Highly recommended, I learnt so much today on the candle making course for beginners and really enjoyed it. Paula was friendly and explained it all so well. I cant wait to get started with my own candles and hopefully book another course with Paula in the future. Reed diffusers next :)
I attended the beginners candle making course today, wow, I never realised how complicated it was, its a science!! Paula explained it so well and I loved every minute, so much so I have enrolled in the diffuser course and I am very excited!!
What a fantastic course! Cannot recommend this enough as an introduction to soap making. The course covers all the legislation and information if you wish to turn this into a small business. Paula is engaging, enthusiastic, and highly knowledgable. The location is super accessible from London if coming by train (the course location is five minutes walk from the mainline train station in Bexley - Oyster Zone 6, and only 21 minutes on the fast train from London Bridge), or if driving there is plenty of available parking. It was fantastic to see the various creations other participants made, and a lovely afternoon tea topped off the day. Paula very kindly caters for dietary requirements - the vegan scones were wonderful!
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Lynn for this great review, it is great to hear that coming from other parts of London was easy and it was worthwhile. All the best. Paula
I’m so happy I came across this course. It’s brilliant and I had such a lovely day. Paula knows her stuff and the amount of help and information she gave us was fantastic! Any questions we had were answered and I left with everything I wanted/ needed to know along with 8 little bars of my very own first batch of soap!! Thank you Paula for everything. I highly recommend!! :)
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Charlotte, I'm glad you are happy to have found this course and that you now feel confident to make your own at home. All the best. Paula
Had a lovely few hours learning about making soap from Paula. Everything was explained very clearly with a set of notes you can take away, and it was great fun. Learned so much . A few people were going to take things further and sell their soaps (after getting the correct certification of course which was explained) and some were like myself, a complete beginner, just happy to know how to make some fab smelling soap for gifts and presents. Had a lovely cream tea to finish . Everyones soap looked good enough to eat and smelt gorgeous. Highly recommended for anyone .
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Christine, thank you for your review. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed the course, I hope you love making lovely soaps for you and your family. Paula
This was a great course. Paula is a really great and enthusiastic teacher. Lots of information about how to mix your scents, colours and how to use other additives and guidance about when to use them and why.
good basic recipe given and good advice on what to by and where when making soap at home.
She covered everything a beginner would need and in a really engaging way.
And the sandwiches and home made scones were a real bonus!
Can't recommend this course highly enough.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Helen, I am so pleased you enjoyed the course. I hope you love experimenting and making your own soaps at home. Paula
I searched for weeks to find a soap making course and I luckily came across this one. This course is fantastic, it is incredibly informative and Paula talks you through all the steps within the process in a manner that is easily digestible. She has a wealth of knowledge that she openly shares with you, gives you plenty of hints and tips on how to be successful when making soap and setting yourself up as a business.
I happily played around with choosing the scents for my soap - which are currently providing my flat with a lovely air freshener. Very excited to use them, and to get started on making some of my own creations, as I feel very inspired. I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Oh! And sconces are seriously delicious too!
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Lesley, thank you so much for this lovely review. Enjoy your new skill, once you try your own handmade soaps you will not look back. Paula
Feeling excited after a fantastic day with Paula making beautiful soap (who I can’t recommend enough). Paula was patient, professional & truly inspiring. A lovely vegan lunch too. Watch this space in 2021, amazing things to come ❤️
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Nicola. I can't wait to see you succeed in your soap making business, go for it, you will do great!. Paula
First, I have to say it was easy to book the course through the website and Paula, the tutor, was very quick at responding to any communications. During these challenging times, Paula assured us that the venue for the course would be COVID safe.
Paula was welcoming and friendly. She was very keen to impart her years of knowledge to the group. The course was great for a beginner like myself as well as seasoned candle makers. I was surprised to learn that it wasn’t as simple as just putting some hot wax in a container with some scent and a wick and letting it set. Paula explained how each ingredient worked in order to produce the “perfect” candle. We learnt that “Testing” is the key.
The whole group enjoyed a sandwich lunch as we waited for our candles to set. At the end of the afternoon I came home with two scented candles which I am very proud of and lots of information to start me on my candle making journey.
I would recommend this course as Paula’s passion for candle making shines throughout.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Jenny for your feedback, I am so pleased that even at these challenging times we can still enjoy the courses and share the love for candle making. Paula
I loved this course and its really inspired me to make an effort to do this as a hobby to learn & perfect this craft. I didn't think I'd absorb as much info as I did and I also had no appreciation for the theory behind making a great candle. Paula was friendly, informative, patient & so willing to share her passion. The day flowed very well, just enough to take in and it was a real treat to take time out for me!
