Jessica

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Jessica

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Jess Snively

Jess Snively is the hand-maker behind Chicago-based candle company, Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles. She started her business in 2008, and has since been featured in major retailers such as Target and boutiques throughout the nation. The Minnesota native loves all things DIY and hanging out with her many pets.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Jess Snively is the hand-maker behind Chicago-based candle company, Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles. She started her business in 2008, and has since been featured in major retailers such as Target and boutiques throughout the nation. The Minnesota native loves all things DIY and hanging out with her many pets.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Yaeinn P.
    Reviewed on 10/01/18

    A fun and laid back way to do something creative with friends! Love my diy soy candle :))

    A fun and laid back way to do something creative with friends! Love my diy soy candle :))

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    Elaine F.
    Reviewed on 07/25/18

    Amazing class! Jess was great, explaining how soy-based waxes and fragrances work and showing us how to mix different scents. She brought tasty cocktails and all the candle-making stuff we needed; we all had a total blast.

    Amazing class! Jess was great, explaining how soy-based waxes and fragrances work and showing us how to mix different scents. She brought tasty cocktails and all the candle-making stuff we needed; we all had a total blast.

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    Lauren P.
    Reviewed on 07/11/18

    Loved Jess' candle-making class. So much fun and super informative! Hope to sign up again soon!

    Loved Jess' candle-making class. So much fun and super informative! Hope to sign up again soon!

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    Samantha S.
    Reviewed on 07/11/18

    The class was very easy and fun! A few of us in the class became interested in continuing to making our own candles and had many questions for Jess. She was very open and willing to answer all of our questions! There were tons of oil options to create our own scents and helpful guides to explain how to best mix smells. So glad I took the class!

    The class was very easy and fun! A few of us in the class became interested in continuing to making our own candles and had many questions for Jess. She was very open and willing to answer all of our questions! There were tons of oil options to create our own scents and helpful guides to explain how to best mix smells. So glad I took the class!

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    Caroline P.
    Reviewed on 06/25/18

    Great class! It was a perfect middle of the afternoon treat to hang out and make candles. Jess is super friendly and willing to answer any questions. I learned a lot about scent theory, and I was delighted by my end product! The margaritas Jess made rounded out the whole experience!

    Great class! It was a perfect middle of the afternoon treat to hang out and make candles. Jess is super friendly and willing to answer any questions. I learned a lot about scent theory, and I was delighted by my end product! The margaritas Jess made rounded out the whole experience!

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    Dana M.
    Reviewed on 05/11/18

    This class was so fun! The teacher gave excellent, easy to follow instructions and had tons of materials for everyone to make whatever scented candle they desired. I would highly recommend this class!

    This class was so fun! The teacher gave excellent, easy to follow instructions and had tons of materials for everyone to make whatever scented candle they desired. I would highly recommend this class!

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    Kathleen M.
    Reviewed on 04/30/18

    My friend/coworker suggested we take this class as something unique for us to do on a Saturday afternoon. It was a great way to spend the day! We brought our own canister for the completed candles but otherwise everything was provided to us. I was a little uncertain going into the class if it would be messy, overwhelming, and how I would come up with my own signature scent but we received exactly the right amount of instruction and guidance for what we needed. The margaritas provided were also delicious.

    My friend/coworker suggested we take this class as something unique for us to do on a Saturday afternoon. It was a great way to spend the day! We brought our own canister for the completed candles but otherwise everything was provided to us. I was a little uncertain going into the class if it would be messy, overwhelming, and how I would come up with my own signature scent but we received exactly the right amount of instruction and guidance for what we needed. The margaritas provided were also delicious.

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    Karen T.
    Reviewed on 04/29/18

    I really enjoyed this class with Jess! She's a great teacher! I received a basic understanding of how to make a soy candle, and then created a custom scent for a candle from a ridiculous amount of fragrance choices...... Amazing!! This is a great class; I walked away feeling like I learned a lot; but also with a new appreciation for soy candles/local creations.

