Witch Hazel Hydrolat (Hamamelis virginiana) has a fresh, delicate scent. It is widely used in aromatherapy and conventional medicine for its soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
It is particularly popular for use in skincare due to its strong antioxidant and gentle astringent action. It is an ideal ingredient for cleansing and toning, as it helps to soothe and normalize the skin, encourages a clearer complexion and restores optimum skin condition. It is particularly good for oily or acne prone skin as it helps to tighten the pores and reduce excess oil without leaving the skin feeling dry. It can also help to repair damaged skin and reduce the signs of ageing.
Our 100% pure Witch Hazel Hydrolat is completely free of alcohol, colours, chemical additives and preservatives and is ideal for blending with other hydrolats, essential oils and cosmetic bases to produce a variety of therapeutic skincare products.
Other uses for Witch Hazel:
It is recommended for psoriasis, eczema, cracked or blistered skin
It can help to reduce bags/puffiness under the eyes
It can help soothe razor burn/rash
It can be applied to insect bites to relieve pain and swelling
It can be applied in a cold compress to help relieve sunburn and speed up the healing process
It is often used by pregnant women to help prevent stretch marks as its astringent properties help to tighten the skin
It can be applied in compresses on varicose veins/hemorrhoids to reduce swelling and discomfort
It can help bruises, bumps and sprains to heal faster - particularly when combined with Arnica