Things in Downtown Plano are about to get a little sweeter. Local small business owner Tina Ames plans to open a retail location selling her all-natural body care line, Sweet Home Bath & Body, at 1035 E. 15th Street, the former space of Yoga Tree which closed last month. Her goal is to be open for business by late July.
Tina has been making her products since 2014, right here in Plano. She’s already had much success with her online shop, and knew the next step was opening a brick-and-mortar location. In fact, when we first spoke to Tina last December on how her business got started, she mentioned that her dream retail location would be the Downtown Plano Arts District.
“We are so excited to be moving to Downtown Plano. We have looked at spaces all over the Plano area but knew this is where we wanted to be,” she said.
Sweet Home Bath & Body offers all-natural skin care products. Tina designs each item with every type of body in mind. She is dedicated to using only simple, gentle ingredients, and does not use any dyes, parabens, sulfates or phthalates in her handmade creations. Products she offers include cold-processed soap, facial care products, scrubs, solid perfume, bath bombs and do-it-yourself bath bomb kits, as well as home items like candles and wax melts. With the larger production space downtown, she plans to eventually add a men’s line of shaving soaps and other grooming goods, as well as a “salt bar” and new fragrances.
Downtown Plano retail shops already offer a fair share of locally made products, and with Sweet Home Bath & Body, more makers might be coming along. After getting situated, Tina would love to add a curated section inside her shop where other local makers and their handmade goods will be highlighted. She also plans to teach do-it-yourself classes for the public on making bath and body products.
“We really want to create a fun learning environment and build community,” Tina said.Sweet Home Bath & Body Online Shop >