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i Heart Human Nature

By Darci Catimpo @lady_emelye

i've always been on the lookout for good products online. back in 2008, i stumbled upon human nature. i was excited that they were offering a lot of everyday products which are natural/organic, and at the same time it would not burn a hole in your pocket with the prices.

at first i just ordered some items to give away as christmas gifts to my officemates. but then, i found myself wanting to buy more of their products so i decided to become a dealer instead. i may not have too many customers but at least i can benefit from the discount buying stuff.

i've sold mostly to family, friends and officemates. but there are also some strangers who just saw the banner outside our house and ordered stuff. :) most of my christmas gifts would always include human nature products so that other people would also be aware of the products.

here are the products that i have been using (all of the photos has been grabbed from their website).

mineral makeup

i am not much of a makeup user. i use makeup just for special occasions or photoshoots, and i try to keep it simple and light.

i use this mineral blush (pink bloom) just to give color to my cheeks.

i use the flame tree color which is more on the red side. i love the fact that it is a lip balm which protects your lips, and at the same time it gives this nice color. just perfect for everyday use. plus the minty feel on my lips which i really like.

face care

cleanse. tone. moisturize. the mantra for taking care of your skin. for this, i use these products:

i use this scrub 2x to 3x a week, or if i was out all day knowing that my skin has become grimy. i like the feeling of my face being squeaky clean thanks to the strawberry seeds and bamboo granules in this scrub. also, it doesn't feel tight or dry after washing. the scent is a plus too since i like strawberries. ;)

this is what i use for my everyday face washing. just a little amount of this and you will feel the cleansing all over your face. it has elemi, marine extracts, sugar beet, aloe vera, bamboo scrubs and loofah. i also like the orange scent which is refreshing.

this is the partner of the balancing facial wash, so i use this after washing my face, before putting on moisturizer. it is gentle on the skin, but you are sure that your face is getting cleaned well.

to finish the face ritual, i put on this day moisturizer. just a few drops goes a long way to effectively moisturize the face. it has beet root extract and 15 essential vitamins and minerals to take good care of your face.

hair care

i have rebonded hair so i have to take extra care in using haircare products to ensure that it wouldn't get damaged and that the rebonded effect will last much longer.

due to being chemically treated, my hair has a tendency to be dry. that is why once i started using this moisturizing shampoo, i never turned back. yes, it will not lather like your ordinary commercial shampoo, but you will know that your hair is clean and at the same time soft. i have tried both the mandarin and vanilla scent, but i like the mandarin variant more. it perks you up, especially when i use it in the morning.

i have used conditioner as far as i can remember. and i really like my shampoo and conditioner to be of the same brand and variant, so that they support each others function. :) this conditioner contains avocado, sunflower, soybean and virgin coconut oil so that your hair is thoroughly moisturized without the use of chemicals.

once in a while, i use this clarifying shampoo. it is like a restart for my hair as it ensures that it gets rid of the build up and impurities that my hair inevitably gets.

before it was phased out, i used hhn's intensive hair mask. then they released this new product. i use this once a week to get my hair deeply moisturized.

body care

here are the other items which i use for body care.

i do not like wearing heavy and sticky lotions. that is why i usually put lotion once i am already in the office. when you open my office bin, you will see the berry bliss variant of this lotion. i like that it is light and fast absorbing. and i can't resist the fruity scent it leaves on my skin.

i've been using the popular local brand for intimate care. but my ob-gyne warned me that using the product too much might cause dryness and remove some of the natural protection which could lead to itching or infection. i am happy i found this. it is all natural that you can use it as often as you want. i like the cooling sensation that this variant has.

i have this everywhere. in my office bin, my bag, the baby bag. you never know when you need to sanitize and/or deodorize your hands or other stuff and this comes handy. as it does not contain harmful chemicals, it won't harm your skin and safe to use even for the little ones. i use the cool burst scent which smells like mint and feels like it too.

since hhn retired their body scrub, i have been looking for an alternative. good thing they came up with this soap. it is their signature cold-pressed soap with loofah exfoliants which cleanse the skin. so even though i am just taking a quick shower, i feel really clean. i just wish this would be available in another scent like lavender as i am not much a fan of the vanilla scent.

i always carry this around in my purse. it is effective against headache, dizziness or if just need to take a breather from your stress. it is like spa in little jar.

for my boys

i also "force" my hubby and son to use hhn products. :)

ever since my son was born, this is the baby wash that we use to bathe him. it can be used for both the hair and the body. it cleans and moisturizes the skin well. the scent is good too, leaving that new baby smell all day long.

when my son started to become an active toddler, i switched from the baby wash to this. it has the same cleansing properties as the baby wash. plus it has coco nectar, avocado oil and aloe vera which nourishes and moisturizes the hair and skin. the tangerine scent lasts long too, even if my son has been playing all day.

this is our best friend this rainy season. with my son going to school, and i am not sure if there are mosquitoes there, i make sure that he is protected from those nasty bites. i also apply this to him before he goes out to play.

hubby uses this shampoo. it keeps him from developing dandruff plus it has a minty feel after use. even i use this sometimes if i want to feel refreshed from a very hot day. ;)

hubby is a little picky when it comes to the body soap that he uses. that is why i was glad when he really liked the hhn soaps. he uses the black alternately with the lemon/aloe variant. i like the lavender on the other hand.

our home

we also use hhn products for our home

we have this near our sink, and i also have a smaller one in the baby bag. since the ingredients are from our coconut, it effectively cleans the hands without drying it. i also like that it is effective in removing the smell of food from my hands when i prep or cook. we have the citrus variant, but i am keen to try the apple scent next.

since hhn came up with this product, this is the detergent that we use in washing my little boy's clothes. this is all natural and doesn't leave any residue or cloying scent in his clothes, which could cause allergies.

this dishwashing liquid is tough on grease. just a few drops and you can be sure that your plates, pots and everything else will be clean. and the smell is really nice.

i love this product. you can use it both as a hot and cold compress. it is very useful for sore muscles, aching backs, sprains or whatever. it also smells therapeutic with all the herbs it contains. we use this a lot.

human nature is pro-philippines, pro-poor and pro-environment. so you can be sure that for every world-class product that you use, you are supporting the local community in your own way. plus, you aren't dumping anything toxic to the earth. talk about a win-win situation. :D

so if you are interested to try out the products, you can download and print the voucher below so you will get 15% discount when you go to hhn stores. click here for a list of participating branches.

i heart human nature

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