Hello! we are HELPO pocket spa, a Wellness project formed by Karina Álvarez (founder) and Humberto Berlanga (co-founder).
Karina; The story begins with my headaches, when I decided not to take more pills and researched a natural alternative, that’s how I came to the essential oils.
According to a survey by the consultancy GFK, Mexico ranks first in Latin America in headaches, since approximately 57 percent of Mexicans suffer from this condition.
That’s how I immersed myself in the world of essential oils and I knew the giant benefit that plants provide, I made my own mix and puuum worked! It was there when I said * THIS I HAVE TO SHARE *. For things of the destination (maybe) I got to a business contest, where it was the first appearance of HELPO and we won the first place, our prize was a year in the offices of ITESM PITT 3
CUU to develop our project, in that first year we developed the product, together with a cosmetologist chemistry we made the PERFECT SYNERGY OF ESSENTIAL OILS combining 5 plants:
Aloe vera as hypoallergenic base, mint, lavender, rosemary and ylang ylang, this master mix being what we now call HELPO.
After that contest we participate in another one; THE BUSINES MODEL COMPETITION, where we won the first national place with our business model and this allowed us to represent Mexico against 40 countries, where we made it to the quarterfinals.
This contest opened several doors, then we appeared on Kickstarter, being one of the first 25 Mexican projects on this platform, our campaign did not fulfill its purpose but it served us for SHARK TANK MEXICO to find us 🙂 we participated in the second season of this program, we are episode 14.
HELPO is a project full of enthusiasm and desire to share, HELPO is FRESHNESS, it is for BREATHING more deeply, it is for REFRESHING THE IDEAS.
We invite you to be part of this HEALTHY MOVEMENT, know our product and tell us how you feel, we want to hear you 😀
Thankfulness full of love to all the people who have been involved in this project, thank you for making HELPO a reality.