Honey is nature’s ultimate beauty product. Throughout the centuries, women have used honey as part of their skin and hair care. Cleopatra was famous for her milk and honey baths, and the wife of the Roman emperor Nero, Poppaea Savina used honey and milk lotion on her face to keep her youthful.
The acids in honey are known to help skin look youthful. Many studies have proven its effectiveness in fighting infections, helping new skin growth and even reducing scars. It is used in many hospitals to treat burns. Honey has antibacterial activity, due to the natural hydrogen peroxide produced by an enzyme present in honey.
Honey never spoils because of its very high potassium content, which makes it difficult for bacteria to survive. Honey moisturizes, soothes, softens and gives the soap a sweet aroma and colour. Honey, one of the most well-known moisturizing agents, traps and seals in moisture leaving the skin really soft.
In hair care, honey acts rejuvenating, preserves the natural moisture and shine of the hair.