“Kaminari” means “thunder & lightning” and it was a name that stuck while we were visiting farms and Jiu Jitsu academies between a drizzly Tokyo and Kyoto.
Purifying Yuzu juice and detoxifying Sasanishiki rice water are blended with an anti-fungal combo of Japanese bamboo charcoal and Tsubaki oil. Each bar also contains Matcha Tea Powder sourced from the Ippudo Tea farm in Kyoto. Matcha Tea is a natural antibiotic and rich in Chlorophyll which naturally stimulates the wound healing process. Crushed Sakura (cherry blossoms) and Green Tea leaves are added to gently exfoliate your skin.
Other Active Natural Ingredients: Lemon Oil, Neem Oil, Australian Tea Tree Oil, Coconut Oil
Tea Tree Oil: Antimicrobial and antifungal proven to prevent skin ailments such as ringworm, acne, athlete’s foot, dandruff, and most importantly, the dreaded Staphylococcus Aureus, or Staph infection.
Neem Oil: Neem oil is beneficial for eczema prone skin, psoriasis and acne. Its astringent properties help to cure minor cuts and wounds (Ahem, mat burn).
Tsubaki Oil: Also known as camellia, contains high levels of Vitamin A and E which encourage healthy skin cell production, while its Omega 9 store deeply moisturizes the skin.
Lemon Oil: Lemon Oil is a powerful antiseptic and is used in our soap to cleanse the skin of any residual bacteria picked up from heavy training sessions.
Green Tea Leaves: Green tea contains high levels of polyphenols which help neutralize the skin of harmful free radicals.
Crushed Cherry Blossoms: Cherry blossoms are used as a gentle, fragrant exfoliant to scrub away dead skin cells. They also carry anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe inflammatory skin disorders like eczema.
Bamboo Charcoal Powder: Used as a “skin-purifier” to pull toxins and bacteria out of pores while gently exfoliating the skin.
Rice Water: A natural skin cleansing alternative, as well as an astringent, rice water, has been used for centuries to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.
Matcha Tea Powder: Used as a natural antibiotic, Matcha Tea is also rich in Chlorophyll – a plant pigment that accelerates the wound healing process.
Yuzu Juice: The Yuzu fruit contains P-methoxycinnamic acid, a powerful antimicrobial that is effective in battling the dreaded Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.