It’s Just Human Nature, This Christmas

Published December 9, 2021, 7:22 PM

by Philip Cu Unjieng

Thanks in part to what we’ve been undergoing over the last 22 months, there’s been an emphasis on self care & wellness, on health and hygiene, and on daily habits of cleanliness. And if you’re looking for a retail brand that promotes all of the above; and devotes a significant portion of their sales of locally made, natural, and sustainable products to help Filipinos rise from poverty, that brand would be Human Nature.

To make choosing their Human Nature Christmas gifts and care packages an easier chore, they’ve even created 26 bundles that come in festive red or minty blue gift boxes. And you’ll be pleased to know that Human Nature is driven by the core philosophies of being pro-Filipino, pro-poor, and pro-environment. Nine years ago, Human Nature was recognized by the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation as a Champion for Social Entrepreneurship.

Founded in 2008 by Dylan Wilk, Anna Meloto-Wilk, and Camille Meloto, the personal care, cosmetics, and home care products company take pride in saying that all their products are made in the Philippines, and are free from harmful chemicals. Sensitive to what’s going on right now, there’s a quick and effortless Send Gifts Service on the Human Nature website – they’ll even pick, pack, and deliver your gifts, and that’s to everyone on your Christmas list—and all can be accomplished in one checkout.

They’ve got kikay kits of beauty oil and body lotion, or you can substitute lip balm for the lotion—and both kits come in for under P300. If you’re looking for gift boxes that are plastic bottle-free, you can combine the Moisturizing Shampoo bar with a Cleansing Bar. And first time parents will appreciate the gentle Baby Wash and Baby Lotion. The bars of Feminine Wash and Facial Wash should go down well with the young teenage girls on your list.

For men, there’s a gift kit of Face Wash and Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar—or a Spray Sanitizer. Other available product options include a Cooling Leg & Body Cream, or a Eucalyptus Wellness Oil. I would personally recommend the Pomelo Hand Sanitizer, as it’s got a fresh scent that’s different and doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or chapped while being sanitized.

Just last month, on November 27, Human Nature, in partnership with Robinsons Supermarket, launched their first Bangon Awards—which lauded educators, healthcare workers, economic heroes and other Filipinos who rose above obstacles to help others rise during this ongoing global pandemic. It’s wonderfully aligned with what Human Nature stands for—a business enterprise, yes; but one with a strong sense of social responsibility.

From over 200 nominees and 30 finalists nationwide, 10 winners were celebrated. In no particular order, the ten groups or individuals were as follows:
1) the Revitalized Pulis of Barangay Cluster 2, Mati City for the Pro-Philippines Award.
2) Emelyn Balabat of Bayanihan Eco Project for the Pro-Poor Award.
3) TABI Farm reaped the Pro-Environment Award.
4) Kalabaw Caravan as a Pandemic Hero.
5) Dr. Arlen Jawad Jumao-as, Healthcare Hero Award.
6) Calimlim Habana as Economic Frontliner Hero Award.
7) Cat Triviño as P-Beauty influencer.
8) ‘Mommy Gracie’ Maulion of Tipid Living copped the Natural Nanay! Award.
9) Reynan Camara as Man of Integrity.
10) Isabel Blancas received the Youth Got Heart Award.

People’s Choice awards were also handed out to Fr. Paul Uwemedimo of Puso ng Ama Foundation, and to Malou Perez of Pawssion Project.

This holiday season, as we recognize that it’s only human nature to want to celebrate and spread the joy, to shake off the shackles of quarantine fatigue; let’s also recognize that it’s Human Nature, the retail brand, that can help us achieve this, safely, conveniently, and affordably.