quite a few candles as well which was really nice! Would highly recommend checking it out so you can learn to make your own candles at home too :)

Candle Making class review by Viv Tan - Sydney

Melissa Meertens Feb 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class and great teacher! Very informative and a wonderful atmosphere. I Would highly recommend

Amy Nikolaou Feb 2021


Very good class. Great teacher who explains a lot of the candle dos and donts. Materials provided where of very high standard and we as a group had a lot of fun! Came home with lots of candles in all different sizes! Very good value for money. Very good explanation on where to get supplies and very good over all environment. Thank you so much Elara!

Candle Making class review by Amy Nikolaou - Sydney

Maryam Hashemi Feb 2021


Elana was great, very knowledgeable, helpful, organised and approachable I would highly recommend her classes!

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Maryam Hashemi - Sydney

Rachelle Turvey Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Wonderful class! Elena was very knowledgeable and shared her secrets generously. Also very funny and engaging. A lovely, therapeutic way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Thank you Elena, very glad I made the trip for the class :)

Candle Making class review by Rachelle Turvey - Sydney

Teresita Flood Feb 2021


The class was enjoyable and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I learned a lot from Elena who knows her stuff.

Erlinda Macrohon Feb 2021


Teacher is knowledgeable.
Give us sufficient notes.
Keep us hands on and make the class interesting.
We had FUN!

Sonia Zar Jan 2021


Elena was an amazing teacher with a great sense of humour and very passionate about candle making. She shared her knowledge and was happy to recommend shops and suppliers. She was incredibly patient with us and we couldn't have asked for a better class. So many scents to choose from and we get to take home a large, medium, small and a few twilight candles. The scent throw is amazing too, left them at my kitchen table and the scent is lingering around it smells amazing can't wait to light them and give them to my friends. I went with my best friend and sister and we all had a great time with nothing to fault about the class and our teacher. Thank you Elena

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Sonia Zar - Sydney

Jessie Zhu Jan 2021


Loved the class and Elena was amazing! Very friendly, funny and patient. All the materials were provided. Most importantly, my candles turned out so pretty!

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Jessie Zhu - Sydney

Tara Brown Jan 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Elana was great, very knowledgeable, helpful, organised and approachable. The venue was clean, tidy, roomy, perfect for craft :) All materials and equipment were provided and great quality. The class was definitely value for money. All in all I had an awesome time making a number of candles, spent with fun people and a great teacher.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Tara Brown - Sydney

Tara Brown Jan 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Elana was great, very knowledgeable, helpful, organised and approachable. The venue was clean, tidy, roomy, perfect for craft :) All materials and equipment were provided and great quality. The class was definitely value for money. All in all I had an awesome time making a number of candles, spent with fun people and a great teacher.

Candle Making class review by Tara Brown - Sydney

Roxanne Tran Jan 2021


Elena was lovely, very thorough and helpful. She helped us understand what to avoid and provided us with everything we needed to know to go off on our own.

Sonia Vazouras Jan 2021


Elena is a great teacher. She provided everything for us and along with a wealth of information some great laughs. Thanks to Elena.

Candle Making class review by Sonia Vazouras - Sydney

Merle Conyer Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Knowledgeable, well organised, fun and generous class. We went home with a gorgeous selection of creamy soy candles (which I chose to be fragrance free).

Yueli An Dec 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I had a fantastic afternoon with Elena. Elena was our teacher who is very welcoming, polite, friendly, and passionate about candle-making. She made the class so relaxing and informative at the same time. Love the atmosphere! It was such a pleasure to forget about all my work and throw myself into candle-making on a lovely afternoon. Falling into the candle rabbit hole, I just ordered a lot of candle making supplies from the recommended website! Definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn more about candles and make beautiful Christmas gifts

Rahul Narayan Dec 2020


Elena was great ! 5 of us attended her class as a gift for my mum's 60th & the boys who started the lesson a bit sceptical of ended up spending the most time decorating their candles with flowers. She was very knowledgeable about all things candles & she shared all of her trade secrets for how to make cost effective candles for home and quality candles for sale. 10/10 would recommend as an out of the box gift for someone who hasn't done this before.

