1to1 Candle Making Business One Day Course (One to One) London -Kent


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Learn candle making in a private course with award winner Paula, founder of Old Bexley Soap Co. Paula will walk you through the whole process of candle making and explain the steps you will need to follow to start a candle making business.

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

To book a private or 1to1 session at a time to suit you please email Paula at oldbexleysoap@gmail.com


1 person £400

2 person £600

3 person £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 *

*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.

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 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 you can give as presents or sell.

• 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..

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

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 help them along their soap 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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  1. Charlotte F.

    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.

  2. Farrah Sanders

    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!

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