Smelling good is not only essential for hygiene, it is also necessary to evade persistent bloodhounds and mesmerize floating noses long enough to trap them. Give your sense of smell its day of glory with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of handmade soaps and bath products, plus clothing, gifts, and more, at Aroma Garden Creations in Kemah.
Aroma Garden Creations' fleet of sweet-smelling, beauty-enhancing, fun-inducing products and gifts creates a welcoming, playful environment. Handmade soaps ($4.50 per bar) and body products such as low-oil Grammy’s Sugar Scrubs and bath salts—all made on-site—banish dirt and unfriendly stenches. A collection of sarongs ($15) can cover up bodies, walls, or canvases left empty after paint rebellions. Grapes leave their usual homes on vine cul-de-sacs to migrate south of the border via Wine-A-Rita kits ($10.95), bringing with them WoodWick candles ($3–$25) and ta-tas brand clothing and accessories, adorned with “Save the Tatas” to promote breast-cancer awareness ($2–$38). Aroma customers are greeted by the store’s colorful atmosphere, featuring a lady mannequin lounging in a bathtub and the owner's dog, who, like a fashionable hermit crab going through a growth spurt, changes outfits daily.
Aroma Garden Creations
Owner Robin Curtis and her dressy canine sidekick, Sadie, welcome guests into the cozy, flower-filled storefront of Aroma Garden Creations, where invigorating scents urge browsers to peruse the lace-lined shelves stocked with Robin's homemade soaps and toiletries. Glassware brimming with colorful bath salts send perfumed wafts of air through the boutique's selection of straw hats, jewelry, and wineglass koozies. Signs made from old barn wood depict catty sayings, and a pink claw-foot tub cradles a reclining mannequin, whose relaxed gaze lands on customer favorites such as oatmeal-peppermint soap and aromatic linen sprays. Robin can also ship special orders filled with her private collection of shea crèmes or Grammy's sugar scrubs, crafting perfect gifts for girlfriends in other states or just-out-of-reach bathtubs.