Hello, I’m Paula Mateo and I'm an artisan soap, skincare and home fragrance maker. I'm passionate about all things natural and nurturing, which is why I started Old Bexley Soap & Candle Co and started selling my lovingly made creations in 2014. Since then, my small business has gone from strength to strength.
To reflect my ethos, all ingredients used are carefully sourced to produce the best quality products and are suitable for vegetarians and often vegans too. I now love sharing my passion for soap and candle making with my courses. I experience real joy and a sense of pride when I inspire others to create their own products, designed to care for their body, mind and soul.
I have tutored hundreds of students in both group and bespoke one-to-one courses. Whether you want to come along and learn just for fun or because you are serious about starting your own brand, I can take you by the hand through the process.