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Mon, 21 Jun


MBC Arts Wellbeing

Free Beginner's Home Fragrances Course

Join us on our fun and creative, free five-week beginner's home fragrances course, with lunch included at MBC Arts Wellbeing.

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Free Beginner's Home Fragrances Course
Free Beginner's Home Fragrances Course

Time & Location

21 Jun 2021, 10:00 – 16:30

MBC Arts Wellbeing, 31 Norfolk St, Sunniside, Sunderland SR1 1EE, UK

About the Event

Beginner’s home fragrances is our most recent course here at MBC Arts Wellbeing. This course gives you the chance to create a range of stunning home fragrance products – including natural soy wax and essential oil candles, beautiful room fragrance diffusers, and nourishing soaps, plus much more. We only have funding to deliver one of these free courses, so places are limited. Read on for more information on the course, eligibility, and how to book your place!

Led by our friendly, expert tutors this course gives participants the chance to learn and apply the specialist techniques used to create a range of handmade products. You’ll create beautiful handmade items you can take home each week – the products are a pleasure to use and will bring an extra special touch to any home.

This free course is being delivered over 5 days – one day each week for 5 weeks, from 10am to 4.30pm each day, and includes a free lunch each day of the course that we will provide. You will begin by learning how to create your very own soy wax candles, creating two candles using a range of fragrances. You will also learn how to create two stunning room diffusers, before moving on to the technique of making soaps. You will get the chance to create 400 grams of exfoliating soaps, as well as essential oil and fragranced soaps – using a range of natural exfoliants, oils and bases. You will also use mica powder to experiment with creating richly multi-coloured soaps and candles. During the sessions you’ll work with a range of high quality natural materials as well as specialist tools and equipment. Everything is included in the course – from materials, to tools, to containers – even aprons! Just bring yourself and be ready to have fun and learn lots of new things.

In order to take part, you must be able to attend the full course. Please ensure you are able to take part in the full course before signing up for a place. Please see below to see if you are eligible for a place on this fantastic free opportunity…


You can take part in this course if you meet the following criteria:

1 – you must live in the Sunderland City Council area. This includes towns such as Houghton le Spring and Washington. If you’re not sure, check to see if you live in Sunderland Council’s area by following this link and entering your postcode:

2 – you must be aged 19+. There is now no upper age limit!

3 – you must be either unemployed, working fewer than 16 hours per week, or retired

4 – you have not taken part in one of our free home fragrance courses before (however, if you have taken part in a paid one off workshop in soap, candle or diffuser making, or have taken part in a free glass or ceramics course, you ARE eligible to sign up for this course!)


This course will be delivered over 5 days, one day per week for five weeks, between 10am and 4.30pm (includes a lunch break with free lunch provided by us for every participant).

This course is being delivered by our knowledgeable and friendly tutor Kate. The course will begin on Monday, 21st June, every Monday for 5 weeks, from 10am to 4.30pm (finishing on Monday, 19thJuly).


The courses will be held in our brand new large learning room, which is fully disabled-accessible. Please meet at MBC HQ, 31 Norfolk Street, Sunderland, SR1 1EE. Our new learning room is a 30 second walk from our HQ; we will go over together, so please make sure you are on time!

Please note: there is no parking at the back of our building. The nearest parking is at Nile Street car park.


We take the safety of our service users very seriously. We have full Covid-19 policies in place. We will provide sanitiser and masks for anyone who does not have one. We have safety screens and one way systems in place, and our new learning room is large enough to hold a small group of people with social distancing measures in place. Each learner will have their own set of equipment to use during each session, which we will sanitise before and after the session.

If you have any questions, please send us a direct message. We look forward to seeing you soon!





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