WAZUKA“The Subtle Fragrance that Connects the Forest and People”

In our modern time, our daily lives are filled with too many strong fragrances, which are artificial. However, it was always originally the ‘subtly scented’ natural environment in which we are able to relax.

Akyrise aims to find this subtly scented environment in the forest. In the forest, if you think about it, the fragrance of trees, flowers and grasses mix together, to make a ‘subtly scented’ space. That’s why people can feel such peace in such an environment.

Wazuka is an essential oil, extracted from the fragrance of the forest on Yakushima Island, and recreating the deep forest fragrance in a city space.

*Wazuka means ‘subtle’ in Japanese. Our concept is “connecting the forest and the people by a subtle fragrance,” and that’s the origin of the product’s name, “Wazuka.”

About Yakushima Island

Yakushima is an island of World Natural Heritage, located in the south of Japan.
There is the forest of Yakusugi cedar trees over a thousand years old, and the forest of Jomon cedar, over four thousand years old. Many people are working on various environmental activities to preserve this rich nature for future generations.

 »Japan National Tourism Organization
 »UNESCO

About the Essential Oil Extracted from Yakushima Forest

The most important feature of Yakushima is its unique climate. The annual precipitation is over 10,000mm in some places, and the huge range of temperature on this island has created various ecosystems from subtropical to subarctic. And certainly the plants nurtured in this unique climate have also yielded unique components. Wazuka is the essence extracted from cedar trees in such an environment. We have produced this essence from special ingredients found in this special forest.

PRODUCTS

The Essential Oil of Yakushima Cedar

The Essential Oil of Yakushima Cedar

It is the perfect essential oil for when you want to relax and chill.
We extracted the essence oil from the trunk, which contains many fragrant ingredients. They are not just good for relaxation but are also proven to repel mites.

The Essential Oil of Yakushima Cedar8ml
6,350 yen + postage

Directions

  • Use this essential oil with an aroma pot or an aromatherapy diffuser.
  • You can use this oil before going to bed by putting a tissue with a few drops of the oil next to your pillow. Also, you can use it in the bathtub by adding a few drops of the oil to the tub.
  • When you want to add a scent to a Lead Diffuser or an Oyasumi Mist, Please add a few drops. The fragrance spreads easily after it is warm.
Main Classification

Monoterpenes, Terpenol, esters, sesquiterpene, sesquiterpenoid, diterpene

Main Ingredients

α-pinene, sabinene, terpinene -4-ol, bornyl acetate, δ-cadinene, Eremoru, eudesmol, Kauran

Precautions for Use
  • Essential oil is a highly concentrated liquid, so do not apply directly to your skin, put in your eyes, or drink.
  • Use as soon as possible after opened.
  • Do not put on your clothes.
  • Do not put close to the fire.
  • After use, close the cap tightly, and keep the bottle upright.
  • Because of the nature of this scent, the color may change as time passes, and solid particles may appear, but they do not suggest any problems about the product’s quality.
  • Essential oil can influence the mind and body. If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, have a chronic disease, or are taking medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
Storage
  • Avoid storing in heat, humidity and direct sunlight, and keep out of reach of infants and pets.
リードディフューザー

Lead Diffuser

This diffuser is designed to make the Yakushima cedar oil easy to use. The relaxing fragrance of the trunk of the Yakushima cedar will fill your room before you go to sleep.
Five lead sticks included.

Lead Diffuser
4,300 yen + postage

Handmade Incense Bottles

  • [The leather artist]
    WAQWAQ

    Every incense bottle cover is hand-stitched. The cover contains both the texture of leather and the image of a forest. It is used to cover the bottle containing the incense essential oil.

  • [The Glass Studio]
    Renseisha 練星舎

    It is blown glass made from clear crystal by free hand.
    Its large and small air bubbles shine and sparkle.

  • [Pottery Artist]
    Ms. Miki Furusho

    Using her own unique technique, she pastes the clay without kneading it and leaves its natural patterns.
    The subtle green gloss is the charm of this bottle.

