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Yakushima Collection | 3 oz / 3 fl oz

Introducing the highly anticipated sequel to Kyoto, our most popular 2018 scent.

Nestled in the Pacific Ocean, on the southern tip of Japan there exists a true hidden gem; an Island renowned for its montane temperate rainforest, lush with ancient cedar trees: Yakushima. 

Yakushima Island exhibits a rich biodiversity, including a primeval forest composed of old growth Japanese cedar trees known as yakusugi (屋久杉), which are over 1,000 years old – the oldest dating back to the Jōmon period 2300 years ago. The buried remains of these trees, which stay free of decay even after hundreds of years, are distilled – creating the rarest cedarwood essential oil in the world. This essential oil was the foundation in creating Yakushima. 

Yakushima’s scent is composed of five natural oils, hand-delivered to us from Japan:

63% Yuzu – an exotic Japanese fruit hailed for its uniquely bright, aromatic, sweetness. Yaukushima uses a blend of three different yuzu oils: two steam distilled essential oils, and one solvent extracted absolute.

13% Yakusugi (Yakushima Cedarwood) – distilled from the buried remains of thousand- year-old yakusugi trees.

11% Kuromoji (Spice Bush) - distilled from the aromatic leaves of this traditional Japanese shrub which grows wild throughout the country.  

9% Sansho (Japanese Pepper Leaf) - a fragrant sweet/floral oil distilled from leaves of the Japanese pepper tree. 

4% Koyamaki (Japanese Umbrella Pine) - a rare conifer endemic to Japan. 

Due to the very high cost of these ingredients, to offer Yakushima at a reasonable price, the shave soap is 3 oz / 85 g and the aftershave is 3 fl oz / 88 mL.

Vibrant fresh citrus with a lustrous aged wood drydown make Yakushima a very nature-inspired blend, in similar style to one of our originals, Rainforest.

Shave Soap: Handmade using the highest quality organic ingredients, including tallow - which we render in-house from local, pasture-raised suet.  Our shave soaps are easy to lather using all types of shaving brushes. Plenty of water is required when lathering to achieve optimal cushion and slickness - apply the lather to a wet face for best results.

Aftershave: Water-based splashes that soothe and invigorate the skin from irritation, dryness and razor burn. They are full of nutrient rich organic ingredients that will leave your skin feeling soft, and can be used as a daily moisturizer. Highly concentrated - apply to a wet face for best results.

Version 3: Stearic Acid, Water, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Glycerin, Essential Oils, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Safflower Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Tallow (Pasture-Raised), Organic Coconut Oil, Bentonite Clay, Sodium Hydroxide, Vitamin E, Silk | 85 g / 3 oz

Organic Witch Hazel + Organic Aloe Vera + Water + Essential Oils + Organic Glycerin + Organic Quillaja Extract + Organic Rose Hydrosol + Organic Calendula Hydrosol + Alcohol + Organic Willow Bark Extract + Organic Cucumber Extract + Organic Licorice Root Extract + Organic Rosemary Extract + Radish Root Ferment Filtrate + Lactobacillus + Coconut Fruit Extract | 88 ml / 3 fl oz

Our aftershaves are water-based and can be shipped worldwide.

Handmade in Winnipeg, Canada