In 2010, I was diagnosed with late stage neurological Lyme disease.
I was unable to leave the house for weeks at a time. I was on a permanent IV for 8 hours a day, everyday.
I felt so alone and sick.
But one thing that always made me feel better was lighting candles.
But I soon realized that after using certain candles I felt my body reacting negatively. I would get headaches, my eyes and skin would itch, my nose would run. I even started charting which candles tended to aggravate me the most.
After researching the candle ingredients, I realized that I was burning petroleum, coal, and unknown fragrances oils. But burning candles was one of the only things that kept me calm, so I decided to take a candle making class so I could make my own with clean and healthy ingredients.
I realized people interact with scent and candles in individual and personal ways.
Thus, the idea of creating custom candles for everyone was born, and I launched my own candle company, Flores Lane.
Flores Lane was founded on the idea of sustainable luxury; we were tired of saving money to buy an overpriced candle we felt guilty burning, so we made our own. We'll even teach you how to make your own. If you're not a DIY-er, you can count on us to make a badass candle for you at a low price.
Every city and neighborhood has its own characteristics that make up the vibe we try to replicate with our candles. Most of our candles are named after a different neighborhood in L.A., New York, Cincinnati, San Francisco, and more.
We hope you enjoy the vibe.
Check us out here!