I'd highly recommend it :)
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Claire, really pleased to hear you will take candle making as a hobby and I wish you all the best. Paula
I came along to Paula's candle making class with my mum and sister for a nice day out, and we had just that! We came with no plans to start candle making at home afterwards, but just to have an enjoyable day and come away with a couple of lovely homemade candles (which we did!), but we are now thinking we could definitely give candle making a go at home, and make some Christmas presents for family and friends! Paula provided a wealth of information and shared so much experience with us all, but it did not feel at all like we were in a classroom being spoken to, which is a real art! Thanks so much Paula!
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Olivia, it was so nice to see mum and daughters having a great time together, so pleased you enjoyed!. Paula
I enjoyed myself so much, I’ve already recommended the course to friends & family. It's a lovely way to spend a day out with friends.
The Workshop content was packed with easily digestible information and Paula provided a truly pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to trying the soap I made out once it’s cured.
Top marks too on the protective measures taken to ensure everyone felt safe on the day.
Thank you, Paula - wishing you all the best! xx
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thanks Biola, I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed the day so much and also that you felt safe on the day. xx Paula
I bought this workshop as a birthday present for my friend so we attended together. It was a lovely thing to do with a friend but I also would have been fine in my own as Paula was so welcoming and everyone there was friendly. The course was so well organised with a great balance of theory and practical. I have already bought some items to carry on this hobby at home. I learned so much and realise I knew nothing about soap before. A really great day for the complete beginner or someone hoping to take this on as a craft small business. Highly recommended.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Clare, so glad you both enjoyed the day, and what a nice birthday gift to give to your friend. Paula
I had a fantastic time making soaps with Paula, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge. This is a perfect course if like me you are looking for a new hobby but also great if you want to sell your products, Paula is very supportive and shares her contacts as well as talking through legal responsibilities. I would highly recommend this course.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Jenny, thank you for your kind words, what a lovely day we had. Good luck in your new soap making adventure! Paula
I had an excellent time learning how to make soap with Paula. She has such a huge wealth of knowledge and experience, and is incredibly helpful.
The course was well organised, and filled with a huge amount of information all designed to build confidence for beginners. Paula was happy to spend time answering questions and was very encouraging and supportive throughout the day. I left feeling confident that I’d be able to attempt to make soap at home on my own.
I’d definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to start their journey into soap making. A great experience!
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Emma, so happy to welcome another local soap maker! Paula
This course was great for me as I was just setting up my business. It’s obvious that Paula knows the candle making industry in depth and answered every question with great thought. Paula was very helpful with which wax I should use for my business, explaining the different types and talking about the newest waxes on the market. This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as people already making candles. Not only did I learn a lot from the day, it was also great fun! I’m very fond of the two great smelling candles I made and bought home with me! Lunch was lovely too! I would recommend this course to everyone!
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you very much for this lovely feedback. I wish you all the best in your candle business!. Paula
Although I am not new to candle making I thought this was a wonderful course and I learned lots. The set up was great, and Paula was very informative. It covered everything you would need to know as a beginner plus further information should you wish to turn your hobby into a business. On top of this, you are provided with a generous afternoon tea! I had a lovely day all round.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Kelly. I can’t wait for your launch, good luck! Paula
I would highly recommend this course and found it very informative. Paul is a great teacher. I enjoyed the day learning and making candles. The day ended with a lovely afternoon tea.
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Petro, I’m so glad you enjoyed the course. Good luck with your candle making, all Christmas presents will be extra special this year! Thank you for choosing this course. Paula
Paula is a great teacher - patient and clear, and full of passion and answers to all your soap-making questions. In just one day, I feel confident to get started making my own soaps at home, and maybe even thinking about selling them too. Everything you need to know, including detailed course notes to take away. I really enjoyed the day - much needed after months of lockdown and isolation! We were in a large hall and everything was set up safely so that the group could stay socially distanced. Thanks Paula for a lovely day!
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Hi Antonia. Such a pleasure to teach you the other day. I agree, we all need something after the last months, and seeing your smiles and the lovely soaps you all created in the course makes me so happy! Take care. Paula
Just had the most wonderful day making soap with Paula. This was a present to myself and it was well worth the money. Paula is a very friendly, confident teacher who provided invaluable knowledge and was willing to share very useful contacts and resources should we wish to pursue further with our soap making.
The afternoon tea provided with varied sandwiches and home made scones with cream & jam was also excellent.
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wanted to learn the craft of soap making whether for pleasure or business and would definitely go on another one of Paula’s courses in the future.
Well done Paula and her team 😊
Response from Old Bexley Soap Co.:Thank you Gillian, gifting yourself a soap making course was a great idea, and so deserved after a lock down! I’m so pleased you enjoyed it, thank you very much for your kind words. Good luck. Paula