The Amayori Sento — Ingredients

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Slow Beauty, Now Micro-Batched

Since day one, I have been proud and honored to handcraft Amayori’s products. Over the years, I have had people ask me why I don’t have things made in a lab or factory. The truth is, I would never do that, no matter how large Amayori grows.  I have always stayed away from mass-produced foods and prefer to either make things from scratch or to buy from small-scale companies whose backgrounds I know. This philosophy of slow living extends to Amayori and is one of the reasons our products feel so special. Amayori's 5th birthday is coming in November. As Amayori grew, I began making products on a monthly and then bi-monthly basis. Now that I have learned more about...

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How to Buy, Brew, Store & Order Sencha Green Tea

Not much comforts the heart and mind like a cup of well-prepared green tea. Stopping for a moment during a busy day and enjoying a small cup of tea can easily bring us back to our center. There is a magical beauty to its simplicity. Green tea also has incredible health benefits and is known for its strong antioxidant profile. It is good for the body, both internally and externally. Topically, green tea is one of the most revered Japanese skincare ingredients available, and its consumption is one of the reasons that Japanese women tend to have such radiant skin. Today, I want to talk about brewing the perfect cup of green tea because I have seen so many people...

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The Shizumi Luxury Bath Salt Ingredients: Time-Honored Japanese Skin Care & Wellness

The Shizumi Luxury Bath Salts are a dedication to traditional Japanese wellness and Japan’s artisanally grown ingredients. These ingredients have been used for skin care as well as in the Japanese diet for centuries and are truly time-honored treasures. We have hand-selected each ingredient for its effect on the body (both skin and overall wellbeing), as well as the integrity of the growing and harvesting process. Here is a chance to learn a bit more about the incredible ingredients that go into this very special wellness treatment. The Salts: Dead Sea Salts, Israel: Unrefined and therefore extremely high in minerals, Dead Sea salts are soothing and softening to the skin. They also soothe and relax the muscles. Pink Himalayan Salt,...

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Enjoying an Evening Alone

I love my husband. He is my best friend in the world and I enjoy every moment we spend together. That said, when he's traveling, I do enjoy (and even look forward to) my alone time.  Following is my ritual for an evening alone. I hope this inspires you to take some time and treat yourself next time you have the evening to yourself. I look forward to this ritual every time. First, I make a dinner that requires little to no cleaning. I eat a very clean diet and I'm not really an "order-in" person, so I usually treat myself to an Amy's Organics rice crust pizza. The key is to keep it easy but delicious. Afterwards I'll have my...

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Relax & Refresh: Kyoto Summer's Key Ingredients

I am so excited for you to experience our limited edition summer fragrance, Kyoto Summer. Fresh and clean with a touch of mystery that Kyoto is known for, this is an aromatic experience that will make summer even more special. This 100% natural blend will help you relax as well as keep you cool and refreshed during the summer heat. Below are a handful of Kyoto Summer's key ingredients. Lemon Verbena (Morocco): Brilliant and fresh, lemon verbena essential oil will awaken the mind and spirit. Lemon verbena is relaxing and is a natural sedative. At the same time, it is uplifting, will brighten your mood, and bring about mental clarity. Organic Lemongrass (Sri Lanka): I love to include lemongrass in Amayori's summer...

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