Milkwood Botanical Candle Workshop

Margate, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Jessica

90 mins, Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will introduce you to a carefully selected range of essential oils and then guide you through the process of using the essential oils to create your own bespoke scent blend for your candle. We will explore the benefits of using natural ingredients and how scent stimulates the olfactory system evoking old memories and helping to create new ones. Then you will learn how to combine your oil blend with natural wax before hand pouring your own candle to take home.

The 90 minute duration time is a guideline as with only one or two guests it might be slightly shorter running time as the teaching is more 1:1. The timing can also vary due to how long guests take experimenting with oils during the blending - I encourage a lot of experimenting and trying out the more unusual oils with old favourites.

It is worth noting your candle will need to set for a hour or two before you can take it away (if you want a smooth top!) it is fine to pop back when convenient, they will be carefully labelled!

If you would like more info about Milkwood please check out our website and instagram @milkwood_margate

We like our workshops to be welcoming and inclusive so if you have any requests, sensory preferences or need more detailed information just send me a message in advance - i'll be happy to accommodate. Please also note the workshops take place in a queer friendly space.
I will introduce you to a carefully selected range of essential oils and then guide you through the process of using the essential oils to create your own bespoke scent blend for your candle. We will explore the benefits of using natural ingredients and how scent stimulates the olfactory system evoking old memories and helping to create new ones. Then you will learn how to combine your oil blend with natural wax before hand pouring your own can…

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Meet your host, Jessica

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I am the founder of Milkwood, a botanical home goods brand making products with active natural ingredients and essential oils. Milkwood was set up 6 years ago to make well designed goods I wanted to use in my own home but couldn't find . I was taught how to make candles by my Nan, Sylvia, when I was a teenager - when I discovered how hard it was to find truly natural candles without any synthetic fragrances I called on these skills to develop the Milkwood range. You can find Milkwood home goods at our Love Lane space in Margate's handsome Old Town, which is the perfect setting to join me for a relaxed workshop.
I am the founder of Milkwood, a botanical home goods brand making products with active natural ingredients and essential oils. Milkwood was set up 6 years ago to make well designed goods I wanted to use in my own home but couldn't find . I was taught how to make candles by my Nan, Sylvia, when I was a teenager - when I discovered how hard it was to find truly natural candles without any synthetic fragrances I called on these skills to develop the Milkwood range. You can find Milkwood home goods…
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Where you'll be

I will be hosting the workshop in our plant filled space called August - a beautiful tiled old fish mongers on Love Lane in Margate's old town.

Rated 4.79 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Sian
September 2021
What a lovely workshop experience! Jessica was very knowledgeable and generous and it was a relaxing, mindful experience. We have come away with a gorgeous candle, personalised with our own choice of essential oils. A lovely thing to do with a group of friends or one other person. Highly recommended!
Gii
September 2021
Our workshop with Jessica was such a lovely experience. Not only did Jessica check in with us prior to the workshop to ask if we had any questions, but also gave us recommendations for our stay in Margate. The shop (where the workshop takes place) was really tranquil and everything was set up for us upon arrival. Having never made candles before, we appreciated the way in which Jessica guided us through the process, and allowed us to get creative and experiment when choosing our own combination of oils. You really do get to create something that feels very personal and handmade. On top of really enjoying the experience of making our own personal candles, Jessica was really lovely company! When we come back to Margate, we'll definitely be visiting Milkwood again. Thank you for such a lovely experience!
Louise
August 2021
Jessica made this experience! Very knowledgeable about the essential oils and helped us build our very own candle. We had a wonderful time, the company of her very cute sausage dog was an added bonus 😍
Julia
August 2021
Jessica was lovely and had everything prepared for us when we arrived She explained all about the oils in detail which was great to understand A fun and informative few hours We’re addicted and have asked her to make us some kits so we can make some at home
Clare
July 2021
I loved the workshop! Jessica is a knowledgeable, generous, creative, thoughtful host and a pleasure to spend time with. A wonderful way to spend a morning.
Caroline
June 2021
We would highly recommend this experience to absolutely anyone. It’s a very interesting, fun and personal. Jessica, was warm, welcoming and knowledgable 10/10.

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    10:30 - 12:00
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    14:30 - 16:00
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    11:00 - 12:30
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    14:30 - 16:00
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    11:00 - 12:30
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    14:30 - 16:00
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  • Mon, 1 Nov
    10:30 - 12:00
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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 8 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.