Win Tickets ($90): With Love, From PDX Candlemaking w/ Amy Vance @ The New PDX Crafting Studio | Learn How to Personalize Your Scent w/ Natural Plant Oils

We are giving away a pair of tickets to With Love, From PDX Candlemaking w/ Amy Vance on November 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 12.

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From our sponsors:
With Love From PDX LogoWith Love, From PDX Candlemaking with Amy Vance
November 21, 2015
7-8:30 p.m. | $45 |
More info:

With Love, From PDX Crafting Studio
5136 Northeast 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97218

Join Amy Vance for an exclusive candlemaking course. Vance Family Soy Candles owner, Amy Vance, Scentologist will guide you through the process of creating custom, sustainable candles for your home as well as matching body spray and organic “perfume” oil that will be unique to you and you alone.

Amy’s candles have graced Hollywood’s elite clients and have been in featured in swag bags for premier event and local retail shops throughout the Northwest and nationally. In this 1.5 hour class you’ll learn to create your own, personal, scent for your home & body that exudes your personality!

This class will cover the essentials of top, mid, and base notes as well as aromatherapy & the importance of using only natural plant oils vs. synthetic fragrance. ONLY pure essential oils, organic extracts, and organic botanicals (many grown and crafted local – ALL made in the USA) will be used in a base of NON­GMO soy (for candles) and Organic sunflower oil (for “perfume” oil). Leave class with a wealth of knowledge, candles (depending upon size), a body spray, & a “perfume” oil, all in a sustainable, healthy, scent which you have created with your unique preferences, needs, and personality. Amy looks forward to meeting you and a great night!

Light refreshments provided.

Call 503-267-1472 or email for more information

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78 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): With Love, From PDX Candlemaking w/ Amy Vance @ The New PDX Crafting Studio | Learn How to Personalize Your Scent w/ Natural Plant Oils

  1. Alex September 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    Is this not, like, ultra cool?! This is such an experience that I would love to have! I would be thrilled to get to do something like this, and learn from the best!

  2. melissa fowler October 1, 2015 at 12:43 am #


    • Candle Lover October 1, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

      Candles AND essential oils??? Two of my favorite things. I havent made a candle since 3rd grade. Would love to try it as an adult!!!

  3. Pam October 1, 2015 at 1:39 am #

    I have always loved Vance Soy Family Candles, now I can learn to make them. What a wonderful stress reliever fun class this would be.

  4. Rachel October 1, 2015 at 6:05 am #

    I would love to have the opportunity to learn from the maker of one of my favorite candle brands. How wonderful!

  5. Stephanie October 1, 2015 at 6:16 am #

    I’ve always loved Any Vance’s candles! This would be such a cool workshop! I’ve been interested recently in learning the candle making process with non toxic ingredients! I love using my essential oil diffuser at home, so combining two loves here!! See you in November!

    • Stephanie October 1, 2015 at 6:16 am #


  6. Alaina Grade October 1, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    Because fall and the upcoming winter months are the BEST months to have lit candles in the home!

  7. Shaina October 1, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    This would be awesome! My friend was just telling me his regular candles are horrible for you so it’d be wonderful to be able to make my own without a bunch of toxic stuff.

  8. Kay October 1, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    Everyone should know how to bottle their own personal scent, and then make candles with it!

  9. April October 1, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    I love candles and it would be awesome to make my own.

  10. Kristy Alberty October 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    I would LOVE to do this! Considering candles as my holiday gift for friends this year. I’ve been purchasing beeswax from my bee-keeping neighbor, so I have enough to get this idea moving in November!

  11. Courtney October 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    I love candles and essential oils… hello patchouli. I want to be more crafty and I think this would be a great stepping stone.

  12. Grace October 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    Cool! How fun!

  13. Rachel October 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    I have a arts-n-crafty friend moving into town in November and this would be a great way to prove to her that pdx will make a great new home!!

  14. Michael Moreno October 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    Now that I’m a grownup… :P I would like to have my home scented with something other than Febreze or Glade plug-ins. I’m sure Amy’s class will be amazing and inspire some holiday gifts from Vance Family Soy Candles for my family and friends. Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  15. Dana G October 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to try my hand at DIY home making things… this would be fun.

  16. Val October 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    Perfect birthday present to myself. My own scent of a women.

  17. Erin October 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    Sounds so interesting!

  18. Jenny October 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    Christmas is coming and I have yet to decide on a fun crafty gift to do for family and friends. This would be something different from previous years gifts– I’d love to attend!

  19. Teresa October 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    Yes! This would be so cool and is so PDX…love it!

  20. Jessica beck October 1, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    Sounds awesome!

  21. Heidi October 1, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    Oh I’ve always wanted to learn how to make soy candles and I’m so interested in aroma therapy with essential oils. These would make fabulous gifts!

  22. Annie October 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    It would be such a privilege to attend this amazing event! Ditch the toxic store bought candles and make your own natural candles-what could be better!?!

  23. Donna October 2, 2015 at 12:01 am #

    I would love to do this! I had no idea that this even existed!

  24. Nestor Flores October 2, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    This would score huge points with the fiance. She would love to do something like this.

  25. Emily October 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    I would love to learn what Amy has to share. Sounds like a great time!

  26. Betsy October 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

    I recently read a book about the extraction process of scents from botanicals for perfumes and oils and their uses, and I would LOVE to play with my new knowledge in this class. Plus, I’m in dire need of a night out of the house with a girl friend.

  27. Amy R October 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    Because this right around my birthday, I am getting old and starting to smell. I need this.

