An Ofuro tub is traditionally a smaller deep soaking tub that originated from Japan. The Ofuro is normally made of wood and comes in round, oval or even square designs. Ofuro tubs have gained popularity in North America and other parts of the world as a means of alternative relaxation. Ofuro soaking hot tubs are not like normal tubs. They are deeper as well as wider tubs than the normal tubs. Ofuro contain a thick cedar due to which a temperature of ofuro remains hot for a long time than that of normal or regular tubs. Ofuro soaking hot tubs are made up of red cedar or a top grade traditional wood i.e. cypress wood. Best part of red cedar is that it decay bacteria naturally and is famous for its insulating values. Some other woods like Ephyra oke and Furo oke are also used for tubs formation. Water in an Ofuro is heated from a variety of ways including your existing hot water tank. Although the larger volume of an Ofuro may mean you need to completely drain your tank.
Traditionally an Ofuro was not meant as a bathing tub. One pre- bathes or showers before entering the tub. In this way the Ofuro tub could be reused without draining the water. Soaps and shampoos are not normally used in an Ofuro however mineral salts and essential fragrance oils are used to heighten the experience.