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Witch Hazel Cert. Organic

Witch Hazel Cert. Organic

Witch Hazel Extract, is a clear, colorless distillate prepared from the partially dried dormant twigs, leaves and bark of the North American shrub Witch-hazel. The plant grows naturally from Nova Scotia west to Ontario, Canada, and south to Florida and Texas in the United States.

Native Americans produced witch hazel extract by boiling the stems of the shrub and condensing the steam to produce a distillate. They used the distillate to treat sore muscles, cuts, insect bites, and other inflammations and tumors. Early Puritan settlers in New England adopted this remedy from the natives, and its use became widely established in the United States.

It is a natural astringent  and is anti-inflammatory.  It is particularly effective in clearing blocked pores and providing a protective germicidal layer to the skin.