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Latina Makes Horchata, Pan Dulce, & VapoRub Scented Candles

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Latina Makes Horchata, Pan Dulce, & VapoRub Scented Candles

Marcella Gómez creates candles inspired by her Latino culture...

Marcella, a wound nurse by day, makes over 40 different types of candles, including Horchata, Puerquito, Michelada, Churro, Flan, Tamale, Cafe de la Olla, Abuelito, and Vicky's Vapo-Candle inspired, of course, by the famous Latino cure-all: Vick's Vaporub.  She makes each candle by hand in her own kitchen.



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Abuelito was one of my first candles. It still makes me chuckle when I see the label. I remember showing it to my hubby and he laughed so hard. He told me, I was crazy. ???? Well this crazy Comadre sold many Abuelito’s. Now for food luck I like to show the candles to him before I release them. If he laughs and says, “No way or I’m crazy”, it’s a sure winner ???? ???????????????????????????????????????? Abuelito is now available on the website along with many other candles. This candle will also be going to @concha.con Check out the store, I haven’t seen it this stocked in a long time! ???? . . . . . #conchacon#ohcomadrecandles#abuelitocandle#hotchocolatecandle#shoplatinx

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Marcella taught herself to make candles by trial and error...lots of error according to a recent interview.  “My mom is my best critic and I appreciate her honesty,” she told Remezcla. “My favorite is when she said my candle smelled like a chucho mojado. She is too darn honest.”

She recalled that when she first set up her own shop, she wondered if she would ever get an order.  When she finally got one, on her birthday, Marcella said, "I thought it was a joke, or one of my friends was feeling sorry for me and placed an order. It was not a joke.”

Now, she often has so many orders she recruits her mom and tía to help her.






"These candles are a reflection of me." Marcella says. "I’m a Latina mother, wife, and full-time nurse. The candles are also a celebration of a Latina woman. The more reason the candles have to be the best I can make."