By Andrej Babicky, Certified Natural Perfumer, Perfumotherapist and Natural Candle Expert
What's not to love about candles? On winter evenings, their light warms the atmosphere, scents the room and makes the imagination travel.
I have been creating candles for several years. At first they were just gifts for friends, but over time I came to create them for various brands. Perhaps that is how I rediscovered natural perfumery!
Creating fragrances for candles is not easy. As a perfume enthusiast and natural perfumer, at first I would combine dozens of different raw materials only to realize that, mixed with wax, they did not work.
You can imagine the disappointment when the scent was almost imperceptible!
I did not give up: trying and experimenting, searching for information on the Internet, exchanging notions on dedicated forums or with manufacturers, I learned how to select different waxes, the importance of the right wick, which essences to use and which not to use.
It was a long adventure...one that never ends! In fact, there is always a new product or a new extract coming onto the market. The customer may ask for a particular wax blend or a specific fragrance, and then you have to start all over again until you achieve the desired result.
Candle making is an art that engages the hands and relaxes the mind.
It is also a way to create personalized gifts or a signature fragrance for your home.
In this workshop you will discover the world of candles, light and fragrance.
You will learn how to choose equipment and prepare your work space, which waxes to use and which not to use, how to select the right wick and raw materials.
Most importantly, you will learn how to create different types of candles.
The course consists of four modules, one per week.
By the end you will have an overview of the world of candle making, raw materials, and the basics of creating your own candle fragrances.