Daniela Drivas Nov 2020


It was a wonderful afternoon, a lot of information was shared. All my questions were answered. Elena is lovely & very friendly. She made the experience so much fun. So excited to make more candles.

Liv Stevenson Nov 2020


Elena is so lovely! The class was jam packed filled with information. It was really therapeutic. Would definitely recommend!

Candle Making class review by Liv Stevenson - Sydney

Roulla Yiacoumi Nov 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


An animated and generous teacher. Happy to share her knowledge and experience. We made such beautiful candles that smell divine! A lovely way to spend an afternoon in Sydney.

Candle Making class review by Roulla Yiacoumi - Sydney

Dora Yiacoumi Nov 2020


A fun class to do. A great introduction to candle making for anyone thinking of starting to make candles or someone who just loves burning candles.
Class sizes are small so the teacher can get around to everyone and help when needed.

Minami Suzuki Nov 2020


It was soooo much fun class
Teacher was very friendly and funny! Taught us lots of candle things☺️
Thank you so much

Freda Matzounis Nov 2020


The class was amazing the teacher was wonderful helpful and funny Thank you hope to do an other class

Yvette Banks Nov 2020


Elena was very warm and welcoming and had lots of great information. She kindly provided a detailed book for us to take home as well as the three candles. She was very organised and had everything set out beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed this class, it was great value and I would highly recommend any classes by Elena.

Asifa Sherazi Nov 2020


Fantastic and fun class. Loving the candles we made during class, they look professional and smell Devine!

Anne Bradbury Oct 2020

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


What a wonderful afternoon. Elena shared the complexities of soapmaking in a straight forward and easy to understand context. She is so knowledgeable. I now feel confident to make my own soap. Great class. Elena gave us lots of inside information and special tips. Additionally, we left with two lots of gorgeous soap.

Soap Making class review by Anne Bradbury - Sydney

Dita Svaldenyte Oct 2020


Great teacher and I really enjoyed soap making class. Very friendly teacher and made everything very clear. All materials were provided. Took home soap that I made with me. Recommend this soap making workshop.

Rui Li Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena is a great teacher! She’s very patient and explained the soap making procedures very clearly. I really enjoyed this class.

Belinda Stavrakis Oct 2020


We really enjoyed our class with Elena. She is very personable, and had great information. She made our learning very easy. I would definitely recommend this class to others.

Linda Kasadelis Oct 2020


Elena was very informative & presented the class with all materials necessary, including take home notes. Well worth the class & had lots of fun. It was also very therapeutic! Cant wait to begin my new at home project of candle making.

Nicola Recchi Oct 2020


Teacher was great - location handy as there was on street parking - enjoyable lesson and got to take three candles home and I am burning one now- thank you Elena

Candle Making class review by Nicola Recchi - Sydney

Anne Bradbury Oct 2020

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


This was a wonderful class. The teacher explained everything clearly. We received a booklet in case we forget anything as well as lots of insider tips. Made three gorgeous, beautifully scented candles.

Saralea Weinberg Oct 2020


I so much fun I loved this therapeutic class! Elena was divine

I’ll be back for candle making

THANKS❣️

Candle Making class review by Saralea Weinberg - Sydney

Alessandra Spiga Sep 2020


Elena showed great knowledge and she carefully went through all the steps of the soap making process which is quite complicate. She also provided a great selections of resources such as oils, butters, dried flowers and essential oils. The lesson was intense and Elena gave us so many great tips. I can’t recommend highly enough this class if you like to learn about soap making . Absolutely worth it☺️

Thekla Orfanos Sep 2020


Elena is a fantastic teacher - very passionate and knowledgeable. She shares her tips and tricks and outlines all her learnings which is very useful for any beginner. Absolutely recommend her course for anyone wanting a thorough introduction to candle making. Thank you again - my sisters and I had a wonderful afternoon!

