Organic Witch Hazel Distillate
The power of the Witch Hazel plant! Witch Hazel Distillates (or Witch Hazel extracts) are clear, colorless botanical extracts prepared from the recently cut and partially dried, dormant twigs of the Hamamelis virginiana Linné plant. These distillates offer a variety of benefits for skin and personal care applications.
The forms of Witch Hazel that are most commonly used are Witch Hazel Distillate Water and Witch Hazel Extract. The uses, applications and benefits for both forms range from; topical skin usage as a toner, astringent, anti inflammatory and anti itch treatment, to being a fundamental ingredient in the formulation of various cosmetic products. Before going too much in depth into what Witch Hazel can be used for lets delve into the difference between a distillate, also called a hydrosol, and an extract.
Extraction is the process in which parts of the plant are first dried and then placed in a solution comprised of water and alcohol to soak. This causes the medical components to be drawn out allowing them to infuse with the solution. The resulting combination is Witch Hazel Extract.
A hydrosol, or distillate water, on the other hand, is yielded from a very different process. Distillate water is actually a bi-product of the steam distillation process used during the extraction of essential oils from plant sources. It is actually the condensate water left behind. While the plant undergoes this process; a portion of its’ aromatic and healing components are absorbed by the steam. The condensation produced once the steam has returned to the liquid state is then collected resulting in a water packed full of active ingredients as well as a light scent of, in this case, Witch Hazel.
One of the most popular uses for Witch Hazel Distillate is to apply it directly to the skin as it is excellent for use on all skin types form oily to sensitive. It is found in a wide array of skincare and anti aging products. It is often used on: Dry Skin, Acne, Red spots. As well as being used to: Remove excess oil, or sebum, from the skin, Tighten and reduce pores, Reduce skin irritation, Cleanse and condition skin, Relieve the discomfort of sunburns as part of an after sun care regimen, Help condition hair, Help reduce inflammation, Soothe, prevent razor burn, Help heal bruises, Reduce the look of under eye circles as well as reduce swelling and puffiness of the eyes.
It is also a great anti stinging substitution to help heal small wounds such as cuts, scrapes and abrasions and can be used as an anti itch treatment for insect bites.
Witch Hazel is extremely easy to work, mild enough to be a recommended treatment for diaper rash. It is water, glycol and alcohol soluble, it’s a highly stable liquid, and is a great natural base to incorporate in various creams and lotions. Its’ crystal clear colour allows for it to be the perfect addition to formulations without changing the appearance of the finished product.
Witch Hazel Distillate is an amazing do-it-all hydrofoil!
Botanical Name: Hammamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water
Country of origin: USA
Extraction Method: Hydrolysis
Scent: Earthy, herbal TextureLiquid
Ingredients: Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water (and) Ethanole.
Common Uses: For use in toners, lotions, creams, clay masks after sun spray formulations. It can be used as substitute for floral water.
Spray for sensitive skin or even a dry scalp, eliminates dandruff caused by dry scalp his.
Warnings: Not known.
Shelf Life:1-2 years
Manufacture:Best Natures Cosmetic
Country of Manufacture: Canada
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