Authentic Handmade Pottery from Chulucanas, Peru
We have been working closely with artisans from Chulucanas, Peru to create these fine pieces of traditional Peruvian pottery. These pieces are beautiful and functional. We currently offer palo santo holders and incense holders. Chulucanan pottery is considered some of the finest in Peru. Each piece is individually handmade by master artisan Luis H. Sandoval. We hope to preserve this tradition with the help of our wonderful friends. Please watch this short clip to see how these great pieces are made.
Palo Santo Smudging Sticks
Palo Santo smells amazing! The scent is enchanting, calming, and cleansing. It has an aroma like no other wood. Burning Palo Santo releases this aroma and surrounds you with a sense of calm and serenity. This wood has been cherished throughout the Andean regions of South America for generations. Luna Sundara sources responsibly harvested wood from Peru and Ecuador. We invite you to learn more about our Palo Santo here.
Hand Rolled Palo Santo Incense
Check out our hand rolled palo santo incense. These incense sticks are individually hand rolled in Peru by local women who take great care and pride using only the highest quality palo santo wood. These incense sticks are made using 100% natural ingredients. No chemical additives or accelerants. We use pure palo santo dust and a binding gum from acacia trees to make this incense. These incense sticks are available now.
To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Here Are Four Major Ways In Which Latinos Have Influenced American Culture
September 15 kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the impact that Hispanic and Latino culture has had on virtually every facet of American life. With leaders in the government (there are currently 41 Latinos in the U.S. Congress!), and across business, science, sports and arts industries, Hispanics play an integral role in shaping the American experience. This is due, in part, to the community’s rapid population growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic and Latino population is the most significant minority group within the country - comprising around 60 million people!
At Luna, we have a soft spot in our hearts for Palo Santo, the aromatic wood that’s been used for centuries in traditional and indigenous healing practices. Drawing inspiration from the role that Palo Santo played in her childhood, co-founder Sandra Manay has expanded Luna’s Palo Santo offerings to include everything from incense sticks and jewelry to essential oils. And as she’s grown from smudging Palo Santo sticks in Peru to sharing her love for this magical wood through products on our site, so too has this “Holy Wood” exploded commercially, igniting concerns about the Palo Santo tree’s conservation status.