Organic Beeswax Candle with Mojo Atelier
About Mojo Atelier
Inspired by Love. Driven by Learning. Shaped by Imagination.
Mojo Atelier is founded by an ex-poly lecturer whom used to teach digital media design. Moving design from the screen to physical crafts had always been an unfulfilled dream of his.
Being a little unorthodox, he likes to give a twist to tried-and-tested methods of crafting; to innovate new designs and products.
It’s hard to break away from old habits, hence every new craft that has been learnt and mastered, is now transformed into a workshop to hand over this knowledge to the next passionate crafter.
About the workshop
Beeswax is the original candle wax and truly organic candle wax (hence it’s the highest grade and most expensive candle wax); it has been used for candles for more than a millennia.
The commonplace soy wax seen in most commercial scented candles nowadays are derived from the soy bean through a high number of chemical and physical processes. Soy wax is produced from soybean oil but may contain other non-organic ingredients, such as hexane. Hexane is a neurotoxin petrochemical solvent that is listed as a hazardous air pollutant with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Essential oils may contain phthalates, and recently there has been concern linking high levels of phtalates to health issues, especially in children. Moreover, essential oils are expensive, tend to evaporate when they are burned because the flash point is so low, and can’t throw a scent across the room as strongly as fragrance oils meant for candles.
Using phthalate-free candle fragrance oils or DIY oil infusions, participants can blend their own unique scents and create their own truly safe (and cheaper) organic aromatherapy candles along with their own fragrance oil reed diffusers, using readily available materials from local stores; soy wax is manufactured only in the United States and have to be imported.
- Introduction to candle wax
- Selection of candle wax for melting
- Cooling duration for different wax
- Hands-on creation of your own truly safe organic candle and reed diffuser