Persimmon - Green Tea Soap

        Persimmon - Green Tea Soap

        We came across this rather unique Japanese health related product recently. Similarly Japanese made products offered to customers outside of Japan are usually priced at many times what we offer this fantastic product for. Made by an older, established company in Kumamoto prefecture Japan, this high quality persimmon soap produces a creamy lather and is blended with persimmon tannin, green tea extract, and red clay. It removes oxidized sebum, dirt. In Japan persimmon soap is often used as a solution to the dreaded old person smell (known in Japanese as kareishū 加齢臭) where it is of particular concern due to the high value placed on personal hygiene.

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        This soap contains high levels of persimmon tannin extracted from persimmon fruit. The tannin in persimmon fruit helps to abolish nonenal chemicals associated with old person smell and has a deodorant effect, acting to reduce body odor associated with seniors.

        Persimmon leaf sushi has an antibacterial and deodorant effect. The persimmon tannin in it is believed to have a deodorant effect when it chemically reacts with body odor.

        Added Green Tea Extract!

        Unlike other expensive, competing products, green tea extract has been added to this soap. Green tea extract contains high levels of polyphenols (catechins), has an added astringency and deodorant effect, among other beneficial effects.

        Having personally used this product ourselves, we can attest that it is a very pleasant general purpose soap in addition to it's other unique properties.

        Country of Origin: Japan
        Contents: 80 grams / 2.8 oz 
        Product Size (width x depth x height): 67mm x 62 mm x 23 mm



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        Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
        Reviews: 2
        • ¥700 JPY
        • 7   – Reward points
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            90 g

        Product questions

        • Karen
          Dec 21, 2023, 05:45

          Is the soap colophony(resin) free?

          Kevin Moore
          Jan 9, 2024, 08:00

          No idea on that.

        • diana
          Dec 7, 2023, 20:42

          How many ounces is the soap

          Kevin Moore
          Dec 8, 2023, 21:07

          80 grams or 2.82 oz weight

        • Debra Kasunic
          Jan 26, 2023, 15:46

          What is the soap's scent?

          Kevin Moore
          Jan 26, 2023, 18:00


          It's not really a scented soap.

        • Yvonne Martin
          Dec 5, 2022, 04:52

          The ingredients list oyster tannin and sulfuric acid. Could you please explain what the oyster tannin does and if you mean sulfonic acid instead of sulfuric acid. Thank you

          Kevin Moore
          Dec 5, 2022, 11:51

          We're not the manufacturer of the soap, we purchase it from a Japanese company.

          The Japanese word for "oyster" ( 牡蠣 - かき) has the same pronunciation word used for "persimmon" ( 柿 - かき). They have completely different meanings.

          This tea does not contain oyster tannin, it contains tannin derived from the persimmon fruit.

          I'm not sure about the acid part, you could also be misreading the Japanese for that.

        • Kathleen McQuown
          Jan 14, 2020, 21:44

          What are all the ingredients in the persimmon soap?

          Kevin Moore
          Jan 16, 2020, 13:53

          Soap base, sodium lactate, oyster tannin, persimmon tannin, tea leaf extract, sulfuric acid, kaolin, ethanol, water

        Customer reviews
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        5.00(Votes: 2)
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        • ann mcmahon
          Apr 12, 2022, 18:45
          I really enjoy this soap. Great lather and is gentle on the skin as well.The soap cleans the body very well.
        • C B
          Mar 3, 2022, 07:24
          This soap is lovely. It lathers well, has a very subtle scent, and rinses without leaving any film. It does seems to help cut down on lingering body odor and general "funk". While targeted for "old person smell", it's helpful for persons of any age. especially those with medical conditions that give the body an aroma that usual soap cant seem to cut.

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