As a general principle, one of the best things that we can do to help stimulate the Australian economy is to buy Australian made goods and to buy from small businesses (which account for over 50% of all private sector employment in Australia). Better still if the goods are made in Australia with Australian inputs or ingredients.
It is a pity that our government don't seem to understand this concept (versus the Chinese government that requires 80% local Chinese content in any government contract)... Oh dear I digress :-)
As you would know, Queen B candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax (we support the regional communities of Bathurst, Queanbeyan and Gundagai by buying local beeswax even though it is the most expensive beeswax in the world). We also choose to make our candles by hand rather than churning them out of a machine... and that means we pay lots of Australian wages (ouch for us, but good for the economy).
While I admit to being completely biased, I think that makes Queen B candles a beautiful GFC busting pressie.
Of course you can pay for us to make the candles for you, or why not save some money and make the candles yourself? We lots of candle-making supplies on our website, or, if you don't know what you're doing, we have several candle-making kits that come with comprehensive instructions.
- Roll your own beeswax candles (12 per kit) and bundle them into pairs for a beautiful gift costing <$8 (per pair); or
- grab a 4-5 hour DIY tealight kit or a 8-9 hour DIY tealight kit and you can make your own tealight candles from $1 each... then bundle a few together in a brown paper bag with twine, et voila. Another, beautiful, Australian made, non-toxic, GFC busting, sustainable Christmas gift.
You can see all the candles we currently have available in our Christmas range on our website.
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, tealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.