About Evil Queen
The story of Evil Queen is pretty funny (if I do say so myself.) One day, while driving through Downtown Los Angeles, I passed a flower shop called "Basic Flowers". I laughed really hard and said, "Basic flowers, for the basic bitch in your life." Then, like in a cheesy Hollywood film, the lightbulb went off. I knew I had to create something sassy like that. Something that everyone could love. And it just clicked: candles. I had never made a candle in my life before starting Evil Queen. But with a lot of patience and practice, here we are. My wish is to make candles with attitude that you'll have fun gifting to your friends and burning around your house. Life is so serious sometimes. It's good to lighten up.
Evil Queen started as a one woman show (just me!) and has since expanded to a small, supportive team. Evil Queen just made a cross country move from Los Angeles to Traverse City, Michigan! We are so excited about our continued growth, and hope you join us for all of the fun things and new changes we have in store.
All of our candles are
handmade + poured with love
in northern Michigan.
We love animals too much.
Oh, and you too.
We want you to be safe.
No lead. No questionable
ingredients. No worries.
Just straight up cotton wicks.
soy beans. Clean burning.
So you can party all day
and night with an
Evil Queen candle, duh.
That’s just our
signature style. But you already
knew this, right?
About the Candles
Evil Queen candles are pretty cool because:
- They're made with 100% soy wax and fragrances free of harmful chemicals
- They're handmade and poured in Traverse City, Michigan
- They're vegan, eco-friendly, and will make you laugh
I grew up in a family that's very health conscious, so, I had to make sure my candles were too. The wax used in the candles is soy wax from American grown soy beans. It's 100% vegan, clean burning, and environmentally friendly. You don't have to worry about any toxins getting all up in your house when you burn one of these candles. I also hand pick the fragrances and blend them to create my own unique scents. The candles should also burn for 50+ hours if you follow the instructions (I'm looking at you, rule breakers). And, we use 100% cotton wicks. Seriously.
Who am I?
My name is Ida. I'm a creative little soul who does a million things at once. I founded Evil Queen from the ground up. The labels? Hand lettered and designed by me. (Nope, it's not a font... it's my handwriting :P) The candle names and descriptions? All me. The fragrance choices? Yep, me too. Evil Queen is my baby. I hope you guys enjoy the candles as much as I've enjoyed making them for you.
Before Evil Queen happened I was a freelance calligrapher / hand letterer / graphic designer. I'm also a published writer. I've written a few poetry books that you can find on Amazon if you're interested. Thanks for sticking around, and I can't wait to make your home smell amazing!