Bea of The Honey Pot Co
The Honeypot Company is one of the best selling product lines on our platform and has easily become a favorite among green beauty and wellness enthusiasts! As with most artisans on our profile, Honeypot CEO Bea Espada created the plant-based feminine care products that women worldwide are benefitting from, after answering a need within her own life. If you currently suffer from bacterial vaginosis or any other vaginal health ailment, you'll want to know more about The Honeypot Company.BLK+GRN: Why do you do what you do? BEA: I am the CEO/Founder of The Honey Pot Company, the first plant-based feminine care company on the market. We sell vegan feminine washes, healthy feminine wipes and herbal menstrual liners and pads. BLK+GRN: What was your "Aha Moment" and when did your vision start to manifest? BEA: It all started after dealing with a recurrent BV (bacteria vaginosis) infection that lasted for 8 months. After going back and forth with antibiotics and doctor’s visits, one of my ancestors visited me in a dream. She gave me the ingredients to create a formula that would eventually heal me. I put those ingredients together and wouldn’t you know, it worked! I knew then that I had something that could help heal other women. I launched The Honey Pot Company in 2014 and never looked back. BLK+GRN: How is your brand green? Why was this important to you? BEA: My brand is green because we don’t use any animal by-products in any of our formulas. Our washes, wipes, and pads are created using high-quality essential oils, herbs and natural fibers so that our customers can clean and nurture their honeypots the healthy way. We are also green because our products are all cruelty-free! It’s important to me that I created a green brand because I know how disruptive conventional ingredients and formulations can be. So many women have gotten sick using mass market feminine care and it’s truly criminal to see the way these large manufacturers have been promoting toxic products for all these years. It’s time for a change and we’re excited to be at the forefront of that change for feminine care.
“IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE AND WE’RE EXCITED TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THAT CHANGE FOR FEMININE CARE.” — BEATRICE FELIU ESPADABLK+GRN: What need do you currently see being unmet that you address? BEA: One of the biggest things we’ve seen missing in the world of feminine care is a company that provides all aspects of feminine hygiene and care under one brand. For example, when a woman shops for her feminine care needs she has to go to Always for her pads, Tampax for her tampons and Summer’s Eve for her washes and wipes. We have launched an entire line of plant-based feminine care products so that women can get everything they need under one brand and know that they are getting safe, healthy products. BLK+GRN: What’s your favorite black-owned brand on BLK + GRN? BEA: Pur Home. I love the fact that she created a healthy, sustainable cleaning supply company. There are so many harsh chemicals in conventional cleaning supplies and it feels good knowing you’re using products that don’t ruin the environment but still keep your home clean and fresh. BLK+GRN: Why do you think it is important to Buy Black? BEA: We need to support one another because we are a community that has so much talent and creativity. Lifting each other up via financial support is just one way we can continue to build a legacy of black wealth and power. BLK+GRN: What’s your self-care routine? BEA: I take two showers a day – one in the morning and one at night. I make a lot of my own skin care and hair care products with plant-based ingredients so I am always testing out new things. I am a very simple woman in that I love pampering myself with healthy skin and body care but I don’t do a lot of makeup or intricate beauty routines. I love to use good quality essential oils and creams and lotions infused with herbs for my body and face. I also meditate and eat healthily. I am very into eating clean and drinking lots of water. For peace of mind, I love candles and incense. BLK+GRN: What's on your vanity and what’s in your purse? BEA: On my vanity, I have candles and the latest skin care or body care potion or lotion that I’ve made. In my purse, I keep The Honey Pot Company wipes, MAC Ruby Woo lipstick as it’s my go-to red lip for when I need to get glam on the go. Spearmint gum. Lip balm. Essential oil spray for that quick herbal pick-me-up. I also have my travel size The Honey Pot Company feminine wash for those moments when I need to freshen up fast – like after my boot camp workout. BLK+GRN: Anything else coming soon? BEA: Yes! We are launching a line of natural cotton tampons! We’ve had so many customers request them and we are excited to add them to our line as they round out our feminine care system beautifully! We are also launching the travel wipes which will come individually wrapped and are great for tossing in your purse or tote for staying fresh on the go! We have a few other products in the pipeline as we want to be known as the brand that has everything a woman needs for her feminine health and wellness! Stay tuned!