    I really enjoyed this class with Jess! She's a great teacher! I received a basic understanding of how to make a soy candle, and then created a custom scent for a candle from a ridiculous amount of fragrance choices...... Amazing!! This is a great class; I walked away feeling like I learned a lot; but also with a new appreciation for soy candles/local creations.

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    Hannah P.
    Reviewed on 04/21/18

    Super fun and informative class! I have made a few candles in the past, but my husband was a newbie! Jess was great at explaining each step and shared some of her techniques. Both him and I learned a lot! If you are looking for a cool date night idea - would totally recommend!

    Super fun and informative class! I have made a few candles in the past, but my husband was a newbie! Jess was great at explaining each step and shared some of her techniques. Both him and I learned a lot! If you are looking for a cool date night idea - would totally recommend!

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    Alexandra W.
    Reviewed on 02/18/18

    Excellent class! Very informative, great atmosphere, and I love the resulting candles. Will definitely be doing this again in the future!

    Excellent class! Very informative, great atmosphere, and I love the resulting candles. Will definitely be doing this again in the future!

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    Emily S.
    Reviewed on 02/17/18

    This was our second time taking the candle class and it was still just as much fun! My friend and I wanted to review the process to create candles on our own at home and went back to Jess's class because it was so helpful the first time. I walked out of there with two nice smelling candles and the feeling that I could branch out on my own. Great class.

    This was our second time taking the candle class and it was still just as much fun! My friend and I wanted to review the process to create candles on our own at home and went back to Jess's class because it was so helpful the first time. I walked out of there with two nice smelling candles and the feeling that I could branch out on my own. Great class.

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    Ashley J.
    Reviewed on 01/14/18

    This class was so much fun! We were given paper handouts of fragrance theory and she was super knowledgeable about what makes a good scent. Would definitely recommend this class. I made 3 small candles.

    This class was so much fun! We were given paper handouts of fragrance theory and she was super knowledgeable about what makes a good scent. Would definitely recommend this class. I made 3 small candles.

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    Vanessa R.
    Reviewed on 01/08/18

    Had so much fun! Really enjoyed his one. Hoping to do it again soon!

    Had so much fun! Really enjoyed his one. Hoping to do it again soon!

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    Alexandra G.
    Reviewed on 12/18/17

    Nice class - pretty straightforward. The teacher was very positive and enthusiastic. I just wish we could've left with more than one candle :)

    Nice class - pretty straightforward. The teacher was very positive and enthusiastic. I just wish we could've left with more than one candle :)

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    Joy B.
    Reviewed on 12/10/17

    I had so much fun! There were so many scents to choose from and blend! I made 3 little Christmas presents and was very please with the results. I attended the class at Eye Spy Optical and we tried on glass frames while the wax was cooling - some were even purchased!

    I had so much fun! There were so many scents to choose from and blend! I made 3 little Christmas presents and was very please with the results. I attended the class at Eye Spy Optical and we tried on glass frames while the wax was cooling - some were even purchased!

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    Micheli J.
    Reviewed on 11/27/17

    Such a fun class! The teacher Jess, is very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Such a fun class! The teacher Jess, is very helpful and knowledgeable.

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    Abby B.
    Reviewed on 10/01/17

    The instructor Jess was so sweet and very personable! I've taken candle making classes before, but this one focused on creating your own signature fragrance. And I love that I was able to repurpose an old glass I had to create my custom candle. I highly recommend this class!

    The instructor Jess was so sweet and very personable! I've taken candle making classes before, but this one focused on creating your own signature fragrance. And I love that I was able to repurpose an old glass I had to create my custom candle. I highly recommend this class!

