I really enjoyed the afternoon. It was detailed, informative and fun. I particularly liked the opportunity to experiment with combining different fragances. Paula is passionate and extremely knowledgable about the industry- would definately recommend as a great starting point for anyone considering making reed diffusers.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:So glad you enjoyed it. Thank you!
Hi thoroughly enjoyed the candle making course on Sunday with the lovely Paula. She was so informative and knowledgeable. Also really helpful and approachable. I went in to the course not knowing a huge amount and was surprised by just how much information I learned over the course of the day. It was such an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, especially just after coming out of lockdown restrictions. Thank you Paula. I hope to see you for a one to one in the future! X
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Abigail, so glad you ejoyed, a well deserved after lockdown treat! Take care, Paula
Thank you Paula for the lovely diffuser workshop. It was so informative and very helpful.
I would definitely recommend the workshop to my family and friends.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Kemi so glad you enjoyed! . Paula
The candle making course was fantastic!!! Paula was open and honest and explained everything in great detail. She answered everyone's questions and shared her years of knowledge in the group. I came away with so much knowledge about candles and will not look at a candle in the same way again. I have recommended the course to my friends and work colleagues and will be attending the soap making course in the near future once i've crafted my candles.
I was so excited to attend this candle making class and I can attest that it was fantastic. From the set-up, the hall, the course content, refreshments and last but not least, Paula herself. Paula is very, very knowledgeable and this really translated in how she taught and engaged with us. I feel really confident now in being able to make candles from now on. I'd highly recommend this course if you'd like to know the ins and outs of candle making. 10/10!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the Candle Making course with the Old Bexley Soap Co. Paula is an excellent teacher who is very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about her craft. I was very impressed with the candles I came away with and found the process of making them quite relaxing. Unfortunately due to Covid the initial course I was booked on had to be rescheduled, the communication from Paula throughout was excellent and I found the booking process really easy and straightforward.
Paula is simply fantastic. She has a natural gift for teaching and can explain candle making in a memorable and easy to digest way. I had the most fantastic time in her course. I am signing up for her soap making one too. I could not have wished more from this course. 10 out of 10!
Thank you Paula for such a lovely day. Your passion and knowledge came across on the day.Thank you for sharing all your knowledge.
So much so l've started to order equipment to start making soap for friends to start with, for their birthdays / Xmas pressys. Need to practice before thinking about selling in the future.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:So pleased to hear you are already getting your supplies for soap making, enjoy!. Paula
I did this course with Paula and it was amazing. I learnt so much that I felt confident enough to go home and start making my own soaps, which I gave done. Paula is an excellent teacher who is not only professional about her subject but very passionate about it as well. She is willing to share all her knowledge and is very helpful and enthusiastic in helping others to set up their own businesses too. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone and any age wishing to learn a new skill.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you, so pleased you enjoyed the course. Paula
If I could leave a rating of 11 out of ten I would do so.
From the moment I walked in to the course I found Paula warm and engaging.
My biggest worries about making soap were the safety issues around handling lye and by the end of the course - not only had she allayed these fears but she has instilled such confidence that I am planning to make my first batch of soap this week at home.
I have to mention the attention to detail that was given to this course...it was really was thorough and most definitely value for money.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you! So very pleased to read your feedback. Paula
A huge thank you to Paula. Had a really lovely day making soaps. As a beginner, I was a bit worried about the technicalities of making soaps but Paula made it look so easy (theoretically and practically). It was such an informative and fun filled workshop. A must try - highly recommendable! Can’t wait for my next course.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Sherina, lovely to have you on the course, enjoy your soaps!. Paula
I really enjoyed this soap making course. It was really lovely to spend a day doing something so relaxing. Paula was a fantastic teacher and explained everything fully and made it really interesting and easy to understand for me as a complete beginner. The afternoon tea was a lovely touch too. I would thoroughly recommend this course.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Vikki, you made some lovely soaps!. Paula
What a fabulous way to spend an early evening on Sunday! Fun and easy-to-follow workshop, with great creative company! The refreshments provided were excellent & exceeded my expectations. Both Paula and colleague were very attentive and welcoming to all students. So chuffed with my scent creation for my diffuser! Would highly recommend this fun workshop and I would love to attend another in the near future! Thank you Paula x
This week I spent the most amazing day with Paula on a 1-2-1 course for candle making. I learnt so much and have saved myself hours of research as Paula had so many of the answers I was looking for. The day was full on yet very relaxed and in such a beautiful setting. Paula is so easy to get on with, so informed and, whilst it was a very relaxed day, Paula's knowledge and professionalism also shone through.
I felt the day was totally structured around me and what I needed to learn and the pace was just perfect. Oh, I also made some amazing candles too!
I am so excited now to start my own business and feel that this course has not only given me the essential skills and knowledge but, most of all, the confidence to achieve this.
Thank you Paula!
PS - the Gypsy Tart was delicious!
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you for leaving this wonderful review. Please keep in touch. Paula
I came and did the soap making course yesterday as a complete novice . After having fantastic training from Paula, left feeling confident to have a go at a new hobby/interest. Paula really knows her subject and delivers in a friendly, informative and professional way. The afternoon tea was a lovely touch at the end of the day. Thank you
I've really enjoyed the course and was happy to recommend it to a friend who is also interested. Paula is very knowledgeable, patient and helpful. Although I do not wish to pursue candle-making as a business, I still found it useful even if I'll only make a few for myself and some friends.
Thanks very much.
I'll be in touch if I need more advice.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Gina, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the course. Thank you very much for the recommendation too!. 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 just completed a 1-1 course on Zoom in Soap and Cosmetic Business Compliance Course with Paula and can highly recommended this course to anyone who is interested in starting a business in soap making. Paula does not hesitate to share her knowledge and experience. She is not just there to run the course but will go that extra mile and answer any questions. Paula has got a real interest in her students needs. I have really enjoyed doing the course with Paula and she is friendly, patient and makes it enjoyable and shares her passion in her own products. I am looking forward to create my own products but also with the assurance that Paula will be there if I need any assistance.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Petro for this great feedback. It has been fantastic to do this course with you. I look forward to a catch up with you soon. 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