candle making workshops

I love doing a candle making workshop

I love seeing a group of people coming together and making memories. There seem to be so many reasons to have a workshop – Hen’s parties, birthday celebrations, retirements, team building events for workplaces, brownies groups, young carers, fundraisers…

After a busy day of workshops yesterday I realised how much people enjoy doing something different and spending time with each other. Watching a group of people, some who didn’t know each other, as families and friends were about to be joined by marriage. The discussion over fragrances and what should be used, what memories they brought back to them and just the general chat and laughter is heart warming.

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During your candle making workshop you will be guided through the candle making process (talking about different types of wax, wicks and fragrances). You will then sample the range of oils and start blending your own personal scent. You then get to mix and pour your own soy scented candle and a personalised label for your candle. It’s really not as hard as it sounds and there have been some wonderful combinations – grapefruit, lemongrass and wild mint or prosecco, sweet fig and fresh linen. They all smell wonderful!

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At one hen’s party two families had come together to celebrate and it was a bit quiet at the beginning. By the end everyone was chatting over what candles they had made and the different combinations – and both the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom had chosen the same fragrance combination, even though they were sitting at different tables!


Looking through the photos I remember all the amazing places I have been and the people I have met. I have been to Talla na Mara in Harris with the most spectacular views, the Lews Castle, and the Caberfeidh hotel in Stornoway always makes the room look stunning.

The kids workshops are really special – I love the way they come up with a fragrance and who they are going to give their extra candle to. I have been asked along to Brownie groups, birthday parties and held a couple of my own where they got to make a gingerbread house as well. The concentration on each young person’s face while they mix and make. Even the temperature gun was a hit with some of them – keeping an eye on how hot the wax was getting.

I thank you all for asking me along to your special event as I really do enjoy it. I love helping you create your own bespoke candle and watching while you decide which one is perfect for you.


If you are interested in a candle making workshop for your next event just get in touch.

Have you done a Sandwick bay candle making workshop? I would love to hear what you thought of it.


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  1. Chrisann Cunningham May 13, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    This is one workshop I would highly recommend for all age groups. We are still talking about it and definitely going to do it again. We had a fantastic time, loads of laughs.The smells bring back so many memories So there was never a quiet moment with all the stories flooding in.
    Megan is a very professional, very patient and also entertaining host creating the perfect atmosphere for a great night.
    The bonus on the night is taking your candle home and every time I light it it brings a smile to my face.
    Looking forward to the next one. Thanks Megan xx

    • Megan Macdonald May 13, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Thank you for such kind words Chrisann, I thoroughly enjoyed it myself. Love how the smells bring back so many memories and stories for us all

  2. Karen Mackenzie May 13, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I got Megan to do a candle workshop for my daughters birthday party, wow best desision I ever made, they loved it and they were all delighted leaving with there own hand made candles.
    Meagan made the party fun for the girls they had a laugh and really enjoyed it, as a mother I loved it too, no mess, no hassle, a very easy party, would highly recommend her.
    I love all her candles for myself aswell xx

    • Megan Macdonald May 13, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Thank you Karen, a wonderful idea for a birthday party. No more bubblegum candles for you though!

  3. Claire S Graham May 13, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Couldn’t recommend this enough! We had Megan and Emma helping us create a whole range of candles for my friend’s hen night and what a lovely night we had. Playing about with the different fragrances and making something that is totally your own is such a personal thing and knowing we all have this wee memory to keep is fab!
    Thank you Megan! X

    • Megan Macdonald May 13, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

      A fabulous hen’s night and I hope you enjoy your candle when you burn it. Great combination of fragrances and awesome candles were created x

  4. Lorraine Macleod May 13, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Had a fantastic time at the candle workshop . Stunning layout of the table with the candles x Captured by all the amazing smells my candle still smells amazing. Poor Megan had to put up with a small bunch of us who made a lot of noise x She was a fabulous host and I would totally recommend this workshop x

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