How to Relax and Rejuvenate with an Aromatherapy Candle Making Class

How to Relax and Rejuvenate with an Aromatherapy Candle Making Class

By Dan Ward

Reconnect with your senses in 2024 with one of our candle making classes! Whether you're feeling stressed, tired, or simply fancy a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the city, you'll soon discover the benefits of this soothing and rewarding hobby.


Learn soothing techniques for mixing dazzling soy scents, setting perfect wicks and moulding wax into sublime pillars or tapers. Witness worries melt away with each therapeutic pour, feeling present in the peaceful process. Got a special occasion to plan? Whether you're planning a hen do for your bestie or you'd like to treat your marvellous Mum to some time out, a soy candle making experience is the perfect activity to show someone how much you care.

Emerging creativity kindles untapped confidence as you craft ambient candlelight unique as a snowflake. Bottle bespoke aroma magic and give thoughtfully glowing gifts from the heart. There’s an illuminating satisfaction in realising simple homemade objects can uplift personal spaces with a flickering invitation to exhale.

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What is an aromatherapy candle?

An aromatherapy candle is a type of candle that contains natural essential oils that are extracted from plants, flowers, herbs or spices. These oils have different effects on the mind and body, such as calming, uplifting, energising or balancing. When you light an aromatherapy candle, the oils are released into the air and create a pleasant aroma that can influence your mood and wellbeing so not only do they smell good, but they'll do you good, too!

Why making candles is good for you

Making candles is not only fun, giving you a creative outlet while making some great-smelling treats for your nearest and dearest, but the art of making candles is also good for your health and happiness. Here are some of the reasons why you should give it a try:

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  • It stimulates your creativity and imagination. At a candle making workshop, you can choose from a variety of different colours, shapes, sizes and scents to create your own personalised candles that reflect your personality and style. From neutral and classic to eye-catching and unique, it’s a great way to express yourself in your home.

  • It reduces stress and anxiety. The process of melting wax, mixing oils and pouring candles is relaxing and meditative. It helps you focus on the present moment and forget about your worries and problems.

  • It boosts your self-esteem and confidence. Nothing beats the feeling of pride and accomplishment when you see the results of your hard work. You can also share your candles with your friends and family to spread the love and good vibes to everyone you know.

  • It saves you money and helps the environment. Making candles at home is cheaper than buying them from the shops. You can also use natural and eco-friendly materials like soy wax for making candles, making sure they’re better for your health and the planet.

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How to join a candle making experience

If you are interested in learning how to make aromatherapy candles, you’re in luck — you’re in the best place to find a candle making workshop near you. There are many candle making experiences available all across the UK, where you’ll be guided through every step of the process by experienced and friendly instructors.

You don’t need any prior knowledge or equipment, as everything will be provided for you — maybe even some tasty treats to keep you going!

A candle making workshop is also a great opportunity to meet new people who share your passion for crafts and aromatherapy. You can have fun, chat and exchange tips with other like-minded participants. You might even make some new friends along the way!

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What to expect from a candle making course

Now that you’ve chosen your candle making experience, you might be wondering how everything’s going to go down. A typical candle making course lasts for about two hours and touches on the following:

  • The history and benefits of aromatherapy

  • The different types of wax, wicks, containers and moulds

  • All the properties and uses of various essential oils

  • Techniques and safety tips for melting, blending and pouring wax

  • The methods for adding colour, fragrance and decoration to your candles

  • The best ways to store and care for your candles once they’re finished.

By the end of your workshop, you’ll have made several gorgeous candles that you can take home and enjoy. You might also get a booklet with recipes and instructions for making more candles at home — and you’re definitely going to want to make more!

Get crafty with friends and family

Making candles isn't just a solo activity—it's a fantastic way to get creative and have fun with loved ones. Book a group class for a memorable hen party, birthday celebration, or simply a bonding experience with friends. Imagine the laughter and chatter as you mix scents, experiment with colours, and watch your personalised candles come to life. Not only will you create beautiful keepsakes, but you'll also forge lasting memories and strengthen your connections. So gather your favorite people, pick a date, and get ready to light up some smiles (and candles, of course!)

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Ready to book your aromatherapy candle making class?

If you are looking for a fun, relaxing and rewarding activity that will spark joy in your life, look no further than an aromatherapy candle making class. Whether you want to treat yourself or surprise someone special, you’ll find a wide range of options to suit your preferences and budget.

Feel free to browse through our selection of courses across the UK. You can also buy a gift voucher for someone who loves crafts, cares for the environment or just could do with a bit of a pick-me-up. Don’t miss this chance to unleash your creativity and enjoy the power of scent!

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