Believe it or not, KALIKHASAN ECO-FRIENDLY SOLUTIONS or KALIKHASAN for short, was conceptualized in Boracay Island. That light bulb moment happened four years after I said goodbye to the corporate world (the first time), when I became fully aware that my love for corporate and the stress it gave me was not a good mix. So, after a breast mass operation and my boys had gone to study and live in the US, I resolved to resign from my career, and to take it easy. I paid back the sleep debt I owed my body.
But it seemed like resting wasn’t enough. I felt I needed to leave the city and move to a place where there was more peace. My soul was telling me something. So, I made a choice to move to an island, a stunning one - Boracay Island. I stayed there for 6 years. And it was there that the concept of Kalikhasan was born.
It was that one particular day at the beach, as I stared at the sea, like I usually did almost every afternoon, with my Labrador named Borus, that I said to myself, ‘I need to make a difference.’ The island where I was spending a part of my life in was fast deteriorating, with the sudden influx of tourism, with the amount of waste that came with the amount of fun all the visitors brought in. The island was becoming too known to the whole world, of course because she was really mesmerizingly beautiful. But was wasting away.
It was then that I decided to do something. I started making cleaning solutions as an alternative option to offer to the hotels, restaurants and different establishments, to lessen the chemicals that go down the island’s drain, and quite obviously, it was going out to sea.
Our products were manufactured in Manila and we shipped via RORO. It was tough, but it made it through. Slowly, we expanded to personal care and wellness products, until such a time came that I realized I needed to move on.
So I brought the business to Manila and continued it as more of an advocacy. But now I am happy to have been able to combine personal advocacy, passion and business. When you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work at all.
As you can see, Kalikhasan is a small business enterprise that distributes natural-based products. The name is derived from two words – ‘kalikasan’ meaning 'nature' and ‘likha’ meaning 'to create'.
Our mission is simply to provide an earth-friendlier and a more sustainable lifestyle that’s gentler to the earth. Our products are ideal for people who want to lessen their carbon footprint and are willing to transform their lives to green living with eco-friendly choices, from the food they eat to the products they buy.
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Please feel free to explore and go around our website and online store, and let us know what you think.
One with Earth,