Moonshot Studio, candle making teacher

Moonshot Studio

Moonshot Studio

location_on SF, San Francisco

local_activity classes: Candle Making

5.0 (77)

Welcome to Moonshot Studio
Moonshot Studio is a haven for your sense of smell and an inspirational spot to create your own signature fragrance blends in a fun process of “scentsory” discovery. Whether you make one candle or a range of custom-scented home and body products, the activity of choosing from among 80+ fragrances, blending your favorites into a personal fragrance medley and mixing the scentsational blend into a product of your choice is simple, entertaining and results in affordably luxurious items to treasure in your home and on your body.

Blending fragrances is an innovative experience enjoyed by people of a wide variety of ages, abilities and interests. Whether you come in with your child, your spouse, your date, your parent, your bestie, your friend group or as a solo fragrance adventurer, the selection and blending experience creates lasting memories.




Matthew Raymond Jul 2024

I can’t say enough good things about Teresa and my experience at Moonshot Studio! I went for a novel experience and left with a good foundational knowledge base of candle making and a desire to continue. Beyond learning the how’s, a lot of education on why things work in candle making was very interesting. Many options in jars and fragrances make every visit unique. The price is very worthwhile for the experience and a custom candle to take home. I’ll be going back to make more!

Kelly Jensen Jun 2024

We booked a private candle making class at Moonshot Studio for a fun, team event! It was a hit! Everyone had a blast. Would highly recommend!

Nailah Smith May 2024

I really loved this class! It was very informational. The candle scents are the BEST i have smelled. They are spot on and rich. Better to go earlier in the day to avoid it being crowded and to be able to pick up your candle same day! I will definitely visit again soon!

Christina Morris Apr 2024

We had a wonderful private class with Teresa and some of her staff. They graciously allowed us to schedule on a day the shop is closed and my colleagues had a delightful time making their candles with guidance from the Moonshot Studio staff, with clear and concise instructions. Several people have already pledged to come back soon to make more scented items!

Alla Bulatov Mar 2024

This class is Incredibly interesting. Had the best experience ever. learned so much about candle making and mixing different scents was incredibly exciting. Highly recommend. WOULD DEFINITELY BE BACK

Lucas Stetter Feb 2024

Great experience! It was a super fun and informative experience where you really felt like the host was there to help make the best candle possible

Dominic Whyte Feb 2024

Wonderful experience! We enjoyed testing all the scents and the great explanations from the instructor. 10/10 would recommend

Surbhi Mahendru Feb 2024

Perfect indoor activity on a rainy day. The instructor did a great job providing education and clear next steps. The only thing I’d add is a few suggestions on how to think about flavor pairing. Overall had a blast and so excited to burn my new candle. Bringing a friend here on the future for sure!

Sophie Asher Feb 2024

Wonderful and fun explanation of candle making. It was amazing being able to design my very own scent for a candle!

Caitlin Suh Feb 2024

Class was wonderful! Lots of scent options for the candle and was super simple and fun to make. Will definitely be back!

Donovan Llanes Feb 2024

Teresa was kind, clear, and helpful. Would recommend sharing a quick candle lesson with her at Moonshot!

Christine Kwon Feb 2024

Amazing teacher and very fun class. She was very thorough and made the class fun. Loved it!

Mabel Chan Jan 2024

Very informative (in a great way). We tried a bunch of different scents to create unique, personalized candles. It was the perfect weekend activity. Would definitely recommend and do again!

Rocio Preciado Jan 2024

The class was amazing! It was a lot of fun and the instructor was super friendly and approachable. It was a very personalized experience and will definitely come back again.

Candle Making class review by Rocio Preciado - San Francisco

Celia Barbaccia Jan 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Knowledgeable, interesting and so very fun! Loved all the options and staff was wonderful! Came away with a delightful candle!

