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Honey: What’s the Difference?

Honey has become a popular choice in hand soap and other bodycare products. With its sweet fragrance and health benefits, it’s easy to see why so many of us are turning to this natural ingredient. If you’re wondering how the various types of honey differ, you are certainly not alone. Here we look in more detail at the types of honey that have been carefully selected for Honey Body Care.

Manuka Honey

The inclusion of honey in bodycare is not a new phenomenon, but Manuka honey has rocketed to fame in the last few years. Manuka honey is produced by European honey bees from the nectar of one specific plant; the manuka tree. This tree is found in Australia and New Zealand and strict testing is in place before honey can be classified as genuine ‘Manuka’.

Used in body soaps and other products, Manuka honey has many advantages when used for bodycare. Manuka honey is the superpower honey; it soothes skin inflammation and can even calm the painful irritation associated with eczema. With antibacterial and antiviral properties, Manuka honey can help to fight any infections of the skin. Even the ancient Egyptians used honey to heal burns and wounds. Manuka honey is included in our new collection Mèl and is ideal for those needing to take extra special care of sensitive skin.

Dandelion Honey

Unlike other types of honey, dandelion honey is not produced by bees. Instead, the dandelion heads are placed into a saucepan with lemon and water, before straining and adding sugar. The liquid that is produced has a beautiful honey colour, flavour and smell. As a purely plant-based product, it is ideal for vegan customers. Used in our new collection Mèl, this honey is one that you won’t want to miss out on.

Chestnut Honey

Our chestnut honey is produced in the chestnut forests in Trentino, northern Italy. Here, bees get the nectar from the chestnut trees’ beautiful flowers. As you might expect, this honey is dark in colour with a herbal aroma. It lends itself perfectly to our new collection Mèl hand soap products as the beautiful scent lingers long after you have washed your hands. This type of honey has been described as leathery or smoky, making it a great choice for bodycare in the winter months.

Wildflower Honey

Perhaps the most romantic of the different honeys, wildflower honey is produced by bees who seek nectar from a variety of wild flowers and blossoms. This is nature at its finest; because of the variation of nectar, the aroma of wildflower honey will vary each season. As with all types of honey, wildflower honey contains antioxidants which can slow the visible signs of aging in the skin. Our new Edèa Collection of hand washes contain beautiful wildflower honey blended with a unique combination of essential oils for a luxurious hand soap.

You can try our range of organic and cruelty free honey bodycare collections to experience the benefits for your skin. Visit our online store today to place an order.

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