Honey is hygroscopic - meaning it actually attracts moisture. Ergo, these soaps should be less drying than soaps without honey! In addition, they are "super-fatted" with the addition of lanolin, which adds to the moisturizing value and, as an added bonus, makes their lather rich and smooth. Honey-rich, vegetable-base soap featuring royal jelly...the food that can transform an everyday bee into a queen. Made in the (almost) sovereign nation of Vermont.