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Japanese essential oil Yakusugi essential oil 5ml | Over 1000 years old! Precious fragrance of natural heritage|Yakusugi Kobo Yamada|Kagoshima

Japanese essential oil Yakusugi essential oil 5ml | Over 1000 years old! Precious fragrance of natural heritage|Yakusugi Kobo Yamada|Kagoshima

Arboreal/Forest/Heavy/Relax/Sweet/Tropical scent

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What is sustainable Japanese essential oil that can be obtained from a long-lived giant tree?

Yakusugi trees range in age from 4 to 500 years old, and the longest ones are over 1,000 years old.
Even if you just listen to it, you will understand that it is a very valuable raw material.

In addition, the essential oils used in "Living with Japanese Essential Oils" are 100% natural essential oils extracted from "earth-buried trees". It is a raw material that was cut down in the Edo period and left unportable, and it remains without rotting even after 200 to 300 years have passed. And the oil extraction rate (how much essential oil can be extracted) is about 0.2 to 0.4% per ton. Although it is a very valuable Japanese essential oil, it is sold at a very low price compared to the market price, because Mr. Yamada, the producer, wants everyone to know the scent of Yakusugi.

A sweet and gentle scent that can be taken from "wood jewels"

Since Yakushima is registered as a natural heritage site, trees cannot be felled.
For this reason, crafts and building materials (ceiling boards, drop racks, transoms, etc.) made from buried trees and fallen trees from typhoons are extremely valuable. Yakusugi crafts, which are praised as "jewels of wood," are a major source of income for Yakushima. The energy of the giant tree that represents Yakushima is condensed, and the pleasant scent calms you down. The scent of Yakusugi, which contains a large amount of sesquiterpenes, is “heavy and warm” compared to other cedars. Relax at the end of the day with the feeling of forest bathing with the blessings of nature.

Why Yakusugi?
Will it not rot for over 1000 years?

The reason why it remains without rotting is because the inside of Yakusugi contains a lot of resin components compared to ordinary cedar. The "resin content" of Yakusugi is 5 to 6 to 20 times higher than that of ordinary cedar. That is one of the secrets of Yakusugi's longevity.

The essential oil of Yakusugi wood is characterized by a large amount of terpenoids and sesquiterpenes (aromatic components that bring about the so-called "complex scent of wood"). In particular, due to the characteristics of sesquiterpene, which is contained in large amounts in the resin, many giant trees over 1,000 years old are said to remain even in harsh environments. By analyzing the components of the essential oil, we were able to increase the value of Yakusugi products as wood that lasts a long time without rotting and is resistant to insects.

Deeply relax with the scent of Yakusugi

Smelling Yakusugi cedar leaves you deeply relaxed thanks to its sweet and reassuring scent. As a result, breathing naturally becomes slow and deep, and the function of the parasympathetic nervous system tends to dominate. It's the perfect scent for when you get home from work or school, or before you go to bed.

Possibilities for utilization are expanding from the perspective of dementia prevention

The limbic system, which controls smell, and the hippocampus, which controls memory, are closely related. As a result, memories and scents are easily recorded in the brain, and the scent triggers a phenomenon in which memories are recalled. This is called the "Proust effect". This is because there is a scene in the novel, In Search of Lost Time, where the scent of madeleines and tea evokes memories of the past. In today's aging society, the number of dementia patients is also increasing. In order to prevent dementia, it turned out to be effective to train the sense of smell on a daily basis.

*We do not guarantee complete prevention of dementia.

Recommended type/scene

  • I want to relax and calm down
  • stress and restless
  • I want to sleep soundly
  • Even if it is a sedative type, it has a sweet and calming scent.
  • Easy aging care with facial oils and handmade cosmetics
  • Dry skin tends to bend
  • I want to improve my immunity and stay healthy
  • I want to repel insects in my closet with a natural scent
  • I want to use a masculine scent


  • For aromatic baths <br> Click here for essential oil drip stickers that allow you to carry the scent with you at any time.

  • Dilute with carrier oil for aroma treatment <br> Click here for carrier oil for aroma treatment

  • As a bath agent using a bath base Click here for a bath base when used as a bath agent

  • Raw materials for handmade cosmetics (skin lotion, cream, facial oil, etc.)
    Click here for the cream base when using it as a cream
    Click here for the base when using it as a body shampoo

  • Ingredients for aroma craft

Reference blog

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Product Details

Material: Yakusugi (wooden part)
Scientific name: Cryptomeria japonica
Contents: 5mL
Extraction method: Steam distillation Extraction location: Yakushima-cho ship line Origin: Yakushima

<Main Ingredients>
δ-Cadinene (26.2%)
α-Muurolene (8.1%)
Calamenene (8.0%)

please note

  • Never drink Japanese essential oil.
  • Not pharmaceuticals or cosmetics.
  • Be careful not to get this in your eyes.
  • Do not apply directly to skin. When using it on the skin, dilute it with a base material such as a carrier oil. Also, do a patch test beforehand.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, high temperature and humidity, and store in a cool and dark place.
  • Since it is volatile, please keep the lid tightly closed.
  • If it sticks to a cloth, it may not be removed.
  • Fire is strictly prohibited as it is flammable.
  • Please be careful not to touch children, the elderly, pets, etc.

About payment method

Accepted payment methods

・Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, JCB)
・Shop Pay
・Apple Pay
・Google Pay
・Bank transfer (transfer fee will be borne by the customer)

Regarding delivery

Uniform 850 yen

Free shipping for purchases over 16,500 yen including tax.

We usually ship within 7 business days.
We can't deliver as quickly as major companies, but we will pack each item carefully. Please check the notice for long holidays.

In addition, it may take up to 10 business days for back-ordered items. We appreciate your understanding.

About packing

In "Living with Japanese Essential Oils", we use Yoshino cypress and Yoshino cedar planer scraps as cushioning materials in order to eliminate plastic and promote the use of domestic materials. Thin, curled planer scraps have a nice fragrance as they are, and can be processed and used in diffusers. Please enjoy yourself.

We do not accept gift wrapping, but please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

About money back guarantee

So that customers can shop with peace of mind.

I think that many people feel uneasy about purchasing scented products online because they can't be sure.

If you are unsatisfied with the fragrance of the Japanese essential oil you purchased in "Living with Japanese essential oil", we have decided to issue a refund.

Of course, unlike clothes, it is a loss for the store because it cannot be sold as a product once it has been opened and returned.

However, in order for everyone to know the fragrance of Japanese essential oils, we have decided to provide a money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.

However, if you would like to send it back, please do so.

・Please contact us in advance using the inquiry form.
If the product is returned without contacting us in advance, we cannot accept returns or refunds.

・Refunds will be made if you contact us within 7 days after arrival as specified in the return policy.

・Limited to purchases made in Japan from our website.

・Customers are responsible for the return shipping fee.

・Please let us know what you were not satisfied with.

Sorry to trouble you, but please understand the above items.

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