What is Honey?
Honey is a natural, extremely sweet and sticky substance that is created by bees. It is made up of water and carbohydrates, containing traces of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and, in particular, potassium. Honey also contains flavonoids and phenolic acids which are known antioxidants (Pyrzynska & Biesaga, 2009).
Applications for Honey
Honey has lots of health benefits, including the following:
- Dry Skin
Our Ingredient Spotlight on Honey outlines everything you need to know about using honey in your personal care business.
Honey in the Personal Care Sector
We have formulated a Melt and Pour base made using real honey sourced from Rowse Honey. This base has high foaming properties, and low odour, making it ideal for the manufacture of high quality, transparent soap bars. Check out our handy infographic outlining the importance of honey in the cosmetic industry.
You can enquire about Crystal Honey here.
- P.C. Molan: ‘Honey as a topical antibacterial agent for treatment of infected wounds’; 2001.
- Pyrzynska, K. and Biesaga, M. ‘Analysis of phenolic acids and flavonoids in honey’, 2009