Our Origin Story

Photographer: HerDominant (Fetlife) | Original stills from the first Nightmare in Wax shoots

The founders of Nightmare in Wax began small after k experienced third degree burns from commercially available candles sold in Adult Stores. She loved temperature play, but didn’t love the results and with years of experience crafting soaps, body washes, hair products and make up, it wasn’t too far of a leap for k to foray into body safe candles made specifically for sensual experiences, especially with the unwavering support of her Dominant, B.

In 2015, Nightmare in Wax burst into the scene, changing their name from k’s Creations and attending events and markets in the Sydney and New South Wales area. From that very moment k‘s enthusiasm and passion for safer wax play, paired with her warmth and educational flair, garnered a cult-like following from everyone that came into contact with her – and it was easy to see why people kept coming back.
Unlike anything else on the market at the time, k had developed a product that offered variables that could carter to everyone – and better still, pulled away from the classic black/red palette of the BDSM scene. This encouraged playful expression, and soon these candles were winging their way internationally, humbly handmade by k.

After 7 years of pouring wax, hauling candles and helping people discover the joys of temperature play, in 2022 k and B have decided that it’s time for a change and that they would be passing the flame of Nightmare in Wax over.


Your Head Waxette: Kelly

Kelly is a Queer Femme, located on Awabakal and Worimi Land. She is an OG Waxette, helping k at markets, lending her booty for the pursuit of marketing and always there, observing the passion that k injected into this business. Her ideals align with the concept of community, diversity, advocacy and representation – as well as safety and quality.

She is hoping to bring a freshness to Nightmare in Wax, while remaining faithful to the core focus from k and B – so watch this space, because this is definitely gunna be a ride.