Thank you Lord for the fabulous creation of the sense of smell, for candles, for different scents, and for THE CANDLE BAR! I had such a fabulous experience the other day for one of my best gal pals birthday here! I highly recommend this experience. Many past times include screens or gaming, but this is a nice social setting where you simply make candles by choosing a “vessel” being the container for your candle, a scent, and then channeling your inner scientist to place all the ingredients together.
This birthday was for my homie Emily! She is pretty rock star, and I am thankful to call her a friend!
We had a theme being: in a world full of horses, be a unicorn! I used her birthday as an excuse to be extra corny! Thanks EM!
OUR UNICORN HORNS! 🙂
When you come in, everyone is so welcoming even when you show up a WEE bit late (ME!) because Nashville TRAFFIC is horrible! The table is set up with all the different tools you will need. There is a seat for you and your friends with fun aprons to get yourself in the artistic mode. There are two walls: one with the different “vessels” that are the containers for your candle and the other wall with all the many different scents to choose from. They have a list to help guide you in choose your scents because there are a lot to choose from. We had the most fun smelling all the different options. I’ve never prided myself on my decisiveness, so the hardest part of the experience was choosing the scent! There were way too many good ones! Needless to say, the whole place smelled magical!
Once you have the vessel and scent, the mixing and magic happens. There are tools, a scale, and a chart that is key for how much wax and scent you use for your specific vessel. In doing all of the measurements and steps, there is an instructor walking you through this whole process. It may sound complex, but it is just a few easy, fun steps to make the candle. The instructor is there to help the whole time, and there was never a time when I felt it was too much for my inexperienced self. It is broken down very easily, and it is for all types of people even if you are not the most creative person.
A brief overview of the steps to prove how easy:
- First, you have to place your wicks in your vessel.
- Second, you measure out how much scented oil is necessary for your vessel. The measurements are based off of weights. You have a scale that you use to put the appropriate amount of oil in the beaker.
- Third, you measure out how much wax is necessary for your vessel using the same scale and weighted beaker method.
- Once you have both the oil and wax measured into the beakers, you combine the two putting the oil into the wax beaker. Then it is important to stir and keep stirring for about a minute.
- After the stirring, you pour this mixture into the vessel with the wicks.
- The final step is placing a bar on the wicks that will keep them in the set place as your candle sets.
THEN YOU’RE DONE!
Its so easy for such a great product hand crafted by YOU! Then they keep the candle as it sets. You are notified when to come pick it up, or you can have the candle shipped if necessary.
Throughout the process, the instructor also informs you about candles and the best ways to care for a candle to preserve the life and scent. It is informative, creative, and fun with friends as you bond over such a creative process. I truly loved my experience and highly recommend doing this with friends. I will definitely be doing it again. They also have retail in the store, and you can simply purchase an already made candle or other trinkets if you just wanted to visit and shop. There are two locations in Nashville. We went to the East Nashville location, but there is also one in Berry Hill here in Nashville.
CHECK IT OUT!