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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.
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.
With many of us working remotely during the coronavirus outbreak, it can be hard to maintain a sense of normalcy and calm. And spending more time at home and away from other people means that we may not have access to our usual outlets of relieving stress - like going to the gym or spending time with friends and family.
At Luna, we believe it’s important to practice healthy ways to de-stress from home. That’s why, in this spirit of self-care, we’re excited to share that we now carry a selection of premium myrrh hand rolled incense sticks, made from 100% wild Peruvian myrrh.
As many of us hunker down at home, it can be difficult to cope with this “new normal” - but the good news is that we can reframe this time as a fresh opportunity! Whether you’re planning to channel your energy into a new hobby, a creative venture, or maybe even deep cleaning your house, there are plenty of things we can do to keep ourselves staying healthy, happy and sane.
There’s a reason that the phrase “spring cleaning” holds so much symbolic power. It’s because spring is traditionally the season of new beginnings and fresh life.
And as we spring clean emotionally - perhaps evaluating what we want to throw out and what we want to start anew in our own lives - we’re excited to announce Luna’s newest arrival: Molle essential oil!
In keeping with the giving spirit of the season, we wanted to share something near and dear to our hearts.
Hear the words “dragon” or “dragon’s blood” in any context, and your mind might automatically jump to Game of Thrones - but fret not about revenging armies or fireballs. We’re here to tell you about a much less sinister version of dragon’s blood. In fact, this dragon’s blood might even help to heal some wounds.