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Honey Moisturiser



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Inci:Hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, Aqua, Sorbic Acid

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


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. The aroma can also vary from batch to batch, having a slight fishy or amino note. The aroma can vary from being very faint to very strong. This is also down to the person smelling it as cationic ingredients can come across smelling very strong to some while others can't smell it at all.
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.
The individual materials that make up Honey Moisturiser are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng).


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.
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.


Excellent with water based actives in a skin toner.

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Honey Moisturiser.


Here is a link to all non batch specific documents for this product Link to Technical Documents

If you have any questions about the documents or need the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for a product which you have recived, then please request that here.

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04 December 2022
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Love it

Lovely addition to my skincare and hair care formulations!

05 December 2022

Aromantic UK

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate your feedback. The Aromantic Team

30 November 2022
Nic B.
I recommend this product

The 'slight aroma' is fishy

Please be aware that the 'slight aroma' stated in the description is really fishy..... I've ruined a couple of moisturisers with this product. Aromantic were contacted and stated- Cationic ingredients like the Honey Moisturiser can have a 'fishy' smell due to the ammonium salt content. No offer of a refund or exchange. Needless to say, it's gone in the bin!!

05 December 2022

Aromantic UK

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee like for like appearance, colour, odour, aroma or flavour from batch to batch as these are subject to natural variations and climate changes. The Aromantic Team

22 September 2021
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Excellent Product

Used this when creating the Shea & Argan Conditioner from the recipe page. My hair is so shiny and soft and I have noticed a massive improvement. The ends of my hair no longer get frizzy and dry.

19 November 2020
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Honey Moisturiser

I have used this in a shaving foam, as an alternative to polyquat, and in a shower gel, both with great results. I’m so happy with my purchase! ❤️

22 May 2020
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Making hair conditioner

The end result was excellent