The Honey Pot brand is under fire for changing their ingredients in its plant-based products. Customers have taken to twitter to discuss their disappointment over the ingredient changes.
Beatrice Dixon created the Honey Pot brand after her grandmother visited her in a dream. Beatrice had been struggling with bacterial vaginosis and couldn’t seem to find anything that would cure it. While sleeping one night, her late grandmother visited her in a dream and gave her the formula that not only cured her vaginosis, but helped her to create a million dollar plant-based, feminine care company.
These products can be found at major retailers such as Target and Whole Foods and have become very popular products for black women. After a Target ad featuring Beatrice became subject to racism, her sales skyrocketed. It soon became impossible to find the products in stores as they started selling out fast.
A CHANGE OF HEART
Today, loyal customers are not so happy with the products they once cherished. Many are choosing to part ways with the products over the change of ingredients even after the company and Beatrice put out a message claiming that the changes were due to consumer research and wanting to create better products for their customers.
This did not seem to reassure customers and some are just not buying it. It doesn’t help that some twitter users are claiming that Beatrice has sold the company, but this has yet to fully be confirmed. One big difference that customers have noticed is that the products no longer state that the product is organic, paraben or sulfate free. It just says cruelty free now. This is making customers wonder whether Beatrice might be in the process of selling her company.
A lot of feminine products have a lot of harsh chemicals in them and Honey Pot used to not be one of them, but it seems like the products are now headed in that direction which is definitely a guaranteed way to lose loyal customers.
Are the change in ingredients a sign that Beatrice is trying to scale the company or possibly sell it? We don’t know for sure, but it seems some customers might not be sticking around to find out.