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Thekla Orfanos - Sydney

Grace Dimauro Sep 2020


Elena was truly amazing. The quality of knowledge and advice we received was one of a kind. Not only did she breakdown the process of candle making itself, but she also gave us some insider guidance on getting started with your very own candle business. On top of that, she also made sure that we all adhered to the COVID 19 social distancing regulations where possible. Thank you so much Elena!

From Faraaz & Grace

Monique Varrica Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena was amazing! She taught us not only how to make candles, but all the tips and tricks that you wouldn’t find online. I love my new candles and can’t wait to make more :)

Candle Making class review by Monique Varrica - Sydney

Amanda Souza Sep 2020


The class was excellent, exceed my expectations. Elena was very friendly and full of great knowledge to share. Would definitely recommend.

Candle Making class review by Amanda Souza - Sydney

Angela Romfeas Sep 2020


Great location with easy parking. The teacher was very well informed and easy to understand. Very enjoyable lesson. Thank you for a great afternoon. Loved it.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Angela Romfeas - Sydney

Leandro Varanda Aug 2020


Nice class. The place is really good and Elena is awesome. I got home with my very first soap and I'm really proud of it.

Maria Stathakis Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


What a wonderful experience. Elena was a wealth of knowledge ❤️❤️
It was my first time candle making. Elena’s instructions were great. Highly recommended.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Maria Stathakis - Sydney

Christopher Cirevski Aug 2020


Fantastic class, with a very knowledgeable and fun teacher! Very highly recommended. Thank you Elena!

Sandra Maccormick Aug 2020


I had a lovely time making candles with my son who gave me it to me as a present. The teacher was very friendly and most interesting. Everything was supplied and we went home with one large and two smaller scented candles and the knowledge to make lots more.I highly recommend this great experience.
Sandy

Lina Garzon Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena such a great teacher enjoyed the class so much beyond my expectations Thank you

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Lina Garzon - Sydney

Steve Brindley Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was very friendly and open and very knowledgeable. The class was very well paced. I liked the intimacy of just 4 participants

Candle Making class review by Steve Brindley - Sydney

Arushi Bansal Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Very educational, Elena is very knowledgeable and had a lot to offer. I was happy I attended the class.

Meg Houghton Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Really practical and shared a lot of personal experience making it easy to go away and start making your own candles.

Elizabeth Kalifa Jul 2020


Very helpful and wonderful teacher
Took the time to explain everything step my step and was happy to ask any questions we had well worth the class

Christine Dedes Jul 2020


Elena’s Candle making classes are fantastic. I learnt so much and Elena is a great teacher. A must try ☺️

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Christine Dedes - Sydney

Linda Lambourne Jul 2020


Fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Interesting to learn the process of making your own natural candles.

Vinu Thomas Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I enjoyed my class with Elena. She was warm and taught us well. I can’t wait to make my candles

Louise Evans Jul 2020


Friendly, relaxed. Great information and great candles! I went away feeling that I can successfully make my own candles.

Lee Corbett Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elba was a fabulous teacher. She was very well prepared and thorough. Her home was welcoming even with heating. I would highly recommend her class.

Candle Making class review by Lee Corbett - Sydney

Sophie Sammut Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena's class is great, she is very passionate and open with her knowledge and its a lovely experience.

Janine Bricknell Jun 2020


Had an amazing time learning all about candles. Felt very relaxed and leant so much .
I would recommend this workshop to all people.
Fun time to a Sunday afternoon

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Janine Bricknell - Sydney

Rafia Hussain Jun 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Honestly one of the best classes so far Loveddd her and the class was awesome! I wouldn’t surprise myself if I sign up for another class with her

Candle Making class review by Rafia Hussain - Sydney

Sophie Sophocleous May 2020


Had a great day with Elena. She made the learning process fun and was a very informative and patient teacher! Cant wait to get started!

Candle Making class review by Sophie Sophocleous - Sydney

Ally Diama May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena is very nice. The class set up was perfect for the current situation (social distancing). The place was a little bit cold (very minor fix), otherwise, a good way to learn a new hobby or start a small business.

