𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. Serious about starting your own candle 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 in a one day course (we can split this in 2 sessions) We’ll cover everything from how to actually make exquisite candles, 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 candle businesses who have launched under her expert guidance. 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫? 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 candles before and want to go through each step thoroughly and at your own pace Or you have made candles 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. 𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧: Candles: The different type of waxes and their importance in candle making Wick types and how to correctly wick your candle How to burn a candle correctly How to make your own luxury soy wax container candles How to scent your candles from a selection of the highest quality fragrances in the UK The variety of ingredients needed to make a natural candle, how to select and where to source them The equipment required, a tutorial on how to use it safely and effectively How to conduct burn tests to produce safe and fragrant candles you can give as presents or sell. Compliance and regulations pertaining the sale of candles. The best suppliers for your ingredients and equipment Business: Marketing your products Packaging Cost and pricing Insurance Compliance with current legislation Good manufacturing practice, labelling requirements, CLP etc. Please note that this is a course for beginners, therefore further research, testing and practice will be needed by the student to be able to start a business. Please get in touch first to arrange a suitable date prior booking. 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝟏 𝐭𝐨 𝟏 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. As a chandler I am highly skilled, with a practiced ‘nose’. 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?
A kit will be sent to you with the ingredients to make a candle
What you will need
Scales Kitchen pans in order to melt the wax, one fitting inside the other. Pouring jug (pyrex, stainless steel or heat resistant plastic)
5 hours (flexible times to suit)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
Paula is the founder of Old Bexley Soap Co. She grew up in Pamplona, at the base of the Pyrenees of Spain, her family owned vineyards producing award winning wines where she learnt that anything we make will only be as good as the ingredients and methods we put in. Paula is an ovarian cancer survivor, after months of devastating treatment and surgeries she found the determination to do more of the things she loves in life and follow her passion for a healthier living, Soap and Candle making.
This course is taught online
- Limited mobility
- Suitable for beginners
- Public transport
- Parking provided