Another excellent course by Paula, I have now completed both the 1 to 1 candle making course, as well as the 1 to 1 diffuser course and both, have been fantastic!
Paula went into great detail about the various options surrounding making diffusers including product recommendations and marketing strategies.
I now feel very confident in expanding my range to diffusers, with the knowledge Paula has given me I will be able to make a very high-quality product that I am sure the customers will love.
Although making diffusers is more straightforward than candles, Paula's knowledge is vital for providing the tips and tricks to doing it successfully which only comes from years of working in the business.
Very grateful for her continued support and looking forward to the soap making course in 2022.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Charlotte. Its been a pleasure to teach you and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Paula
My experience with Paula was increasable. I knew nothing about candle making, but wanted to learn about candle making and make it a business. Paula's energetic and kind personality made the course fun and enjoyable, she loves teaching and to give her knowledge and experience to others. With this course I saved so much time rather than learning time by time. One of the best courses in candle making for business.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Kristina, all the best of luck in your business.
I can’t recommend this course enough, Paula is a fantastic teacher and really inspiring. I started the course knowing nothing and wanting to learn something new whilst in lockdown and perhaps make candles for myself or for gifts but I came away thinking how much I’d love to take it further and possibly start my own business. Paula gives you everything you need to make two amazing candles, and talks you through the theory and practical. It wasn’t rushed and actually really relaxing and a lovely way to spend another day in lockdown! Thanks again Paula.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you so much Taz. Enjoy your candlemaking!. Paula
Paula’s online candle making course was brilliant and so worth the time and every penny. You are provided with a wealth of information beforehand and also during the course. I feel like I have everything I need to know how to make candles successfully. Whether you want to make them as a hobby or to sell you will have an excellent base to confidently do so from this course. Paula is very clear, informative and patient. Thank you for everything!
The online zoom candle making course was fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested. Paula is incredibly knowledgable and an amazing teacher. I had so much fun making two beautiful candles and am so inspired to make more. She gives you all the necessary beginner information and tools you need to get you started whether it’s a hobby or something you want to make into a business. Thank you very much Paula.
Paula’s Candle Making Webinar was excellent. Her creative and inspiring knowlege gave me the confidence that I can make a luxury candle. Due to COVID, our booked in house course was cancelled, however, then reschedule as a webinar course. The process of actually making a candle via webinar was amazing, and successful!! I can’t wait to book my next course with Paula!!
If you are starting a candle business, it would be almost impossible without Paula’s incredible knowledge. I promise you, after being in the forums, I know more in my sessions than people that have been doing it without training for months.
On top of the sheer amount of knowledge, she’s so super nice and so patient. She explains everything so clearly and it was so enjoyable. I highly recommend the one to one course.
The candle I made is amazing by the way!
Very very happy!
Paula has been absolutely fantastic as a teacher and has a wealth of both practical and business knowledge. Her personalised approach to teaching has meant I feel very confident to start my candle business despite all of the current global challenges. Her openness and approachable nature have enabled me to develop an excellent understanding of how to not only make luxury candles but how to also succeed with a business in the long run. Initially, we have carried out zoom lessons with the practical day yet to come and so far I have been beyond pleased with her adaptable teaching style and well-paced lessons. She makes you feel very at ease and that the questions you have are valued, leaving you feeling confident in your newly learnt skills. She has helped me step by step including replying to my questions via email, helping me to navigate the supplier websites and giving amazing marketing/ selling advice.
I highly recommended her course and will be looking to book through Old Bexley Soap Co again soon with plans on expanding to soaps next year.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:I am pleased the 1to1 Business Candle Making Course was the right choice for you. Thank you for this great review. 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
Five stars rating!
This is the best soap making class ever. I highly recommend this course for those who either want to use this as a kickstart to a viable business opportunity, or for those who simply want to create their own organic soap products, which are suitable for their own skin type.
Paula is such an amazing instructor. She is really passionate to share everything that she knows including her formulation and how to vary it, the use of the lye calculator, business tips, and many more. She told us that she could not cover everything, but to be honest, she had covered practically everything that we needed to know.
After the theoretical aspect (i.e. chemistry of soap making) and the practical session of making 8x bars of soap (approximately 100g each), Paula gave us some business tips and tricks over a sumptuous Afternoon Tea. Paula said that she took the longer route by self teaching herself when she was starting to make soaps few years ago. She is really keen to share and pass on her knowledge to help us to experiment safely and not to make the same mistakes that she had experienced before whilst learning how to make soaps initially.
