Latin Name: Hamamelis virginiana
Preparation: Witch Hazel is one of the most delicate of hydrosols known and because of its unstable nature, it is not available commercially without the addition of a preservative. Our Witch Hazel Distillate is a hydrosol preserved with ethyl alcohol. The alcohol’s anti-microbial action in no way alter the product’s importance in regard to skin care.
Witch Hazel has long been used for its astringent properties, benefiting acneic and problem skin. Lesser known are its anti-inflammatory properties, lending help to bruises and skin injuries. Its vaso-contricting action is also helpful in easing the discomfort of conditions such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Witch Hazel Distillate is also used in making bath bombs, aftershave products, oily skin cosmetic preparations and disinfecting sprays.
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