We use honey in many of our products for its highly moisturizing, softening and cleansing properties on the skin and hair. Honey is a humectant, and will draw moisture into the skin, providing a protective barrier in lip balms and cleansers. Honey is also a natural preservative, and is often used in combination with other natural ingredients in our self-preserving formulas. Honey is a fragrant, sweet, sticky liquid made by bees from flower nectar. Its moisturizing properties have led to its use as a skin treatment for more than 2000 years. It's self-preserving and will remain usable for years.