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'The Art of Soy Candle Making' comes to Botanical Gardens on July 31

Birmingham Botanical GardensBy Birmingham Botanical Gardens 
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on July 19, 2016 at 8:40 AM, updated July 19, 2016 at 8:41 AM

On July 31 from 2-5 p.m., Brittany Stallworth of Scents from Heaven will share "The Art of Soy Candle Making" at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 

The class will lead students step-by-step through how to handcraft highly fragrant soy candles at home. Participants  will be able to take home a newly crafted candle and all tools will be provided. 

To reserve a seat online today, click here.

Stallworth shared more about what to expect from the session.

How difficult is it to make candles?

Candle making can be relatively difficult at first when trying to find the proper wick and wax combination. However, once the proper combination is found it can be a fairly simple process.

How can candles be therapeutic?

Candles create a warm glowing natural light that provides a relaxing, calming ambiance. They can be used in meditation, to fragrant homes, enhance one's mood and a host of other purposes. What makes soy candles so unique is that they can also be used on the skin as a moisturizer.

How can the oils be used to moisturize skin?

Soy candles are made from the oil of soybeans which is a natural vegetable wax. Once the candle has been lit and has created a pool of wax, the oil from the candle can be applied directly to the skin as a moisturizer or massage oil.

Are candle making supplies expensive? Easy to find?

No, they are not very expensive at all. They can be purchased online or from a local craft store.

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About Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains more than 25 unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and more than 11,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually. The Gardens is open daily, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.


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