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.

candle workshop

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.