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Neko Tsuge Brush
♦ Neko means cat in Japanese!
Size: 6.5-inch Long, 0.85-inch tooth lengths
History of the tsuge boxwood
♦ The high temperature and high humidity of Kagoshima, Japan is perfect weather for healthy plants. Especially the southern Satsuma district which is known as the home of Boxwood and an abundant supply of materials.
The quality and the luster of the elegant Japanese rose color of wood is dense and hard; it was said that the color of the boxwood of Satsuma is excellent and was often used for making seal materials and hair combs.
♦ It is said that the origin of the "satsuma tsuge comb" began when
samurai warriors from Satsuma clan first started making them as they returned from Edo after completing the flood prevention works at Kiso River during the Edo period. The boxwood comb making became widespread as a side job for lower level samurai warriors.
There were about 10 comb manufacturers by the time of the Taisho Period and each manufacturer put all their ingenuity into the design of comb.
♦ In Ibusuki region, when a girl was born, a boxwood tree was planted and grew up together with the girl. When the girl gets married, combs and furniture are made with the same tree which she then would take into her new home. The materials for the Satsuma boxwood comb are naturally dried for more than 3 years and hand-carved individually.
And finally camellia oil is applied repeatedly into the comb to bring out its gloss.
♦ Today, besides the comb, the beautiful yellow color of the Satsuma boxwood is used for making brooches and other accessories.
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& Japanese Pure Camellia Oil from Japan!
Original Pure camellia oil 55ml
Our original golden Japanese Camellia Seed oil has been manufactured by the traditional hand press technique.
This family factory has been known as an excellent quality maker in Kyusyu, Japan. Our original camellia oil has a light texture. Camellia Oil has a very similar consistency to Oleic Acid which is naturally produced by the skin and known for its deeply penetrating quality. The fruit (looks like a nut) contains mainly oleic acid (86%). The Japanese have always used camellia oil for face, body, hair and scalp care. The oil does not need any synthetic antioxidant preservative, because the camellia oil's content will work its own preservative.
This is an ideal item for dry and sensitive skin. We import from Kyusyu Island by Air carriage to keep the fresh quality of a wild camellia.
Not Tested on Animals
INGREDIENTS: Wild Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil 100%
[CAMELLIA OIL CARE]
Camellia oil has excellent skin (face, hand, body) and hair conditioning properties. It moreover presents skin restructuring and moisturizing virtues and is also used for its nail strengthening property.
♦ BEFORE SHAMPOO
(treatment for very dry and damaged hair):
Massage camellia oil into scalp and ends of damaged hair, rinse camellia oil, and shampoo.
♦ AFTER SHAMPOO (essentially for hair):
Apply oil to ends of hair and dry patches of scalp to
♦ BODY MOISTURIZING:
Enjoy your own aroma with Camellia Oil. Mix with 1~2 table spoon of Camellia Oil and a drop of aroma therapy oil such as lavender, sweet orange or jasmin.
Apply to your skin and massage well.
Particularly recommended for dry or sun exposed skin.
♦ NAIL CARE
Allow to absorb, do not rinse.
( Average composition in fatty acids )
Oleic Acid: 86% (Omega 9)
Palmitic Acid: 7.5%
Linoleic Acid: 3.8% (Omega 6)
Stearic Acid: 2.2%
Arachidic Acid: 0.5%
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