Natural Wax Candle Making Class

Learn how to make two natural wax candles with a master chandler in this New York City class.

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 12 (public classes), 8 to 1000

label $78 - $198 ($198 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $198 for 8+ guests, $128 for 20+ guests, $98 for 40+ guests, $78 for 70+ guests)

If you've always wanted to learn how to create your own natural wax candles, this class in NYC will break it down for you in an engaging, immersive experience.

Your guide is Marla Bosworth, who is a long-time teacher and master chandler - that's another way of saying candle maker! She will take you through each step as you learn how to make customized candles using natural waxes with your preferred scents and colors.

What you'll learn

  • How to choose waxes
  • How to create safe candles
  • Getting cold or hot throws
  • How to choose wicks

You will learn how to make one soy candle and one coconut wax candle in glass jars that perfectly encapsulate the relaxing vibes that make a handmade candle special.

Marla will also walk you through the information you need to sell your candles, like labeling, testing, and resources for packaging. Even if you only want to learn DIY candle making for fun, you will enjoy this comprehensive class that's just as good for beginners as it is for anyone with a bit of experience.

Please note:
  • This teacher's travel surcharge depends on the destination, ranging from $150-$250 and will be added once the initial booking is paid for.

At the end of your time, you will have your personalized candles to burn and enjoy and the knowledge to make more!

Add-on available for this class
  • 1-Hour Zoom Followup Consultation Session with Marla ($100)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
No prior experience required.
What you'll get
Two 11 oz. (one soy and one coconut wax) customized candles in beautiful glass containers.
What to bring
A pen to take notes. Please also wear a mask.
Suitable for

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

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.

Back Porch Soap Co is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Little Shop of Crafts, 711 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

Your teacher can also travel within 3500 miles of Manhattan for private classes

Your teacher
Back Porch Soap Co
Back Porch Soap Co

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Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. She launched one of the first schools of natural skincare in the U.S. Marla offers cosmetic formulation training in organic skin care and natural hair, soapmaking and candle making. In addition to natural cosmetics online training, Marla teaches in New York City. Marla is well-known in the indie beauty community for sharing her knowledge of natural cosmetic and soap formulation along with her extensive background in entrepreneurship. She teaches experiential workshops that engage and empower students with knowledge in natural skincare formulation. A shamanic practitioner and energy soul coach, Marla speaks at corporate and private events, wellness gatherings and conferences around the world.

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Jacqueline Thomas Jun 2022

I did not know what to expect, however, I must say the class and the wonderful interaction with the teacher, Ms. Marla Bosworth and other students was a real treat. On arrival to class, the containers, tools and ingredients were neatly set out on the tables for each student. We had an opportunity to interact with the teacher before the demonstration actually started and while the various activities were being conducted. I learned a lot of the technical issues that I need to apply to my own candle making business. Some of the technical things covered in class urgently need to be addressed by me in an effort to meet regulatory requirements. The space was ideal for the class. I look forward to taking an advance candle making class with Ms. Bosworth again.

Kimberlee Garnes-Walker Mar 2022

Marla's Natural Wax Candle Making Class at Little Shop of Candles was amazing. My husband and I attended this class as part of our "date night" before dinner. Prior to the class, Marla emailed us reading material in preparation for the class. This included steps necessary to make soy and coconut candles, a list of websites to purchase supplies, etc. The venue was a cute arts and crafts shop on Amsterdam. When we arrived there was another class ending at the front. The class was held towards the back of the shop. Marla and her assistant, Kay greeted us with friendly smiles. As the class commenced, Marla and Kay were very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. Marla offered her opinions, tips and tricks. Various scents and colors were made availability and neatly placed on the tables. Each participant made two candles during the evening: one soy and one coconut candle. The class lasted a little over 2.5 hours. However, it was well worth it and very engaging.
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