In addition to our regular lineup of Dabble candle-making classes, Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles offers private candle-making classes at the venue of your choice. I bring all the necessary supplies to send each guest home with 1–2 candles (depending on the size of their containers). I'll do any event, but previous private sessions have included the following: 

  • Office parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Baby showers (the guests made candles in reused baby food jars!)
  • Low-key bachelorette parties
  • Family holiday parties (the resulting candles make great gifts)


Transform your favorite mug into an adorable soy wax candle in an interactive candle-making class. The class, led by Chicago candle-maker Jessica Snively, creator of Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles, teaches students how to make soy candles from start to finish. 

Throughout the process, you’ll create your own signature fragrance from a blend of scented soy-based oils. She'll supply a bunch of eclectic oils with options from floral (e.g., Lavender and Juniper) to natural (e.g., Cedar and Eucalyptus) and sweet (e.g., Buttercream and Fudge Brownie) to rugged (e.g., Leather). 

All the supplies are provided, including wax and fragrance oils. You can have your guests bring their own containers or request containers for an added fee of $2 per container. Each participant gets 1 lb. of wax, and depending on the size of your container(s), each guest will leave with 1–2 completed candles. 


Classes for up to 8 participants last approximately 2 hours. 


I can travel to any venue—including private homes and office spaces—in the Chicagoland area. A location with a stove onsite is preferable, but I can arrange to bring hot plates to spaces without a stove. If you do not have a chosen venue in mind, we can work together to find the perfect space. 


For a standard, 2-hour class, I charge $30 per person. 


To set up an event, click the Book My Event button above. Please book at least 7 days in advance. Thank you for your interest! Email Jess at if you have any questions. 


I offer soy candle-making kits that include instructions, 5 lbs. of soy wax, fragrance oils, and the supplies you need to make candles on your own.