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Mexican Bath Bombs And Body Scrubs You Didn’t Know You Needed In Your Life

Entrepreneur Mira Vanegas is taking bath bombs and body scrubs to a whole new level. Her line Loquita Bath and Body is giving us life with its deliciously scented products in never-before-smelled scents of concha and mazapan. But she’s not stopping there…

Cupcake bath bombs are super cute, but Mira Vanegas wanted something that spoke to her so she came up with her own line, Loquita Bath and Body.


Because what better than a concha?

“I see so many bath and body brands that are catering to a certain type of people, and while I think they’re cool, it didn’t really speak to me. I wanted to make a line inspired by familiarity and nostalgia,” Vanegas told mitú.

But a concha bath bomb wasn’t enough for her fans… So she came out with a concha sugar scrub. Yuuuuum!


“Well, I started small and had to scale big really quickly when I noticed that people were interested,” Vanegas told mitú. “It’s been a lot of early mornings to a lot of late nights, and even a few all-nighters. But if I have to hustle from sun up to sun down, then so be it.”

After the huge response she got from the sugar scrub, she launched new scents in cafecito, tri-sabor and FLAN.

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*Drooling profusely*

“I love the response I have gotten,” Vanegas told mitú. “I love to hear people tell me ‘wow I opened my box and it smelled like a panadería!’ I also love seeing it go from an idea to something tangible.”

Check out how she makes her products straight from scratch:

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And she’s always working on new products. So, what will be next?…

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“I have some novela-inspired things in the works and even things inspired by songs,” Vanegas told mitú. “I am also working on something for all my greñudas out there and all the ladies who love to andar de pelo suelto!” We can’t wait!

And if you have any ideas that you would love Loquita Bath and Body to bring to life, send in your requests through Instagram, or her website:


READ: 12 Products Every Girl Obsessed With Pan Dulce Needs Right Now

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Concha Skincare Products That Are Better than A Concha

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Concha Skincare Products That Are Better than A Concha

Conchas hold a special place in our hearts. That soft, sweet bread perfect with cafecito or just as a snack has become one of the Latinidad’s most beloved foods. However, it’s not just our love of eating this pan dulce that has launched it to popularity. Its recognizable shape, scent and flavor has made it the versatile subject of many accessories. Namely, it’s found its way into our favorite body care items. 

Whether it’s a sweet scented concha candle or some concha lip gloss, we love these items. Get ready to add a few of these to your own collection as you check out some of the best concha-themed body care products there are. 

1. Concha Bath Bomb

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Loquita Bath and Body is a California-based company that specializes in Latinx and 90’s nostalgia bath products. They’re the company that gave us the famous concha bath bomb. Their concha bath bomb comes in a variety of scents like a chocolate concha, a unicorn concha, a pink concha, and a zombia concha. Drop one of these in your tub and your bathroom will soon smell like the local panderia. 

2. Concha Bath Sponge

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Are you in the need for some exfoliation to get your skin to it’s very smoothest and softest? Use this concha bath sponge with your favorite body wash or bath butter and your skin will soon be as sweet as the pan dulce that inspired this product. 

3. Concha Body Oil

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If your looking for that final touch before you leave the house, this concha body oil is for you. Spray a fine mist onto your skin and hair and get ready to shimmer like the star you are. It also has the added benefit of a fresh-baked pan dulce scent. 

4. Concha Sugar Scrub

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Your skin should be as moisturized as a piece of tres leches. With Loquita’s Concha Sugar Scrub, it will achieve just that effect. You’ll be just as soft as the fresh and delicious concha that you’ll smell like. 

5. Self Conchas Pouch

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All these concha-inspired body care products need their own place of honor. Stay with the theme by choosing the Mitu Shop’s “Don’t Be Self Conchas” pouch. It’s perfect for toting all your concha-themed goodness wherever you may go. 

6. Concha Lips

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The iconic pink of a fresh-baked concha now makes for the perfect lip color. A luscious pink liquid lipstick, this concha-inspired formula is long-lasting and will leave your lips looking yummy.

7. Concha Bubble Bar

Instagram / @beaugrimebaby

Beaugrimebaby is another California-based bath and beauty company. They have their own take on concha body care with their concha bubble bar. Available in five scents Cafe con Leche, Agua De Coco, Minty Pan, Rosa Salvaje, and Strawberry the bars bubble up into an incredibly fragrant bubble bath cocktail.

8. Pan Dulce Headband

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Before you enjoy some much needed TLC, you gotta get yourself ready. Keep your hair away from your face with this pan dulce printed headband and get ready for a facial, sugar scrub, face mask or whatever pampering you’re into.