Candle Making class review by Ally Diama - Sydney

Sandie Tate Mar 2020


I loved this course and learnt so much practical information on how to make really natural and moisturising soaps. Elena taught us how to customise our ingredients to suit the type of soap that would suit our individual needs. For me, my skin is dry so I love being able to add oils to directly help with this.
I have made my own batch of soap since doing the class and was thrilled with the results. The notes we received and also took during the class made doing it myself a breeze.
Elena has a naturally warm manner that puts everyone at ease and before long we were all busy laughing, learning and creating all at the same time.
I would highly recommend this soap making workshop for any age group.

Linda Simmonds Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Really enjoyed the soap making class. The teacher is very nice and very knowledgeable. I learnt a lot about how to make my own natural soap and would also love to book another class with her to learn how to make candles.

Ella Hananto Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena is very welcoming, nice and chatty. She gives very detailed information, tips and lots of freebies:) Very recommended class.

Leanne Feb 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Had an excellent time at this class. We really enjoyed the funky venue and learnt a lot about candle making

Tara Black Jan 2020


The workspace was so comfortable, the class was so fun and easy to understand and the instructor was lovely, would highly recommend this class.

Sarah Black Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great quality ingredients and wonderful collection of scents to choose from. Elena was very knowledgable and full of great tips and tricks

Suzan Smith Jan 2020


Very informative and interesting. I was happy with everything that was taught and given. Elena was lovely.
Loved being able to bring home candles that I had made.

Emily Ng Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena was a great teacher, she provided thorough information and delicious snacks making the class fun and enjoyable and I left feeling confident that do this on my own ! Would definitely recommend :)

Alana Tukuniu Dec 2019


What an awesome class! Elena is so knowledgeable and so funny!
A highly recommended class!

Sonya Edwards Dec 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


A fantastic class, I learnt soo much. Everyone comments on how great my candles look.

Jo Radnidge Nov 2019


Great teacher ! Great class , very well explained and easy to learn . I loved it . Thanks Elena

Yun Cho Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Elena is an excellent teacher with warm heart! I enjoyed the class with other beautiful people.

Lily G Nov 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


This was my second workshop with Elena & I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make soap. Elena is a very knowledgeable teacher & such a lovely lady. Her little studio is well equipped & I highly recommend checking out the workshops she runs.

Liz Elliott Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was really great. All materials supplied and I've now made a second batch of soap since the course! I feel very comfy now to work with caustic soda (I was worried beforehand).
Good course and heaps of take home soap!

Leanne Markham Nov 2019


Great class and a very fun teacher. A great way to spend an afternoon

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Leanne Markham - Sydney

Catherine Packer Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Had a great time. The teacher has so much knowledge which she is more than happy to share. Would strongly recommend the class.

Maria Garcia Oct 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


What a fantastic class Elena is such a great teacher and I am grateful she shared her knowledge of candles with us. We had quite a selection of fragrances to choose from and It was just a stunning sunny afternoon in her home with beautiful scents from the candles we made! Elena is very friendly and passionate about her work and I absolutely enjoyed the class, Elena’s company and the beautiful candles I made I highly recommend this class. Thank you again Elena and for your tips and tricks :)

Adriana Melim Oct 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended


I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. I feel confident in making soap at home.
Although It was a lot of information to take in, the teacher explained it well and provided great notes to keep. Also very generous!
I have cut out 15 individual soaps out of the two blocks of soap we made.

Szu-Han Wang Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My niece and I enjoyed every minute of Elena's class. It was educational, lots of fun and we walked away with a wonderful collection of hand-made soaps for the entire family. Elena is also an excellent teacher - she's friendly, patient and great with young children.

Lily G Oct 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


My daughter & I had such a great time making soaps. Elena was a fantastic teacher & her little studio is well equipped. I’m going back shortly to do the adult soap making course.

Soap Making class review by Lily G - Sydney

Tania El-Alami Oct 2019


Fantastic!
I thoroughly enjoyed Elena's workshop and highly recommend it.
Elena was wonderful; professional, friendly, informative and patient (with me).
I enjoyed working with her products, which are natural and environmentally friendly. She does mention other products, however I chose her workshop because of its environmentally friendly approach and that's what I'm about; protecting nature and wildlife.