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    Samantha M.
    Reviewed on 10/01/17

    I turned this in to a date night with my boyfriend (and yes, he was the only guy there) and we had a great time! The teacher, Jess, was very sweet and knowledgeable and you could tell she was passionate about what she was teaching! Being able to mix and match different oils to create a unique scent was fantastic. I honestly can't say enough great things about this class! Oh, and the cocktails were good too ;)

    I turned this in to a date night with my boyfriend (and yes, he was the only guy there) and we had a great time! The teacher, Jess, was very sweet and knowledgeable and you could tell she was passionate about what she was teaching! Being able to mix and match different oils to create a unique scent was fantastic. I honestly can't say enough great things about this class! Oh, and the cocktails were good too ;)

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    Emily S.
    Reviewed on 08/03/17

    I took this class with a few friends and we loved it. I came home with two delightful candles and I now feel like I could rock candle making in my own home.

    I took this class with a few friends and we loved it. I came home with two delightful candles and I now feel like I could rock candle making in my own home.

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    Kayla H.
    Reviewed on 04/16/17

    Very fun and informative class! Cozy location, good hot toddies, and good instruction.

    Very fun and informative class! Cozy location, good hot toddies, and good instruction.

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    Jay O.
    Reviewed on 04/09/17

    This class was an absolute blast! From the aesthetics of pouring wax to the art + science of scent creation to the plentiful cocktails, a great time was had by all. Jess is a thoroughly fun and knowledgeable teacher. Real talk? If you aren't taking a date to this class You. Are. Messing. Up.

    This class was an absolute blast! From the aesthetics of pouring wax to the art + science of scent creation to the plentiful cocktails, a great time was had by all. Jess is a thoroughly fun and knowledgeable teacher. Real talk? If you aren't taking a date to this class You. Are. Messing. Up.

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    Lauren W.
    Reviewed on 04/08/17

    This was a great way to unwind after a long week! The instructor is super fun and provided us with delicious cocktails in addition to some helpful tips about candlemaking. Because making the candles is a low key craft, this would be a great class to catch up with a friend (even though I came by myself and had a great time!).

    This was a great way to unwind after a long week! The instructor is super fun and provided us with delicious cocktails in addition to some helpful tips about candlemaking. Because making the candles is a low key craft, this would be a great class to catch up with a friend (even though I came by myself and had a great time!).

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    Jenna H.
    Reviewed on 03/29/17

    This class was so much fun and very informative. I would highly recommend taking it if you are interested. The teacher was very knowledgeable, helpful, and super sweet.

    This class was so much fun and very informative. I would highly recommend taking it if you are interested. The teacher was very knowledgeable, helpful, and super sweet.

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    Jeanette B.
    Reviewed on 03/27/17

    I went here for a girls night a few months ago with my mom, aunt, and sister. the instructor was helpful, relaxed, and flexible. We had a blast.

    I went here for a girls night a few months ago with my mom, aunt, and sister. the instructor was helpful, relaxed, and flexible. We had a blast.

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    Alyxandra W.
    Reviewed on 02/26/17

    I purchased this class for my mom and I to take as part of a retirement gift for her. We both really enjoyed the class and the instructor, Jess. And our candles smell amazing!

    I purchased this class for my mom and I to take as part of a retirement gift for her. We both really enjoyed the class and the instructor, Jess. And our candles smell amazing!

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    Jackie M.
    Reviewed on 02/06/17

    I highly recommend taking this candle-making course with Jessica! The class was fun and relaxing. You also learn how easy it is to make a candle. Jessica provides a wide array of scents for you to choose from and clearly explains each step of candle making. She also makes really good hot toddy drinks. The Paperish Mess store is really cool and I ended up buying a few things. FYI -- if you are one of the students, you get 10% off your Paperish Mess purchase. Great class!!

    I highly recommend taking this candle-making course with Jessica! The class was fun and relaxing. You also learn how easy it is to make a candle. Jessica provides a wide array of scents for you to choose from and clearly explains each step of candle making. She also makes really good hot toddy drinks. The Paperish Mess store is really cool and I ended up buying a few things. FYI -- if you are one of the students, you get 10% off your Paperish Mess purchase. Great class!!

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    Tina M.
    Reviewed on 02/05/17

    I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this class since I'm not very good at crafty things, but I ended up having a lot of fun. The candles were very easy to make with step by step instructions given. There's a big variety of scents to choose from so your candle can smell however you want. Mine turned out looking beautiful and the hot toddies were a nice complement to the class. Highly recommend.

