Thursday, March 25, 2010

All Things Japanese...

I'm actually quite fascinated with the Japanese culture from their cuisine right down to their beauty habits. Did you know that a high-touted Japanese beauty treatment involves massaging your face with a product made from nightingale droppings? Yup, yup... take a look here.

If you are interested to learn more about Japanese beauty trends, Marie Claire has a fascinating article on what it takes to look the part.


Gekkeikan Black and Gold Sake

I haven't seen it fully used in the soaping industry yet, but there are a few who have ventured into using sake, a Japanese wine made from fermented rice, into creating their soaps. Cherry Blossom Soap makes this wonderful rosemary/sake soap by cooking the rosemary leaves in sake first. Quite a refreshing concept. Check it out here.

Picture from Cherry Blossom Soap