The London Refinery Blog

  • Our online workshops reviewed by Alex from CraftCourses

    Our online workshops reviewed by Alex from CraftCourses

    Just when she thought her 2020 dreams of learning to make candles were over, Alex, from CraftCourses HQ, discovered London Refinery's home kits with live tutorial so jumped at the opportunity. Here's part of her blog below or read the whole article here.   If I was ever unsure about how the face to face classroom experience would translate into an online, very socially distanced format my concerns were promptly alleviated by the warm Zoom call welcome from our tutor, Lucy, and that she had thought of everything to ensure that we were armed and prepared with all the kit and...

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  • Natural fragrance for your home during isolation

    Natural fragrance for your home during isolation

    Make a revitalising candle During isolation have a go at making your own natural fragranced candle for your home. If you need a pick me up, try our citrus blend candle making kit with notes of lemongrass, bergamot, and grapefruit or try making a bean can candle with our new large cotton wicks. Create a relaxing space with a steam diffuser Pick essential oils like lavender or rose geranium to create a space of calm and serenity. Use a bowl of boiling water with a few drops of your chosen essential oils on top or try a cotton wool ball...

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  • Testing your wicks

    Testing your wicks

    Picking the right wick for your candle is probably the most important part of the whole process. We recommend that you source as many different wick types and sizes and try in in each wax and fragrance combination. Always take notes of the wick and fragrance combination and amounts to consult later. The wick can be considered as the engine of your candle and the type and size of wick required will depend on the wax, oils, and dye used. The aim is to get a melt pool the hole width of the candle jar after a hour of burning....

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  • Make your own candle at home

    Make your own candle at home

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    We have created the Starter Candle Making Kit + Film, only £25.00. Great for those who want to dip their toe into the world of candle making without the investment. #selfisolation #keepmaking
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  • Live Candle Making Masterclasses

    Live Candle Making Masterclasses

    Unfortunately, we had to postpone our candle class at Meadows Store in Shoreditch. At The London Refinery, we love nothing more than holding our workshops, but unfortunately, we need to postpone all of our natural perfume and candle classes between March and April. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates which we have added up until October this year.  In the meantime, we will be providing you with daily films with natural perfume making hints and tips. Also, we are holding lots of online classes and sending out Candle Making Kits. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see from us? Keep well and many thanks for...

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  • Candle Refill Subscription Box

    Candle Refill Subscription Box

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    Reuse and Refill! The London Refinery Candle Refill Subscription Box is now live. We have curated a range of London Refinery Candle Blends and will send them to your door for you to make at home. £15.00 per month.

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