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Queen B (the person)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.

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Letters from Lovers (of Queen B candles)

i love it so much! I am so happy Sophie will have this as a momento of a day she will not remember! from Anna A

Divine Cate - i love it so much! I am so happy Sophie will have this as a momento of a day she will not remember! Thank you so much for getting this done - you are amazing. Lots of love, A

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Media

Australian Giftguide MagazineAustralian Giftguide Magazine Dec 2006

Queen B's designer range of beeswax candles are 100 percent natural and hand rolled in Australia. When burned they purify the surrounding air through ionization while emitting a very light honey aroma, the company said. The candles are smokeless, will not drip when burnt in a draught-free environment and are individually hand-painted in a range of stylish designs.

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Waxing Lyrical

Recent research on the toxicity of burning paraffin candlesRecent research on the toxicity of burning paraffin candles

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.

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Blog

Longer burning Jam Jar Tealights from Cate Burton at 10:11pm on 27 October
The Short Story

Guy obsessed with jam jars +zero waste, off the grid restaurant+ girl obsessed with beeswax (that's me!) =Jam Jar Tealights (5+ hr burn time)

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Featured

30cm Solid Tapers - box of 60 (20% off)30cm Solid Tapers - box of 50 (20% off)
These 100% pure beeswax bulk box of dinner tapers will provide stunning ambiance to any dinner party.

A longer version of our 20cm solid dinner tapers... and oh so elegant at 30cm long. 


Also available in the amazingly stunning 45cm.  

Dimensions: 30cm (H) x 2.1cm (W)

Burn time: 18 hours (if there is a breeze, you get a larger flame which may cause the candles to drip and will mean that they burn for a shorter time)... no breeze = no dripping = long burn time = unbelievably beautiful!

Cost:  37 cents per hour (of Queen B, pure Australian beeswax, natural honey aroma-ed, ionising, ambience-creating candlelight)

Designed to fit in most standard candlesticks our pure beeswax, non-toxic taper candles burn smoke free for candle lit dinner delight.

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Queen B

Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.
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