On Sunday I hosted a Botanical Candle Making Workshop at the lovely Secret Herb Garden just off the bypass in Midlothian, Edinburgh. If you haven’t been there before it’s a great destination venue with a lovely little cafe and gardens to sit, relax and eat in! This Sunday was Mother’s Day and a good few of the ladies had been bought tickets by husbands and children to come along and have some ‘me time’ and learn a new skill. After the mist had burned off, the sun shone through the windows of the School House where the class was held to create a magical atmosphere.
What a lovely group it was! Only one attendee had made candles before so it was lovely to share my skill and knowledge on natural candle making with to a lovely bunch who were keen to learn a new craft!
So what happens in a LT Candle Making Workshop?
All attendees learn:
The description of commonly used waxes and their pros and cons.
An Introduction to Soy Wax, it’s benefits and a discussion on the different types of wax within the industry.
An overview of the different types of wicks.
Discussion about the different scent options of fragrance oils, essential oils and dried flower petals.
Step by step guide to the process of producing a container candle including measuring correct quanities of wax and scents required.
Choose, mix and measure own scent combinations.
Create and hand pour two container candles.
Discussion on how to fix ‘problems’ when making candles.
The Secret Herb Garden
Not only did we all have a lovely morning learning and making candles the Secret Herb Garden treated us all to homemade scones and delicious coffee and teas! The choice was Walnut and Cinnamon, Lemon and Poppy or Cheese – worth coming along just for that really 🙂
More LT Candle Making Workshops
Would you like to learn how to make candles?
Come and join me!
For information and dates on forthcoming candle making workshops please check out the Event’s tab on the LT homepage or simply click on the link here.
Happy Mother’s Day to all those super Mum’s, doting Aunties and Grannies out there!
Love Laura xx