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Our goal is to build an effective and ethical natural skincare brand, whose products nourish your skin while enriching the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable communities.

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So They Can friends and family discount

It’s with love and kindness that we would like to welcome supporters of So They Can to the Essence of Humanity family.

In recognition of us all wanting to “be the change” we would like to offer all So They Can friends and family a special discount when purchasing and enjoying our designer crafted natural skincare range.

Please use the DISCOUNT CODE: STC30 at checkout for a 30% discount.

Essence of Humanity and So They Can joined together

Who we are

The Essence of Humanity was created out of our desire to be the change. Our goal is to develop a successful business that is 100% committed to returning all surplus profits to funding streams that support the poorest and most vulnerable children around the world.

Our first products are a Natural Skincare range utilizing ethically sourced native ingredients from New Zealand and Africa. These products are designed to provide you enjoyment, health and happiness while reminding you that you are contributing to a socially conscious movement.

Cassandra Treadwell (CEO & Founder of So They Can) and I became the founders of EOH through shared experiences visiting the So They Can project in Africa. We both had a dream to create a successful business that could make money to “give away” and also connect us all with human kindness. We then were fortunate to find 2 amazingly successful Angel Investors who also believe in us and “giving back”.

Our story was recently featured in this article in the Sunday Star Times.

Social Impact

The Essence of Humanity is 100% owned by a Charitable Trust. We select charities initially in both New Zealand and Africa for the distribution of surpluses once we achieve that goal. As with all start-up companies, there is a period of investment before surpluses are made so the more consumers support us the quicker we will be able to start distributing to charities such as So They Can.

Environmental Impact

Being in Natural Skincare for over 15 years, it is a given that all packaging I develop must be recyclable, using PET plastic and cardboard cartons.

We all work remotely and as minimal as possible, saving on overhead costs.

Product and Ethical Sourcing

Our skincare range uses ingredients sourced through PhytoTrade, their purpose is to alleviate poverty and protect biodiversity in the region by developing an industry that is not only economically successful but also ethical, sustainable and Access and Benefit Sharing compliant.

We hope you enjoy our products for yourself or as a gift and help continue conscious consuming.

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Stacey - Product Designer