About the Course
This is the perfect introduction for beginners to soy candle making.
Learn the skills to create top quality, fragrant, natural candles you can feel really good about burning in your home.
The course is approximately 5 hours and will be hosted by Paula, founder of Old Bexley Soap Co. in a relaxed and friendly learning environment.
In the course you will learn:
- About the different type of waxes for candle making in the UK
- You will learn about wick types
- How to burn a candle correctly
- How to make your own container candles using soy wax.
- How to scent your candles from a selection of the highest quality fragrances in the UK.
- The variety of ingredients needed to make soy candles, how to select and where to source them.
- The equipment required to make your own candles, how to use it safely and effectively, as well as where you can purchase it.
- Safety, compliance and regulations pertaining the sale of candles.
- About the best suppliers for your ingredients.
Enjoy and learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and take home your beautiful handmade soy candles.
We will finish the session with a delicious Afternoon Tea.
We have a great location in Bexley Village (zone 6 on Oyster Card) which means we are easy to get to from London, Kent, Essex and East Sussex, just a few minutes walk from Bexley train station, with trains from London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street.
Bus 269 and 132 stop just outside. Bus B12, 229 and 492 stop nearby. We are just off the A2 and near the M25.
For other dates and times please get in touch.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
- All tools an equipment
- All materials to make 1 big candle and 1 small candle, soy wax, wicks, containers and the best quality UK fragrances as used in our own candles.
- You will take home the candles you make, a list of the best UK suppliers and the confidence to make more candles in your own home.
- Afternoon tea and refreshments throughout the session.
A very well organised candle making course with a first class afternoon tea! The course is well prepared, carefully resourced and very inspiring. I had the most relaxing day learning a new skill with a lovely group. I can´t wait to get started at home. Thank you.
Helen - - #25803
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you so much Helen. Good luck with those candles for Christmas!. Xx Paula
If you are serious about candle making look no further, what an experience. I arrived with no knowledge or experience on candle making and came out with a wealth of information and very confident I can make my own candles and start my little candle business.
I would recommend this course 100%.
The afternoon tea we enjoyed at the end was better than most afternoon teas I have tried in London!
Lauren - - #25648
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thanks Lauren, very pleased you enjoyed my scones so much :)
I have been wanting to do a candle making course for a while and found this course in Bexley with Paula as the host. She was very friendly and welcoming, as the course is at her home. I have learnt so much from this course and feel much more confident knowing how to make a good and safe candle. Paula gave us a pack to take home which included information for selling candles as well as suppliers lists and how to make the candles we had made on the course. I had a great day and it was nice to meet new people as well. The afternoon tea was lovely and Paula was more than happy to keep making us all tea, coffees etc through out the course. I will definitely recommend this course to anyone who wanted to learn about candles. I am looking forward to starting my journey in candle making. :)
Sarah - - #25391
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you so much Sarah, so happy you enjoyed it. Xx
This is the second of Paula's courses I have attended (the first was the soap making which I really enjoyed). Paula is an excellent host and teacher.
The candle making process was explained really well with lots of information re safety, regulations, suppliers etc given.
I really enjoyed making the candles to take home, they look and smell beautiful. Am now looking forward to making my own soy candles.
I totally recommend Paula's courses 100%.
Julie - - #24852
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Julie! Such a pleasure to see you both here again.
My daughter and I attended Paula's candle making course recently as we both love candles and thought it would be a nice thing to do. What a lovely way to spend 4 hours on a Saturday! Paula provided all of the equipment, ingredients and plenty of information plus lots of tips for making the perfect candle. The day was well paced and relaxed and the afternoon tea was wonderful! I would definitely recommend Paula and this course and look forward to attending other workshops in the future.
Elaine - - #24627
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you very much
A huge thank you to Paula, who was able to give me 1-2-1 tuition on candle making.
A lovely host/teacher.
A lovely environment.
I was impressed with the detailed explanation that was given, and the useful list of recommended suppliers.
I have already made my order and ready to make my natural Soy based candles for family and friends.
I recommend this course to any one who fancies doing something creative for themselves.
I will keep you posted on my progress.
I can’t wait to get making my own brand.
Thanks Paula, you're a gem. :)
Marina Mir - - #22756
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Marina, it was so great to meet you, I had such a great time in our candle making 121. Good luck!
The candle making class was amazing. A great and informative session with practical application. Thank you so much Paula for a good time! I’d recommend this course to everyone!
Tosin Ogunseyinde - - #22672
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Was lovely to meet you. I am glad you had a great time. Thank you! Paula
I had a fantastic time at this workshop, it was fun and dynamic.
Paula’s detailed explanations and clarity made candle making so easy to understand. She even gave us a list of the best UK suppliers for candle making so when I arrived home I bought all the ingredients she suggested. I can’t wait to make my own soy candles. Thank you Paula!
I recommend this workshop 100%.
Emma - - #21963
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Emma, thank you very much for the review. Good luck in your Soap venture, you will do great!
Paula is very knowledgeable with soywax candles. The workshop was in her home, which also made it fun as you have your tea (or coffee) and get introduced to candle making. And then you can do your own two candles with the fragrance of your choice. Really enjoyed it and glad I booked her coures.
Sabine - - #21927
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Sabine. I am glad you enjoyed, it was lovely meeting you.
I enjoyed earning how to make soy candles and blend fragrances. Paula is an excellent host who explained the process in easy to understand steps.
Susan - - #21409
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you!
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