Professional Candle Maker, Leonie O'Brien from Pretty Frank | Meet the Maker

Hey there! I'm Leonie and I'm the creator of Pretty Frank.

I believe our home can be full of things that make us happy and help to keep the rest of the earth beautiful and unharmed for generations to come.

Pretty Frank exists to provide quality home fragrance products to all Australian homes with a smaller environmental footprint. 

I make candles and home fragrance that are as green as you can get.

I'm very proud to plant a native tree in Australia for every purchase.

Pretty Frank was born in 2016.

It can be so hard to find candles that offer a consistent fragrance throw and this  is one of the reasons I started making candles. To conquer this issue, I developed a simple technique to ensure consistent fragrance from the first to the last burn of your candle.

Pretty Frank candles are made with a single pour of fragrance and soy wax.

This means the wax at the top is exactly the same as the wax at the bottom of the glass, so the fragrance throw will be consistent the whole way through.

Your candles arrive with ready to burn and with strong fragrance throw because they're left to cure in my studio for at least a week before being made available online.

Vanilla fragrance products from Pretty Frank

The future for this small, but mighty business.

Pretty Frank aims to be the home fragrance brand of choice for Australians.

By creating easy-to-love products which are made and delivered with our world’s environmental future in mind. 

Handmaking quality products using only what’s needed and choosing supplies which are sourced ethically, sustainably and without harm to animals, people or the environment is in the DNA of Pretty Frank.

All candles, room sprays and reed diffusers are entirely vegan. From the wax, to the fragrance, the wicks - all vegan friendly.

I'm committed to operating as green as possible.

Candles are shipped “naked” which means that they'll only come with a box if you request it.

Your delivery is always shipped carbon neutral and plastic-free, and in a recycled shipping box if possible.

With every purchase from Pretty Frank, a native tree is planted in Australia.

If you'd like to up the ante, add on an extra tree planting to your purchase.

I'm regarded as an industry expert, having written for industry heavy-hitters like All Seasons Wax Company, Long Story Short Design and Print, and Auzi Insurance.

  • Proud finalist in the Local Business Awards for 2019, 2020 and 2021 for Sole Traders
  • Panellist for the Sydney Urbanistas, "Traditional Disruptors: The Butcher, The Baker and the Candlestick Maker"
  • Featured in Hello May in 2019
  • Commissioned to create candles for brands, social impact organisations, photographers, interior designers, real estate agents and a local Aussie band!
  • Featured by Sendle
  • Featured by It's Good Business

It's an exciting time for Pretty Frank and I hope you'll follow along on the journey.