9. Stay Golden Heart Concha Soap

Etsy / @EmviBeauty   

EmviBeauty is a Latina-owned bath, beauty and skincare brand from Etsy. Their “Stay Golden Heart Concha Soap” is cruelty-free and vegan. The heart-shaped bar is a blend of fresh almonds, oatmeal, honey, caramelized brown sugar, ripe fig and a touch of musk. 

10. Concha Compact Mirror

Etsy / @LizasBoutique

LizasBoutique is an LA-based Etsy shop that creates unique Latinx-themed jewelry and accessories. Their concha-inspired hand mirror is an adorable and useful addition to your makeup bag.  

11. Concha Candle

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Oh Comadre is a Latina-owned California candle shop. Each scent is lovingly crafted to inspire nostalgia. Their concha candle will make you feel like you just stepped into a cozy bakery. Light this before you use a concha bath bomb or body butter for a super sweet combo.  

12. Chocolate Concha Lip Balm

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If you want that concha taste and concha softness, try Loquita’s Chocolate or Vanilla concha lip balms. Nix your petroleum-based lip balms and try this beeswax, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter and castor oil formula for the ultimate in softness. 

13. Concha Lip Scrub

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Get your lips kiss-ready with a concha-flavored lip scrub. The brown sugar crystals will exfoliate your lips and get your pout ready for whatever the day might bring. 

14. Concha Whipped Soap

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Whipped soap offers moisturizer and a gorgeous scent in a product as luxurious as your skin regiment should be. Use your concha-themed body sponge with this whipped soap in the shower and you’ll come out positively smooth and glowing. 

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Latino Vendors Are Not Happy About Disney World Selling Concha Ears

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Latino Vendors Are Not Happy About Disney World Selling Concha Ears

A day after the U.S. celebrated Cinco de Mayo, Disney World rolled out a new Mexican-inspired product: Concha Minnie Ears.

The vanilla-colored, sequence-covered concha ears made their debut on Disney blog WDW News Today. 

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As seen on the blog’s Instagram account, the vanilla conchas are backed with the same gold, shimmery fabric that lines the headband.

A super cute multi-colored, sequined bow adorns the top of the diadema.

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It’s the perfect combo to go with the Mexican sweet bread ears. 

Needless to say, concha-inspired Minnie Ears is something that has long been on the wishlist of many Latino Disney fanatics and some fans are EC-STAT-IC!

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Even if it means taking a second trip to Disney World, people are determined to get their hands on this pan caliente.

People are tagging their Disney buddies and coordinating their next trip to make sure they don’t miss out on the limited edition ears.

Because who doesn’t need these?!

However, most fans are pleading Disney goers to refrain from purchasing concha ears from Disney.

@WDWNT / Twitter

Latino Twitter is calling out that Disney stole the idea from independent vendors who have been selling concha ears for years.

In fact, Instagram user @lizzyzbowtique has had customizable concha ears with a similar bow in the middle since 2016.

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No one is saying she invented this, but Disney, it’s been done.

Latino Instagram is also going HAM tagging their favorite concha Etsy vendors.

Kimmy’s Bowtique, known for creating a large variation of concha ears, is among those mentioned. Other Instagram users mention Zumi’s Instasale and May Day Couture, using the hashtag #supportlocalbusiness.

Even small business owners are jumping in to defend their work.

And their fans are jumping in to show they have their back.

Some want the Latino hustle to be a little more appreciated.

User @088omet is trying to issue a wakeup call!

If you’re in the market for some Latino-created concha Minnie Ears, you can get yours from Crystallicious’ Etsy Shop.

Crystallicious / Etsy

Or you can cop rose gold concha ears from LittleBigKk’s store.

Little Big Kk / Etsy

Because rose gold is all the rage these days.

Concha Crew has your back if you prefer something a little more goth.

ConchaCrew / Etsy

Tip: This vendor has an array of color combos to choose from.

If you want to go the super Mexi route, Jamie’s Magical Ears has Lotería Concha Ears.

Jamie’s Magical Ears / Etsy

It doesn’t get more Mexican than that.

And if you’re looking for ears that are Lotería covered, you can check back in with Crystallicous.

Crystallicious Shop / Etsy

And the sparkly red bow goes perfect with the multi-colored print!

And if a concha ear hat is more your thing, Gluestick Diva might be your go-to.

Gluestick Diva / Etsy

Oh and this comes in vanilla as well.

What are your thoughts on the Disney World concha ears? Let us know in the comments below, or share this article to let your friends where they can purchase small business concha ears!

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