As a natural moisturizer honey works with the skins ability to stay hydrated is an important factor in its ability to maintain softness, suppleness and elasticity. As skin ages, or as it is exposed to environmental stresses and chemical agents, it loses this ability to retain water, becomes dry and appears wrinkled. Honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains water. So honey is a natural fit for a variety of moisturizing products including cleansers, creams, shampoos and conditioners. Because honey is also an anti-irritant, it is suitable for sensitive skin and baby care products.
Cinnamon has a sweet, woody fragrance in both ground and stick forms.
Cinnamon has been popular since ancient times. Egyptians imported it from China in 2000 BC. Cinnamon can also be used to naturally color soaps and other products a range of colors from tan to brown.