There is something nostalgic about the scent of wood.

Nice and comfortable scent you feel in the woods.
Scent with warmness you feel in the wooden house.
Relaxing scent you feel in the Hinoki bath.
Subtle scent of fresh Yuzu that gently floats from a dish.
Spicy ginger scent that warms you up….
These are some fragrances, nostalgic and familiar to Japanese from the olden days.
Our brand, Jyuhachinichi was established from the love of ‘Japanese fragrance’.

About Japanese Essential oils Aromatherapy

The forest area accounts for 70percent of the total area in Japan

Have you ever felt refreshed after walking through the forest? This is an effect of botanical ingredients called Phytoncides released from the trees.
Phytoncides is exactly the scent of forest. The essential oils extracted from trees such as Sugi, Hinoki, Hiba, itself are also called Pytoncides.
Because of its long and mountainous geography, the climate and geological conditions are varied in Japan. Therefore, diverse trees and botanicals are distributed in each area throughout Japan.
″Japanese scent″, it is a healing scent nourished by the great nature of Japan.

HAKKA /Japanese mint

Hakka is a Japanese species of mint that grows wildly. It contains 1.5times more menthol as main component with stronger refreshing sensation than peppermint.
It has been used as medicine to cure eyestrain since the age when Manyoshu was written. The main producing district is Hokkaido.
Pale magenta flowers come out in summer and autumn.

Momi (Todomatsu) /Fir tree

There are more than 40 species of momi which is well known as Christmas tree. In japan, there are 5 species including todomatsu distributed widely from Hokkaido to Okinawa.


Essential oil of hiba is a special product of Japan that contains hinokitiol the most. Hinokitiol has been drawing attention for its antibacterial and insecticidal resin composition and many other effects. It has a fresh scent similar to camphor.

Shiso /Perilla

The food culture of shiso has been expanded in Asia including Japan and also has been used as medical herb. The fresh scent of shiso comes from the ingredient called ‘perillaldehyde’ with excellent antibacterial action.


The origin of its name comes from the black spots on the green branches that look as if ‘black letters’ (in Japanese ‘kuroi moji’) are written. It is used as materials of high quality toothpicks and also for perfumes to enhance the fragrance.

Hinoki(Kiso)/Kiso cypress

Kiso hinoki has its character in calm and gentle fragrance. It has been used as building materials of houses and temples from ancient times making use of its high antibacterial composition. Also, it has been used in the bath to relax with its fragrance.

Hinoki(Yoshino)/ Yoshino cypress

Scent of hinoki is not only harmless to humans but also soothes our soul and makes us feel very peaceful. With its natural magical power, it relieves our stress and tension to enhance relaxation effect and efficiency.

Hinoki(Shimanto)/ Shimanto cypress

The essential oil of hinoki is typically extracted from the xylem while this is from the leaves. This essential oil extracted from hinoki that grew in the good environment beside Shimanto-river is so fresh that makes you feel like as if you are in the woods.

Sugi(Kitayama) /Japanese cedar

It is seen in various regions in Japan since it has been planted through the ages and is native to Japan. Because of its character that grows straight with certain hardness, it was widely used as building materials and for industrial products.

Koyamaki/ Umbrella pine

Koyamaki has been valued from ages in the world heritage registered religious city, Koya-san. It is a tree with an historical background that also appears in the Chronicles of Japan. It is characteristic that combines freshness and solemn scent of the deep green.


Ginger has been familiar to Japanese and has been used as natural remedy and folk medicine since it arrived in Japan more than 2600 years ago. Its essential oil is well known to warm up mentally and physically providing stimulus at the same time. It is called ‘Shoki’ in Chinese medicine.


The fresh scent of lemon not only refreshes the mood but also enhances understanding and concentration.


Yuzu has been planted through the ages and is very familiar in Japan.


It is well known as the smell of camphor used to protect clothes from insects. Its scent with pleasant cooling sensation of natural camphor extracted from its leaves and branches have high insecticidal resin and odor eliminating composition.



Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses aromatic plant oils and its various effects
for the purpose of recovering from mental and physical problems to promote health and beauty.
Aromatherapy is attracting a great deal of attention as an effective way of releasing stress that we modern people have.
It is beneficial for relaxation, stress relief, beauty and health promoting and also recovering from fatigue.
Incorporating Aromatherapy into your daily life such as bathing, massage, and skincare will be a great help to keep your mind and body well-balanced.

Jyuhachinichi define Aromatherapy as follows.

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine using essential oils
from holistic point of view.
The purposes of using Aromatherapy are as below.

For relaxation and refreshment.
Promoting health and beauty.
Maintaining and promoting mental and physical homeostasis.
Recovering from mental and physical problems to repair one’s health.