Meet The Jefa Who Turned Your Favorite Latinx Scents, Like Fabuloso And Vicks, Into Top-Selling Candles
It finally happened, all your favorite iconic Latino scents are now in the form of real candles. Oh Comadre Candles was created by Marcella Gomez who also happens to be one of the original founders of Concha Con. When coming up with the concept for these candles, she wanted people to be able to take people back to family parties.
Gomez says Oh Comadre started as a form of therapy from her nursing job.
She says she needed an outlet to help her escape the stress of her job in healthcare. While shopping around, Gomez noticed there weren’t any candles with Latino aromas.
She started looking around for inspiration, starting with family parties and looking around at the different types of sweets we enjoy eating to the household products we use that remind us of abuelita’s house. The end product, Gomez says, is Latino candles that celebrates life in hopes that they evoke emotion, memory, comfort, and a smile.
Here are scents from Oh Comadre that’ll help you relive your sweetest family memories every time you light a candle.
We’re pretty sure you don’t do your chores every time your mom asks you to do them. Chances are you were probably nervous when you’d hear your mom was on her way back home because you still hadn’t mopped like she asked you to. Luckily for you, this candle exists and you can light it 10 minutes after she asks you to mop. The Fabuloso-like scent will fill the house and have your mom thinking you are such a good mija, you listen to her every time she asks you to do something — and you will be off the hook, also making you the child que sí hace caso.
If there’s one lesson from my childhood that I could pass along to my future children it’s the power of Vicks. Thankfully Vicks’ healing powers still apply in adulthood. Now you can get that same, cozy, I’m-better-now- feeling every time you light this candle.
Move over, pumpkin spice, there’s a new superior scent. There can only be one top holiday drink and we know that belongs to Abuelita. This candle smells exactly like the chocolate mom used to make and it is the perfect holiday gift for any chocolate lover.
If you’re like me Saturday morning means you’ll crave the delicious smell of pan dulce every morning. If you’re also like me, you’re probably too lazy to get up and go Light this up and soon your entire house will smell like a local panadería.
Not all coffee is made the same. There’s something about the coffee our mamás, tías and abuelas make that is just a little more simple. Maybe it’s because the coffee beans from our countries are richer? Whenever you need your cafecito mix just light this candle and inhale. We can’t promise it’ll give you a boost of energy but it’ll definitely take you back to the cafecito and chisme conversations you have shared with the women in your life.
Most candles are made to get you in a romantic mood but this is the only candle that will remind you why you walked away — and that you’re better off without that scumbag. This candle smells like the powerful Jabón Zote and every time you spark that little wick you’ll be reminded that you’re a poderosa too.
Arroz Con Leche
Arroz con leche is a staple across Latin America. No matter how you make it, every recipe is bomb. Now every cinnamon and arroz lover can surround themselves in this warm scent with the arroz con leche candle.
Tamales de Dulce
We have an ongoing joke that we get sick of eating tamales for weeks during the holiday season but the reality is we miss these cozy scents as soon as the season is over. Now you can smell the sweet aroma of tamales all year long… without having to work a tamalada.
Everybody loves the peanut buttery taste of Mazapan but we hate the mess. Now you can enjoy the sweet scent inspired by your favorite candy without the hassle of crumbs everywhere.
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