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Honey Moisturiser

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A naturally sourced conditioning agent made from honey that is twice as effective as glycerin in hydrating the hair as well as skin.

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A clear to slightly hazy, light straw coloured to dark amber coloured liquid. It does vary from batch to batch and you may find a slight sediment at the bottom of the bottle. It has a very slight aroma.

Honey Moisturiser is a cationic conditioning agent derived from natural honey. Cationic means it is positively charged and will attach itself very readily to the hair shaft (which is negatively charged). That makes it an excellent hair conditioner for rinse off products as well as leave on products.

Unlike many conventional conditioning agents, Honey Moisturiser will not reduce the foam of anionic and nonionic surfactants.

It works very well with surfactants like our Natural Surfactant Base as it does not reduce the lather.

Inci:

Hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, Aqua, Sorbic Acid
The individual materials that make up Honey Moisturiser are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Skin Care
As an humectant, it adds moisture to the skin and keeps it well hydrated. It is twice as effective as glycerin and when used in creams and lotions, gives a soft and silky skin feel.

In hand and body lotions as it leaves the skin feeling nourished and well cared for.

Use it in toners as it softens the skin and keeps it well hydrated.

Makes a useful addition to cleansers as is softens the skin leaving it more receptive to products used afterwards.

When used in gel serums it makes the skin more pliable.

When used in body wash products it leaves a pleasant sensation on the skin and increases moisture absorption.

Use in shower gels as it keeps the skin soft and supple.

Hair Care
It is moisturising to the hair shaft so use it in shampoos as it has a low molecular weight that enables it to penetrate deep into the hair cuticle keeping it hydrated and cleaner for a longer period of time.

As a substantive, it improves the hair structure adding thickness and volume making it excellent to use for fine, flyaway hair.

Can be used in conditioners as well as in shampoos.

It conditions the hair very well and can be used in rinse off as well as leave on hair conditioners. It gives good, tangle free wet combing and can help to stop dry and curly hair from getting frizzy.

It penetrates easily and helps to strengthen hair. Use it in hair cream packs and gel based serums. It is especially good in damaged repair products to help improve the texture of bleached, dyed and permed hair.

Use it to improve the lustre and shine in all hair products as it smoothes the hair shaft also helping to improve the appearance of split ends.

Use in hair styling products, either rinse off or leave on, as it reduces static electricity when dry combing.

Other
Use at 2% to 5%.

Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only products.

Add in the Stage 3 (cool down phase) of creams and lotions under 40°C.

Depending on your formulation, it may thin the finished product slightly when it is added. If you find this happening, formulate the initial product to be slightly thicker to compensate.

Suggested Blends
Excellent with water based actives in a skin toner.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.
Hydrating Toner
Stage 1: (room temperature)

51% Bottled Spring Water
10% Orange Flower Water
10% Lavender Flower Water
10% Witch Hazel Water
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
3% Honey Moisturiser
3% Wu Zhu Extract
2% D-Panthenol
1% Preservative 12
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all ingredients and combine thoroughly. Bottle and label.


Argan Hair Conditioner
Look up each of these ingredients individually and you may be surprised that they all work on the skin as well. This hair conditioner would also make a great face or body cream!
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
10% Argan Oil
5% Emulsifying Wax

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
78% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
3% Honey Moisturiser
2% D-Panthenol
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total

Method:

Weigh all Stage 1 (fat stage) materials into a stainless steel bowl and place into a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler/bain marie). Bring up to a temperature of over 75°C.

When Stage 1 is over 75°C, add the boiling water to a larger stainless steel bowl.

Swap the bowls over so the larger bowl is in the double boiler. Pour the Stage 1 (fat stage) ingredients into the large bowl (stage 2) and stir gently without creating air bubbles.  Only when everything is over 75°C, stir continually for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove bowl from the double boiler and put into a pan of cold water to cool it down quickly. Keep stirring all the time.

When the cream or lotion is under 40°C add the remaining Stage 3 (heat sensitive) ingredients. Combine thoroughly, jar and label.


Hydrating Hair Conditioner - Makes 100 ml/g

This appears very liquid when bottled but it does thicken up overnight. This means it is easier to get into squeezy bottles.

Stage 1 - (above 75°C)
8% Argan Oil
2% Shea Butter
5% Emulsifying Wax

Stage 2: - (above 75°C)
78% Boiling Spring Water

Stage 3: - (below 40°C)
1% Preservative 12
5% Honey Moisturiser
1% Essential Oils of your choice (20 drops)

100% Total

Method:
Heat the stage 1 ingredients to above 75°C in a double boiler.
Pour the boiling water into a larger stainless steel bowl and then pour the fat stage into the water stage. Keep above 75°C whilst stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
Remove bowl and cool down in a pan of cold water whilst still stirring. When it is below 40°C, add the stage 3 materials and mix thoroughly. Bottle and label.

See our video on how to make this argan hair conditioner below (video will open YouTube in a new tab).

Argan Hair Conditioner
 


For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Honey has long been used in hair and skin products for thousands of years. The sweetness of the honey was believed to act as a preservative for a short amount of time. That would not be acceptable in today’s skincare products. The amount used was also so much that it made the products very sticky and unpleasant to use so were used more for injuries rather than beauty.        

Historical Information
Cave paintings in Spain show that the indigenous people used bee products such as beeswax and honey 8,000 years ago.

The Ancient Egyptians used honey as part of the embalming process.

Honey bees were introduced into the Americas, New Zealand and Australia by settlers in the 17th Century.
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