business candle making workshop – one to one


This is a private one to one bespoke container candle making workshop specifically tailored for those thinking of starting a candle making business with award winning candle maker Kerrylyn Bell. The comprehensive 3 hour workshop teaches you the steps involved in making and selling soy container candles and will give you the confidence and knowledge to create your own candle business from home with minimal start up costs.

The workshop is held midweek at a mutually convenient date from 9.30am to approx. 12.30pm.

To book, simply add workshop to cart and Kerry will be in touch within 24 hours to arrange a date. 

Please note: You are more than welcome to book a free discovery call to answer any questions that you may have before booking on the workshop. Simply drop me an email at to arrange a free phone call.

Who is this workshop for?
Those of you that may be thinking of starting your own candle making business and you are unsure as to where to start. Those of you that may have already created a brand but struggling with candle making products.

Experience Required
No prior knowledge required, everything will be explained in detail.

Support after the workshop
You will get email support for 1 month after the workshop (replies will be between 10am and 3pm) with your questions.

Where is the workshop held? The workshop is held 30 minutes south of Edinburgh, postcode EH23 4SQ. We are a 20 minute taxi journey from the airport which costs approximately £40. There is free drop off back to the airport after the workshop. Trains run regularly from Edinburgh Waverly station where we provide free pick up and drop off. If you are driving there is plenty of on street parking.

On this comprehensive workshop you will learn
– We will discuss your target market so we can determine what style and price point of packaging will be most appropriate for your business.
– How to make a soy scented container candle.
– The different candle waxes in the market place today, and their main differences.
– We will discuss all about candle wicks and their importance in candle making.
– Different fragrance options (essential oils v fragrance oils and nature identical oils) you will be able to choose your own scent from our fragrance library.
– Step by step process of making a container candle using natural soy wax and how to measure the correct quantities.
– You will assemble and hand pour 2 container candles, one made with fragrance oil and one with essential oils.
– We will recommend and discuss suitable wholesalers for your business raw ingredients and you will take away a full list of suppliers and wholesalers.
– We will discuss packaging options for our candles.
– You will learn how to cost your candle for wholesale and retail.
– How to test wicks for candle making.
– How to burn a candle correctly.
– How to fix surface problems.
– Health and safety and legislation on labeling (CLP). We will cover the regulations that you need to adhere to and tell you how to get the correct information for your labels that are within clp framework. We will discuss how to stay legal in this business and what you need to adhere to be able to sell your product to the public.
– We will cover the equipment needed for candle making.
– The importance of testing candles.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to make a soy wax container candle and have the confidence and knowledge to be able to take the next steps to starting your own candle business. There will also be time to ask any questions that you may have.

What’s included in the price:
– 2 scented container candles that you have hand poured yourself.
– the workshop hand out which covers the content of the course and gives further reading
– a full list of suppliers and wholesalers
– a copy of a candle testing sheet, I will email you the original after the course for you to adapt and use
– email support after the workshop.

“My partner and I attended Kerry’s candle business workshop today (24th March 22) and were so impressed by the depth of the course. We are complete beginners looking to start a small business and Kerry’s knowledge and advice was absolutely invaluable. She walked us through the whole process and covered absolutely everything we would need to know to get started, as well as pitfalls to avoid. We left the workshop feeling so excited and motivated to get started, and our confidence was greatly boosted. The workshop was very well structured and organised, and we were made to feel so welcome in Kerry’s beautiful home. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience!” more reviews at