Beatrice Dixon took to Instagram to address some of the biggest concerns about her popular plant-based feminine care brand, The Honey Pot Company. The video response comes shortly after social media exploded with complaints that the brand changed its coveted formulas and is no longer organic. Keep scrolling for a quick recap!
ICYMI: Over the weekend, Twitter erupted with serious concerns after customers were informed about “new” ingredients in the feminine washes. Many took to the social media platform to express their disapproval.
“After seeing posts about the Honey Pot changing up the ingredients, I just went to check a new bottle & an old bottle and IM SICK😭 we can’t have anything,” one person tweeted on May 14.
The Founder and CEO of the brand responded to the growing complaints with a statement via her personal Instagram page.
“I hear you and I see you,” Dixon shared in a post on May 16. “I will be addressing everything from our formulation evolution, your concerns, and even the misinformation spreading. I welcome these conversations and thank you for holding me accountable.”
She continued, “I am turning off comments on my post due to harmful, violent, and threatening language used by some humans. My statement is coming soon. Thank you for your patience as I listen, learn, and work with the Honey Pot Co team to address this matter.”
As promised, Dixon followed up the statement with a 13-minute video response to “everything that’s happened over the weekend.”
She captioned the video, “I am a CEO, a Chief Innovation Officer, and founder. But I'm also human. My team and I hear you and it's our priority to show up and create a space of trust and transparency. Let me set some things straight.”
The entrepreneur also destroyed rumors that the company was sold and is no longer Black-owned. In list form, she further explained, “We have not sold. The wash formulation has evolved for good reason. We have and always will serve humans with vaginas best. Full stop.”
Keep scrolling to watch the full video to find out why Dixon is “spiritually” and “professionally” committed to The Honey Pot Company. Plus, learn why the washes have new ingredients that promise to be “safe, gentle, and kind to skin.”
In the heartfelt response, Dixon concluded: “Please accept our apology for not communicating all of this better and I please ask that you please believe me when I say I would never make harmful products and support people using them. I would not be able to live with myself. I use these products twice a day, my family uses these products, my nieces use these products, and most importantly you use these products. I am making these products for all of us. Please know human race that I love you and I’m grateful for you, and we thank you for all your love and support. In the coming weeks, we are going to be sharing a lot more educational programming. In the interim, please let's be kind to each other. [...] We are here for you and your questions and your concerns. I love you from the bottom of my soul and I’m grateful. Thank you.”
FYI: Dixon created The Honey Pot Company after receiving her Grandmother’s remedy for bacterial vaginosis in a dream. Fast-forward to today, the brand’s feminine care products are available nationwide at Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, Walgreens, and other retailers across the U.S.