The Honey Pot: Natural Feminine Care Essentials
By: Rylee Dahl
A new wave of skincare has Sephora shelves stocked with brands that advertise clean products; clean meaning sulfate, paraben, chemical, fragrance, and cruelty-free. As our skin absorbs heaps of moisturizer and serums, and our bank accounts dwindle as a result of that, we have to stop and wonder if we take the same measures with our down-there-care.
The Honey Pot is a company I so happened to stumble upon through Instagram and immediately connected to its mission. They offer products exclusively for vaginal health that are made by women with the power of herbs and science. Their website is a complete guide on not only finding the right fit for your specific needs, through an online quiz but educating the importance of maintaining a healthy vagina.
The story behind the idea, as told by founder Bea Feliu-Espada, is a relatable and very common problem: bacterial vaginosis. Desperate to find a solution with no help from available brands, such as Summer’s Eve (which uses harmful ingredients), an ancestor spoke to her in a dream planting the concept in her mind.
Honey Pot, a clever homage to the vagina itself, offers an array of aids, e.g. cleansers, wipes, sprays, in balancing PH levels along with other pesky issues such as dryness, itchiness, irritation, or odor. Taking responsibility for such a delicate flower that resides on and within your body is a step towards acknowledging the commonalities we all experience, like vaginitis, similar to that of B.V.
Other features accessible through their website include a charity they partner with and a blog. The organization, Happy Period, donates menstrual products to those in poverty with every purchase of cute vulva pins. The blog is a space to further expand reproductive intelligence and read up on other tips, tricks, and info; articles can range from discussing pap smears, eliminating panty bloodstains, and period-induced stress.
As I delve more into this industry of providing toxic-free feminine care, most of who collaborate with charities, I’m inspired to share the empowered women changing the way we deal with periods and vaginas. It’s morphing into a compassionate trade determined to replace the chemical-filled shelves of yesterday.