Sophia Iqbal Jan 2024

Great experience! The shop is super nice and I appreciated the explanations. I've been burning candles every day and loved making my own scented candle. The shop has super cute candie containers as well. I'll be back once I've burned through the candle I made today.

Su Latt Phone Jan 2024

The teacher was very patient and informative and very nice! She made me feel very welcome.

Penelope Williams Jan 2024

This class was small format, with just four of us, and a lovely way to spend 1 - 2 hours. The instructor was kind and thorough, and walked us through the specifics of types of candles, wax, wicks, and scents before we tested all their scents and mixed our own bespoke candle. They have TONS of scents and the instructor was knowledgeable about all of them, helping me narrow down based on the 'vibe' I was going for.

Maria Ocon Jan 2024

This was such a fun and unique experience. The teacher Theresa was amazing and gave a good explanation on candle making. The whole process was fun from smelling all the scents to mixing together your oils to get your desired scent. Definitely going back to make a body spray version of my candle because it smells amazing. Also taking my mom and sister next time too. Thank you Theresa

Heidi Moore Dec 2023

Great experience and fun time had by all. Additionally, Teresa [owner] was kind mannered and professional. I highly recommend. I'll be back again.

Candle Making class review by Heidi Moore - San Francisco

Shruti Goel Dec 2023

Great welcoming experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the detailed intro to mixing scents together to create unique ones.

Nutsuda Yan Dec 2023

The teacher was nice and passionate about candles. The price is also reasonable for the booking class.

Mark Stefanski Dec 2023

I got this as a gift and so didn't attend. But I heard it was great.

Alexander Tran Nov 2023

The class was very enjoyable! The right mix of hands on educational information and flexibility to explore and be creative. My girlfriend and I walked away satisfied with the products we made and would definitely recommend to any sized group as a fun activity. Plan to return in 1.5-2 hours to pick up your candles afterwards, but the surrounding neighborhood has a lot of great restaurants, shops, and little joints to check out as well.

Anonymized ClassBento student Oct 2023

Great friendly and knowledgeable hosts and many dozens of scents to choose from to create your perfect scent! This was a perfect date activity.

Neal Manjeshwar Oct 2023

Lovely host and event. Had a great time with Teresa and will definitely be back for other events.

Riva Barak Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was amazing and Teresa and her staff were so helpful! They provided great service and everyone had a great time :D Her communication is also so good!

Joanna Beaudreau Oct 2023

This was such an amazing experience! The owner gave us a little introduction the candle materials, which helped us better understand how/why certain candles are made the way they are. Afterwards she gave some pointers on how to explore their 80+ scents available. When we wanted advice on what else to add and how much to add, she was very helpful! We absolutely loved our experience - so much we all decided to make 2 candles vs the one that came with the workshop.

Candle Making class review by Joanna Beaudreau - San Francisco

Daniel Amornvuttkul Oct 2023

The experience was very delightful The teacher was welcoming, patient and eloquent. The location was classy and cute. The course was fun and in the end I had a scented candel that smelled exactly like I wanted it to smell.

Elaine Watt Sep 2023

We booked a semi-private candle-making class for a team building experience for 22 people and it was wonderful! Discussing the 87 (!) scents provided a very different way to get to know people since scents are so evocative of memories. It was a lot of fun and a good way to bond! Thank you, Teresa!

Kartik Gupta Sep 2023

Great experience! Was very fun and took home some beautiful candles! Would do this class again!

Wonju Lee Aug 2023

The class was very informative and fun. After smelling 80+ displayed scents, I could make a 7.5oz size soy wax candle with my own fragrance picks. Teresa, who is the owner of the studio and led the class, is very kind from a to z. Highly recommended!

