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Zen Morning Spa Water

I love making spa water and am always trying new things. Recently, I came up with a version using many of the ingredients that are used in Amayori’s Zen Morning fragrance. Blood oranges won’t be in season for much longer but you can always leave these out or use regular oranges. When making spa water, try to buy organic as the peels are soaking in your water should be pesticide free. If you can’t find organic, just shave off as much of the peel as you can. In the photo, I used a 32 fl oz. pitcher. You can also use a much larger one, up to 64 oz. Since the fruit is soaking, it has the ability to flavor...

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An Easy Three Minute Meditation

For some people, committing to a daily meditation practice can be daunting. Try starting with once a week for three minutes - we all can do this no matter how busy we are! Start with fragrance. I love to diffuse Ambrosial Ofuro Home Essence while meditating in the morning. It reminds me of the Buddhist temples of Kyoto. Shut your eyes. Sit in a comfortable position with a straight spine and your chest opened (shoulders down and slightly back, chin tucked in). Breathe deeply while focusing on your heart. Picture light beaming from your heart on the exhale and your heart pulling light in on the inhale. Let this light grow larger as you go along. Whenever thoughts pop up, (this...

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Discover a Few of Cherry Blossom's Ingredients

Updated March 23, 2017 I have to admit that I had saved the remainder of a bottle of Cherry Blossom Botanical Perfume Oil from last spring. Over the winter, whenever the cold was getting to me, I would open this bottle up and breathe it in. Just for a moment, it was spring again.  This ritual kept my spirits up and gave me something to look forward to after the holidays. To touch briefly on what aromatherapy actually is: aromatherapy is the art and science of using naturally extracted botanical essences to create a balanced and harmonious body, mind, and spirit. Cherry Blossom, our spring fragrance collection, not only smells gorgeous, but is an aromatherapy blend for happiness. When I...

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Detoxify With Amayori's Luxury Bath Salts

The word “detox” is extremely popular these days. Detoxification can be done in many forms such as going on a dietary cleanse, using specific herbs and teas, juice fasting, and so on. An easy, effortless, and enjoyable way to detox is through bathing. When we bathe our body temperature rises which prompts the body to perspire. This process releases stored toxins. When you combine this with ingredients that further the process, you have a very powerful detoxifying experience. Amayori’s Luxury Bath Salts not only provide an aromatic relaxing bath, but are duly designed to be a strong detoxifying soak. Following are a few key ingredients that make Luxury Baths Salts more than your average bath: To start, we use three...

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Step Inside the World of the Geisha

There is something mesmerizing about geisha. Not only are they physically beautiful, but they are confident, talented, gracious, and exude an otherworldly quality that an outsider can only wonder about. When I was lucky enough to meet a maiko (geisha trainee) in Gion, I was taken aback by how regimented her life was. She was 100% dedicated to carrying on the traditional Japanese arts. As she spoke, I couldn’t take my eyes off her. Between her beautiful, exotic lifestyle, the stunning kimono, and the elegantly perfect painted face, I was enthralled. Geisha take time to nurture themselves. They are performers and hostesses who spend their evenings satisfying others. Their bathing rituals are an important part of their life. I was...

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