    I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this class since I'm not very good at crafty things, but I ended up having a lot of fun. The candles were very easy to make with step by step instructions given. There's a big variety of scents to choose from so your candle can smell however you want. Mine turned out looking beautiful and the hot toddies were a nice complement to the class. Highly recommend.

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    Judith W.
    Reviewed on 02/01/17

    Learned about soy candle making and definitely enjoyed the hot toddies!!
    I enjoyed Jessica's energy as she guided us during the candle making process.
    Would take this class again and bring a friend!!!

    Learned about soy candle making and definitely enjoyed the hot toddies!!
    I enjoyed Jessica's energy as she guided us during the candle making process.
    Would take this class again and bring a friend!!!

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    Lisa J.
    Reviewed on 01/30/17

    We had a great experience making soy candles and drinking hot toddies with Jess! Paperish Mess was an awesome location for the class - we all left with little trinkets from the store (10% off for class attendees!). The class itself was fun. We learned about soy wax and the benefits to burning soy candles vs. other types of wax. We loved picking the oils and mixing them to create our own signature scents!

    We had a great experience making soy candles and drinking hot toddies with Jess! Paperish Mess was an awesome location for the class - we all left with little trinkets from the store (10% off for class attendees!). The class itself was fun. We learned about soy wax and the benefits to burning soy candles vs. other types of wax. We loved picking the oils and mixing them to create our own signature scents!

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    Jenna D.
    Reviewed on 01/29/17

    Really great class. Jess is awesome and was very helpful and willing to answer any and all questions. Hot toddys were also a plus. Love the candles we made

    Really great class. Jess is awesome and was very helpful and willing to answer any and all questions. Hot toddys were also a plus. Love the candles we made

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    Vanessa B.
    Reviewed on 01/27/17

    I really liked this class and came away with two beautiful candles. Lots f good info given and I feel confident making my own candles at home now with this new information.

    I really liked this class and came away with two beautiful candles. Lots f good info given and I feel confident making my own candles at home now with this new information.

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    Audra S.
    Reviewed on 01/22/17

    I had great time! The instructor was energetic, nice and enthusiastic. She explained and answered every question. The people were all very nice also. I would definitely recommend taking this class as well as doing it again myself. I love my candle!

    I had great time! The instructor was energetic, nice and enthusiastic. She explained and answered every question. The people were all very nice also. I would definitely recommend taking this class as well as doing it again myself. I love my candle!

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    Bobbi N.
    Reviewed on 01/21/17

    So much fun and super inspiring!

    So much fun and super inspiring!

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    Ambreen K.
    Reviewed on 01/15/17

    I had a great time making candles. The technique was well-taught and I learnt a lot in addition to having fun! The hot toddies were such a pleasant touch. I loved it!

    I had a great time making candles. The technique was well-taught and I learnt a lot in addition to having fun! The hot toddies were such a pleasant touch. I loved it!

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    Janine M.
    Reviewed on 01/09/17

    This is the second time I've taken this class because I love it so much! Wonderful teacher, really informative, and I appreciated learning the science behind pairing scents to put in candles. Love the little store the class is in, and the adult beverages during the class were a really nice touch. Would definitely take it again!

    This is the second time I've taken this class because I love it so much! Wonderful teacher, really informative, and I appreciated learning the science behind pairing scents to put in candles. Love the little store the class is in, and the adult beverages during the class were a really nice touch. Would definitely take it again!

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    Abby G.
    Reviewed on 01/08/17

    Came with friends and had a blast. Creating the fragrance for the candle was really fun and we learned a lot.

    Came with friends and had a blast. Creating the fragrance for the candle was really fun and we learned a lot.

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    Amy K.
    Reviewed on 01/02/17

    I really enjoyed this class. The wax was super easy to melt and fill the containers with. I took home three decently sized candles. There were tons of scents to choose from. Not sure I really understood the science of which fragrances mixed best with others, but the ones I randomly chose ended up smelling great!

