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.
For thousands of years, hot springs have been sought out by bathers looking to soothe their soul through a mentally relaxing and physically rejuvenating soak.
The Japanese Hot Springs Experience Set contains four individual use packets with each soak dedicated to a specific mineral hot spring bath: magnesium chloride, sulfur, magnesium sulfate, and sodium bicarbonate. Each soak is a deeply soothing experience and has its own distinct benefits rooted in traditional Japanese bathing culture. Each four-ounce packet contains 100% natural mineral salts and compositions, as well as essential oils and extracts. For an enriched mineral profile, each soak contains a trio of wild-crafted seaweeds from Japan: Hokkaido kombu, wakame fronds, and mekabu — the flowering bud of the wakame plant. These are known for their high mineral content and are traditionally believed to cleanse impurities from the body while aiding in relaxation and overall well-being.
Magnesium Chloride Hot Spring Soak: Known to heal and promote hydration of the skin. Helps the body retain heat.Deeply relaxing to the body and mind. Excellent for the relief of stress and stiff muscles. This soak utilizes hon nigari, aproduct of sea water from the Sea of Japan that is created during the sea salt drying process. These crystalline flakes are 99.9% magnesium chloride.
Magnesium Sulfate Hot Spring Soak: Traditionally used to heal cuts and bruises, these springs are known to be a toner to the skin through soothing, tightening, and moisturizing. Relaxes the mind and body.
Sulfur Hot Spring Soak: Detoxifying, incredibly soothing, and softening to the skin. This soak is a blend of mineral-rich Dead Sea Salts and healing flowers of sulfur obtained from naturally occurring volcanic deposits. This soak has a faint, unique, elemental fragrance that is synonymous with Japanese hot springs. Sulfur springs are often an otherworldly milky white color due to the rich mineral content, as is the Sulfur Hot Springs Soak.
Sodium Bicarbonate Hot Spring Soak: These springs are popular among women in Japan and are known as "beauty waters." They have a softening effect on the skin and also aid in detoxification.
Decide on the hot springs soak that your body and soul need most.
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.
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 the contents of one packet and soak for at least 20 minutes. Shut your eyes, relax and breathe deeply. Be sure to remain hydrated by drinking water throughout and after the bath. Since this soak is extremely rich in minerals, we suggest allowing the bath water to remain on the skin without rinsing after your bath. When exiting the bath, get up slowly. Take a moment to ground yourself and hydrate by drinking a glass of water.