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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)

Just a quick note to say thank you for the fast dispatch and delivery. from G Holland

I've attached a picture of the wedding favours I've made using your lovely wax sheets. Hopefully our guests like them!

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Media

Essential (SMH)Essential (SMH) Mar 2008

As Earth Hour approaches we can all step up our eco-action plan. Start by switching off your electric appliances and computers at the end of each day and buying ecofriendly when you can. When you turn off the lights for one hour at 8pm this Saturday make sure you have some pure beeswax candles, such as Queen B, to use.

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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

And you call that a job?! from Cate Burton at 4:40pm on 5 August
Is it called a “job” when you do something that you absolutely, passionately, heart and soul LOVE every day?

Do you call it a job when you work with people you genuinely like and other people that you genuinely like call you up, pop in or send you emails wanting some of what you've created with your bare hands?

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Featured

Personalised candle - The journey of a thousand milesPersonalised Quote - The journey of a thousand miles
This beautiful quote is relevant for so many occasions - as a baptismal candle, for a graduation gift or even for someone starting a new venture or adventure.

On one side this personalised candle features the very famous Lao Tzu quote:

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

On the other side we'll paint your personalised message along the following lines:

" Dear [tell us their name]

With love from [tell us who it is from]"


Your message can be up to 8 words included in the price. You can give us those details in the 

Comments field when you're doing the Checkout.  Of course we can paint longer messages but

then you'll need to add additional 'Calligraphy per word' to your cart.


Please ensure you add the size of bespoke candle you would like your quote on to your cart.

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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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