Kani Botanicals Moon Milk

 

Behind the Brand

Stephanie Guerra, founder of Kani Botanicals started her line as a simple solution for her struggles with sensitive skin. After years of fighting terrible acne and allergic skin reactions to everything from laundry detergent to lotions, she became heavily interested in more holistic and natural methods of treating my skin. She began to learn about integrative herbology, holistic nutrition and cosmetic chemistry. She also finally began paying attention to her Colombian mother and aunts who always told her to try oils from fruits and plants that she had never heard of. She went from that girl who spent hundreds of dollars a month on “designer” skincare treatments to the one who would spend night after night in the kitchen experimenting on making her own skincare. Stephanie started reading labels and ingredient lists, and all of it made her shake her head.

The real turning point that changed her hobby into the adventure it is today was after traveling some years back to Finland and Sweden. She was really inspired by how the people there protected and nurtured their skin in extreme weather conditions and by their cultural use of saunas. It was then that she realized that her Colombian heritage was very similar to ones she had seen traveling, in that the people that inhabited these harsh areas took care of their skin with use of the similar natural ingredients; As a result, they had amazing skin. After many sleepless nights and constantly tinkering and tweaking back and forth with formulas, she developed Kani Botanicals. Stephanie was sick of seeing overpriced products, whose first ingredients were alcohol or water and were followed by a list of sulfates, parabens and phthalates. Kani is the exact opposite, and will always be handmade products from the best local, organic, fair-trade and vegan ingredients.

Stephanie named her line ‘Kani,’ because her childhood nickname was ‘rabbit’ because her two front teeth came in before the rest. The Finnish name for rabbit is ‘kani,’ and that namesake will always be her favorite animal.

 

Moon Milk

Kani Botanicals Moon Milk is a shimmering and nourishing oil for the body, face and hair that leaves you luminous and smooth. This is never going to make you look like the tin man. The oil is super lightweight, silky and it illuminates you with gold shimmer which complements all skin tones and complexions. To use, you smooth it over your skin, also highlighting your legs, arms, shoulders and décolleté. You can also gently tap it on your forehead, bridge of the nose and cheekbones for a lit from within glow, and then run what’s left on your hands through the ends of your hair to tame any frizz or split ends you might have. This beauty oil also moisturizes and protects dry skin and has the most intoxicating scent of tuberose, jasmine, bergamot and ylang ylang. When I received this in the mail, I could smell it through the box! This is an absolutely stunning product, just like every single product Stephanie puts her heart and soul into at Kani Botanicals.

 

12 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • Faye March 15, 2017, 12:31 am

    Awesome giveaway girl!!! I’ve been dying to try this because I LOVE anything that shimmers and I need this for the warmer months coming up!! Plus it’s called moon milk

  • Ashley Chustz March 15, 2017, 1:09 am

    I cannot say that I have ever smelled tuberose but jasmine and bergamont are among my favorites I’d like to try this because I’m intrigued by the scent and well shimmer and moisture brought by organic ingredients doesn’t hurt either!

  • maritza baez March 15, 2017, 7:07 am

    I’d love to try it cuz it sounds amazing. Instagram beautyecologist
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  • Susan Highland March 15, 2017, 10:14 am

    I love your review! Really makes me want to try this product. Thanks so much! @desert_dance on IG

  • Lindsey Arnold March 15, 2017, 2:08 pm

    This Moon Milk by Kani looks magical Like the founder Stephanie, I also have sensitive skin and I’m concerned about ingredients in my personal care products. This Moon Milk looks perfect for rubbing on my skin after a shower. I can’t wait to try it! ✨

  • Melissa Adkins March 15, 2017, 7:09 pm

    I’d love to try moon milk! Thank you for the chance. Entered o as @rusticdreams71 on Instagram.

  • Hope March 15, 2017, 10:55 pm

    I’m over the moon seeing this too and the wonderful ingredients include tuberose, and bergamot most favorite scents of mine. Lovely find and review on it. Wishing I could scratch and smell your photo like a kid. Lol

  • Julie March 16, 2017, 10:48 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’d love to win this Moon Milk body oil so I can attempt to feel a bit glamorous and confident in my own skin after giving birth to my son! It’s been a whirlwind of love, but my body can definitely use some TLC Thank you so much for the chance to try this decadent product! I’m on Instagram @completenaturalclarity

  • Maddy March 17, 2017, 2:02 am

    I would love to try this Moon Milk! It sounds so nourishing and amazing! I have never tried a body and face oil that is also shimmery! It sounds perfect! My instagram is @pink.stardust_ 🙂

  • Patty ig dpw268 March 18, 2017, 3:19 pm

    This sounds amazing aND perfect for my sensitive skin. The shimmering sounds awesome and perfect for summer months …fingers crossed ❤ ig username dpw268

  • Cristina March 22, 2017, 12:24 am

    I’d love to try this out to help me get my pale winter skin looking like a healthy spring glow. ☺️ Ig: disneygirlbelle

  • Jordan March 22, 2017, 1:43 am

    I’d love to win this because I’m pale in the summer or winter…I’d love to have a little glowy sparkle going on! 😉
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