5/15/09

Sweat-it-out Bath Salts?


Bath salts with capsaicin, an active heat-producing component of chili peppers, are our newest additions to the growing Japanese Bath Salts category.

The rather radical Japanese product names suggest that these bath salts create an intense heat and burning sensation, so we were very intrigued by the products. We also wanted to make sure product safety before selling them to our loyal customers. The last thing we want to hear is that these bath salts burned somebody's skin!

So, one of our staff who has a nice deep bath tub at home is trying out one a day. Dokkan Bath Salt 1oz and Kangeki Bath Salt 1.7oz have been tested so far. 3 more to go!
Although we were initially going to name these items "Sweat-it-out ...," we changed our mind because it turned out that these bath salts don't really produce a sauna-like effect unless water is super hot. It does smell like spicy red chili peppers when opening the package, so plenty of capsaicin is indeed contained, just not felt on skin.
Soon after sweet fruity & floral scent surrounds you, which is quite enjoyable. Overall, these bath salts offer you a pleasant bath time.

5/5/09

Adding more and more!

The web team got a bit more warehouse space for food, so we are increasing our food offerings.

Finally we have Caramel Corn Original, which has recently been reviewed on SF Weekly.
If you've liked miso soup, 3 more varieties are now stocked. :)
Hello Kitty Marshmallow is one of the recent items we are really excited about. The jelly inside does taste strawberry. The cute package is also kids friendly.

Along with food, we are bringing more Japanese hair and body care products.

Since Palty has been more popular than anticipated, Sparkling Blonde and Natural Black have been added. The other colors should be restocked sometime soon.
White hair dyes made by the same manufacturer as Palty are also in stock for those who need a quick hair color fix before going out, etc.
A value set of Kracie (formerly Kanebo) Naive Face Wash is a really good deal, too!

In any case, don't miss out these awesome items at the "new" section!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Stay away from flu!