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Herbal Essences Honey shampoos and conditioners include honey, as certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Ancient Egyptians used to make offerings of honey to their gods

What is honey?

Honey is created by bees who collect flower nectar. The nectar is broken down into simple sugars inside the honeycomb.

Several types of bees produce several types of honey, but honey bees make the honey we know best. Once honey is produced, bees store it in wax structures that we call honeycombs.

Honey can be collected by humans – either from wild bee colonies or from domesticated bee hives. Apiculture is the practice of collecting honey from domesticated bees.

Honey varies in colour and flavour depending on the flower the nectar was collected from. Due to its relatively high level of sweetness, honey is used in cooking as a sweetener in everything from cakes to toast.

Beyond being delicious, honey has been used for thousands of years for its moisturising properties. Ancient Egyptians used to make offerings of honey to their gods, and they also used it as an embalming fluid and to treat wounds. Today, it's a folk treatment for skin ailments.

Herbal Essences Honey & Vitamin B collection is great for returning shine and moisture to dry or damaged hair.


Where does honey come from?

Honey can be produced anywhere in the world, as long as bees are living in the area. Among the top producers are China, Turkey, Iran, the USA and Ukraine.

Where does honey come from?