We had the good fortune of connecting with Krystal Flores and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Krystal, how does your business help the community?
Giving back is the heart of my business. I feel grateful to be able to give back to my community and others in need. I donate a portion of each purchase to Ronald McDonald House Charity, and Eye on Vision Foundation. RMHC supports families that have a child in the hospital. This charity is important to me because I’ve experienced their kindness and encouragement when my son had open heart surgery. EVOF has a goal of discovering a cure for Visual Snow Syndrome. VSS is a debilitating neurological condition that affects so many people. Through EVOF, I was able to find a community of people who are experiencing similar symptoms as me. I am hopeful that a cure will be discovered soon.

What should our readers know about your business?
I create non-toxic home and body products. All of my candles, room + linen spray, perfume oil, and body oils are vegan, cruelty-free, and handmade. All of the products are made in small batches. They are made so they would be safe in anyone’s home. As a mom, using clean ingredients is a top priority. I am very excited to be expanding to new products! Initially, I started off making solely candles. I have expanded on the way and am excited for future projects that haven’t been released yet!
I am proud that my business gives back. Community is important to me, and I am grateful to have the means to be able to help others.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love Smorgasburg LA! There are so many amazing vegan vendors! Senoreata and Cena Vegan are my favorite. I recommend stopping by local farmer’s markets as well.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I am grateful for my family’s encouragement and support! There have been many times when I wanted to give up, but they have always encouraged me along the way! I appreciate all of their effort and advice.

Website: https://soylatinacandles.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/soylatinacandles

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