Directions

  • Insert the lead stick into the incense bottle and enjoy the subtle scent of nature.
  • The scent will spread again after you re-insert the lead stick upside down.
  • The strength of the scent can be adjusted by the number of sticks.
  • Because the Lead Diffuser spreads the scent faintly through sticks made from plants which absorb the fragrant ingredients, it is not very suitable for large rooms.
  • If you want to spread the fragrance in a large room, please use your aroma lamps.
    * Please check if your lamp can be used with the lead diffuser by reading the equipment’s instructions.
The Main Components

Ethanol, water, essential oil

Precautions for Use
  • Do not apply directly to your skin.
  • Do not drink.
  • Do not put in your eyes.
  • Do not put on your clothes.
  • Do not put close to fire.
  • Store in a flat and safe place. Do not turn the scent bottle over.
  • Because of the nature of this scent, the color may change as time passes, and solid particles may appear, but they do not suggest any problems about the product’s quality.
  • Because of the nature of this product, the scent liquid is divided into two layers, but this does not affect the way it works.
  • The color and the shape of lead sticks may vary because they are made from natural materials.
  • Please do not use the bottle in microwaves, direct fire or ovens. Also, mold might occur under a high temperature and high humidity environment.
Storage
  • Avoid storing in heat, humidity and direct sunlight, and keep out of reach of infants and pets.
Oyasumi Mist

Oyasumi Mist

Oyasumi Mist is an easy-to-use spray designed to utilize the essential oil of Yakushima cedar. It can be used as a room scent or air freshener at home, in your car, during your trip, so that you can experience the relaxing calm fragrance of the forest anywhere, anytime.
The essential oil also repels mites.

Oyasumi Mista two bottle set 60ml×2
5,800 yen + postage
Oyasumi Mist60ml
3,200 yen + postage

Directions

  • Before you go to bed, spray 5-10 times in your room, on your covers, on your pillow, or on your stuffed animal next to your pillow.
  • If you want to use it to repel mites, spray on your carpet, bath mat, front door mat or any place you want before vacuuming.
The Main Component

Yakushima cedar trunk aroma water (trunk), Ethanol, Yakushima Chisugi essential oil (trunk), water

Precautions for Use
  • Shake well before use.
  • Finish using within about one month.
  • Do not apply directly to your skin.
  • Do not drink.
  • Do not put close to fire.
  • Because of the nature of this scent, the color may change as time passes, and solid particles may appear, but they do not suggest any problems about the product’s quality.
Storage
  • Avoid storing in heat, humidity and direct sunlight, and keep out of reach of infants and pets.

About the Effect of Yakushima Cedar Essential Oil

“The Perfect Fragrance Before Sleep”

「睡眠前に最適な香り」 「睡眠前に最適な香り」 「睡眠前に最適な香り」

In our busy lives, we often become careless about our sleep. Not only the length of our sleep, but there are also various factors which can prevent us from getting good quality sleep, such as a nocturnal lifestyle, too much visual stimuli, eating too much, stress, the imbalance of our automatic nerves, and our sleep environment, including the room and bedding.
Even if it is short, it is important to have good quality sleep, especially for the first three hours of our sleep, which is the most active time for metabolism.
If we sleep well during this time, a lot of growth hormone will be produced and our metabolism will be accelerated.

“The Fragrance Protects Against Mites”

「ダニを寄せ付けない香り」 「ダニを寄せ付けない香り」 「ダニを寄せ付けない香り」

The fragrance, which comforts humans, also repels mites.
The ingredient of this fragrance was originally produced by the trees to protect themselves.
Therefore, it has many effects such as protecting against mites, fungi, viruses and rotting, as well as antibacterial properties, antioxidants, pest repellent, and bactericidal properties.
The Yakushima cedars include a lot of ingredients such as eudesmol and cryptomerione, which repel mites and pests. In our modern day, where mites cause allergies all over the world, this oil can help create a comfortable sleeping environment.

“About the Yakushima Cedar Essential Oil”

「屋久島 地杉の精油について」 「屋久島 地杉の精油について」 「屋久島 地杉の精油について」

What is more, continuing to use WAZUKA can help grow the forest and protect the environment in Yakushima.
The material of this product is made from the Yakushima cedars which were removed from the forest for the purpose of wood thinning. We make our products by recycling and reusing these removed cedars.
We think that sustainable life comes from a sustainable production process.

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