Learn to create top quality, fragrant, natural candles you can feel proud to burn in your home or gain enough skills to start a business. Paula, the award-winning founder of Old Bexley Soap & Candle Co., a master Chandler with years of experience is your host and teacher.
You’ll be in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and leave with two beautiful handmade soy wax candles - one large 30 cl and a smaller 12 cl. We finish with a delicious Afternoon Tea.
YOU WILL LEARN:
About the different type of waxes and their differences in candle making.
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
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 and where to purchase it.
How to conduct burn tests to produce safe and fragrant candles you can give as presents or sell.
An introduction about compliance and regulations pertaining to the sale of candles.
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.