In our origins we were nomads. We walked for hours without rest. For millions of years, we feed by collecting plants and hunting animals. Until the agricultural revolution and the domestication of animals, more than 11,000 years ago, we gradually became sedentary beings, agglomerated in villages that are now large cities.
On the other hand, plants and trees inhabit the earth long before us. They possess immense natural powers: heal, nourish body and soul and even change our mental state. They live in a calm and balanced way, at peace.
We humans have always had an intimate relationship with plants. We feed on them, we take refuge with them, we cure ourselves with them. As we mentioned at the beginning, we owe our modern life to plants, because it was with their help that we stopped being nomads, we took root, and we had a home.
How does it work?
Shinrin-yoku can be translated as spending more time surrounded by trees. It is not about running or exercising in a forest. It refers to the quiet contemplation of the forest. The proven benefits of this practice range from a reduction in the levels of stress, tension, anger, depression or even insomnia. In addition, it increases the adiponectin hormone levels wich helps to prevent/control disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.
In Japan, "forest baths" have been scientifically proven as health enhancers, in fact, in 1982 Japan launched a national health plan "Shinrin-yoku" (森林 浴) to encourage this practice and incorporate it into the health care routine of its population.
You can combine the forest bath with breathing exercises like those described in our meditation and relaxation blog (March 2018).
This goes beyond the benefits of the pure air of the forest, it has to do with an improvement of our immune system, a reduction of our arterial and cardiac pressure and an improvement of our state of mind.
The forest bath surely goes back to our origins and that’s why we feel so comfortable in it. The transition to agriculture began around 9500-8500 BC.  and only until then we stopped walking permanently in the woods. It is an impressive energy renovator and allows us to get away for a while from the excessive technological connection that we suffer. It is an opportunity to put the mind blank, breathe and see things with a calmer and different perspective.
At Omnitural, we are convinced of the advantages of plants, of strengthening our relationship with them, of increasing their responsible use and of planting trees permanently. Not in vain, one of our pillars is to use as many natural ingredients as possible in our products. And another important pillar of the Omnitural world is that we are going to plant a tree for each product sold, to return to nature all the good that it gives us. We want more forests, where we can take a forest bath and grow as people.
Finally, we want to leave you with some homework:
What are the forests near your city?
Where can you practice the "Shinrin-yoku" (森林 浴) on it?
Do you want to create a Shinrin Yoku (森林 浴) club in your city?
 De animales a dioses. Yuval Noah Harari. Pg 98
World economic forum. The Japanese practice of 'forest bathing' is scientifically proven to be good for you”.
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POST SOLAR REPAIR & SOOTHING GEL 80g
Aloe Vera, Calendula, Cranberry, Shea and Argan Oil.
The antioxidant, moisturizing, regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties that nature can offer are in the 10 vegetal principles contained in this soft and nourishing lotion that is quickly absorbed by the skin.
Use our lotion as many times as necessary, after a day of sun exposure.
ADDITIONAL NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Pure water (reverse osmosis), Chamomile of Castile, Horse chestnut, Immortelle of the mountain, Yarrow, Narrow Leaf Echinacea.
FREE OF: Petrochemicals, Parabens, Silicones, Propeleglycol, Trietalonamine and animal origin ingredients.
Our formula moisturizes, calms and comforts the skin, keeping it healthy, soft and elastic. Helps the tan to last longer and look even more beautiful.
Use our gel as many times as necessary, after a day of sun exposure, if possible with clean skin after showering. For better results you could store the gel in the fridge. Using it is as important as using sunscreen during the day.
SPA RITUAL - MORNING RITUAL
Body moisturizer, facial moisturizer with sun protection, eye contour serum and SPF 50 broad spectrum sunscreen.
Daily care is vital to maintain the beauty of your skin. After the bath, apply the body moisturizer, the Serum and the facial moisturizer. Five minutes later apply the broad spectrum Coco sunscreen on Face, Neck, neckline and hands.
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LAVENDER & VANILLA ESSENTIAL OIL 10ml
Lavender essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Tea tree essential oil, Cotton oil, Rosemary oil, Tinogard TT, Menthol, Camphor, Cinnamon essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Rosemary essential oil and Sunflower oil.
Lavender aroma will help you find peace. This special mixture of oils is designed to generate a state of tranquility, special to sleep or generate a very harmonious working or leisure space.
The essential oils of different plants have been used for therapeutic and relaxation purposes for centuries. This perfect blend of oils seeks to take all the power of the aromas and turn it into a positive catalyst of our senses generating harmony of body, mind and heart.
Applying it directly by gentle circular massages in the temples, wrists, behind the ears or near the nose. Adding it to a quantity of hot water (either for inhalations, aromatize the environment through steam, for a foot bath; using it in the tub, sauna or Turkish). In a cauldron, added in a relaxing massage, in compresses, in a pillow or handkerchief, to aromatize spaces such as the bed or the closet.
INTENSIVE AND STIMULATING CREAM (NIGHT) 80g
Coffee Seeds, Bidens Pilose, Cotton Oil, Flax Oil & Vegetable Omegas.
At night your skin enters a period of cellular restoration, being more receptive to repairing and moisturizing treatments. Pamper your skin with the most delicate components of nature that tone and reaffirm, eliminating those signs of fatigue that appear on your face.
Use our cream every day before sleep and have a smooth and beautifully healthy skin. For best results, use it after removing makeup and toning.
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Pure water by reverse osmosis, Jojoba protein, Sunflower oil, Corn oil, Macadamia oil, Olive oil, Sesame seed oil, Palm oil.
Petrochemicals, Parabens, Silicones, animal-derived ingredients, Collagen and Alcohol.
While we sleep, the skin regenerates three times faster than during the day, our formula incorporates ingredients that help protect, nourish and moisturize our most delicate skin while we are in a state of rest and relaxation during sleep.
Use it every night after removing makeup, cleaning and applying the tonic. Apply evenly on face, neck and neckline and let it absorb. For a better result use this product for 30 consecutive nights.