Step into a bathhouse with soaring ceilings and a majestic hinoki cypress onsen bath. The lighting is dim, the air is balmy, and the scent of hinoki, rich and heady, evokes instant relaxation. As you slip into the bath, the first thing you notice is the smoothness of the wood, worn to a satin finish from years of contact with mineral-rich hot spring water. After submerging your entire body, you take note of the warm water that envelops your skin. With each fragrant inhale, you relax deeper and deeper. With each exhale, the tension in your body and mind slips away.
Hinoki Onsen is an otherworldly unisex fragrance for deep, meditative relaxation. Hinoki essential oil relaxes while geranium calms the mind and body. Refreshing, exotic jasmine sambac and red mandarin will elevate your mood and soothe your spirit, while vetiver grounds and stabilizes.
Dotted throughout Japan’s hot spring towns are ashiyu — mineral-rich hot spring foot baths. Seen as a casual alternative to full-body soaking, ashiyu provide easy well-being and relaxation.
The Hot Springs Mineral Foot Soak is inspired by this Japanese tradition and is an effortless way to experience many of the physical and emotional benefits of a full-body bath. Some of these benefits include mental relaxation, release of muscle tension, better sleep, reduced stress, increased circulation, and replenishment of the body's minerals. On an energetic level, foot soaks disperse stagnant energy and will move it to different regions of the body.
The Hot Springs Mineral Foot Soak is made with hon nigari, an ultra-pure magnesium chloride from the Sea of Japan. Magnesium is THErelaxation mineral and is believed to calm the mind while it relaxes tight muscles. Also included is cleansing, skin-soothing flowers of sulfur. In addition, we have added two wild-crafted seaweeds: Hokkaido kombu and mekabu — the flowering bud of the wakame plant. Both are known for their high mineral content and are traditionally believed to cleanse metals from the body.
The Hot Springs Mineral Foot Soak is perfect for year-round use and can be used with a range of water temperatures — warm up with hot water and cool off with lukewarm water.
Enjoy a relaxing foot soak while sipping some tea, reading a book, or having a glass of sake… the possibilities are endless. We love a 15-minute foot soak before bed to help wind down the mind for a peaceful night’s sleep.
The Hot Springs Mineral Foot Soak can be used with a variety of water temperatures. Hot water is perfect for a warming foot soak in cold weather, and tepid water is an ideal way to rejuvenate and cool off in warmer weather.
Fill a large basin or foot bath with water of your desired temperature. Add one handful of mineral salts into the water. Soak your feet for as long as desired. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of this traditional Japanese wellness practice. Keep a small towel nearby to dry your feet when finished.