Turn your hobby into a business
This One Day Course will help you understand what you need to know regarding UK legislation to be able to sell soaps and cosmetics in the UK and how this will apply to your business.
Starting your soap and cosmetics business is an exciting journey but sometimes there is too much information online and it's very time consuming to reach sufficient understanding. This course will deliver the right information, step by step, in a way that it is easy to understand.
Who is this course suitable for?
• You have attended the beginner's course and would like to further your knowledge regarding cosmetic regulations.
• You already make soaps or other cosmetics and you would like to sell them.
• You are unsure whether you are fully compliant and would like to go through the whole process to make sure you are doing it right.
• You want to start and soap/cosmetics business and would like to know what it involves.
• Current Cosmetics Regulations, effects of Brexit for UK sellers
• Responsible Person, Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR)
• Product Information file (PIF)
• Labelling Requirements
• Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
• Submit Cosmetic Products Notifications (SCPN)
• Cosmetic claims
• Food Imitation Law
• Pricing and Marketing Strategies
• Intellectual Property and Trademarking
Why sign up to this course?
I love developing good quality artisan products and helping others create their own and achieve their goals I have built my business from scratch combining my job in the city with my love for artisan products. I made this possible with dedication, passion, perseverance and hard work.
I am an accountant specialised in budgeting and forecasting with an Honours Degree in International Business Administration and an Honours Degree in Business Studies. I enjoy teaching others and helping them along their new businesses.
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.
Start Time: 10 am
Finish Time: 2pm
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Tuition and handout
No previous experience necessary
This course is taught online
4 hours (10:00am to 2:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.