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Beginners candle making course with afternoon tea in Bexley, Kent - easy access from London

Duration: One day- 10am-3pm

Price: £95

Contact: Paula at Old Bexley Soap Co.

Parkhill Road

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Sunday 10th May 2020
Saturday 4th July 2020
Saturday 19th September 2020
Saturday 10th October 2020
Saturday 21st November 2020
Saturday 19th December 2020

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 proud to burn 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.

Want to review this course?

Had a very informative training session with Paula. The course was structured very well and I really enjoyed myself! The afternoon tea was amazing too. Would highly recommend this course for anyone thinking of doing it, you won’t regret it!

- - #29340

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you for your kind words. Paula

Paula was amazing! I loved every minute of the course. Paula was very detailed and gave us so much information about how to make a candle and everything behind it! thank you so much Paula! Afternoon was good too, sandwiches were not stale and scones were very tasty!!

- - #29297

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Hi Linda, thank you very much. I am so pleased you enjoyed the course. Good luck in your candle making journey. Paula

I cannot praise and recommend this course enough. It’s a must for anyone who wants to become confident in candle making. I learnt so much whilst having fun. I absolutely loved it - what a great day. Thank you Paula and for everyone else who was on the course for making it a great day.

- - #27886

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you Lesley, what a great day we had! Thank you for coming to the course. Paula

I had an amazing experience at the Candle making course with Paula and the rest of the group! It was a very inviting atmosphere created by a fabulous and warm host, who paid great attention to detail. I learnt so much compared to another course I have previously undertaken and am sure this is exactly what I need to kick-start my candle making business! The course was worth every penny and I'll definitely be back for some of her others!
Only regret is not getting the recipe for the divine afternoon tea!

- - #27423

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you Stephanie for the review. I am really pleased you enjoyed the course and I wish you all the best in starting your candle business!. Paula

Excellent introduction to candle making. We had a complete understanding of the process and what is needed to get the candles out there as a small business. Paula is an excellent host and the afternoon tea is just the cherry on the cake for a great experience.

- - #26991

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank You Adriana. So lovely to have you in the course. Best of luck

I never imagined that candle making could be so exciting and challenging, the course is full of information and helpful tips.
Paula is clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about the whole process of creating the candles. I was very pleased with the end product which smelt lovely when I lit it. I'd definitely recommend this course and the candles as a product.

- - #26808

I just have to say I loved the course, it was amazing I learnt so much, I feel 10 times more confident about making my own candles. Well worth the money. Emma

- - #26306

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thanks Emma, keep practising and testing and you will be fine. Good luck 😃. Paula

Thoroughly recommend this course. I learnt so much and I can’t wait to get started at home. It was great fun and Paula is so friendly. The afternoon tea was fantastic.

- - #26303

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you so much, It was great to meet you and your friend Eli.

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.

- - #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!

- - #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. :)

- - #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%.

- - #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.

- - #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. :)

- - #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!

- - #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%.

- - #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.

- - #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.

- - #21409

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you!

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