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Witch Hazel Hydrolat (Hydrosol) has a fresh delicate scent. It makes an excellent skin cleanser and toner and is particularly useful for minimising the pores and reducing excess oil. It is also widely used within aromatherapy and conventional medicine to treat itching, pain and swelling.
This therapeutic hydrolat is steam distilled from the twigs and leaves of the witch hazel shrub. Its medicinal properties have been recognised for centuries, with native Americans using it to treat a wide range of skin ailments including insect bites, ulcers and wounds.
Witch Hazel Hydrolat (Hydrosol) is excellent for treating oily and acne prone skin. When used as a natural skin toner its gentle astringent action tightens the pores and reduces excess oil - helping to prevent blocked pores and blemishes, without drying the skin. Its healing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties can also help to repair damaged skin and encourage it back to optimum condition. It is particularly recommended for skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema, cracked or blistered skin, razor rash, insect bites and sunburn. As a free radical scavenger it can also help to combat the visible signs of ageing.
To reduce bags/puffiness under the eyes, soak a couple of cotton pads in the liquid and place over the eyes for 5 minutes.
To ease the pain of sunburn and to speed the healing process, use in a cool compress and apply to the affected area.
This hydrosol is excellent for helping bruises, bumps and sprains to heal faster - particularly when combined with arnica oil. Similarly, it can be used to relieve the pain, swelling and discomfort associated with varicose veins, haemorrhoids and wounds resulting from childbirth. It is also reputed to ease headaches when applied in a cool compress.
Our Witch Hazel Hydrolat is 100% pure and does not contain alcohol, artificial colourants, chemical additives or preservatives.
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The pacel parcking was very well, bottle design looks good, herbal smells.
suggested that send a sprayer with the product, so it would be eaiser apply on the face. (Posted on 23/04/2016)
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Preserving / storage
This Hydrolat is a 100% natural skincare ingedient that is free of alcohol,colours and preservatives. All of our Hydrolats are pasteurised during the bottling process which results in a completely 'sterile / bacteria free' product untill the point of opening. After opening, with correct storage, your Hydrolat will have approximately a 3 month shelf life.
If you are going to use this product directly on the skin we recommend that you complete one of the following options to reduce contamination and to prolong the shelf-life of your product:-
- For a natural approach - use a Steripen (a handheld UV water purifier) before every use. This will keep your Hydrolat bacteria free without the use of chemicals. Steripens are widely used for travel, outdoor recreation and family health and can be purchased online.
- Add a natural preservative - add 0.1% Citric Acid with 0.5% Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate to your Hydrolat when you first receive it. This will preserve your Hydrolat for 18 months.
- Use a simple preservative system - add 20% (20ml in 100ml) alcohol to give your Hydrolat a 12 month shelf life.
Hydrolats should be kept in a cool, dark place at all times. Refrigeration is recommended when possible.
Mix 40% Witch Hazel Hydrolat with 60% Rose Hydrolat for a soothing facial skin toner