One to One Soap Making Business One Day Course in Bexley (Kent) - Easy access from London



Serious about starting your own artisan soap business? Set yourself up for success from the very beginning, in a private course with Paula Mateo, award winning founder of Old Bexley Soap Co. Paula will walk you through the whole process and explain the steps you need to follow. We’ll cover everything from how to actually make exquisite cold-processed soaps, all the way through to marketing, packaging and legalities, so you feel confident and ready to go. Because it’s just for you, we can spend more time on any areas that you may particularly want more knowledge about. You’ll save time, money and gain incredible value , learning from an experienced business woman whose proof lies in the outstanding success of her own brand, as well as the soap businesses who have launched under her expert guidance. THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF: You want to start a business and want someone to explain each step in an easy to understand way * You want to learn one to one vs in a group, absorbing as much as possible in a day Perhaps you’ve never made soaps before and want to go through each step thoroughly and at your own pace Or you have made soaps before but have lots of questions *Note that while this is an in-depth course, covering all the essentials, it is still designed for beginners. You will need to do further research, testing and practice to be able to launch your business. Our Soap & Cosmetics Business Compliance Course is recommended to further the knowledge. YOU WILL LEARN: Artisan Soap Making: The essentials of making luxury cold process soap products How to create your own exquisite scent blends from essential oils The art of colouring your soaps using clays, micas or activated charcoal Working safely with lye Formulating your own recipes using a lye calculator Understanding the properties of soap making oils and why we use them. Business: Marketing your products Packaging Cost and pricing Insurance Introduction to UK compliance, safety regulations and legalities when selling soaps We have a great location in Bexley Village (zone 6 on Oyster Card) which means we are easy to get to, just a couple of minutes walk from Bexley train station, with trains from London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. WHY SIGN UP TO A ONE TO ONE COURSE WITH ME? I’ve been there and done it. I have built my business from scratch combining my job in the city with my love of artisan products. I found soap and candle making a very therapeutic way to escape from the daily stresses of working in finance and love the mix. It was dedication, passion, perseverance and hard work that made it possible. Now I have a successful, highly-regarded, award winning brand and sell-out workshops. It gives me so much joy to share my knowledge, teach and help other people do the same.. A member of the UK Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers, I have years of experience of making fine soaps. I discovered that blending oils, knowing what works, and creating heavenly fragrances for luxurious candles and soaps is my superpower. As an accountant specialising in budgeting and forecasting with an Honours Degree in International Business Administration and an Honours Degree in Business Studies, there is rigour behind my approach. I know the ups and downs, the challenges, the legalities etc. inside out. My products and courses have been Highly Commended at the Bexley Business Excellence Awards 2020 and I was a finalist for Best Entrepreneur of the year. Whether you are working full time, part time, on furlough or unemployed there is always time to learn a new skill and the possibility to run a business that fits your needs and lifestyle. You can do it!

What's included in the price?

The course includes all materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. You will take home all the soaps made on the day.


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Paula is the founder of Old Bexley Soap & Candle Co. Paula is an accountant 3 days a week, and spends her remaining days running and teaching award winning candle and soap-making classes, in the Outer London borough of Bexley. Paula has recently won an award from tycoon Theo Paphitis.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
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Parkhill Road, , Bexley, Kent, DA5 1HY