our founding story
healthy hoohoo natural feminine products
For me, healthy hoohoo® founder Stacy Lyon, the inspiration for a line of healthy feminine care products was borne out of concern and frustration for the health and well-being of not only myself but for that of my gal pals. In 2009, a friend disclosed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and that parabens had been discovered in the tissue biopsy. That same week, I had a spirited discussion with my neighbor, a nurse practitioner in an OBGYN practice, about the shocking number of her patients who suffered recurring infections and discomfort, largely due to over-cleansing and use of highly-alkaline soaps. Further conversations with girlfriends revealed that “not feeling so fresh down there,” was a commonplace concern.
Troubled by these conversations I turned to a naturopath, a gynecologist and scoured the internet to learn everything I could about optimal feminine care. I discovered that most mass-marketed intimate cleansers and body washes are laden with harsh detergents, dyes, parabens and synthetic fragrances. These chemicals not only upset a woman’s natural balance but also open the door for unwanted bacteria and other discomforts.
I embarked on an exhaustive but fruitless search for a line of products that would address the concerns I had heard. That’s when a light bulb went off in my head and the idea of healthy hoohoo was born: why not create something natural, gentle and paraben-free but with a fun, empowering vibe?
Armed with new found knowledge of what I wanted and more importantly, what ingredients I didn’t want, I worked with one of the nation’s premier natural product formulation chemists and together we set out on a mission to create the best feminine cleansing products possible. Our goal is simple: provide a healthier cleansing option for women of all ages interested in the well being of their intimate area.
All The Best,
Founder and healthy hoohoo advocate