Soaking in a hinoki wood tub is a Japanese tradition. (These short, deep Japanese soaking tubs are referred to as ofuro tubs.) It’s calming and gives the mind a rest at the end of the day, Hinoki wood has healing properties. You shower first to get clean, then you soak up to your neck, and the oils help you relax. Hinoki’s scent is said to reduce stress, while the oils are believed to help heal skin problems like rashes, abrasions and other irritations.