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Welcome to Queen B and our world of pure Australian beeswax candles... hand-made with care for you and your environment.
Queen B candles are individually made from 100% pure Australian beeswax and pure cotton wick. They are free from paraffin, soy, palm, fragrances and scents. Read more about why on the pages under the Why Beeswax menu in the top banner.
Treat yourself, your environment and the people you love with the natural honey aroma and pure golden light of pure Australian beeswax candles from Queen B.
Haven't actually used it on the furniture yet, just my gardening tools (don't be cross) and suchlike. Normally i go through a process of linseed oil one time and Porter's beeswax polish the next (which gives very good protection but is so stiff and tacky its a nightmare to buff. Your polish is so easy to spread - just like buttering them - and seems to melt into the timber. And instead of using gloves i have been using my bare hands without a qualm - it makes a lovely hand cream :) Just thought you would like to know. All the best,
Luxury Home Design Dec 2007
A queen in more ways than one. "The impetus for Queen B began several years ago. I began to have severe anxiety attacks," said Cate Burton. "I discovered a few hobbies which were able to calm my mind. Two things that I grew to love were rolling and burning beeswax candles, and painting canvases.
According to recent research by Ruhullah Massoudi and Amid Hamidi, scientists from South Carolina State University, "Each time a candle is burned, if it is paraffin, which is basically petroleum-based, it provides really nasty chemicals in the emissions". As part of the research, candles were burned in a special chamber with the contents of the smoke monitored and measured. They found that benzene, toluene and ketones were present in the smoke.* The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that benzene and toluene are probable human carcinogens.
*Benzene has been linked to bone marrow failure disorders like aplastic anaemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and acute lymphocytic leukaemia. Toluene and ketones are associated with asthma and birth defects.
Launch of Dinosaur Designs Atelier range of Queen B candles from Cate Burton at 1:41pm on 21 October
Which brings me to the point of this post which is the announcement of our new Dinosaur Designs Atelier range – a joint collaboration with Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, the talented duo behindDinosaur Designs.
Thin & Vial
This stunning pack comes with six of our exquisite 'thins' and a beautiful little glass vial which we've filled with Sydney's finest sand!