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Introducing scented candle workshop in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, March 06, 2022, 08:32 GMT+7
Introducing scented candle workshop in Ho Chi Minh City
A close-up of a finished scented candle at The Greenery Art workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

A candle workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City has become a popular hangout spot for young people looking for a relaxing weekend activity.

A scented candle making workshop at the Greenery Art Studio is a big hit amongst young people in the city hoping to relax by creating scented candles using provided materials such as candle wax, various essential oils, and decorative tools. 

An instructor shows participants the ingredients needed to make scented candles at The Greenery Art workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

An instructor shows participants the ingredients needed to make scented candles at The Greenery Art workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

The two-hour workshop starts with introducing participants to various essential oils, including sweet varieties like orange, grapefruit, and lotus that impart a sense of vitality and refreshment, and woody varieties like agarwood, rosewood, and pine that offer a sense of coziness and relaxation. 

Visitors are then instructed in how to measure out the ingredients and mix the oils in a test tube. They then melt down the wax and stir in the essential oils. 

After the candle hardens, the decoration phase begins. 

Two young women participate at a scented candle making workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

Two young women handle tools at a scented candle making workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

According to Hoang Thuy, founder of Greenery Art Studio, the goal of the workshop is to provide the community with basic and advanced art experiences with opportunities for freedom of expression and discovery.

Bao Ngoc, a resident of Tan Binh District, attended a recent candle making workshop at the studio.

"I now know a lot about scented candles, from their origin to the effect of each ingredient, as well as how to burn the candles correctly," Ngoc explained. 

"Seeing the finished product is quite fascinating.

“I was delighted to create such a great candle for a friend in such a relaxing environment.” 

Other activities at The Greenery Art Studio include watercolor painting, flower embroidery, lip balm making, and natural bath salts. 

Normally, each workshop lasts two hours, though drawing and embroidery can take longer.

Each workshop is limited to 10 to 12 participants.

A participant decorates her scented candle at The Greenery Art workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

A participant decorates her scented candle at The Greenery Art workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

A young woman pours essential oil into a test tub to make scented candles in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

A young woman pours essential oils into a test tub to make scented candles in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

An instructor melts the candle wax before mixing it with essential oils at The Greenery Art workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

An instructor melts the candle wax before mixing it with essential oils at The Greenery Art workshop in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Binh Minh / Tuoi Tre

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