About the Course
Workshops will last for about 2 hours and will be hosted by Paula Mateo, Founder of Old Bexley Soap Co.
Learn about the different type of waxes for candle making in the UK and learn how to make your own container candles using soy wax. Choose your scent from a selection of high quality fragrances.
Learn about different types of containers and wicks plus lots of tips about candlemaking.
Understand safety and regulations.
Enjoy and learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and take home your beautiful handmade candles.
We have a great location in Bexley Village (zone 6 on Oyster Card) which means we are easy to get to, just a few minutes walk from Bexley train station, with trains from London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street.
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 materials needed for candlemaking, soy wax, wicks, containers and the best quality UK fragrances as used in our own candles. You will make one big candle and one small candle to take home with you
Coffee/tea and refreshments also included.
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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