Q1. Tell us where it all began
Trish is the creator and founder of Trishs Honey Products. Trishs Honey Products was born out of her love of bees and her desire to address severe allergies. Trish realised there was a gap in the market for an organic alternative wholesome unscented skincare range and so the journey began.
Trishs Honey Products create certified organic skincare and selfcare products using natural ingredients of pure beeswax and honey blended with organic plant oils to create luxurious organic skincare products.
“Trishs Honey Products was born out of her love of bees and her desire to address severe allergies.”
Q2. What differentiates you from similar businesses in this area?
Many years ago, Trish started making her own natural and organic skincare range. The skincare range is free from fragrance and essential oils which are not suitable for everyone.
A 3rd generation beekeeper, if not further back to 6th generation, you might say that her love of bees was already predetermined. Her ethos is one of caring for the natural environment, the ecosystem and each other, while providing the market with organic and natural options. As stated by Trish … “we take the product from the hive to the home.”
“We take the product from the hive to the home.”
Q3. What would you say are the biggest challenges your business is currently facing?
Trishs Honey Products is a small run business, and our Skincare range is certified organic with the Irish Organic Association. It can be challenging to compete with the larger skincare companies and of course the ever increasing costs of production, keeping an eye on cash flow as well as all the other areas in a business to keep it all running smoothly can be challenging at times.
“Our Skincare range is certified organic with the Irish Organic Association.”
Q4. What are your top ‘moments of joy’ over the past 4-5 years?
Since launching the business, Trish has had many moments of joy such as:
• Winner of the 2019 International Award in the Free From Skincare Awards London for her luxurious Body Balm
• Finalist in the Waterford local Enterprise Awards 2019
• Featured in many magazines and papers
• Being the first Irish Skincare Company to be accepted on the SuperValu Academy (Trish is very grateful for the support received during the time she spent on the SuperValu Food Academy)
• Finalist in the Irish Made Awards in the Beauty Category in 2021 competition
• Winner of a Gold Medal for the Bee Gift for Sensitive Skin as well as a silver medal in the Sensitive Skin Gift Category 2022
Trish would have to say that what gives her the most joy is when she receives positive feedback from her customers on how her products have helped with their skin allergies.
Q5. What does the future hold for your business?
Plans for the future are to continue to grow sales in the Irish Market and to increase export sales both in Europe and America.
To always be passionate about the environment, organic chemical free products and the welfare of our bee population.
“To always be passionate about the environment, organic chemical free products and the welfare of our bee population”.