Hello! We are HELPO pocket spa, a wellness project founded by me, Karina Alvarez.
The story begins with my headaches, when I decided that I no longer wanted to take pills to alleviate them and was looking for a natural alternative. That is how I discovered essential oils.
According to a survey by the consultancy firm GFK, Mexico ranks first in Latin America for headaches with approximately 57% of Mexicans suffering from this condition.
With this information, I decided to immerse myself in the world of essential oils and, with my knowledge of the giant benefits that plants provide, I created my own proprietary mixture and BOOM – it worked! It was at this moment that I said to myself, “I have to share this!” Then, perhaps because of destiny, I was invited to take part in a business competition that would be the first introduction of HELPO and we won first place. The prize was to have the Instituto Teconoligo de Monterrey to take HELPO and develop it into a viable product ready to bring to market. This included working with a cosmetic scientist to perfect the synergy of the 5 plants that make up our essential oil blend.
With Aloe vera as our hypoallergenic base, mint, lavender, rosemary and ylang ylang, the master blend that we call HELPO pocket spa came to life!
Our second challenge was participating in The Business Model Competition, where we one first prize nationally with our business model, allowing us to represent Mexico against 40 countries and placed as a quarterfinalist. This contest opened several doors, including the launch of our Kickstarter as one of the first 25 Mexican projects on the platform. Although our campaign did not reach its goal here, we were discovered by SHARK TANK MEXICO and invited to participate on episode 14. You can watch it here:
HELPO is a project full of enthusiasm and desire to share. HELPO is FRESHNESS: it is for BREATHING more deeply and REFRESHING your energy.
We invite you to be a part of this HEATHY MOVEMENT, to know our product and to tell us how it makes you feel. We want to hear from you.
We are full of love and gratitude to all of the people who have been involved in the project. Thank you for making HELPO a reality.