Again, this is the best soap making class ever. The good news is that the course does not actually end on the day, as Paula reassured us that should we have any queries and concerns, she is just an email away.
Well done and keep up the good work! Happy soaping!
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Michael for your thorough review. Good luck!
Loved the course, learnt how to make my own soap and overcome the fears I had about doing it on my own. Paula is a great communicator and was very clear throughout. My only mention would be that it is focused on making soaps to sell so some of the course wasnt relevant for me, saying that I found it very informative and I will be making soap for myself from now on as the course has given me that confidence.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Kim. Thank you for your feedback. I’m pleased to hear that you found the selling module of the course interesting even though you won’t be selling your soaps. Paula
I did the soap making workshop yesterday with Paula, she is really nice and explained very well the process of soap making. The workshop was divided in 3 parts: the first part was more theoretical we learnt about the different types of oil that we can use and mix, the importance of the percentage when creating the recipe.
The second part we started to formulate the soap with the artificial fragrance and essential oils etc.. and the last one was an afternoon tea and Q&A. I really enjoyed this experience that was new to me and made me want to learn more about this.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Marina for this great review.
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.
Spent a fabulous day in Bexley being taught how to make candles with Paula from
Old Bexley Soap Co. Paula is very knowledgeable and a great teacher too. The Freemantle Hall is a magnificent place and so easy to get to from London by train.
As well as being able to make your own candles, you also enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. I'm not an "arty" person by any stretch of the imagination but due to Paula’s ability to teach, my candles looked perfect.
Wonderful experience and thoroughly recommended.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you so much for your feedback. Good luck with your candle making, lovely to meet you. Paula
Had a fantastic time at Old Bexley Soap Co. candle making course, it was very interesting and enjoyable as I have never tried candle making before. Paula is a fantastic host and would recommend this to anyone interested in candles.
Lovely venue and very happy with Paula’s excellent Covid-19 safety measures.
I really want to do her other courses now!
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you very much for your feedback. I look forward to seeing you again in my other courses! . Paula
A really relaxed and effective course. This course was exactly what I was looking for. Paula’s course is the place to go for anyone who is serious about candle making, she’s a gem. Paula is a great teacher, a warm host, knowledgeable and patient! Thank you so much for a wonderful day.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Dean, it’s excellent to see a growing number of gentlemen in my courses! Good luck and keep in touch. Paula
Hands-on, informative, and enjoyable beginners class for quality candle making!
I booked the course several months ago. The classes are continually booked months in advance, which speaks volumes about how good they are.
Paula is a wonderful host and teacher. The venue is beautifully presented, and arranged safely in these COVID times, for a 10 am start on the day. A comprehensive handbook is provided, and Paula talks through the process of candle making and legislation (if you wish to turn this into a small business). You then make two amazing smelling candles after the process is explained.
It is fun choosing the signature scent and understanding how wick and glass size, scent or colour, as well as the type of wax used, can all affect the outcome of the candle. Paula is clearly an expert, as she runs her own business selling candles, soaps etc., and she imparted clearly and honestly that it does take time to test candles until you find your perfect one. For the class, though, you are supplied with a tried and tested mix for the wax, so the end product is perfect. I am hugely excited to start experimenting making my own candles in the coming months, and not spending a fortune on shop-bought ones as I previously was!!
The day is topped off with a tasty afternoon tea (inclusive of the most divine scones), and she kindly caters for dietary requirements. So not only did I come away with a recipe of how to make candles but also one for vegan scones - thank you, Paula!!
I went to the candle making course yesterday and it was absolutely brilliant.
The venue is very light and spacious and easy to find.
Paula is incredible, what she doesn't know isn't worth knowing. The course is so in depth and really informative.
The Afternoon Tea is to die for.
I've already booked a further 2 courses with Paula this morning
You won't be disappointed by this course
I thoroughly enjoyed, the Beginners Candle Making Course. The couese takes place in an accessible venue a few minutes walk from Bexley Train Station, and upon arrival I was impressed with the time and preparation that Paula had taken to create a welcoming environment.
Paula' passion and dedication about candlemaking really makes this course an invaluable learning experience for anyone who wants to learn how to make quality candles for fun. for family and friends, or as a business.
This course is excellent value for money. You are provided with comprehensive handouts and a wonderful lunch.
I would like to express my appreciation to Paula, for creating a quality course, that is insightful and inspirational.