In this day and age of too much pollution and harmful chemicals, it’s not surprising that a lot of us are choosing to go organic. There’s nothing quite like having products that are least touched by chemicals that don’t belong in our bodies. But it’s sometimes a bit of a challenge to find accessible organic products.
So imagine my delight when I discovered a quaint little shop with organic goods just across the street from where I live! And it’s not just any organic shop–it’s also a beautiful social enterprise.
Got Heart Shop is actually the physical store of Got Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping and guiding local and indigenous communities in creating sustainable livelihoods. The foundation helps their partner communities with product development, selling their products, and making their source of livelihood a lot more sustainable.
Got Heart Shop has become the functional avenue for the foundation help the over 200 local communities and small businesses that they partner with. This is why it is literally heaven for people who are searching for all sorts of organic goods. There is such a wide variety of products available in the shop.
They’ve got practically every food item you may need–and they’re all organic and locally-made!
From coconut oil to gourmet tuyo, you’ll find the perfect organic ingredients for your next meal!
There are even fresh organic vegetables straight from Benguet!
Plus, there are even handcrafted local chocolates for dessert!
Aside from the organic food products from all across the country, Got Heart Shop takes pride in their all-natural and handcrafted soaps and massage oils from the Got Heart Laboratory.
They’ve got great combinations of organic ingredients such as honey, eucalyptus, cocoa, lemon, ylang-ylang and a whole lot more! And because they’re all-natural, they’ve got pretty amazing effects on the skin. With these soaps, you can say goodbye to some of those pesky skin problems you have!
It’s also a huge plus that they’re all package-free–great for the environment. You can just bring reusable containers for the liquid soap and massage oils and fill ’em up!
Got Heart Shop also offers pure beeswax candles that help purify the air. It helps for people with asthma and allergies.
And to showcase their partnerships with local communities even better, Got Heart Shop is also selling woven products and baskets made by Aetas from Tarlac. Aside from the finished products, Got Heart also shares the story behind them–how the community climbs up mountains just to get the materials for these amazing handcrafted products.
What I love about Got Heart Shop is that it remains true to its vision–to create avenues for indigenous communities to have sustainable livelihoods. And the results can be seen on the shelves of this shop. It’s satisfying to know that with every product bought from this shop, it gives back to the community as well.
Got Heart Shop
Lot 10 B-10 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, QC (inside Earth Kitchen)
69 Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, QC