One to One Candle Making Business One Day Course on Zoom



๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง๐๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ.

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)

Weโ€™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 itโ€™s just for you, we can spend more time on any areas that you may particularly want more knowledge about. Youโ€™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.

๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ?

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 youโ€™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.

๐ˆ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง:


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


Marketing your products


Cost and pricing


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.

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ž?

Iโ€™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 โ€˜noseโ€™. 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!

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

A kit will be sent to you with the ingredients to make a candle

What you will need

Kitchen pans in order to melt the wax, one fitting inside the other.
Pouring jug (pyrex, stainless steel or heat resistant plastic)


Paula Mateo at Old Bexley Soap Co.

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


5 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Kristina - - #32211

My experience with Paula was increasable. I knew nothing about candle making, but wanted to learn about candle making and make it a business. Paula's energetic and kind personality made the course fun and enjoyable, she loves teaching and to give her knowledge and experience to others. With this course I saved so much time rather than learning time by time. One of the best courses in candle making for business.

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you Kristina, all the best of luck in your business.

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Farrah Sanders - - #32101

If you are starting a candle business, it would be almost impossible without Paulaโ€™s incredible knowledge. I promise you, after being in the forums, I know more in my sessions than people that have been doing it without training for months.
On top of the sheer amount of knowledge, sheโ€™s so super nice and so patient. She explains everything so clearly and it was so enjoyable. I highly recommend the one to one course.
The candle I made is amazing by the way!
Very very happy!

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