After a long day, you light a stick of incense, shed your clothes, and take a shower to wash away the day’s grime. Upon opening a door you step into a dimly lit room where a hinoki cypress deep-soaking ofuro bath awaits. Here, you take refuge from life’s worries and regain peace of mind. As you fill up the bath, the scent of hinoki is released upon the contact of warm water to wood. As you slip into the bath and submerge your body into balmy, enveloping water, the ethereal scent of incense floats in the air. With each ambrosial inhale, one by one, life’s cares melt away until you are enveloped in a sense of tranquility.
Ambrosial Ofuro is a blend of botanical oils and extracts that promote tranquility. This luscious incense-meets-nectar fragrance opens with soft, warm notes of relaxing hinoki cypress, hiba wood, and sandalwood. A touch of ylang ylang calms the mind while entrancing magnolia champaca and galangal add a hint of the exotic. A subtle note of vanilla brings comfort and ease.
Shizumi is a Japanese name that means calm, quiet water. The Shizumi Luxury Bath Salts capture the transcendent moment of tranquility that is the Japanese bath – a serene place and time to reconnect with yourself, regain balance, and wash away the cares of the day.
These incredible salts are the most complete form of self-care and well-being that we offer.
Each 12-ounce jar of Shizumi Luxury Bath Salts provides three all-encompassing full body treatments containing exquisite aromatherapy fragrance, a synergy of salts including mineral-rich sea salt harvested off the coast of the Ishigaki Island of Okinawa, and some of Japan’s most incredible artisan grown and gathered time-honored botanicals: antioxidant-rich matcha green tea, healing yomogi (Japanese mugwort), nourishing mekabu seaweed, and detoxifying, mineral-rich Hokkaido kombu seaweed.
A soak in these intensive salts is the perfect weekly full body treatment. Your skin will be nourished, your body detoxified, your muscles relaxed, and your mind and soul soothed.
Pause, shut your eyes, and take a deep breath. Read the story of the fragrance that is on the slip of rice paper tucked inside each box.
As in the tradition of Japanese bathing rituals, shower first. This bath is for pure enjoyment and relaxation. Once the bath is full, pour in 1/3 of the jar and soak for at least 30 minutes. Shut your eyes, relax, and breathe deeply. Since this soak is extremely detoxifying, rinse off with lukewarm water before exiting the tub. Be sure to remain hydrated by drinking water throughout and after the bath.