Yunohana Powder – Natural bath salts with hot spring components
We Japanese take a hot bath almost every day to relieve routine fatigue, so accordingly, there are various types of bath salts that help ease stress and fatigue available at supermarkets and drugstores in Japan.
Nowadays, it is relatively easy to get many of those Japanese bath salts outside Japan thanks to online shopping sites, such as Amazon com.
Speaking of the type, as I wrote about it before, there are roughly 3 types of Japanese bath salts.Among them, have you ever heard of natural Japanese bath salts with hot spring components that are used for bathing at home?
Yunohana (湯の花) – Natural bath salts (powder) with hot spring components
Do you know what the Japanese term “Yunohana (湯の花)” means? If you like or are interested in Onsen (温泉), or Japanese hot springs, you might know the meaning.
Yonohana is the mineral incrustation left by the hot spring, in other words, it is hot-spring’s mineral deposit.
As seen in the photo above, the whitish deposit accumulated on the bottom of the hot spring is Yunohana.
Japanese people compare the deposit to flowers, so the term “Yunohana” includes the Japanese word meaning “flower”, “hana (花)”.
The mineral deposit called Yunohana is collected in the collection field to be sold as natural bath salts, and the powder with hot spring components is used for bathing at home.
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Yunohana powder can usually be collected if there is a hot spring.As it is said that there are approximately 3000 hot springs in Japan, various types of Yunohana powder exist.
Standard Yunohana Powder
Even among those, there is a popular Yunohana powder product that is being sold in hot spring facilities throughout Japan.
|Yunohana Powder – Natural Bath Salts|
It is the above item that is well-known as a standard Yunohana powder product in Japan.In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that the product is the most familiar natural bath salts to us Japanese.
How to use Yunohana Powder
The proper way to use the Yunohana powder is the same as that of general Japanese bath salts.Just add 1 tablespoon (15 – 20g) of the Yunohana powder to a bathtub of approximately 180 – 200L hot water.
When you add the natural bath salts to hot water, the water color turns milky-white.The milky-white water with hot spring components has a slight viscous feeling, which makes you feel as if you were in real hot spring water.
Health benefits of Yunohana powder
You will become warm from the inside of your body if you soak in the hot water with hot spring components for some minutes.Besides, the hot water containing the Yunohana powder has the effect of beautifying your skin, and anyone, from adults to kids, can safely bathe.
If you want to experience the feeling of taking an Onsen bath, I will highly recommend the natural Japanese bath salts.