Alternative Healing
July 18, 2016


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Coconut oil- is there anything it cannot do? It can be swished around your mouth for oil-pulling (link oil pulling to, can be consumed to aid good health, and can be slathered all over your hair and skin for its moisturizing and healing properties.

Coconut oil has slowly inched its way up as one of the holy grails of beauty gurus for its numerous benefits for the skin. Rich in and lauric acid, coconut oil heals minor skin problems and prevents fungal and bacterial infections. Used as a moisturizer and make up remover, it is no surprise that coconut oil has gained so much popularity in the last few years, not only as a staple in the kitchen drawers but also in beauty counters worldwide. It is already so good on its own that it might be too much to ask for more. Or is it? Enter scene: moringa oil

Power Duo

While coconut oil casts a tall shadow, moringa (known locally as malunggay) oil does fairly well on its own. Moringa oil stores high levels of vitamins and antioxidants that help prevent ageing of the skin. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and contains essential amino acids that help in healing and revitalizing the skin. Combine these benefits with coconut oil’s ability to hydrate and protect the skin from harmful UV rays and you have the golden ticket to skin care.

Superfood for the Skin

It is no wonder that Lunas Living Oils was inspired to create a product line designed to harness all these benefits by combining coconut and moringa oil together. “Our Coco-Moringa product line is truly the first ‘superfood’ for the skin”, says Jennifer Sanvictores, co- founder of Lunas.


Sourced locally, Lunas Living Oils only uses the best of the best when it comes to the ingredients of their products. “We use food-grade and first press raw coconut oil and moringa oil to retain all of its nutritious and healing properties blended with pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Our suppliers are all certified organic”, added Jennifer. All their formulations are natural, free from preservatives and have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines.

Their Infinite Moisture Coco-Moringa Oliva Hair & Body oil does wonders to help nourish the skin and hair, keep it hydrated and to combat free radicals which cause aging. Use it for problems areas such as the elbows and knees to heal and keep them from becoming rough and dark. Surprisingly, slathering this all over your body does not leave any sticky or oily residue because the skin easily drinks it up and absorbs it. It also comes as a body polish and as a soap bar.


Retain and maintain your youthful glow with their Face & Neck Elixir which locks in moisture and nourishes deep within the skin to help prevent sun damage and keep premature wrinkles at bay. It comes in three formulations to cater to different types of skin- you can choose from Young/Sensitive Skin, Normal/Combination Skin or Extra/Dry Mature skin.

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As much as we love our tropical climate, it can still be unforgiving and harsh for the skin. The blaring sun emits harmful UV rays that damage and age the skin, while the sudden weather changes aggravate dry skin. Harness the benefits of our local treasures and update your skin care arsenal with these all-natural, preservative-free products to keep your skin happy and youthful all year round.

Lunas Living Oils is proven effective for Pain Management, Detox & Weight Management Support, Defence System & Wellbeing Support, Skin Disorder Management Support, and Proactive Skin Regimen – used and endorsed by integrative medical clinics, specialty organic stores, yoga and wellness centers


Lunas Living Oils is now available at Urban Ashram Yoga Makati, BGC, and Pasig studios. Visit their Facebook page at  call or email Jennifer Sanvictores, Co-Founder / Managing Partner at +63 998 5535 317,




Amanda Zabat is one of Urban Ashram Yoga’s resident restorative yoga teachers, helping her students find maximum relaxation. She also teaches FNR and vinyasa classes.