    I really enjoyed this class. The wax was super easy to melt and fill the containers with. I took home three decently sized candles. There were tons of scents to choose from. Not sure I really understood the science of which fragrances mixed best with others, but the ones I randomly chose ended up smelling great!

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    Jenifer H.
    Reviewed on 12/18/16

    This was my first time taking a class through Dabble. I went with some girlfriends and accidentally bought the wrong date. It was completely my error, but the Dabble team moved me to the correct class without any hassle.

    I took the Soy Wax Scented Candle Making class with Jessica Snivley. She was a knowledgeable and attentive teacher, but she also gave us the freedom to express ourselves with whatever scents we wanted to play with. We had a great time and we each made two candles. They all turned out amazing! And they smell wonderful! I was worried mine would be overpowering or just gross, but she explained how to balance scent in a very plane and easy way at the beginning of class, and I don't think anyone had a problem or ended up with a candle that they wouldn't want to burn later. My girlfriends and I can't wait to try this at home on our own. All in all, it was a very good class and I would recommend it to anyone, unless you are sensitive to smell. Once all the bottles got opened up, it was a little intense, but it's a scented candle making class, so you have to expect that going in.

    Thanks, Jessica and the Dabble Team!

    This was my first time taking a class through Dabble. I went with some girlfriends and accidentally bought the wrong date. It was completely my error, but the Dabble team moved me to the correct class without any hassle.

    I took the Soy Wax Scented Candle Making class with Jessica Snivley. She was a knowledgeable and attentive teacher, but she also gave us the freedom to express ourselves with whatever scents we wanted to play with. We had a great time and we each made two candles. They all turned out amazing! And they smell wonderful! I was worried mine would be overpowering or just gross, but she explained how to balance scent in a very plane and easy way at the beginning of class, and I don't think anyone had a problem or ended up with a candle that they wouldn't want to burn later. My girlfriends and I can't wait to try this at home on our own. All in all, it was a very good class and I would recommend it to anyone, unless you are sensitive to smell. Once all the bottles got opened up, it was a little intense, but it's a scented candle making class, so you have to expect that going in.

    Thanks, Jessica and the Dabble Team!

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    Kelly H.
    Reviewed on 12/18/16

    Jess was very helpful and had great scent suggestions! I left with an awesome smelling candle!

    Jess was very helpful and had great scent suggestions! I left with an awesome smelling candle!

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    Alexandra J.
    Reviewed on 11/16/16

    This class was so much fun! We learned how to make candles and created our own scent, and the teacher's candles are sold in Target! I recommend this to anyone wanting to try something new.

    This class was so much fun! We learned how to make candles and created our own scent, and the teacher's candles are sold in Target! I recommend this to anyone wanting to try something new.

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    Shea B.
    Reviewed on 11/13/16

    Jess was amazing! So kind, humble, positive, and fun! I love that the class size is small so it's more of an intimate class and she's able to spend time with each of us to create our one of a kind candle! I want to come back every weekend.

    Jess was amazing! So kind, humble, positive, and fun! I love that the class size is small so it's more of an intimate class and she's able to spend time with each of us to create our one of a kind candle! I want to come back every weekend.

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    Elaine P.
    Reviewed on 10/30/16

    Was an awesome class !!!?

    Was an awesome class !!!?

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    Ursula M.
    Reviewed on 10/25/16

    Great class! My goal was to learn the candle making process so I can make them right from home, and I totally can. Very positive teacher and she answered all of our questions that we threw at her. I'd definitely recommend this class.

    Great class! My goal was to learn the candle making process so I can make them right from home, and I totally can. Very positive teacher and she answered all of our questions that we threw at her. I'd definitely recommend this class.

