Candle Making Workshops
We've curated a unique candle making experience.
Activities are hands on, and while information is provided strict directions are not.
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Upon arriving, you’ll receive a drink ticket, candle container, and curator card. Use the drink ticket to order from the bartender, and the card to organize your ideas at the appropriate station.
Put your olfactory sense to the test. Sniff out a single scent you love, or combine two for a more personal scent aesthetic.
Lavendula augustifolia originating from the Mediterranean basin, has been used since ancient times as an herbal remedy and in aromatherapy. Easily recognized by its long stem and purple flowers, lavender is an aromatic clean note, ranging in scent from medicinal to licorice-sweet. It is often used as a top note to musk or citrus bases in fresh, floral perfumes. Lavender calms a stressed-out mind.
Santalum album a symbol of vitality, has been used in religious and spiritual traditions of India for the last 4,000 years. It is a sweet and woody fragrance, a classic Asian note—milky, soft, sturdy, and rich. A common base note with a scent that lingers, sandalwood is good for focus and meditation.
Rosa centifolia oil has been used in perfumes and skin care across Europe and Asia for centuries. Roses smell clean, fresh, and intensely romantic, with nuances of powder, wood, and fruit. The beauty of the flower expresses promise, hope, and new beginnings. Contrast this with the thorns, symbols of defense, loss, and thoughtlessness. Thus, the rose stands for balance.
Choose ordinary, everyday objects to rest at the bottom of your candle, the “bunt” of the wine bottle.
Intention, a mental state, is your commitment to carrying out an action or actions in the future. It requires planning and forethought. Choose a symbolic material that speaks to you to ground your candle in intention.
Shells are, of course, strongly associated with the element of water, as well as the moon, which drives ocean tides. Since both of these strong feminine energies are receptive in nature, use shells to draw things you want into your life. (Bonus feminine motif: Shells and their spiral shapes act as symbols of goddesses in different belief systems.) In nature, a shell keeps small, defenseless sea creatures safe from harm. Because of this, shells have strong protective energies, and many coastal cultures have used them in folk magic traditions, placing strings of shells over windows and doors to protect the home.
Sand is finely ground quartz, silica, and other geological materials, including gemstones. It is dually symbolic of microcosm and macrocosm—a single grain and an entire beach. Though not as stable as other types of earth, like granite, it still grounds and centers, and stands for balance and, yes, stability. Sand is a metaphor for the passage of time, whether in allusion to the hourglass or to eventual destruction, as great mountains and pyramids turn to sand over time. Or it can refer to something that exists only briefly, like words written in sand to be erased by the tide.
The first glass was natural obsidian from volcanoes, used long ago to make arrowheads, knives, jewelry, etc. Glass is a melding of the four Classical elements: Through fire and air, silica is transmuted into a molten liquid, only to return to its solid earthly state. Metaphysically, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth, focus, and communication.
Peruse our stamps to create an all-you label, with planetary and zodiac symbols or other designs.
We’ll help you add your chosen scent and color to your wax. Pour it all into your wine bottle base, and voila! Instant ambiance, created by you.