The day was warm and sunny and her studio is light and fresh. 'Bella' added a very pleasant touch to the afternoon atmosphere. And what a wonderfully relaxed, friendly, ambitious and 'funny' group of women I was fortunate to hang out with!

Awesome!



I'm booking her soap making class in November also

Denise Cheng Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was a birthday gift and we chose to book Elena for a private candle making class for the three of us! Elena is a wonderful teacher, passionate about her craft and we loved the experience. Fantastic to learn some of the more theoretical elements of candle making and a private class meant that we had more 1:1 time with Elena. She welcomed us into her home, we brought wine and nibbles and it was a fabulous afternoon!

Howaida Alameddine Sep 2019


Elena was awesome enjoyed the class so much she was so informative learned a lot from her loved it

Cecelia Donnelly-Tamaariki Sep 2019


Elena was the best teacherI was running late for class and very stressed she made me feel calm and relaxed ”don’t worry, we wait for you”I was able to enjoy and learn candle making with a group of wonderful ladies.

Josephine Doueihi Sep 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Elena was fantastic! She answered all my questions, is a fantastic teacher and I learned a lot. She knows her stuff and knows how to run a fun class. I would definitely recommend this class

Joanna Ball Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Our teacher was fantastic. We learnt so much and have taken home the most beautiful soaps, I highly recommend.

Maree Anagnostopoulos Sep 2019


Elena was a fantastic teacher! She know so much about candle making and shared some really great tips for us! She was personable and efficient in getting the class finished on time!

Learning with a small team was great as she was able to provide feedback to everyone with enough time for everyone!

Would highly recommend. Great atmosphere :)

Heidi Heron Sep 2019


What a fun class! I think the instructor made it perfect And I have beautiful candles that smell sooooo good It was easy and fun.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Heidi Heron - Sydney

Kristine Chua Sep 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena had great personality, not a dull moment during the class. The class was easy to follow and everything mentioned was provided. Would definitely recommend it to friends in the future.

Jazmine Lanuto Sep 2019


I really enjoyed Elena's class. The class was casual but professional.
6 per class is perfect. I would recommend this to anybody interested.

Esma Ulukan Aug 2019


Best class I've ever been to, I highly recommend going to one of her classes

Natasha Ronosulistyo Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Elena was really kind and she provided many facts and information regarding candle making. It was a really fun and informative day and we came back with 4 candles of varying sizes. We recommend Elena’s class for anyone who wants to know how to make candles!

Anastasia Kardoulias Aug 2019


Beautiful lady very helpful and the class was amazing. Very hands on and helps you learn. Welcome hands and a beautiful way to learn to make candles

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Anastasia Kardoulias - Sydney

Zina Briscoe Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed today’s class. Very professional and so much fun! All materials we worked with were excellent, I brought home 4 beautiful candles. I recommend this class, I would do it again :)

Justina Challita Aug 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Amazing class! Elena is a wonderful teacher, very informative and is an all round lovely person. Everyone had the best time making their candles and enjoying the company. A huge range of fragrances to chose from, with a chance to decorate your candle with assorted dried flowers at the end. Highly recommend!
Thanks Elena for a great time!

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Justina Challita - Sydney

Mariam Elzeiny Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great session, very helpful lady and also loved her simple of way teaching us.

Thanks Elena.

Katrene Castro Aug 2019


Amazing hands on course, delivered in a relaxed fun environment. Course content and material were great also! Elena you are so knowledgeable and made us all feel at home. Looking forward to completing more courses facilitated by you!

Sobaih Aug 2019


A great class. Elena was knowledgeable and friendly. The soap we made were absolutely beautiful and we were even carry the soap home. Her workshop had everything and the class was a good value. Looking forward to her next class.
Thank you Elena

Tanja Schaeuble Aug 2019


I loved the soap making class! Elena provides a lot of insights and information on combinations, recipes and ingredients. You get to make two batches of soap and have full creative freedom what to do :) definitely learned a lot from her.

