Witch Hazel Liquid Extract | Essential Self Care
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Witch hazel has a long, impressive history as an anti-inflammatory, topical extract useful for skin toning, cleaning, calming and healing.
Witch Hazel is an alcoholic extract from the leaves and flowers of the hamamelis tree. It's one of nature's best astringents. We believe there is no better facial toner for skin care preparations then Witch Hazel.
It is frequently used in products such as after shave lotions, where it shows mildly styptic properties as well as helping to reduce razor burn and swelling through its lovely, cool soothing sensation.
- Relieves inflammation
- Reduces skin irritation
- Helps to treat Hemorrhoids
- Fights acne
- Alleviates scalp sensitivity
- Protects against skin damage
- Wards of infection
Treat Razor Burn: Witch hazel soothes skin irritated by shaving and closes the pores. By using witch hazel immediately after shaving, you can prevent those little red bumps you sometimes get after shaving. Apply witch hazel generously anywhere on the body where shaving irritation occurs.
Hamamelis Virginiana Bark/Twig [Hydrosol] Extract, Alcohol
For external use only, do not ingest. Can cause allergic reactions: It may cause an allergic reaction in some people when applied to the skin. First try applying a small amount to a tiny patch of skin to see how your body reacts.
This can be used directly on the skin but most people formulate with between 1-20% in a finished product. Do keep in mind this Witch Hazel contains alcohol and that alcohol may destabilise your emulsion to some extend. This can be fixed with formula adjustments. This witch hazel contains around 14% alcohol so the alcohol content might only start being an issue in an emulsion if you plan on using 40% or more Witch Hazel in your emulsion.