Get To Know Our Newest Essential Oil, Copaiba

Get To Know Our Newest Essential Oil, Copaiba

Luna is working to expand our offerings to bring you high-quality products that help ease your stress and create calming experiences. We’re excited to share our newest essential oil, Copaiba, which is thought to be a powerful antioxidant, and may help soothe feelings of anxiety. In fact, its warm, woodsy scent and healing properties make Copaiba essential oil a popular addition to many spa and skin treatments. Read on for a few of our favorite ways to use it. 
June 08, 2021 — Thomas Konik
Small Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Help Earth

Small Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Help Earth

Small Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Help Earth

April 22 is Earth Day, but for us every day is Earth Day. Wondering how you can make a difference every day? Here are some tips.

April 22, 2021 — Luna Sundara
Get To Know Our Newest Take On Traditional Incense: Palo Santo Resin

Get To Know Our Newest Take On Traditional Incense: Palo Santo Resin

Many of us have been working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic - and in the midst of so much uncertainty and stress, it’s important we try to create a calming atmosphere in our at-home environments.


At Luna, incense is one of our must-have picks when working from home. Not only does incense cleanse any interior space, but it also helps to instantly clear our minds and lift our moods. While we love traditional incense, we’re so excited to expand our product line to now include premium Palo Santo resin - a form of incense that relies on raw materials from aromatic plants and herbs.

January 18, 2021 — Thomas Konik
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Luna Expands Our Palo Santo Collection to Carry Palo Santo Incense Powder

There’s a reason we associate candles and incense with relaxation. It’s because a great candle, incense or essential oil’s natural aroma has the power to transport you to an alternate universe.


Palo Santo is no exception. Possessing a unique woody scent with hints of pine, lemon and mint, it will immediately send your nose straight to the Amazon rainforest! Beyond its fragrant aroma, its healing medicinal and spiritual traits have been known and used for thousands of years. Palo Santo may help with inflammatory reactions such as headaches and stomach-aches, as well as reduce stress levels - but it’s perhaps best known for releasing purifying properties when burned. In South American culture and history, Palo Santo is even said to remove negativity and obstacles and attract good fortune.

January 18, 2021 — Thomas Konik
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A Look Inside The Making of Our Peruvian Mirrors

The summer of 2020, we officially expanded Luna’s home decor line to include Peruvian sunburst mirrors! As with all Luna products, we’ve collaborated closely with local artisans to create the one-of-a-kind pieces. Now, we’re excited to give you a behind-the-scenes look into the creation process!
December 21, 2020 — Thomas Konik
Here’s Why We Should Be Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day, Rather Than Columbus Day

Here’s Why We Should Be Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day, Rather Than Columbus Day

This coming Monday, October 12 is Columbus Day - a national holiday that marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas back in 1492. But for many of us, it’s also a very painful day, as it brings up the violent history of colonial oppression at the hands of European explorers. Those wounds can still run deep, even today.
October 12, 2020 — Thomas Konik
To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Here Are Four Major Ways In Which Latinos Have Influenced American Culture

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!


 

September 24, 2020 — Luna Sundara
Is Palo Santo Endangered?

Is Palo Santo Endangered?

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.

August 19, 2020 — Luna Sundara
Here’s How Something as Simple as a Mirror Will Instantly Transform Any Home Space

Here’s How Something as Simple as a Mirror Will Instantly Transform Any Home Space

Thus far in 2020, we’ve likely all spent a bit more time at home than initially anticipated. And no matter where you’re sheltering in place, we wanted to provide a bit of inspiration to help make your home a nicer place in which to find refuge.

The best part? No trips to the store necessary. Our Peruvian mirrors are available to purchase with just a single click. With its whimsical sunburst design and sleek bronze finish, it pairs well with a variety of color palettes, and adds a chic look and feel to any home decor layout. Like all Luna products, we’ve collaborated closely with local artisans to lovingly create a one-of-a-kind piece that will imbue your home with a little piece of Peruvian culture.

June 12, 2020 — Luna Sundara
Luna Teams Up With Nonprofit Amazon Watch To Help Support Indigenous Populations

Luna Teams Up With Nonprofit Amazon Watch To Help Support Indigenous Populations

While COVID-19 continues to affect millions worldwide, indigenous populations living among the Amazon have been hit especially hard. Isolated from larger cities and medical care, these communities are suffering and dying at alarming rates. In fact, as of May 27th, there were 133,971 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,000 deaths reported across the Amazon region. This vast treasure of natural land encompasses much of South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. In Brazil alone, Amazon Watch recorded 1,471 cases of COVID-19 among indigenous populations and 149 deaths. 
June 01, 2020 — Luna Sundara