I’m one of the unlucky women who experiences dysmenorrhea (cramping pain in the lower abdomen) every month. It’s the reason why I need to search for ointments to ease the pain. My biggest problem is that, ointments and liniments tend to emit a very strong unpleasant smell. Here in the Philippines, we usually associate it with the smell of grandparents because they are the ones who use those medicines.
Tired of smelling like your grandparents?
Kalyana PH is here to rescue you! Some people prefer to use soothing balms instead of taking medicines as their pain reliever and I’m one of them. I’m really glad that I found some soothing balms that don’t smell like grandparents. IYKWIM.
Kalyana is the Hindi and Nepali word for “wellness”. Their goal is to give you wellness by using their products.
Kalyana was inspired by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) “a body of natural” healing methods that dates back to 550 B.C. The owner believes that any individual can benefit from centuries-old healing and wellness practices.
They started last February 2018, with the Kalyana Soothing Balms as their flagship product line. It’s very organic. In fact, their very first soothing balm (for muscle and joint pain) utilizes indigenous medicinal plants as its active ingredients.
Now, they have other other soothing balm variants and aromatherapy inhalers. I personally like the inhaler for stress relief and nasal congestion. I believe that they greatly contribute to my good night sleep.
If you’re my reader for years, you’ll know that I try all the products I mention in my blog before using it. Let me give you three reasons why you should use it. First, it’s effective. It became my go to products whenever I experience any muscle pain or headache. Second, it’s organic. Every single ingredient they used is natural. Third, it’s affordable. The soothing balms costs P195 ($4), while the aromatherapy inhalers costs P95 ($2) only. What are you waiting for? Let’s support local brands!
Kitchie Victoria-Villanueva is the prime mover behind the Kalyana enterprise. She completed a program in aromatherapy, as well as the Philippine herbal medicine preparation course under the tutelage of former DOH Secretary, Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan. Kitchie took her acupuncture schooling at La Consolacion College Manila Institute of Oriental Health and is a Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC)-accredited acupuncturist. She is also a practitioner of other traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) modalities, i.e., fire cupping, moxibustion, gua sha and qi gong.)