Organic Witch Hazel Water | Natural SkinCare | Aromantic UK

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Organic Witch Hazel Water

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Inci:  Hamamelis virginiana Water, Ethanol

A genuine hydrolate produced naturally as a by-product of essential oil distillation - a strong antioxidant and a classic astringent skin toner

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A colourless to very pale yellow transparent mobile liquid with a clean, fresh, slightly herbal smell, produced from steam distillation of the leaves, twigs and bark of the organic Hamamelis Virginiana plant. The resulting distillation contains naturally occurring oils. Ethanol has been added, by the manufacturer, which has some preservation activity however care still needs to be taken when handling this ingredient in order to prevent contamination.

There are so called flower waters available that are made by adding essential oils or an extract to water. These are not flower waters or hydrolats and are inferior to this genuine hydrolat which is produced by steam distillation.

This hydrolat has had no true preservative added to its bottle so please take care to not contaminate it.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
It removes excess oil from the skin and tightens the pores due to its astringent qualities. Use in toners, serums, creams and lotions in products for acne prone skin for its antibacterial qualities.

Contains antioxidants and tannins, both of which are very beneficial in anti aging products. Use in toners, serums, gels, masks, creams and lotions.

Helps to reduce inflammation and swelling especially from mild sports injuries and muscular strains.

Calms and soothes hemorrhoids when blended with other ingredients.

Excellent to add to men’s shaving products and is very effective at reducing the incidence of ingrown hairs. Very soothing and cooling for razor burn.

Calming for insect bites and other minor skin irritations.

Can lighten the colour of stretch marks and reduce some of the puckering appearance.

A 10% witch hazel lotion can reduce the irritation from sunburn quite significantly.

Hair Care
Soothes and calms a sensitive scalp. Stops itching. No direct hair care usage.

Other
Use 1% to 20%. It is very potent so we do not recommend using at a strength of more than 20% blended with other ingredients. Do not use it neat.

Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only products.

Heat stable so can be used in Stage 2 (water stage) when making creams and lotions.

Hydrosols are very prone to fungal contamination. Store them in the ‘fridge if you can and never leave the tops off the bottles whilst you are working.

Suggested Blends
Blend with other flower waters at the recommended dilutions for refreshing and tonifying facial mists.

Excellent to use in a gel blended with Anti Acne Active Toner and Vitamin B3.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Witch Hazel Water (Organic).