Witch Hazel Hydrolat

£8.46 £37.92 inc VAT

Useful for oily skin

Hydrolats are gentle and effective. Aromatic waters or Hydrolats are waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils.

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Description

Witch Hazel | Latin name: Hamamelis virginiana | Aromatic waters by distillation of Leaves, Twigs | Plant family: Hamamelidaceae

A small deciduous tree that grows up to 6 meters high with long and broad oval leaves. Its flowers are pale to bright yellow with four ribbon-shaped petals. Native Americans produced Witch Hazel by boiling the stems of the plant and producing decoction, which was used to treat swellings and inflammation.

Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.

Works great with our Tea Tree Hydrolat

Properties

One of the most important anti-oxidants and anti ageing substances, Witchhazel is very suitable for mature or damaged skin. Also very good for teenage skin and its associated conditions, such as acne and oily skin. A traditional timeless remedy for wounds and general skin care.

Analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, cooling, ophthalmic, sedative and a tonic.

Hydrolat Properties and Meanings 

Methods of Use

Skin Treatments
Use hydrolats as cleansers, toners, to make masks and for facial spritzers.  Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.

Room Freshener
Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment.  Particularly useful in the office to help prevent the spread of disease.

Mouthwash & Gargle
Dilute 1:10 for children and 1:4 for adults for gargles and mouthwashes to help strengthen gums, freshen breath, relieve sore throats, ulcers, thrush and toothache.

Baths
Add up to 100mls to an adult bath and 50mls to a child’s bath.  Hydrolats can also be used in sitz baths for thrush, candida, haemorrhoids, constipation, vaginal spasm and other complaints.

Compress
Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to the area being treated.  For a cold compress use a cold cloth and for hot, use a hot cloth.  Wrap up the area with plastic film and leave for 30 minutes.  A hot or cold water bottle can be used to enhance the effects.

Health Drink
To help promote a healthy, balanced body, dilute 200mls of hydrolat into 1 litre of water and drink throughout the day.  Also suitable for babies and children in smaller amounts, up to 500mls per day.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-hazardous.

15-20% Ethanol
2-9% Tannin

Witch Hazel Hydrolat MSDS
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