Creating Soy Candles with Essential Oils
Soy candles are a wonderful addition to a bath and body line - or join us to learn how to make them for your own personal use. They add warmth, fragrance and charm to your home with these candles. Attendees will make container candles with a vegetable wax that is all-natural and easy to use. As in all of our workshops, we will be working with essential oils, not synthetic fragrance oils. We'll discuss: - Natural waxes and where to buy them - How to choose wick sizes - Container options - How much essential oil to use - Colorants - How to test for safety, proper burn and "throw" - How to label your candles - Requirements for selling candles - Troubleshooting - Selling points for customers - The best suppliers from which to purchase - The benefits of selling massage candles You'll take home: - 1 soy candle - 1 soy massage candle This is a hands-on class. If you have an existing bath and body business, you'll love how these products boast great markups. You can cross-sell these with the rest of your line to your customers. This class is open to beginner through advanced. Students will receive a class handout that includes instructions, recipes and a valuable list of my favorite places to buy supplies and equipment.
Marla Bosworth is the CEO and President of Back Porch Soap Company. She is a soap and cosmetic formulator who teaches organic and natural skincare workshops throughout the U.S. Marla has been making soap, blending essential oils and natural perfumes as well as formulating cosmetics for 20 years. Marla has more than 30 years of expertise in Retail Sales, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Market Research, Product Development and Marketing She teaches business and cosmetic formulation classes near her home in Boulder, CO, New York City as well as through online seminars and webinars. She has been a guest lecturer at Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA) and the New York Botanical Garden. She also teaches entrepreneurial and beauty startup workshops as well as seminars on how to create natural skincare products at various venues and events. She is a published author, having written several self-published books as well as articles for The Saponifier Magazine. In addition, she has been a guest speaker at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Conference in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. You can find her workshops throughout the United States. www.backporchsoap.com Facebook.com/backporchsoap Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @MarLaBosworth
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