Meet the Maker

Hi there! My name is Rachel and I am the owner of Rustic Rays Candle Co. I am the creator of all of the products you know and love!

I have always loved creating things in my free time, whether it be for my house or for gifts or just for fun. Pinterest was my best friend. I also thought it would be so fun to have my own logo and printed apparel to go with it. That's when I came up with the name "Rustic Rays." "Rustic" because that is the theme and feel of the items that I was creating and "Rays" because my brother calls me Ray and adding the "s" just felt right. There's no other explanation, haha!
A few years after creating my brand name, the idea of making soy candles came to mind. Man oh man, did I have a fire lit after that. I researched hours every night, so that way I knew which materials I needed to start with. I kept this whole idea under wraps until the products were almost completely finished and then I launched them via my personal social media pages and word of mouth. Business took off from the beginning and is still going strong! That is when I decided to add "Candle Co." behind my original "Rustic Rays" name and logo.

When I'm not pouring candles or doing something business related, I like to explore new places with my boyfriend, CJ, and pup Newbie. Getting out of my comfort zone (aka my candle studio) is challanging at times, but also so rewarding! 


Photographer: S.Davis Photo