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The Art of Candle Making

The Art of Candle Making


Do you have a passion for scents and indulge in delightful aromatic sensations? Are you the type of person who finds themselves drawn to the candle aisle in stores and has a collection of candles for various occasions, or simply for enjoyment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Introducing our new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) programme, a one-day workshop designed to unlock your hidden creativity and talents. ┬áDuring this workshop we will guide you through the fundamentals of candle making, covering all the know-hows, dos, and don’ts associated with this craft. At the end of this course you will not only gain the skill to master the art of candle making, but also the knowledge required to create any type of candle you desire.

This workshop offers a thorough introduction to candle making and is suitable for beginners, people who want to acquire a new skill or develop their creativity and possibly start their own candle-making business.

If you are eager to delve into the world of candle making and embark on a journey of creativity and entrepreneurship, then this course is tailor-made for you. Join us at CTS College and let your passion ignite your creativity and light up your world with your very own signature candles.

Who Should Attend

  • Persons interested in becoming a Candler
  • Persons who would like to learn a marketable skill
  • The “Do-It-Yourselfers”
  • Persons desirous of starting their own business or earning extra income

What do I need for this Course?

This is an all-inclusive workshop; all materials and tools will be provided.

What am I going to Learn?

In this course you will about:

  • The History of candles
  • Different types of wax used in candle making and what are economical and environment-friendly waxes
  • Supplies and measurements used for candle making
  • Skills required to start your candle making business at home
  • Creating your very own signature candle (scent, brand)

Course Objectives

Participants will learn about:

Part 1

  • History of candles 
  • Types of candles 
  • Types of waxes 
  • Types of wicks

Part 2

  • Tools and equipment 
  • Supplies/ raw material 
  • Sourcing materials 

Part 3

  • Mixing waxes 
  • Mixing fragrances 
  • Scent amplification 
  • Wicking 
  • Making a container candle 
  • Making wax melts

Part 4

  • Safety guidelines 
  • Storing raw materials 
  • Importance of a journal 
  • Packaging and labels 
  • Pricing 
  • Getting started on opening a business

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via face-to-face classes. As such, students who have enrolled in the course would be expected to attend the classes at the designated location.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Saturday 09:00 am to 03:00 pm 1-Day 6 hours $1,000.00 Ms. Lisa Hosten

Session - Saturday (09:00 am to 03:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2023 - Cycle 1 - Face to Face Class Saturday, October 28, 2023 Saturday, October 28, 2023
2023 - Cycle 2 - Face to Face Class Saturday, November 25, 2023 Saturday, November 25, 2023



This programme is a hands-on, practical training class; assessment will be done based on the pieces produced in class, along with the final presentation of end product.

Each student will be working on their own individual candle sets.

Student Support


Lisa Hosten

Driven by her love for scents, Lisa delved into the art of crafting candles and other scented ornaments. What initially began as a mere hobby gradually evolved into a flourishing business venture. This young entrepreneur started her business from her mum’s kitchen, she honed her skills, accumulating a wealth of knowledge by trial and error along the process.

Despite having an accomplished business at a young age, Lisa remains humble, refraining from claiming expertise, she maintains the fact that there is always more to learn. She gladly imparts her wisdom to anyone eager to learn the intricacies of the craft. Sharing her passion with others brings her immense joy and fulfillment.

Programme management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Kelly Ann Bholasingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 360-3209

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com

We are an ACTT recognised institution and partner with international awarding bodies