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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.


Letters from Lovers (of Queen B candles)

The parcel arrived yesterday – beautifully wrapped and well presented. from S Pringle

The parcel arrived yesterday – beautifully wrapped and well presented. I love the blue – the girls in the office were going ooooh ahhhhh too.

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Grazia - Jan 2009Grazia - Jan 2009 Jan 2009

Candles are one of life's little pleasures. Queen B creates hand-poured and handrolled beauties that are individually painted. Owner Cate Burton uses beeswax (instead of the usual paraffin) because it is a natural air purifier that doesn't drip or smoke and has a light honey scent. (The shop also sells "make your own" kits for your inner crafter.

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Waxing Lyrical

Paraffin - a petrochemical waste product (from which over 95% of candles are made)Paraffin - a petrochemical waste product (from which over 95% of candles are made)

The discovery of petroleum in Burma in the 1850s transformed candle-making. The crude oil was processed to produce four products: benzene (a volatile liquid marketed as a leather and furniture cleaner), kerosene (an oil for lamps and stoves), paraffin (a solid wax for candle production) anda heavy lubricating oil.

In 1870 only 12% of candles were made from paraffin, but just 30 years later that figure had climbed to 90%.

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Kinfolk dinner – and simple steps to create the look from Cate Burton at 2:18pm on 21 July


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Round votive refillRound votive refill
Your 100% pure beeswax votive refills, will simply go into your existing votive glass to continue the sweetness and light you just deserve.

Burn time: 15 hours each

Cost: 40 cents per hour (of Queen B, pure Australian beeswax, natural honey aroma-ed, ionising, ambience creating candlelight)

Please note that a votive refill must be burned in a votive glass - it is a particular style of candle. If you don't burn it in a votive glass it will drip and will not burn for 15 hours.

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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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