Discover Our Ingredients: Castor Oil

Castor oil comes from seeds of the ricinus communis plant, which is native to Africa and Asia. Healers throughout the world use castor oil as a natural remedy to treat health ailments such as eye irritations, laxative, lamp fuel, and other practical applications.


The oil is thought to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, moisturizing, and other useful properties. It’s also effective at treating irritated skin patches. Castor oil prevents some bacterial infections by keeping the microbes out of the skin. Ricinoleic acid, found in the oil, prevents the growth of acne-causing bacteria.


Castor oil contains triglycerides which can help keep a high moisture level in the skin. The oil has the ability to draw moisture from the air into the skin. This thick emollient will improve your skin and hair’s moisture level. This can also be helpful in removing dirt from the skin.


Check out products that has hydrating castor oil in it.

  • Deep Skin Moisturizer
  • Skin Repair
  • Antibacterial

Store Updates: 1 Year Later

For those that know, we’ve been busy connecting with the community, growing our product lines, and exploring creative ways of healing. We’ve made so many changes and growth in the last year that it almost feels like a dream!!!

We got keys to our building nearly one year ago and have constantly been on the move. Thinking about this and more, we wanted to share some of the interesting things happening at Zambo Aroma.

Temporary Close – Zambo Aroma will be physically closed from June 7-9th, 2019. Shhhhhh It’s a secret. We can’t say why, but know we’re working on ways to grow in the community. Any purchases made in our online will have 15% taken off.

Summer Hours – During the summer time, we will change the time that we’re open. Starting June 10th, Zambo Aroma will be open everyday of the week: Monday through Saturday 10am – 9pm and Sunday 10am-6pm.

Events GALORE – We know ya’ll have seen the happy noise we’re making on the block! If we’re not cleansing and healing, we’re failing! Zambo Aroma will have several new event series such as Zumba and Yoga. Check out our Event page to learn about the various things we’re doing. While this is our opening weekend, we’ll be celebrating our 1 Year Grand Opening on August 17, 2019. This event will have various vendors, organizations, and of course partying! We’ll be auctioning off many beautiful paintings that we’ve collected from Paint & Sip. There will also be several kids-focused events!!!! Stay Tuned.

Product Sourcing – At Zambo Aroma, we’re committed to holistic and sustainable practices. We’re currently working to get more of our ingredients from Black, Brown, or Organic sources. While difficult, it’s not impossible. We want to ensure that we’re creating different means for the grassroots communities to thrive. If you know someone that we can work with, please contact us!

New Products – Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be releasing new products. Many of these items will be for targeted regions. Expect to see more body oils, bath wash, shampoo, and skin treatments. Check back soon to see what changes occur.

Scrubs – People absolutely love our body scrubs. We’ve gotten so much feedback from these amazing products. The biggest drawback seems to be that there isn’t enough in a jar. The tub size of the scrubs will increase from 8oz to 12oz containers. We got chu’!

Paint and Sippies Recap

We’d love to take some time to shout out all of the amazing efforts put into our event last week, Paint and Sippies. This Spring Family Forum focused on various things parents can do to maximize their child’s life.

Topics discussed included: defining parental success, financial literacy, helping children with homework, utilizing your support team in the school, to enjoying yourself. Participates were frank, empathetic, and caring. People were captivated by one another by their information, stories, and resources.

Please check out some of the pictures taken during the event.

There is official merchandise that can be purchased to support Tutor The Bronx in it’s cause. It is 16 oz glass bottles that comes with a sleeve for hot and cold temperatures. We have some bottles left in the store, but purchases can be made directly from Tutor The Bronx.

We can’t wait to do more work with Tutor The Bronx and FO-HA, BY-HA.