Shukuba no yu

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Shukuba no yu (宿場の湯) by Nihon Detergent (日本合成洗剤), a company from Osaka. As the name suggests, their main forcus is household detergents, but they also make a wide range of other products from toiletry to cosmetics. This is an assortment pack trying to take you on a trip to famous hot springs in Japan, but they’re not trying to reproduce the water of those onsens. Should help fatigue, cold, dry skin. The box contains 10 sachets, 5 kinds, 2 of each.

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Tabi no Yado – clear pack

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This Tabi no Yado Hot Springs Assortment Pack contains 15 individually foil wrapped sachets featuring 5 unique Hot Spring Bath Salts. These will turn the bath water to various colors, but keeping it transparent (non-milky, or as the box says “toumei”). For best results, fill tub with warm water (about 104F) and add 1 envelop of bath powder. Do not use in wooden tub, or jacuzzi whirlpool type baths. They contain dried orange peel and angelica. There are 5 different salts in the pack, 3 of each, and I bought it for $15 (on Amazon). These five onsen salts are also sold in individual boxes (containing 5 sachets of the same), which was $6 in the store. The contents:

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Nihon no Meito

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The title (日本の名湯) translates as “Well know hot springs of Japan” and is kind of self-explanatory. This series is made by Bathclin (バスクリン basukurin), who produces a wide range of bath additives under several brands (e.g. Pure Skin, Kikiyu). These Nihon no Meito types are packaged as 450g bottles or boxes including 5 individual sachets (30g each). There are also assortment packs and gift packs shown on their website, and many varieties, but in the shops around here I only saw two choices on the shelves: the Noboribetsu and the Nyuto one, maybe they’re the most popular. Both are the milky white type. As usual, they help easing fatigue, muscle or back ache, coldness, dry skin and whatnot. Paid around $8 for a box, and bottles were for $15.

Tabi no Yado – Nigori

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After trying the Beautiful Skin pack I moved on to the other three Hot Springs Assortment Packs of the Tabi no Yado series by Kracie. I was able to quickly read the hiragana words describing them and look up in my dictionary (I use Imiwa on the iPhone) that “nigori” (にごり) means “muddy“, so the Orange box should contain all the milky ones I like! Needless to say that was my fist choice.

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Beautiful Skin

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Kracie: Tabi no yado – Bihada no yu

旅の宿 – 美肌の湯

 

So I walked into the Japanese store and found some bath salts. I was looking for something with a rose scent, and they had some big containers, but as I didn’t want to risk buying something I don’t know and wouldn’t like, I still chose a smaller variety pack. Being able to read some kanji and kana was also helpful, but asking a salesperson was a good idea too, even though some basic information is printed on the sticker, showing the ingredients and such, but the type of the product or its scent was not included. Some you can guess from the packaging, some not.

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Japanese Bath Salts

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Preface

 

I was thinking about starting a blog about my newest passion, when I realized, I already have one that I abandonded a while ago.. So here we are, I am now going to write about my bath salt experiments, that are strictly about bathing in a bath tub. (It worries me a little whether search engines and such are able to differenciate between real bathing products and bath salt as a drug, which has nothing to do with what I want to talk about. So let’s mention it some more: bathroom, tub, onsen, hot spring, bathing, aroma bath, skin care, Japan. I’m not really a SEO expert. :))

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