Soy Candle Making Workshop

Learn how to make scented soy candles in three different style containers

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 12 to 16 label £45

If you've ever wanted to make your own candles, this workshop will give you the basic skills to create three scented candles in different styled containers.

Held in the lovely market town of Thornbury, just 12 miles north of Bristol, during this two and a half-hour candle making class you will make a unique candle made from 100 percent natural soy wax. Be as creative as you like! Your teacher will show you step by step the process of making a container candle using a microwave.

All equipment and materials will be provided, as well as complimentary refreshments like tea, coffee and biscuits. You will also have access to a fragrance library, giving you a wide selection of fragrance oils to choose your own favourite scent from.

You will learn:

  • An overview of the different types of wax in candle making
  • About the different fragrance options (essential oils v fragrance oils)
  • How to assemble and hand pour your own container candle
  • About wick types and how to burn a candle correctly
  • How to measure the correct amount of wax, fragrance and dye to use in candles
  • The equipment needed for candle making

You will leave the workshop with an array of personalised handcrafted candles to proudly display in your home or give away as unique gifts! Not only this but you'll gain the confidence and skills to create many more homemade candle masterpieces for your home.

If you don't know what to do in Bristol this weekend, get crafty with this DIY soy candle making workshop!

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Three scented container candles, that you have hand poured yourself
  • Workshop notes
  • The option to purchase a soy candle making kit so you can continue with your new hobby at home
What to bring
Nothing! Just yourself. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments if you have alternative requirements.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hen do.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


The Chantry, 52 Castle Street Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1HB

Soy Candle Making Workshop location
Your teacher
Mount Cottage Crafts
Mount Cottage Crafts

5.0 (24)

Hello my name is Lindsey Benson founder of Mount Cottage Crafts, I organise and run craft workshops in the lovely market town of Thornbury, South Gloucestershire near Bristol.

The workshops are held in 'The Chantry', in the centre of Thornbury, a great practical setting to discover and develop your crafting skills.

Launched in 2018 we plan to offer a wide range of affordable craft workshops.

I hold a long-held passion for crafting, with a background in art & design and architecture.

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Caroline Coleman Oct 2023

We booked this candle making workshop with Lindsay for my sisters hen party and we couldn’t have been happier.

Lindsay herself is friendly and was very patient with a room of amateurs , explaining all steps clearly and teaching us a lot about the considerations when making and purchasing candles generally.
The workshop itself was super fun and we were all delighted with the 3, yes 3, candles we made and took away
Lindsay provided tea, coffee and a yummy selection of chocolate/ biscuits.

Finally, the venue itself was spacious and had good facilities including parking and baby changing facilities.

Overall, we would highly recommend this workshop.

Thanks a lot Lindsay.

Sarah Richards Oct 2023

The teacher was great and explained everything , the venue was a lovely place and easy to get too off the motorway
Great fun choosing fragrance and colour of candles , plenty of hot drinks and biscuits if needed parking outside
Had a lovely time .

Candle Making class review by Sarah Richards - Bristol

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023

Excellent class, well-prepared and well-paced. Tutor was knowledge, organised and patient. Great value.

Clare Andrews May 2023

Had the best time. Learnt so much. Very informative. Very patient. Good quality materials and instructions. Highly recommend

Soy Candle Making Workshop review by Clare Andrews - Bristol

Julie Palmer May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic candle making class! The teacher Lindsey was lovely and the attention to detail with all the equipment, decorations etc was brilliant. Highly recommend this class

Candle Making class review by Julie Palmer - Bristol

Tim Jay May 2023

Thoroughly enjoyable, relaxed and fun and easy to follow. From making the 3 candles on the course we now have all the information required to make our own candles at home.

Annabel Plaister May 2023

Great teacher, fab value, lovely venue and came away with 3 lovely candles perfect afternoon!

