Interested in making your own vegan soy candles but don’t know where to start? Work with Jo Macfarlane, Leading Scottish Candle Maker here at Candle Towers, the only candle making workshop in the UK on the East Coast of Scotland. Learn all the skills of  candle making

Once you have attended the beginners workshop you can move onto an entire day of candle making at the Advanced Workshop in which you make around 7* items. 

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Have fun, learning a new skill making candles at your own candle making workshop held in small groups of 4.    Learn more about how to make a vegan candle here.

I work with  luxury hotels, event managers and weddings in London and across Scotland to create Private Label candles. ‘scent the moment Scent the memory’  if you would like to work together please give me a call on 07976881759 or email me at jo@jomacfarlane.com

  • WHO – So I am a highly driven creative with an insatiable appetite for learning and sharing knowledge.
  • WHAT– I am a candle maker who runs Jo Macfarlane candle school™ workshops.
  • WHY – To give people a new memory in a scent and to empower people to learn new skills.
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Attended House of Lords as a guest of The Lord Young of Graffam in March for Afternoon Tea to celebrate 100 Women Led Businesses in the #ialso Campaign run by Fentrepreneur.

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A finalist for ‘Best Multi Channel’ Business with The Smalls Awards in Marylebone London.

I was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at The Corinthia Hotel in London alongside 19 other Inspirational Women through F  Entrepreneur Top 100

In 2017 I won one of the Small Business Saturday 100 places, alongside 8 other Scottish Businesses. We attended Number 10 Downing Street for a reception. Read about how you can take part here. Small Business Saturday

In June I was at the House Of Lords for Lord Young of Grafton’s summer reception. As guest of the Small Business Charter.

I attended a reception with the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Number 11 Downing Street in December.

I won Small Business Sunday with Theo Paphitis, ‘Women on Wednesday’ with Jacqueline Gold and a handful of other Social Media Awards.

I have had paintings exhibited in galleries in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and even appeared on the TV show Magpie for a series (ahem who???).

Published in Elsewhere, a poetry book by Karen T Brown with tiny illustrations.


Jo can be found running Marathons, Duathlon’s, skydiving, skiing, cycling and taking part in Triathlons – Read her embarrassing  Triathlon Newbie Report

She has just finished Swimming the 22 miles across the English Channel, a challenge she swam virtually in her local pool. With a voracious appetite for reading she completed 100 books in a year challenge. Download her Reading list She has just started her own book club which focuses on self development and motivational books.

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