First Friday Open Mic Recap

Check out some of the amazing performances from our First Friday Open Mic on 02/07/2020. Still pictures were captured by the talented Joshua Myers. We’d like to give a huge thanks to Bubblez for being the Hostess with the Most!

Zambo Aroma will be back in the future with even more live performances. It takes a village to keep a village alive. That’s why we thrive to ensure our people are seen, heard, and supported. We need melanation and creativity more than ever. Please share and support if you’d like to see us continue to grow.

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outside store

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Zambo Aroma opened our storefront in summer 2018 and right away became a unique place. Since then we have grown from a simple soap shop to a cultural community center with classes, events, and workshops focused on self-care and holistic wellness. We also have focused on building our network of black business owners and entrepreneurs through networking, mentoring, and sponsorships.

Recently the store had an electrical fire. The external damage to the store was minimal, but the internal re-wiring is costly. Since the event, the physical store hasn’t had electric power. It won’t be restored until the situation is fixed and deemed safe.

While this situation is common for older buildings, it was unexpected for us. We’ve tried our best to manage to move to a remote location to continue production and promote online sales. But unfortunately, before we could catch a moment to announce what happened the store was burglarized. The thief slid underneath the locked outside gate and shattered the front door of the store. Using brute force to break the glass, the entire front door was broken. The vandal(s) took store cash, electronics, and products.

One event like this could cripple any small business like us. As a small family-owned business that was started without a loan or investor we have been devastated by this unfortunate string of events and we fear our survival. Our small family has given our entire savings to start and maintain such a unique business welcoming to all communities and focused on promoting self-care.

While we fight the depression of caring such a heavy load We’re asking individuals and organizations to help us stay open to continue being a beacon of light and love for our Bronx community and those who need it the most. 

Become Apart Of Our Story

We’re community-driven and want to honor everyone that has supported us. Anyone that donates over $50 to our company will receive a special thank you and have their name engraved on our outside wall in a new art installation. We want our community to take pride in the neighborhood that we all share. We hope that you would give as much as you can.

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2019 Recap

We’ve been pushing hard at Zambo Aroma to create high-quality products and experiences for our customers. 2019 has been a wild, tough year for so many people… ourselves included. But there’s been a lot of wonderful experiences that have occurred in the year as well.

We want to take the time to reaffirm ourselves to the community at large. There are so many ways that individuals and organizations can connect or help people.


We spent a lot of time figuring out the perfect ratio and scent for different soaps, body butters, and more. This caused an introduction and expansion of many items. Some people enjoy the turmeric family while others love the peppermint or lavender families. We love them all. In the upcoming months and new year, we’ll be introducing several new items to our store that will work towards keeping you smelling good and looking for the finest. We’ll also be bringing in products that focus on spiritually cleansing a space or your body. Lastly, we’ll announce the addition of a completely new product line/brand from Zambo Aroma targeting pain management and more. Watch out for them.

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Community Outreach

It takes a village to keep a village alive. We’ve seen and felt this on a large degree in 2019. Zambo Aroma wants to shout out all of the organizations that we’ve worked with.

  • Montefiore Hospital
  • Housing Works
  • Association of Progressive Dominicans
  • Cole Network System
  • Girls Mentor Girls
  • Tutor The Bronx
  • NYC Community Board 12
  • Only US Collective
  • Princess Janae Place
  • DBGM (Depressed Black Gay Men)
  • Mpowerment Bronx
  • Mpowerment Queens
  • Mpowerment Manhattan
  • Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Miracle Deliverance International Ministeries
  • BLOOM (Black Leaders On Our Mission)
  • Paralegals for the Community LLC
  • Bronx River Alliance
  • Phenomenal Women Empowerment Alliance
  • HIV Stops With Me Campaign
  • Center for Community Alternatives

Opening our physical store up to events changed the way we interacted with the community. We have held so many events at the store that it’s wild! We’re incredibly thankful to have community members that are dedicated to holistic healing and expression in the Bronx. The work is necessary, but we’re just beginning. With greater numbers, we have greater opportunities. We’ll have employment opportunities soon.

Special Thanks

We want to mention some of the brands and people that we’ve partnered with to create memorable experiences.

  • Eighth Flower
  • Coach Melona Rose
  • 103.3 World Radio
  • Meeka Luxury Candles
  • Nastassia
  • Milk + Honey Podcast
  • Chef Cakes
  • Bubbesz
  • Zumba Kenny and Maurice
  • Yoga Instructor Muriel E.
  • Basket Case Life
  • Shawn Hill
  • Sign Gospel Radio

If you’re interested in working with us, please send us an e-mail.