Candle Making class review by Wonju Lee - San Francisco

Vicki Khorlin Aug 2023

This class was so much fun! The teacher was super helpful in explaining the process and made it very accessible, which is awesome because I've never made candles or really played with scent mixing. It was also a very relaxed atmosphere, and I never felt rushed to complete any of the steps. There was plenty of time to examine all the different scents , and how they might mix together. My husband and I made really unique candles that we'd never be able to find in a shop!
As for the venue, it was clean and very professional looking. There's a little public parking lot across the street, but no dedicated spots for this business. Arriving early to make sure you have time to find a spot is definitely recommended, but there lots of neat little shops in the neighborhood, so there's definitely ways to fill the time if you find a spot quickly.

Custom Candle Making Class review by Vicki Khorlin - San Francisco

Teacher's response

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, Vicki. It was a pleasure working with you yesterday and I hope you and your husband enjoy your uniquely scented candles! I notice that one of your labels has a smudge, which can happen if fragrance oil accidentally connects with the ink. If you'd like to message me privately with your address, I'll be happy to send you a replacement label so that your candles look as great as they smell.

Danny Geitheim Aug 2023

nice activity to do. it was perfect for just two people (what we did) and also would have been great with a large group or even solo.

Daniela Avila-Baca Jul 2023

Thank you for the wonderful experience. Feel like i also learned so much. Perfect activity whether you're alone or with company!

Corinne Pignatelli May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Theresa (owner/instructor) was amazing and very informative. We blended our own scent which we selected from a choice of 81 scents, to creat a fabulous candle. Will definitely go back for one of the other classes.

Fernanda Garcia May 2023

We loved the experience there. The place was super cute and Teresa, the owner, was very sweet. It was a great

Gretchen Bringas May 2023

Teresa was an amazing host and teacher. Gave her a call about being late and she was very accommodating and grateful. Once we got to the class she caught us up and explained candle making and the different parts quite well. When it came to mixing the scents she was helpful with her own sense of smell and experience to lead us to pleasant aromas.

Amy Morgan Apr 2023

Fun Sunday afternoon activity! Beautiful space and a kind and helpful instructor. Highly recommend. Would be a great mother's day gift.

Nyla Flores Apr 2023

Lots of fun! Made an epic candle! Three scent mixing is a special experience. Recommend!

Arie Pramono Apr 2023

Our instructor was very supportive, and very clear with the directions. They allowed us ample guidance and time for us to figure out the perfect scents for our candles.

This process was very simple, and yet very fun due to the fun of smelling and combining different scents together.

The entire team at Moonshot was very kind and hospitable. I would love to do it again and create a different candle!

Twinkle Khanna Apr 2023

The instructor was absolutely amazing and so knowledgeable. The venue was very clean, nice, and had a cozy feel to it, not to miss it smelled amazing in there.
The materials needed for this class were provided, all of them were top quality. The experience was definitely good value for money. I learnt so much about the candle making process, definitely planning to go there again.

Judy Denegri Apr 2023

Teresa was great! Had a nice variety of scents! I enjoyed the scent blending process. I would definitely try another class there.

Custom Candle Making Class review by Judy Denegri - San Francisco

Marina Clotas Apr 2023

Me and my sister really enjoyed it. We had a great teacher and the workshop provided plenty of scents to work. Very nice experience and happy with the results

Reisel Berger Apr 2023

Really fun class. The teacher was very knowledgeable and was clearly passionate about what she does! All the needed materials are provided and you can go at a pace that works for you. Definitely recommend!

Frank Zheng Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had such a great time! Teresa was very knowledgeable and there were so many different oils to mix and match. 10/10 experience

Teresa Roberts Mar 2023

In a gorgeous spot, my friend and I had the greatest time—AND we made amazing smelling candles of our own making. It couldn't have been better. Teresa was knowledgeable and taught us so much about scent and candles. Kudos!

Sheri Stith Feb 2023

We had soooo much fun Birthday for my daughter. Thank you so much Teresa I will referred
my friends.

Sebastian Daly Feb 2023

Had a lot of fun at this candle making class. Would highly recommend as a great date night activity

Candle Making class review by Sebastian Daly - San Francisco

Karan Pahawa Feb 2023

This was a fantastic class we did on valentine's day and it was such a fun and interesting experience!

