I'm an Artsy Farsty Toronto Girl, who has a creative brain that never shuts off. Like EVER! Why Real Talk Candles? I suppose it was one of those things that you stumble across.


On April 23rd, 2019, I was decked in the face by a complete stranger. Just standing there waiting for an Uber. "Why the hell me!" I thought. And like most women, we just figure, "ah, it's no big deal. I'll get over it!" Well, it wasn't that easy. Getting more and more afraid to walk freely in public, I took to my candle making as a way to avoid the building anxiety. It was the one thing, I knew, would bring me peace.

Little did I know exactly one year later, shy of 3 days, I would launch Real Talk Candles.

I'm also a writer, a playwright, and I hosted a Facebook show called "Real Talk with Rachael-Lea" for two years. Well known by my followers as being "unfiltered", I took my love of Real Talk and controversial conversation and slapped them on my candles. And so "Real Talk Candles" was born.

The goal of Real Talk Candles is more than just a scented candle. It's a statement. It's the kind of candle that causes conversations. Some funny, and some heartwarming. But always REAL.

Each one of these candles is hand-poured with love, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

I truly hope you enjoy these candles as much as I loved making them. May they shine light on your day, and give you a little laughter in your life.

Love and Light,


Rachael-Lea Rickards
Owner and Creator