The Amayori Sento — Japanese Bathing Rituals


How to Become a Bath Person

June 29, 2017
I have heard women say, “I’m not a bath person.” When you get to the heart of why, the idea of taking a bath seems overwhelming and time consuming. It need not be. You can have an ultra-relaxing e...
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How to Take a Summer Bath - 2017

June 13, 2017
If you have been with Amayori for a while you know that every summer I write about one of my favorite things – the art of the summer bath.  Summer bathing can have a cooling, rejuvenating effect o...
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The Inspiration Behind Rotenburo Air

September 11, 2016
One of the things I love most about Amayori is that I can introduce something special from around the globe that many women may not have experienced otherwise. Japan is full of naturally occurrin...
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The Summer Bath

August 21, 2016
Even though we are at the tail end of summer it seems as if it is hotter than ever. I have been trying to spend as much time outside as possible on the weekends and I often feel physically exhauste...
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Yusuzumi, a Summer Evening Ritual

July 01, 2016
If you were with us last year you may remember the word yusuzumi. This was the theme of our 2015 beloved Summer Breeze collection. The tradition of yusuzumi is so special that I love revisiting it...
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Discover Ambrosial Ofuro

May 22, 2016
In Japan a daily bath is akin to the western yoga class or perhaps a glass of wine at the end of the day to relax after work. The tubs that are in most Japanese homes are called ofuro. These tend t...
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A New, Beautiful Hinoki Onsen

March 31, 2016
Sometimes (usually) life shows you the way you need to go. A few weeks ago I decided to do some fragrance blending late in the day on a Friday. I was tired and mixing fragrances, which requires ul...
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