1to1 Candle Making Business One Day Course

Paula Mateo - Business tutor Old Bexley Soap Co.
Start a profitable Candle Making Business

To book please email Paula at oldbexleysoap@gmail.com first to arrange a date before payment.


1 person £400

2 people £600

3 people £700

Who is this course suitable for?

  • You want to learn on your own and don’t want to be in a group
  • You want to learn as much as possible in one day
  • You have never made candles before and want to go through each step at your own pace
  • You have made candles before but have lots of questions
  • You want to start a business and want someone to explain each step in an easy to understand way *

In the course you will learn:

  • About the different type of waxes and their differences in candle making.
  • You will learn about wick types and how to wick your candle correctly.
  • How to burn a candle correctly.
  • How to make your own soy wax container candles using soy wax.
  • How to scent your candles from a selection of the highest quality fragrances in the UK.
  • The variety of ingredients needed to make a natural candle, how to select them and where to source them.
  • The equipment required to make your own candles, a tutorial on how to use it safely and effectively, as well as where you can purchase it.
  • How to conduct burn tests to produce safe and fragrant candles
  • About compliance and regulations pertaining the sale of candles.
  • About the best suppliers for your ingredients.


  • Marketing your products
  • Packaging
  • Cost and pricing
  • Insurance
  • You will be taught everything you need to know to comply with current legislation
  • Good manufacturing practice, labelling requirements, CLP etc..

*Please note that this is a course for beginners, therefore further research, testing and practice will be needed by the student to be able to start a business.

The course includes all materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Can you to do the course online instead? Yes, of course. I will post a starter pack anywhere in the UK and we’ll arrange our course via Zoom

Why sign up to a 1to1 course with me?

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 found soap and candle making a very therapeutic way to escape from the daily stresses of working in finance and a great life balance.

I love helping others achieve their goals, whether you are working full time, part time, on furlough or unemployed there is always time to learn a new skill and the possibility to run a business that fits into your lifestyle.

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 candle making journeys.


“If you are serious about candle making look no further, what an experience. I arrived with no knowledge or experience on candle making and came out with a wealth of information and very confident I can make my own candles and start my little candle business.
I would recommend this course 100%.“ Lauren

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