Soap Making Course for beginners with Soap Ingredients Kit

Paula is a 2020 finalist


Learn soap making with the founder of Old Bexley Soap Co.
You can begin your soap-making journey, without the hassle of online research as I will walk you through the process. Learn independently at your pace.

This course will enable you to learn the art of natural soap making from home, with an easy to follow handout and practical video.

I have put together a great value package to save you hours of research and allow you to start your soap making journey in a fun and safe way, with a formula that is easy to work with that makes a mild soap suitable for the whole family.

Old Bexley Soap Co. products and outstanding courses have been Highly Commended at the prestigious Bexley Business Excellence Awards 2020. Paula is also a finalist for “Business Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2020.

What's included in the price?

Soap making kit that includes: Selection of botanicals, Selection of additives, Selection of essential oils, Caustic soda in child proof bottle, Safety goggles, Face mask, Soap molds, Vinyl gloves.
A comprehensive course handout, including:
And introduction to the science of Soap Making
How to use additives such as colours, botanicals, essential oils etc.
Scenting your soap with fragrance oils or essential oils. How to make your own blend and how to know how much to use.
A list of maximum recommended essential oil inclusion levels for soap.
A comprehensive list of the most common oils used in soap making and their properties.
Safety guidelines.
Materials and equipment.
Step by step soap making process.
A beginners soap recipe with easy to read measurements as well as the original soap calculator formula.
A list of best places to get your ingredients from in the U.K
What you need to do to sell your soaps legally and why.

• A 50 min. video practical tutorial that you can access as many times as you need.

Once you purchase your course you will receive the course handout and a link to watch the practical soap making video.

After the session you will feel confident to make a batch of soap at home.

What you will need

Ingredients you will need to make the soap that are not included in the ingredients kit: Olive oil, coconut oil and water.
Equipment you will need: A hand blender, plastic bowl, plastic/silicone spatula, soap mould (an alternative plastic container or silicone mould can be found on eBay/Amazon), safety glasses and gloves.

I can help you sourcing the ingredients and equipment, just email me when you sign up for the course and I’ll go through the list with you.


Paula Mateo at Old Bexley Soap Co.

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners


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Live online course
Emma S - - #33237

I was lucky enough to have a 1:1 session with Paula on her Soap and Cosmetics Business Course. The day was fantastic! I came away from the course having learnt a great deal, and felt Paula gave me the confidence to proceed with setting up my own soap business.
Paula has a huge amount of knowledge and information regarding soap making and the legislation for selling in the UK. She is extremely helpful and happy to answer any questions.
I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to learn a new craft. This is the second course I have completed with Paula and I will certainly book other courses in the future!

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Hi Emma, I'm glad you came to do this course and I am sure you will succeed in your soap business. I look forward to seeing your progress. Good luck!. Paula

Live online course
Hannah - - #32343

My experience with Paula's online soap making course was probably the best thing I could have done for myself this year! Thanks so much for the wonderful and straightforward instructions. If you want to know more about the process of making soap I strongly recommend you take up one of Paula's courses!

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you Hannah for this review. I look forward to seeing you on the candle making session later this month. Paula

Live online course
Julie - - #32282

The Zoom course started with receipt of a little box of goodies including PPE. Then followed an electronic copy of the course notes which were very comprehensive. On the day of the course there was theory, including guidance on how to start formulating your own recipes and what to do to meet regulations if you want to move on to selling your soap. Paula had so much knowledge and information to share it was a pleasure to take it all on board. Paula then led us step by step in the practical part of making the soap, including use of clays/activated charcoal to make a 2-colour soap, fragranced with essential oils and decorated with dried botanicals.

I would definitely recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn how to safely make and start formulating their own soap, either for themselves/family or as a first step towards selling.

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Hi Julie, thanks so much! I am glad you enjoyed it. Paula

Online on-demand course
Natalie - - #32188

I have learnt a lot from this course and definitely become more confident in making my own soap from now on. The information in the handout is comprehensive which tells me everything I need to know. The practical video shows me the entire process from start to finish with clear instruction and explanation for every steps. Meeting Paula via zoom was such a valuable experience, she answered all the questions I had in mind with lots of advice given to me. I would highly recommend this course.

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you Natalie for this great feedback. I hope you enjoy soap making as much as I do in the future. take care. Paula

Live online course
Petro van der Merwe - - #32067

Paula is an excellent teacher and does not hesitate to share her knowledge. I did the course via zoom and Paula made sure that we were well prepared before making our soaps. Her instructions were quite clear and there was enough opportunity to ask questions. Small group which makes it even better. I will highly recommend this course.

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you so much for your lovely review and the photo you sent me, they look gorgeous well done!

Live online course
John Birch-Coad - - #32066

From receiving the soap making kit to the end of the online zoom course was amazing. The kit had more than expected and needed. The course started with the basics of soap making going through everything from oils and what they produce as an end product to formulas and even a lye calculator, which makes everything so much easier. Then comes the exciting part with gloves and goggles we started the process of making the soap adding clays powders and Ess Oils. I wasn’t actually looking forward to mixing the caustic soda with the water as I was expecting a different reaction but it was so easy and Paula took us through it step-by-step. Still waiting to unmould and see the final product. I can’t recommend Paula enough, she is so thorough and the class was fun. Such an insight into not only making soaps but also selling and starting your own business. 5*

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you so much for this great review. So glad you enjoyed it. Paula

Online on-demand course
Pauline Astle - - #31747

Because of current restrictions, the course was online which had the advantages of not having to travel and my daughter could join in too! It was really good value for money with a detailed information booklet and video from which we were able to make our first basic batch of soap, followed up with a one to one online tutorial. Making our first batch from the instructions and video was great fun and gave me a good understanding of the process before my online tutorial with Paula. She took me through the factors involved in varying recipes and I planned a couple of recipes with Paula's help based on my personal preferences. The tutorial was scheduled to suit me and lasted as long as I needed (two and a half hours) which enabled me to ask questions and ensure that I understood everything clearly to make more soap variations. Paula is so passionate about what she does and she has really inspired me to experiment with soap making further. I can't wait to get started!

Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:

Thank you Pauline, I enjoyed teaching you. Best of luck with your new experiments.

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