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Achieving a Perfect Bath

Sometimes you need to soak in a bath to ease your muscles. Get rid of tension and refresh your senses in the perfect bath. While running the water and sitting in it is important, that’s not how you achieve the perfect bath experience. Here are several things that you can do to maximize your bath-time to make it a perfect experience every time.



Clean your bath room. Nothing is more disgusting or upsetting when you sit down in the tub and notice dirt, grim, and mold in places. Make sure your tub, floor, and other surfaces are clean. Pick up toiletries and other garbage in the area. Cleanliness is important in the immediate area.

Set the mood. Light a candle, incense, or spray some air freshener to cleanse the air. These items help ease the sense using aromatherapeutic scents. Set the atmosphere to fit the feeling of your mood. Scented candles are a great source of calming the nasal and visual senses.

Turn on the tunes. Begin your audio therapy to achieve a relaxed state-of-mind. Play music that helps you feel stress-free. Find your happy medium whether it’s calming ambient, soothing nature sounds, or soft jazz. Make sure whatever music that is played will make you relaxed. If you are constantly surrounded by noise, having no music on can be a calming experience as well.

Start the water and infuse it. Monitor the temperature to ensure the water isn’t too cold or scalding hot. You’ll want it to be more of the hotter side though to allow you to sit before feeling cold. Add your desired bath products to infuse the water with body-loving nutrients. Epson salts and soaks are great for longer, deep muscle soaking. Bath bombs add aromatherapeutic scents to your bath. Vitamin oils and essential aroma oils boost the moisturization of your skin. Adding dry herbs to your bath water is the same as seeping tea bags. Liquid soap in the form of bubble bath provides visually soothing cleansing aids. Decide on what works for you.

Soak, scrub, and lather. When you dip into the water, be prepared to indulge in your relaxing moment. Immerse yourself in the water and begin to soothe your skin. After soaking for some time, begin your scrubbing of dead skin. Make sure you take time to be as through as you need to be. Use your bar or liquid soap to clean your skin. Lather the soap to your desired amount and work your way over your body. You may use various scrubbing agents like towels, sponges, brushes, loofahs, and more.

Rinse and dry. Don’t rush your bath by speeding through the last moments. Some people may run fresh water to rinse while others might turn on the shower to rinse. Just don’t startle yourself with a drastic temperature change. After you’ve rinsed, towel dry. Make sure you pat dry your body without completely drying your skin.

Soothe and Moisturize. Moisturize while your skin is damp. Waiting too long to apply reduces the amount of hydration that is trapped in your skin. Use your favorite product to have your skin feeling smooth and smelling great. Lotions, body butters, crèmes, and oils are all wonderful to use during this time depending on what you want.


A relaxing bath is a powerful emotion that can care your mood throughout the day and night. Leaving the bathroom doesn’t mean that you have to leave the calm mind behind. Try to stay relaxed as your go into your next task. To keep your aromatic calm heightened, light a candle, incense, or aroma room freshener. The power of a relaxing bath doesn’t’ just clean your body, it calms your mind and eases your spirit too. Explore your bath time to achieve new heights of relaxing aromatherapeutic pleasure.


Introducing Basket Case Life

At Zambo Aroma, we focus on bringing unique handcrafted products to people’s homes, work, and activities. We believe in sustainability and prosperity in the name of high-quality.

While we love creating items, we can’t do it all. We’ve decided to bring in different brands that represent quality, sustainability, aesthetics, and Black Excellence (of course!) As of today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Basket Case Life.

Basket Case Life is home to handwoven baskets made in Ngaye, Senegal. These baskets come in an array of styles and colors to give people the perfect item they’re looking for. Use these baskets for storage, decor, or aesthetic beauty.

The brand sources directly from people that hand weaves the baskets made. Deep in the rural areas of Senegal, Africa, women utilize skills passed down through the generations. The process of creating the basket is known as coiling. Local grass is cut, dried, and tightly wrapped in recycled plastic strips. These baskets are incredibly durable and eco-friendly.

Zambo Aroma teamed with the Basket Case Life to bring greater awareness and adoration for Black women across the globe.

When you purchase one of these baskets, you’re providing for Black women and children across the globe. You’re promoting skill-sharing and communal business. You’re living with beauty and passion.

Visit the Zambo Aroma store at 3848 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY, 10467 to purchase your next Basket Case Life.