HOPE Charity Blend
HOPE Charity Blend

HOPE Charity Blend

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HOPE is a special blend created by merak & co, originally inspired by the extreme highs & lows of lockdown when al we had was HOPE to hold onto - a % of each sale was donated to NHS Charities Together. Our little bit to support and thank our NHS heroes and key workers. Now, I would LOVE to support other small, local charities with your support and sales from metal & co's popular HOPE blend. 

Our current chosen charity: Painswick to Paris, raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of my lovely Mum, Susan who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in September 2021.

The Challenge:

To get Charlie (Meg's brother), Harry (Meg's husband) & Wayne (close family friend) from Painswick to Paris, off the beaten track, on their bikes, in just 4 days. They’re taking on the challenge in memory of Meg & Charlie’s dear Mum and Harry’s beloved mother-in-law Susan, who we lost late last year to pancreatic cancer. The boys are hoping to raise money, support and awareness for the amazing charity that is Pancreatic Cancer UK. 

Riding a gravel route they will cover a staggering 600km from Painswick to Paris, with elevations of just over 4000m. Travelling from village to village across Southern England and Northern France they’ll take in some stunning scenery en route. From the Cotswold countryside to the centre of London, along the beaches of Northern France and the site of The Battle of the Somme, they’ll see it all.

Dusting off their bikes during lockdown has inspired the boys to take to their pedals and crank up the gears. Only recently, some of them struggled to get up Painswick Beacon on two wheels! They’ll be cycling on gravel bikes which combine the speed of a road bike with the rugged off-road capabilities of a mountain bike. The adventure will take them on rough trails, logging tracks, canal paths, bridleways and fields, testing them to the limit.

Support vehicle I hear you say? This is a challenge, not a jolly. Taking only the clothes on their back and a few supplies (cue the chamois cream) the boys will be travelling solo, only to get their heads down in B&Bs along the way.

The Charity:

Research into pancreatic cancer has been underfunded for decades – it only receives 3% of the UK cancer research budget. This is three times less than research spend on breast cancer.

Unfortunately, five year survival for all pancreatic cancers in the UK is 7%. The survival statistics are so low because pancreatic cancer is so hard to diagnose. Many people are diagnosed late, when the cancer has spread and surgery to remove the cancer is simply not possible. 

The challenge will certainly be memorable, just as Susan was.


HOPE is a grounding, soothing blend of Patchouli, Frankincense, Clary Sage and Sweet Orange to bring clarity & peace. 

Our natural blended essential oils are non-diluted, pure essential oils already mixed for you to use in your merak & co Diffuser to create that desired mood, feeling or atmosphere! Diffuse 15-20 drops of merak & co HOPE blended essential oil to ease feelings of anxiety, to bring clarity to the mind and help ground you when things all feel a little too much.


How to use:
- Diffuse 15-20 drops in your merak & co Diffuser. 
Add a few drops to the palms of your hand, rub together and inhale.

Caution: During pregnancy - Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils. Do not use on children under 5 years old. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Not recommended for those with sensitive or allergy-prone skin. Best kept in a cool dry place.


10ml /3oz | 100% pure blended essential oil - High quality, Natural, Vegan & Cruelty Free. 

Ingredients inc: Lavender: Patchouli: Pogostemon Cablin (organic), Frankincense: Boswellia carterii (organic), Clary Sage: Salvia sclarea, Sweet Orange: Citrus sinensis

Shelf life: 12 months