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Human Nature: 100% Made in the Philippines

Posted by on Jun 7, 2011 in Advocacy, Beauty | 2 comments

Sometime in May, I got invited by Human Nature to have a hearty dinner with other beauty bloggers.

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For those of you who don’t know what Human Nature is, it’s a local brand that’s 100% made in the Philippines.  By 100% I mean 100% labor and 100% materials are locally made!

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Human Nature is actually in close partnership with Gawad Kalinga and Ganda Kalinga.

They focus on 3 factors that affect the company as a whole and the products that they produce, namely:

1. Pro-Philippines

To provide jobs for people in the Philippines and to purchase all supplies from Filipino farmers and suppliers.  They envision 100% local sourcing of all their ingredients.  In doing so, they provide hard-working Filipinos, especially the poor, opportunities that will allow them to flourish and enjoy a better life.

2. Pro-poor

Through their close partnership with Gawad Kalinga and Ganda Kalinga, they will provide farming communities with the resources to convert low-value, basic crops that will forever keep them poor to high -value, organic crops that will greatly improve their quality of life.

3.  Pro-environment.

All their products are natural & organic – 100% free from harmful chemicals that may seep back to our soil and water.

Also, by making products affordable and competitive in the market, it becomes easy for all of us to use chemical-free productrs that wil not harm our environment.

I actually tried some of their products and I would like to highlight their deodorant.

Human Nature Women’s Deodorant

with Rosemary and Sunflower oil – 100% natural, non-darkening deodorant that contains only the good and none of the bad.  Chitosan, a natural anti-bacterial agent, together with organic oils & extracts helps neutralize body odor.

I’ve tried this and I actually love it!  It keeps my underarms soft, smooth and lighter looking.  My underarms usually are dry when I use antiperspirants and my problem is, it always feels harsh.  So I’m very thankful to have found this deodorant that keeps my underarms moisturized while keeping body odor away.  It is free from aluminum, parabens, phthalates, triclosan and harmful chemicals.

Also, did you know that most anti-perspirants contain aluminum compounds that close pores and stope the sweat and odor from escaping the body?  This has also been closely linked to breast cancer.  Is it worth the risk? It’s up to you to decide.  Also note, that this deodorant is not an antiperspirant but it neutralizes odor and will not give you cancer

 

Human Nature: 100% Made in the Philippines

Gandang Kalikasan, Inc. (GKI), through its Human Nature brand, is a fast-growing, trail-blazing natural & organic consumer goods company operating as a social enterprise and driven by the core philosophy of PRO-PHILIPPINES, PRO-POOR and PRO-ENVIRONMENT. Founded in November 2008 by Anna Meloto-Wilk and Camille Meloto, daughters of Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto, Human Nature’s products are 100% made in the Philippines and 100% free from harmful chemicals.

Today it announces:

· A call to buy products that are Made in the Philippines

· What fellow Filipinos (here and abroad) can do to support local Filipino farming communities

· How Human Nature is doing its part to help uplift this nation from poverty

91.98 million –that’s the total population for this beautiful group of islands; the Philippines. This July 12, as we celebrate the independence of our wonderful nation, let’s all make a stand and be proud by honoring Philippine-made products and buying what is proudly our own.

The Filipino people are filled with so much creativity, ingenuity, skills and hardworking traits that it’s saddening to think that we’re all still going gaga over international brand names when in fact, we can produce the same if not better products as our competitors abroad.

Human Nature is the perfect example of this –a local brand that’s making it big in the global playing field. Not only is Human Nature providing us Filipinos with a healthier, more natural alternative when it comes to our personal care product choices, it is also keeping in mind the impact each ingredient has on the Filipino farming community. Each raw material used in Human Nature products is carefully considered to make sure it has the potential to grow here in the Philippines and can eventually be sourced here too. The raw material for its top-selling product in fact, the citronella bug spray, is sourced from a local Citronella farming community in Labo, Camarines Norte, Bicol and its lemongrass raw material needs on the other hand, are met by the Lemongrass farming community in Negros. Its latest venture with a Filipino farming community is a partnership with the Passion Fruit farming community in GK Catigan, Davao where their passion fruit seed oil will eventually be sourced for Human Nature’s Hydrating Mineral Lipstick and all-new Passion Fruit Hydrating Lotion.

More popular products that contain Philippine-grown ingredients are the Balancing Facial Wash and Toners that contain the now-trending Manila Elemi Oil, or “pili” as we Filipinos call it, a sought after raw material to fight skin-ageing and used for perfumes by big names such as Chanel, Dior, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs. Other products like the Intensive Hair Mask contain our lola’s ever-famous gugo bark for thick, healthy hair and the new Natural Moisturizing Shampoo with CREAMFoam Technology contains a new star ingredient, the Philippine Coco Nectar that’s enriched with 24 amino acids, 17 vitamins and 14 minerals.

Human Nature is definitely paving the way for other local brands to make it big. Having several branches and dealers in the US and in Singapore, it won’t be long now until this 100% Philippine-made brand will take the world by storm. Do your part as a proud Filipino and buy products that are proudly… Made in the Philippines!

To learn more about Human Nature products and advocacy or to learn how to be a dealer, please visit www.humanheartnature.com or your nearest Human Nature Branch or call (02) 931-5787. You may also visit Rustans Supermarket & Shopwise for a select line of Human Nature products.

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I’m actually interested in trying the deodorant. I find that most commercially available ones cause my underarms to feel so rough and dry. I’ll look into this.

  2. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

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