Moisturising and antiseptic
Honey water helps the skin and hair to lock in moisture and protects them from damage. We make our own honey water using an ancient recipe that blends honey with a 19th-century beauty tonic known as 'Virgin's milk', tincture of benzoin and a mixture of other essential diluted in water.
Honey has been used as a skin ointment for over 2,000 years, and was often used to lighten skin and hair and to help skin to heal, or mixed with milk to moisturise and boost complexions. It is a humectant, which means it attracts and keeps moisture. It also contains an enzyme that produces small amounts of hydrogen peroxide when diluted that is antiseptic and antibacterial, helping the skin to heal itself.
Rose oil, which is used in aromatherapy to lift the mood, helps to strengthen capillaries and soothes and moisturises the skin. Tincture of benzoin is antibacterial and antifungal, so helps to protect the skin and naturally preserves oils.