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.
Experience the otherworldly serenity of the Japanese bath while enveloping your skin in weightless hydration and transporting your soul through botanical fragrance.
Shiso Bath and Shower Oil is a lightweight, fragrant nectar in a base of shiso seed and organic coconut oils. This oil can be used in two ways: as a nurturing soak or as a highly aromatic, skin-nourishing in-shower massage oil.
After a soak or shower, you’ll emerge with skin that glows in a veil of nourishing moisture. Shiso Bath and Shower Oil is hydrating while feeling neither heavy nor greasy. A small amount provides the perfect balance of hydration for the skin.
Pause, shut your eyes, and take a slow, deep breath. Read the story of the fragrance that is on the slip of rice paper tucked inside each box. Allow your soul and senses to be immersed in this experience.
For the Bath:As in the tradition of Japanese bathing rituals, shower first. This bath is for pure enjoyment and relaxation. Once the bath is full, pour onecapful of Shiso Bath Oil into the tub. Swirl with your hand to distribute evenly and then slide into the bath. Try to soak for at least twenty minutes.When you exit the bath, pat skin dry – don’t rub. Be sure to drink a full glass of water after the bath. This is a soak for all seasons. Use warmer water during cooler months and lukewarm water during the warmer months.
For the Shower:After washing with the coordinating Aromatic Body Wash, step out of the water and apply a small amount of Shiso Bath and Shower Oil to your palms. Take a moment to cup your palms over your nose and breathe deeply. Begin by massaging the shoulders and collarbone and make your way over the rest of your body adding more oil to your palms as needed. Allow the oil to penetrate the skin for at least a minute. Take one final rinse with water before exiting the shower. Pat the skin dry.