In Japan, hinoki cypress is often grown for use in building temples, shrines, theaters and baths. The high quality wood is particularly well suited to baths and public areas in general because it naturally repels bacteria and is rot resistant. The pinkish brown wood also has a natural soft lemony scent that adds to its appeal.
Even if you aren't looking to add a sauna to your home at the moment, you can benefit from the outstanding properties of hinoki cypress in the form of a stylishly designed toothbrush holder by Japanese designer Yoko Ueno Lewis and other goods from the Hinoki line at DWR.
Japanese Hinoki cypress is prized for its bacteria-resistant resin that prevents mildew and withstands humidity. This wood is highly rot resistant and its natural lemon scent is used in aromatherapy to reduce stress. Further encouraging a tranquil state is the knowledge that the wood used to make the Hinoki Toothbrush Holder is a responsibly harvested by-product of forest thinning, which is required to maintain healthy growth.