Akhil Ramanadham Feb 2023

This was an awesome experience - a great idea for a date night or an activity to do with kids / family.

The make your own candle process starts with you smelling a bunch of different candle scents to determine which ones you like. You'll then starting combining scents to figure out which combinations work best for you. Lastly, you'll create your final scent concoction that is mixed with hot wax to create your own candle. Super fun!

Stephon Allen Feb 2023

The overall class was amazing. The shop owner was super helpful and accommodated anyone who was running behind. The studio was super quant and adorable. Will definitely be coming back.

Tatyana Vega Feb 2023

We had the best time making candles and learning of all the steps and the Ingredients needed to make a scented candle. So happy to have spent Valentine’s Day creating a special scent!

Candle Making class review by Tatyana Vega - San Francisco

Kansinee Adsanatham Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A fun experience mixing and creating your own scent. There are so many aroma to choose and play with.

Sindhu Giri Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A wonderful introductory class! Great for individuals or a team. It was insightful to learn about the candle making process and delve into scent mixing. The instructors at Moonshot Studio are kind and helpful. The studio is also located in lively Noe Valley.

Jamie Rey Jan 2023

Fun quick event. Theresa really took the time to speak about each part of the process of candle making. The flexibility of when to pick up was great. Also the scents were awesome

Taylor Butler Jan 2023

Beautiful venue and lovely instructors! We had a great time! Definitely will do again to make our seasonal candles!

Myra Benito Jan 2023

Theresa is great just hoping she can teach more information about how to make it at home using our own materials. But, I really enjoyed the class, was Fun

Nick Redmond Jan 2023

Teresa was an amazing teacher! The scent options at the shop were expansive and you can really make any combination you want. Easy street parking within walking distance of the shop. Clean, easy, and great value. Highly recommend for candle addicts!

David Go Jan 2023

Really fun class with lots of scents to try. Theresa was very friendly and gave lots of guidance.

Isabelle Sesto Jan 2023

Great class, very nice teachers and a great way to spend my mom’s birthday.

Katy Hoeksema Dec 2022

The class was really fun. The staff was passionate, knowledgeable, and personable. I would %100 recommend this class!

Song Vo Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Fun class—the instructor was super nice and we had a lot of smells to choose from! Highly recommend.

Sandra Sary Dec 2022

Very welcoming, informative, and fun. Beautiful setting and high quality materials to work with. Will definitely come back!

Marian Dec 2022

Theresa walked us through the entire process, but also let us figure out what scents we liked together. People were super sweet and helpful. She knew when to come by to walk us through the next steps, but wasn't rushing us through, even though there was also a big group there and they were short staffed. Space was small but well designed; it didn't feel like we were on top of one another.

Elizabeth Nguyen Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Our class was wonderful and the main reason why was because of our amazing teacher Teresa! We had so much fun and this made for the perfect team bonding activity with coworkers. We really enjoyed the aesthetics of the studio as well as the time, knowledge, and patience given to us by Teresa and her husband that day. We did not feel rushed and were given clear instructions and guidance! We would absolutely recommend this class to anyone interested!

Gabriella Zagone Dec 2022

This was my first time using Bento and candle making in general. Needless to say it was AMAZING. From the atmosphere to the teacher to the setup, everything was great! I will definitely be back and will be recommending this to everyone I know!

Candle Making class review by Gabriella Zagone - San Francisco

Briana Menendez Dec 2022

This was a very fun class, I highly recommend it! I learned the fundamentals of candle making, got to choose from 80+ scents to create my own fragrance blend, and went home with a beautiful candle. The instructor was great too, she helped me get my fragrance just right!

Sherian Lutton Nov 2022

So much fun! Georgia was super sweet and energetic when leading our class. I liked that it was only 4 of us and we were able to take our time smelling all the oil options. Definitely worth spending the extra money to take the class and walk away with a custom candle. Would definitely come back to make another!

