Last weekend Sydney City Council had the official opening of the new Town Hall replete in solar panel splendour. As part of the celebrations, the Live Green House was on location as were volunteers from the WWF Earth Hour team. We were approached to ask if we could send along someone to teach beeswax candle-rolling. With over 20,000 candles rolled, we sent in Ade (bung knee and all) and from all accounts it was very popular.
Earth Hour is traditionally one of our busier times of year thanks to the 'naturally carbon neutral' status of pure beeswax candles (according to the organisers themselves). Of course it makes sense that pure beeswax, made by bees to store honey WOULD be more earth friendly than petro-chemical candles (paraffin) or hydrogenated/bleached soya oil or palm oil candles. Then again, based on our sales, about 99.99999% of people are turning off their lights and lighting environmentally damaging (not to mention the damage to your health) candles.
For more information on the toxicity of candles, read our post on the article I wrote for Living Wisdom.
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.