Iva Blazevic Jun 2019


Great class for absolute beginners like me! Coming home with a beautiful soap hand made by me was really motivating to keep experimenting at home:) thanks Elena!

Meg Sissian Jun 2019


Elena was a delightful lady and exceptional teacher. I am now equipped to now start making my own soy candles.
Meg

Christina Cardillo-Zallo Jun 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Elena is very friendly and welcoming. The class was simple to follow, very informative and hands on. Had a great day!

Sara Sojic May 2019


The class was great! Very informative and interesting. The teacher was wonderful and the candles turned out perfect

Loretta Mihaljek May 2019


The course was great and Elena was a great teacher, I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in candle making.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Loretta Mihaljek - Sydney

Giovanni Reyes May 2019


Such a very heart warming welcome we got from the moment we stepped in to her cute little workshop. With her beautiful products of soap on display, I definitely felt inspired to bring out the artistic side of my being. Elena was very informative, detailed and down to earth. Bella, her gorgeous pup, even made me feel at home and homesick at the same time - snoring away while we melt and create our morning away! We even got some little giveaways to take home in addition to the candles we made. It was an absolute pleasure to sit Elena’s soy candle making class and would definitely recommend it. 5 star indeed!

Candle Making class review by Giovanni Reyes - Sydney

Jessica Wood May 2019


I attended this class today and it was fantastic! We learnt all the tips and tricks, in a fun hands on class making the most beautiful candles! Will be forwarding this on to all my family and friends!

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Jessica Wood - Sydney

Yiran Li May 2019


Elena is great, very patient, having lots of fun with my friends p.s i love the puppy Elena has, lol

Candle Making class review by Yiran Li - Sydney

Fiona Ehn May 2019


Fantastic class. Elena was knowledgeable and loads of fun. The end product (of which we produced 4) were really professional looking

Diana Le May 2019


Elena was a fantastic and fun teacher, am so glad I signed up to this class! The candles we made were absolutely beautiful and we were even given boxes to carry the candles home in which was a very thoughtful gesture! Would highly recommend this class!

Annabel Salip Apr 2019


Elena was wonderful and very experience. Her workshop had everything and the class was a good value. We got to take home our goodies and it was a enjoyable experience for those who are keen to learn candle making. It was worth it! Looking forward to her next class

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Annabel Salip - Sydney

Svetlana Sirijovski Apr 2019


My young daughter and I spent a very fun afternoon learning the candle craft from a great teacher. The class was relaxed and very enjoyable for the both of us. It was very satisfying to walk away having learnt something new. I would highly recommend this class. We will definitely be doing more classes in the future.

Candle Making class review by Svetlana Sirijovski - Sydney

Jos Mar 2019


We had such a great time in our candle making class! Everything we needed was provided and we spent the whole 3 hours doing hands-on candle making. Have told heaps of friends about it!

Candle Making class review by Jos - Sydney

Laura Suter Mar 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I very much enjoyed this class with Elena! She was very knowledgeable and gave us great resources to conitnue to make soy candles at home. There was a huge array of fragrances to choose from and Elena helped us to make beautiful candles for ourselves. I am looking forward to trying out her soap making class also! The photos do not do the candles justice (one is unpictured as I already gave it away), I choose not to decorate mine but there were beautiful dried flowers to pick from.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Laura Suter - Sydney

Lucienne Calvi Mar 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Really enjoyed this course with my step daughter. It was creative yet informative and elena is an excellent teacher.
She was patient as well and very positive. Thankyou so much. We also walked away with over 15 beautiful soaps

Harshil Bisht Mar 2019


I thoroughly enjoyed my class with Elena at her cosy studio. She is easy going, very informative and was full of tips and tricks. I am sure her workshop will help you to understand better, the art and creativity behind soap making. It's highly recommended if you want to have a personal as well as informative session. Thank you for the lovely evening

Jean Tikaram Mar 2019


I thoroughly enjoyed the class and came out of it much the wiser. Elena was lovely, fun and easy to get along with and was awesome in putting up with my endless questions. Her studio was cosy and had everything we needed. I fully recommend this course to anyone interested. Thanks for a lovely experience!

