The 3 Most Famous Japanese Bath Salts Brands

In addition to having a shower, we Japanese take a hot bath almost every day to get rid of everyday fatigue and stress.

Accordingly, a wide variety of bath salts with various health benefits are available at supermarkets and drugstores in Japan.

As you may know, nowadays those Japanese bath salts can also be bought on online shopping sites outside of Japan.

For example, if you run a search for Japanese bath salts on, many results will appear.

Japan’s 3 Most Famous Bath Salts Brands

When it comes to Japanese bath salts manufacturers, there are 3 leading Japanese companies with a large share in Japan’s bath salts market, which are “Bathclin (バスクリン)”, “Kao (花王)”, and “Earth Chemical (アース製薬)”.

As with other companies, each of these Japanese companies has a representative bath salts brand whose sales amount is big.

Those flagship bath salts brands of Bathclin, Kao, and Earth Chemical have been widely used by Japanese people for decades and are admittedly Japan’s top 3 most famous bath salts brands.

Bathclin (バスクリン) from Bathclin

Bathclin Premium Pure Skin Bath Salts, 23.2 Ounce
Bathclin Premium Pure Skin Bath Salts

As the name indicates, Bathclin is the flagship bath salts brand of Bathclin. This brand has a long history and is so famous in Japan that there are few Japanese but know it.

The original product of the series was introduced in 1930 and the bath salts especially features a good scent from the use of beads that contain natural aroma components inside.

As for the item shown above “Bathclin Premium Pure Skin”, the components include collagen, elastin, and jojoba oil, which are all moisturizing components and give the skin plenty of moisture.

How to use the Japanese bath salts Bathclin

Put about 30g of bath salts in a bathtub of hot water (about 200L) and dissolve well.

Bab (バブ) from Kao

Bab Bath Salts Mori no Omotenashi, 12 tablets
Bab Bath Salts Mori no Omotenashi

Bab (Bub) is Kao’s flagship bath salts brand with great popularity. Since the original product went on the market in 1983, the bath salts in the series have long been loved by many Japanese.

Although most Japanese bath additive products consist of bath salts or liquid-type bath salts, the bath additive of Bab is a tablet-type and features the carbon dioxide gas generated when the tablet is put in hot water.

The generated carbon dioxide improves blood circulation and is effective for stiff shoulder and muscle fatigue.

The above item “Mori no Omotenashi (森のおもてなし)” also has such health benefits and consists of 4 scents of tablets (なでしこ : fringed pink, 青竹 : young bamboo, ひのき : Japanese cypress, くすのき : camphor tree).

How to use the Japanese bath salts Bab (Bub)

Put a tablet in a bathtub of hot water (about 150 to 200L). Even after all the bubbles disappear, the hot water with active components gives you health benefits.

Bath Roman (バスロマン) from Earth Chemical 

Yakusen Bath Roman Muddy White Color, 650g
Yakusen Bath Roman Muddy White Color

Bath Roman is the flagship bath salts brand of Earth Chemical that is very familiar to us Japanese. The first product of the series was released in 1964.

The product shown above is from the “Yakusen (薬泉)” line in the Bath Roman series, and the Japanese term “Yakusen (薬泉)” means “medicinal spring”.

As that indicates, the bath salts in the line are packed with mineral components that natural hot spring water actually contains, as well as including “conidium rhizome” known as a plant crude drug.

The hot water containing the bath salts improves fatigue, poor circulation due to cold, and symptoms of rheumatism.

How to use the Japanese bath salts Bath Roman

Put about 15 to 30g of bath salts in a bathtub of hot water (about 200L) and dissolve well.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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