Votive Candle Making Workshop

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Tuition $20 + Materials $10

Did you know beeswax votive candles have a centuries-long history extending back to ancient Egyptians and Greek philosophers? Most votive candles now available on the market are made of paraffin (petroleum based wax) blends, and even most available beeswax votives are pesticide-laden from commercial beekeepers.

In this workshop, make beeswax candles you can trust from treatment free and natural beekeepers outside of the commercial pollination sector. Each student will leave with 3 beeswax votive candles, a votive mold, and the knowledge to make them for years to come.


When: Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6-8pm

Where: Bee Thinking, 1744 SE Hawthorne Blvd.


About the Instructor: Expert crafter and candle maker, Cait Spera, moonlights as a beeswax candle making teacher at Bee Thinking from her day job as a buyer for Collage. After learning the detrimental effects of burning paraffin wax candles, Cait turned to beeswax due to it’s healing and air-purifying qualities, and loves to share her experience with other crafters and bee-lovers alike.

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