Candles, unlike candlesticks, illuminate darkness and cannot be forensically linked to Colonel Mustard. Create your own guiding light with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a candle- and soap-making package at Wix in Scotts Valley (a $40.50 total value). The package includes the materials needed to make the following:
- A candle from a selected mold (up to a $15 value)
- Soap from a selected mold (up to a $15 value)
- Up to three beeswax taper candles from three sheets of beeswax (a $10.50 value)
Wix furnishes budding craftsmen with the tools to engineer custom candles and soaps on hardwood picnic-style tables in a spacious craft studio. After a brief instructional rundown, freshly learned candlestick makers and soap sculptors are set free to choose base wax or soap color, mold shape, and one of more than 30 scents such as bubblegum, coffee, and molten happiness. Crafters then embed colorful dry pieces of wax or soap into molds in shapes such as hearts, stars, and moons before a staff member pours in a melted scented mixture that holds the final product together like handcuffs made of wedding vows. Wix’s accommodating staff also walks visitors through assembling a beeswax pillar candle using three sheets of beeswax. Candles and soaps are ready for pickup within two days.