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Eco-Friendly Candle Making 101

~with Melanie Monteverde~

"Melanie is fun, calm, & informative. I really enjoyed this introductory class."
- Kathryn Esquirel 
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Soywax & Beeswax Candle Making Class in Point Richmond at The Nova Studio (SF Bay Area, Northern CA) eco-friendly candle making workshops at the nova studio in point richmond, ca (SF Bay Area)Container Candles

Upcoming Classes
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November 8, 2014
2 - 6 pm (4 hours)
$75 (plus $22 materials fee)
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December 20, 2014
9 am - 1 pm (4 hours)
$75 (plus $22 materials fee)
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Learn everything you need to know about
making your own natural aromatherapy candles!

Everyone loves the glow of candlelight. Learn to make your own candles, just like those you find in stores, but better because you will be using natural waxes (no petroleum-based paraffin) and pure essential oils. Soy wax is a newer product and is a wonderful alternative to paraffin. You'll work with the two main types: hard soy wax (used for votive, pillar or freestanding candles) and soft soy wax (used for container candles). Beeswax is another natural wax with a lovely honey aroma, and we'll use beeswax sheets to make rolled taper candles. Both soy candles & beeswax candles burn longer & cleaner than common paraffin candles.

Using these 2 natural waxes, we'll experiment as we make 3 popular types of candles:

• Soy Wax Votives
•Soy Wax Container Candles
• Rolled Beeswax Candles

The class will cover everything you need to know about making candles: basic safety considerations, necessary equipment and materials, different types of wick, how to color your candles, how to scent and mold them, as well as ideas for how to package them.

We'll discuss scenting candles with natural, pure essential oils for their aromatherapy benefit and to keep our candles natural. Each student will custom scent and color (optional) their own candles. Whether you are making candles for yourself, for gifts, or to sell, this is the class you've been looking for! It's hands-on and packed with information.

You'll take home thorough handouts, enough information to make natural wax candles on your own as well as a pair of beeswax rolled taper candles, a 6 oz. aromatherapy soy container candle, and 2 aromatherapy scented soy wax votives. Just to be on the safe side, please don't wear your favorite outfit (in case wax gets on them).

Melanie Monteverde has been coming to The Nova Studio since 2006 and has taken (and been a teacher's assistant) for nearly every class taught by Lori! She is an avid crafter who enjoys knitting, beading, pouring natural candles, and making bath and body products. Her kitchen gets more use from making bath and body products than it does from cooking! She has taught students of all ages, ranging from preschoolers to adults in a corporate setting. Visit our Teacher Page to see all the classes that Melanie teaches.

Refer to the table above for price, date, time and registration options. Contact us at 510-234-5700 with any questions. Please read the Class Policies & Info Page before signing up.

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