We’ve had so much fun with our Local Love series over these past several months. This week, we introduce our new series, She’s The Boss. This will be a more global series where we shine light on black women in business doing pretty amazing stuff. Every Friday, we will share a brand or founder who stands out to us. Keep up with this series every Friday here and #ontheblog.
Today, we highlight Beatrice (“Bea”) Dixson, the boss lady behind The Honey Pot Co. This brilliant beauty was the first to bring plant-based feminine care to the market. We are all aware of how important our feminine hygiene is, along with the chemicals and toxic ingredients that come with a lot of the lady products out there. Bea had felt unhappy with her “honeypot” aka her vag and that’s a large part of what inspired her to launch this bright brand. After suffering from bacterial vaginosis for months with little to no relief, she thought I must not be the only one… Damn! Was she ever right about that?
The Honey Pot Co. became available on U.S. Whole Foods shelves in 2014 and since then has grown exponentially. @thehoneypotco is sitting at 368K followers on the gram and Bea has become highly sought after for press and speaking opportunities. Marie Claire did an incredible article on Bea (What I Wear to Work (at Home): Beatrice Dixon, Founder of The Honey Pot Co.), where she compares using her products to taking a daily multivitamin. Bea’s previous job as a pharmacy technician gave her the knowledge to create her special solutions. The Honey Pot Co. has expanded to offer feminine hygiene washes, wipes, menstrual cups, tampons, pads, bath bombs, relief treatments, and vag-themed swag! Bea expresses the importance of “using your company as a tool to make the world a better place”. Her products are purposeful, her branding is fresh and her eagerness to excel is evident.
In 2018, Dixon raised $1 million in venture capital—one of the first 40 women of color to do so. Her biggest advice for entrepreneurs is “know your f*cking business, backwards and forward. You need to understand how you’re going to create a pathway to profitability if you want venture capital funding.”
“Learn how to die. We’re all going to leave this place, or our body will, so it’s important for me to be extremely present and to live out my dreams right now.”
Looks like we can all learn something from Queen Bea. Let us know in the comments below if you’re open to experimenting with The Honey Pot Co.
Have a great weekend, Cowes!