Acorn Brass Incense Holder
Designed to complement Elemense’s collection of transformative incense, the Acorn Brass Incense Holder is the perfect way to elevate your incense burning ritual. Made from solid machined brass, it will last for years for years to come and will patina gracefully with continued use. Its beveled base swings freely in all directions casting scent along with it. The Acorn Brass Incense Holder can be used on either end to accommodate incense of different thicknesses.
Written by a Japanese monk over 600 years ago, “The Ten Virtues of Koh” detailed the benefits and properties of Koh-do, the refined art of incense. Elemense’s incense collection takes its inspiration from this storied tradition with three fragrances designed to cultivate serenity and inner peace through scent. This collection uses Japanese scents traditionally associated with relaxation, such as hinoki, and oakmoss, to cultivate an environment for meditation, prayer, and contemplation.
How to Use: Light the tip of the incense and blow out the flame immediately. Keep away from flammable objects.
Matcha Green Tea Soap
Combining the antioxidant power of green tea and the brightening properties of Pearl Barley, this gentle and hydrating soap is perfect for oily or acne blemished skin. Pearl Barley has been used in Japan for centuries as an anti-aging treatment, and when combined with organic brown sugar and seaweed powder, skin gains a healthy glow that feels nourished and pliable from the inside out. Green tea (finely-milled matcha in this case), is high in vitamins A and D and contains a bit of caffeine to help invigorate your beauty regimen.
As beautiful and mysterious as a delicate flower, Japanese geisha were once revered for their immaculate skin and refined beauty. Inspired by their secret skincare routines, Chidoriya has been creating natural and organic skin care products since 1949. Each product is made by hand in the USA using traditional Japanese ingredients and techniques passed down through the generations. Learn more about Chidoriya and their rich history on our Journal.
Ingredients: Saponified Organic Oils of Olive and Palm, Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Organic brown sugar, Green tea powder, Barley powder, Grapeseed oil, Chamomile powder, Seaweed powder, Chamomile oil
Size: 2 oz (56 g)
To Use: Use daily morning and evening to clean and hydrate the face.
Made in the USA
The eye-catching Luna Earring from artist Shima Hotta features a slightly concave and rounded shape with a textured finish. Its larger size and texture resembles a lunarscape. The backs are unfinished brass and included the Shima logo.
About Shima Jewelry
Nagano-based Shima Hotta began her artistic career in the late 80s studying pottery in Seattle and California. It was during this time that she developed an appreciation for the handmade. Returning to Japan, she continued her ceramic work in Tajimi, Shiga, and Aichi. In 2007, she began exploring new materials and techniques and became fascinated with the interaction between fire and metal. Today, she combines both disciplines to create esoteric jewelry with organic finishes under the Shima label.
Materials: Silver over brass, Titanium post
Dimensions: 1.25” H x 1.25” W
Care: Polish with silver cloth when needed.
Sola Cube Stand
An x-brace stand designed to display a single Sola Cube. Available in beech (white) and walnut (brown).
Sola Cube specimens include: Dandelion Fluff (tampopo), Eucalyptus, Globe Amaranth (sennichiko), Bunny Tail Grass (usaginoo), Small Globe Thistle (ruritamaazami), Strawflower (kaigaraso), and Sweetgum (momiji bafu).
Materials: Beech wood, Walnut wood
Dimensions: D:.98" x W:1.57" x H:1.57"
Sola Cube - Sweetgum
Designed to cultivate our inherent sense of wonder and exploration, Sola Cube features rare natural specimens captured forever in acrylic. Hyper-polished and distortion-free, these expertly preserved curiosities make a fantastic gift for the naturalist in your life and will captivate guests of your home and office. Custom beech and walnut display stands are available here.
Specimens include: Dandelion Fluff (tampopo), Eucalyptus, Globe Amaranth (sennichiko), Bunny Tail Grass (usaginoo), Small Globe Thistle (ruritamaazami), Strawflower (kaigaraso), and Sweetgum (momiji bafu).
About Acrylate Resin Casting
Similar to amber, insects and other curiosities can be preserved in acrylic resin for generations. The process typically involves pouring acrylic into a mold with the dried plant on a slightly solidified gel. The specimen is then pressurized in the mold to remove bubbles before being slowly heated to stabilize the acrylic bonds. Finally, the specimen is shaped and buffed to remove any surface markings.
Materials: Acrylic resin, Specimen
Dimensions: L:1.57" x W:1.57" x H:1.57"
Care: Polish occasionally with a soft cloth