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    Amanda H.
    Reviewed on 10/25/16

    This was such a fun class! If you are curious about candle making and learning about the use of different scents then take this class! Jessica is a great teacher and answered everyone's questions! :)

    This was such a fun class! If you are curious about candle making and learning about the use of different scents then take this class! Jessica is a great teacher and answered everyone's questions! :)

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    Hilary C.
    Reviewed on 10/23/16

    I love this class! I've taken it twice and am now addicted to making my own candles at home. Jessica is great!

    I love this class! I've taken it twice and am now addicted to making my own candles at home. Jessica is great!

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    Sarah W.
    Reviewed on 10/09/16

    I really enjoyed this class! The teacher was friendly and shared with us her knowledge about making candles.

    I really enjoyed this class! The teacher was friendly and shared with us her knowledge about making candles.

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    Janine M.
    Reviewed on 07/31/16

    My friend and I loved Jess and loved the class. What we appreciated most was the science behind it- it wasn't just, "mix some stuff and it'll smell pretty!" but really understanding what composes a scent and then how to choose materials to make candles easily at home. Really fun, loved the space the class was held in and would highly recommend!

    My friend and I loved Jess and loved the class. What we appreciated most was the science behind it- it wasn't just, "mix some stuff and it'll smell pretty!" but really understanding what composes a scent and then how to choose materials to make candles easily at home. Really fun, loved the space the class was held in and would highly recommend!

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    Maureen W.
    Reviewed on 03/20/16

    Class was fun. Teacher and students were very nice. I enjoyed it.

    Class was fun. Teacher and students were very nice. I enjoyed it.

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    Libby M.
    Reviewed on 03/01/16

    The Soy Candle making class provided an awesome afternoon of bonding for my mom and I. We had a blast learning to cretae our own scents and complete the whole candle making process. I would recommend this to anyone!

    The Soy Candle making class provided an awesome afternoon of bonding for my mom and I. We had a blast learning to cretae our own scents and complete the whole candle making process. I would recommend this to anyone!

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    Darcy M.
    Reviewed on 02/28/16

    Great size class with 4 people. This is actually something I will continue to do on my own.

    Great size class with 4 people. This is actually something I will continue to do on my own.

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    Beth L.
    Reviewed on 01/11/16

    Jessica was amazing! I arranged for the class with my sister in law and her friends for a baby shower. Jessica was so much fun and everyone talked way after the class around how unique and fun it was. On top of that, the owner of Paperis Mess decorated the room for us a variety of cards that were baby themed and it just made the whole experienced perfect. It was the most thoughtful touch!! I look forward to taking another one of Jessica's classes. She is awesome!

    Jessica was amazing! I arranged for the class with my sister in law and her friends for a baby shower. Jessica was so much fun and everyone talked way after the class around how unique and fun it was. On top of that, the owner of Paperis Mess decorated the room for us a variety of cards that were baby themed and it just made the whole experienced perfect. It was the most thoughtful touch!! I look forward to taking another one of Jessica's classes. She is awesome!

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    Katherine K.
    Reviewed on 08/26/15

    It was a small class [6 people + 1 mom who tagged along :) ], so me and my two friends were half the class. This ended up working out well because the space was on the smaller-side and required us to occasionally split into two groups. But we were all together around a table while we mixed our scents and it was fun to see how people's personalities came out in their choices... :D And I felt our end products (for me it was 2 medium-sized candles and 1 mini candle) were equal to the cost of the class/supplies. I love my candles and would definitely do this again!

    It was a small class [6 people + 1 mom who tagged along :) ], so me and my two friends were half the class. This ended up working out well because the space was on the smaller-side and required us to occasionally split into two groups. But we were all together around a table while we mixed our scents and it was fun to see how people's personalities came out in their choices... :D And I felt our end products (for me it was 2 medium-sized candles and 1 mini candle) were equal to the cost of the class/supplies. I love my candles and would definitely do this again!

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    Mariah Z.
    Reviewed on 08/02/15

    Jennifer taught a wonderful class on soy candle making. Very laid back and informative! It's also a really great scented class.

    Jennifer taught a wonderful class on soy candle making. Very laid back and informative! It's also a really great scented class.

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