Forest bathing in a tube
Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, has been cultivated in Japan since 1982. Spending time in a forest boosts a person’s immune system and reduces their stress-hormone levels; it only requires a long walk in the forest once a week to achieve this effect. German manufacturer Linhardt produces the tubes for Forest Harmony shower gel from Weleda, the renowned supplier of natural cosmetics, who has adopted the idea of shinrin-yoku for a shower gel that now brings the feeling into the bathroom. Immersing oneself in nature with the scent of spicy fir and aromatic lavandin is also reflected in the look of the beautifully illustrated plastic tube with its lovingly detailed artwork. The use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material is in keeping with the idea of being close to nature and a philosophy that is characterised by sustainability.