Rachael Morris Feb 2023

Really enjoyed the afternoon- Lindsey’s instructions were clear and patient and we had fun, too. The equipment was all laid out well and we all made really lovely items in 2.5 hours. Great venue- easy parking.

Anna Ferla Feb 2023

Great time with Lindsay, learning candle making. We ended up making 3 candles. My favorite one - upcycling project, when we transformed old cups into candle. Lots of lovely smells, friendly environment, straight forward instructions. Highly recommend

Soy Candle Making Workshop review by Anna Ferla - Bristol

Harriet Lord Feb 2023

Loved the workshop, it was a lovely fun weekend activity and interesting - the teacher was informative about the products we were using, and it was all really clear and well taught! Great value for money too and we made some lovely products with a good range of personalisation, I didn’t realise we’d be decorating a candle and there were some lovely materials provided. Loved the recycled containers too!

Sarah Plunkett Feb 2023

Such an enjoyable morning , came away with some new skills - great teacher of the craft . Really loved it - thanks

Candle Making class review by Sarah Plunkett - Bristol

Sadie Matthews Feb 2023

The teacher Lindsey was great, very knowlegable and made everyone feel welcome. The venue was good, lots of refreshments and car parking. Really enjoyed my morning and came away with three lovely candles. Would definately recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to make container candles.

Candle Making class review by Sadie Matthews - Bristol

Paula Young Nov 2022

What a lovely relaxed afternoon learning how to make soy candles from Lindsey who was so willing to share her wide knowledge & answer our questions. Her instructions & explanations were clearly presented & easy to follow. All the equipment was provided & what an amazing choice of fragrance oils, natural materials & wax dyes we had available. I am so pleased with my 3 candles & will definitely be making more. The venue was ideal. Thank you very much.

Lisa James Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Really easy to find, parking on site Drinks & biscuits provided.
Teacher was very helpful and great at explain and answering all questions I did have. Plenty of choice of fragrance. Made 3 candles using 3 different containers
Would really recommend if anyone is wanting to learn how to make candles

Soy Candle Making Workshop review by Lisa James - Bristol

Felicity Ashfield Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was very clear with her instructions & gave us the opportunity to be creative with our candles.
She certainly gave us the bug to try & make some more candles at home

Jan Randall Sep 2022

Excellent workshop! Lyndsey explained everything clearly, working at a pace that didn’t make us feel rushed. Refreshments and all equipment provided, great value for money and I came away with the confidence to carry on making. I would definitely recommend, a great morning - Thankyou

Laura Buckland May 2022

We learned how to make candles using soy and fragrance oils. The instructions were clear and suited to someone who had never done candlemaking. Lindsey was very well suited to teaching the subject. All the materials were available and everything was well presented. At the end of the course we could take the candles home and encouraged to have a try at pursuing this as a hobby.

Ella Hansen Jan 2022

Lindsey was absolutely lovely and explained the whole candle making process thoroughly even to make myself feel confident enough to carrying on candle making by myself! Had a really lovely afternoon and would high recommend

Clare Georgy Jan 2022

Lovely, friendly course. Lots of great bits and pieces provided to make three lovely candles. Really nicely paced and leant lots

Angela Field Jan 2022

Fantastic teacher, well organised lessons, great value for money, highly recommend. Will be coming back for another class.

Deborah Jenkins Jan 2022

Lindsey was well organised and gave us lots of good tips. Thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend.

Miss Humphreys Nov 2021

Teacher was brilliant. I certainly learnt a lot and would recommend this class to anyone wishing to learn

Sarah Fineman Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I really enjoyed the workshop which was set in a lovely location in Thorn bury. The teacher was well organised and gave really clear instructions. I made 3 lovely candles and bought a candle making kit to continue my candle making at home.

Lisa Dix Oct 2021

As it’s the first one i had been on, I’ve nothing to compare it with, but class was a nice size and Lindsey was very knowledgeable and a nice person. Has loads of stuff to choose from to make your own candies to take away. Yes, good value for money and an enjoyable afternoon doing something completely different to the day job

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