The Amayori Sento — Bathing Rituals

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How to Travel When You Can’t Leave Home

April 14, 2020
I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to “travel” while staying safe at home. The first step is to pick a country that you would like to visit, and then follow the tips below. I’ve chosen Japa...
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A Peek Inside a Japanese Bathhouse

February 06, 2020
Walk into any bathhouse in Japan, and you are sure to find the same basic things, whether you are bathing at a Tokyo sento or a remote rural onsen.  Men’s and women’s baths are almost always separa...
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A Calm Home: Winding Down in the Evening

January 22, 2020
As time goes on, I begin to appreciate my evening rituals more and more. My evening bath has now become part of my husband's life, and I wanted to share with you some thoughts on creating an end-of...
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How to Have a Mindful Holiday Season

November 22, 2019
Things have been so busy around the Amayori loft. I wanted to take a moment to say hello, as this will probably be the last journal entry of the year. I have always been someone who easily becomes ...
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Two Ways to use the Aromatic Body Wash

April 22, 2019
The Aromatic Body Wash is more than a skin cleanser—it is a mood-shifting skin nurturer. Based on the Japanese ritual of showering before taking a bath, there are two ways to use the Aromatic Body ...
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How to Cool Off with a Summer Bath

July 10, 2018
I write about this topic every summer. I just love it, and as the heat takes hold, the bath becomes my cooling oasis. When most people think of slipping into a bath at the end of a long day, they ...
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Taking a Bath, Made Easy

September 20, 2017
 While I was on vacation last month I had a conversation with someone that bought back a lot of memories. We had been discussing bathing, and the woman I was speaking with mentioned how daunting ta...
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