Custom Candle Making Class review by Sherian Lutton - San Francisco

David Deng Oct 2022

We went in to Moonshot studio and mentioned that I had a reservation but one of the workers thought we were doing a regular session. After that, everything was really weird and confusing. We were able to make candles, however, one of the workers we had did not care at all and had a bad attitude. One of the ladies (she was teaching for reserved spot) was really helpful and informative and we wish we were in her session. The entire process was not very informative and it felt like we were just told what to do. The pros are that the scent and candle both turned out great and the session was interaction. They definitely could have gave the option to add more things to the candle and/or possibly gave the option to pour the hot wax. If you wanted your own custom candle it was much cheaper of $32 to just do a walk-in (they essentially treated us as a walk-in) than do classbento (the lady mentioned classbento was more informative). Overall, an okay time, there is definitely potential but the workers need to be more lively and the candles are decent.

Teacher's response

Thank you for this feedback. I sincerely apologize for this unfortunate and unique situation in which you did not participate in the fuller ClassBento experience that you expected and in which we have always received terrific feedback. You are correct that my staff did not understand that you were attending a ClassBento reservation vs. our regular retail reservation, and therefore did not bring you into the class in which I was leading. To avoid this situation happening again, we will more carefully ask customers about the type of reservation they have before seating them. I'm so pleased that your custom scent-blend and candle turned out great, but I would also like to invite you and a guest back to experience the complete ClassBento class at another time, at my expense. --Teresa (Owner)

Iain Singleton Oct 2022

Excellent experience! We had a fantastic time, the team were extremely helpful and friendly and we had a lot of fun putting together our scents. So many options to choose from and a really nice studio to do it in. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Mijin Yi Sep 2022

This was a team building activity for us and was the perfect event with the right amount of activity plus social time. The host was welcoming and really made sure everyone had a good time. Everyone also really enjoyed making their own scented candles.

Christopher Vu Sep 2022

I went with my girlfriend to try candle-making as I thought it’d be a fun activity to do. We also really love candles so it was a no-brainer. When we got there, we were greeted by Teresa who was our instructor. She allowed us in early and was very pleasant to talk to. She told us a lot of interesting facts about how candles are made, about the ingredients that go into the candle, and taught us how to combine scents to make our own candles. It really was an amazing experience. There were over 80 scents to choose from and she allowed us to experiment freely with what we liked. Whether you like strong earthy smells or soft, delicate floral scents, there really is something for everyone. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who loves candles and good-smelling aromas!

Angelique Mayer Sep 2022

Loved the experience! Great working with out teacher, Teresa! She was knowledgeable on everything and took her time. I learned a lot about candles and would definitely do it again. Ps I texted her to let her know I was running 10 mins late and she was totally cool about it.

Custom Candle Making Class review by Angelique Mayer - San Francisco

Marisa Pereira Jul 2022

Super fun and interactive! The studio was cute and clean. Staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. I love the scent blend I created- SO many options to choose from. There is a small parking lot across the street and plenty of street parking. 10/10 recommend.

Kim Tran Jul 2022

This was my first ClassBento and it was a great time for me and my youth (15 yr old). Moonshot Studio is located in downtown Noe Valley so parking may be a little tricky but we just parked a little further away and walked in. Our instructor (and owner) was Teresa and she was so sweet, enthusiastic, and informative. It look about 1.5 hours for us to complete our candle-making activity, which is a bit longer than the class was supposed to take but Teresa didn't rush us at all. Once completed, Teresa asked us to either return in 90 mins to pick up the finished candles or come back another day (we chose the former). It was a fun activity and I would recommend this class for anyone looking to make their own candles or a personalized gift for someone special!

Tejal Patel May 2022

We loved the class, teacher was very informative. We had a fun time. Would definitely do it again!

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