Astra, Lifestyle, Wellness

Yuzu Bathing

There are few fragrances as memorable as the delicate aroma of a yuzu. Yuzu is a Japanese citrus that’s scent is reminiscent of grapefruit and tangerine. During the chilly winter months, citrons lend a pleasant bouquet to bathwater as they brighten the tub with their yellow-orange glow. 

Each Winter Solstice, many baths around Japan will have these bright yellow fruits bobbing around. Known as Yuzuyu, these baths are believed to strengthen against winter cold and flu, while enzymes from the oil of the peel are thought to help soften skin and improve digestion.

Many Japanese also believe that the bright aroma can aid in calming and revitalizing the mind. Yuzuyu can be easily enjoyed at home as well by using whole fruit or just adding citron juice. The health benefits of yuzu are many. The high vitamin C content of the fruit is said to increase blood flow, warm the body, and boost the immune system, while pectin improves intestional function and even helps to expunge the body’s toxins. 

Yuzu also has high levels of citric and malic acids that aid the body’s recovery from fatigue and heighten its natural defenses. Considering its many uses, there may be no better companion for getting through the cold winter months than some citron seasoning during supper and a long Yuzuyu soak!


About Natalie Berko

Natalie is a certified crystal healer and the creator of Violet & Poppy. This collection of carefully curated lifestyle products is inspired by nature's natural treasures. Products are handmade in Princeton, NJ using dried flowers, crystals, essential oils and other magical ingredients. Certified in Yoga, Meditation, Herbalism, & Crystal Healing, Natalie is also the owner of 3 beautiful Persian kitties, a plant lady, crystal collector, and lover of dark bars and tiny coffee shops. Natalie believes that returning back to simplicity and embracing the Earth we can raise our vibration and glow just a little brighter.