  28. Perry October 2, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    It’s my mother in law birthday that week and I think this would be a great way too spend time with her.

  29. eliz October 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

    I find essential oils so effective & love using candles, especially as fall is setting in. This would be a great gift creating skill too!

  30. Jack October 3, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    this would be so awesome! Yes please!

  31. Sarah October 3, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    I would love this so much, can’t wait!

  32. Roger October 3, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    I would LOVE to bring my wife to this!!! She loves everything about candles but has yet to make her own

  33. John Thomas October 4, 2015 at 12:36 am #

    cool beans,my wife would love this!

  34. Kelly October 4, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    this has been on our bucket list for ages …. my daughters & I have been wanting to learn. Just so happens we have a box load of spplies in our closet & were just talking about making for holiday gifts this year!!

  35. Mike Acker October 4, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    I would love to win

  36. Annir October 4, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    Ooooo! Me me me me me!!!

  37. Erica Wickham October 4, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

    Please Please Please pick me! I would love to do this class!

  38. Taylor October 5, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    I have been trying to make candles for a while now AND NEED SOME HELP. This would be amazing.

  39. elizabeth October 5, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    I’d truly love to learn by his ski

  40. elizabeth October 5, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    I’d truly love to learn this skill!

  41. Christina October 5, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    This would be unreal! Did something like this in Forest Grove like 10 years ago with my mother. Its my turn!! Would love to take my kid!

  42. Hilary A October 5, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    This is right up my aromatherapeutic alley. Ever since Escential Oils on Hawthorne tragically left town, there has been a hole in my hedonistic heart for delicious sources of beautiful smells for hearth, home, hair and body. I’m not a terribly crafty person, but when there is motivation for something I truly love, like natural wonderful smelling candles, I am happy to pull on the less utilized size of my brain and engage. This would be an opportunity that would bring my domestic and personal bliss to yet a new and higher level.

  43. Christine October 5, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    Would love to take my mom to this!

  44. Amy October 6, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    My friend is wanting to start a candlemaking business, I would LOVE to give this to her as a gift

  45. Shannon barber October 6, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    This sounds awesome!!

  46. Erika Albright October 6, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    Would love the chance to win! Love the Vance family candles and what they stand for!

  47. Linda S October 7, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    It will be my 10th anniversary. Candles are romantic so may as will learn to make them.

  48. Brooke October 8, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    I would LOVE to attend because this sounds applicable to my career. It would be amazing attend since I’ve been knee deep in nursing school, starting enemas, rectally administering meds, irrigating sacral wounds… So lets face it- i need to switch it up. This romantic workshop equals mental and orfice cleansing! Thanks!!!!

  49. bret jarvis October 8, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    This would be fun

  50. jeff linsday October 8, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    I would enjoy this alot

  51. William Stewart October 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    I could stand to smell better ;-)

  52. april c October 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    This sounds amazing! I would love to bring a new mom to this.

  53. R. L. Powell October 8, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    My wife and I are looking for something to do together and this sounds like it would be great fun!

  54. Ron T October 8, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    Now this is what I call useful. I’d love to attend and learn. Candles are much like wood stoves with
    a clear window in front. “Fire TV”
    I enjoy the quiet ambiance, possibly with, a book included..

  55. Meli Nguyen October 8, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    This is the perfect weather for warm blankets, tea, and candles. I’d love to learn how to make some for myself and some friends!

  56. Jade Webster October 8, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    Sounds like an awesome girls night out!

  57. Emily Z October 8, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    I just started candle making and soap making using oils/scents. I love being able to make personalized scents!

  58. lori October 8, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    Would love to win tickets!

  59. Amy October 8, 2015 at 10:10 pm #

    This would be amazing, and it’s the day before my birthday, too!

  60. Brad October 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm #

    My wife would love this.

  61. aran October 10, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    I’ve just started a small skin care business and I have been looking to expand into candle and soap making. This would be a wonderful opportunity to gain some knowledge and experience. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one!!!!!

  62. Elizabeth October 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

    looks like fun, great skill to have!

  63. Jill R. October 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    I would love to win this plus I am interning at The Herb Shoppe right now, so I am making a ton of different items using natural plants & herbs :) Thanks!

  64. Sarah October 17, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    Sounds like a fabulous girls night out!

  65. Hope October 22, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    I will be flying into Portland from New Orleans to spend my Thanksgiving break & birthday there!! This is a perfect and unique experience for my girlfriend and I since we both LOVE buying & burning candles. Great way to make memories that will last forever =) Literally a once in a lifetime opportunity!

  66. Jessica new in town October 29, 2015 at 12:05 am #

    My daughters and I recently learned how to dip our own candles. How awesome to add pure essential oils and healthy waxes to our knowledge base. Hoping to go!!!

  67. Tori November 2, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    I make candles at home often, but I would love to learn more techniques!!!

  68. Heather H November 3, 2015 at 8:04 am #

    I would love to go to this and participate.

  69. Jenn November 3, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    Yeah, I like burning things. This could be pretty cool.

  70. Marlynn Parkerson November 6, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    I love to learn new things and to create stuff, sounds like this would be a great class combining both for a fun educational experience.

  71. Veem8ch November 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    I’m completely would love this $

  72. whitney November 8, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    Cool! I want to learn how to make my own candle so I can do it for gifts.

  73. whitney November 8, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    oops, was the winner really already chosen last month? :/

  74. Betty November 9, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    I love candles, my roomie doesnt. So I would love to learn how to make some really good ones so he cannot hate them anymore.

  75. Gunther November 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  76. Kristina November 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    mmm… candles. I’m a junkie for a good candle, and this sound delightful

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