Amy Collorafici Mar 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyed the class! Elena was friendly and informative on the whole candle making process and how to source our supplies. I loved decorating my candle and choosing the scents, so much variety! Elena also gave us some muffins and iced tea during the class, was so much fun and I love the candles I made, highly recommend!

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Amy Collorafici - Sydney

Marguerite Chan Feb 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was a fun and informative afternoon learning and making candles! I would recommend it to anyone who loves candles! :)

Candle Making class review by Marguerite Chan - Sydney

Lotus He Feb 2019


My first time to attend this type of class. The teacher is very nice and helpful. Giving some creative ideas to make soap.Thank you!

Marielle Gasnot Feb 2019


Elena was a nice person, however the class was a bit disorganised. I was expecting the course to be more professional for the price.

We were 8 in total, a smaller group would have been better given the small room, we were lacking of space to put out the essential oils, colours, etc.

Anna Wong Feb 2019


Great class just the class room is a little small so need to be careful how you place your mixtures and equipment

Sally Wortley Feb 2019


My daughter loved this class and was so excited to show all her friends the soaps she had made on the weekend. The teacher had a wonderful and relaxed manner which it a great experience.

Kristy Doherty Feb 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was great. Intimate and personalised. Elena was very helpful and explained every step. She allowed both the adults and kids to take part and made the class fun. My daughter wants to start making soaps at home and do the class again! Highly recommend this for a lovely activity for a parent to share with their child!

Claudia Kozlowski Feb 2019


Great vibe, great energy, perfect if you wan to do something for yourself. must go!

Louise Gunawan Jan 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great workshop! It’s a doable and interesting fun. Always information were given in details and clearly!

Jinsiu Du Jan 2019


Elena was a wonderful teacher - She was lovely, informative and made effort to make everyone feel comfortable. I brought my 10 year old daughter to the course and she loved it too. We walked away with 4 candles each, all different scents and learnt so much about where to buy the supplies if we wished to make more, how to make them properly and how to care for our candles. Her studio was a perfect size, we had 6 in our class and we all learnt so much. Thank you again so much Elena, we really loved your class and every time we use our candles, we will remember the lovely time we had.

Sue Levens Jan 2019


We had a really nice time. Learned the basics of soap making with a lot of extra special advice and personal experience. Plenty of choices for fragrance and colour and design. Venue is a bit cramped for 6 as there is a lot of gear needed. Lesson was clear if a wee bit disorganised, but this did not affect the outcome. Everyone's questions were answered and everyone created beautiful soaps.

Jelena Faine Jan 2019


Elena is a fantastic and patient instructor. We covered basic soap making in detail and Elena made it very informative and fun. All basic materials were provided.

I recommend Elena’s course to everyone.

Malua Setu Jan 2019


Highly recommend the candle making class - it was fantastic and really good value. Elena the teacher was generous with her resources and advice. The result was 4 unique candles and the ability to choose from 50 fragrances and decorative elements. If you're lucky you may get a sample of her soap and bath bombs too.

Candle Making Masterclass: Art and Science of Making Candles review by Malua Setu - Sydney

Tracy Kwang Jan 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I would highly recommend Elena's class! She is very organised by preparing all materials and makes the lessons very easy to understand. A relaxing and enjoyable class.

Kate Hassett Jan 2019


Great experience! Very knowledgeable tutor and easy to follow directions. Have already recommended to a friend.

Jessica Irwin Jan 2019


Elena was a happy friendly teacher, who made us feel very comfortable. We had a great time learning how to make candles.

Ashima Chaudhary Jan 2019


Great class, loved the experince. Bellanina is very knowledgeable and was able to answer so many questions for us and bust many myths about candle making. I did it with my 14 year old son as a school holiday activity and we had a great time. Cant wait till try out own candles.