Witch Hazel Distillate aka Witch Hazel Hydrosol
Our Witch Hazel Hydrosol is 100% Witch Hazel Hydrosol (most companies include up to 14% alcohol). No alcohol has been added to our hydrosol. Witch Hazel is a wonderful hydrosol, and is often used in a variety of skin care products. As a gentle astringent, Witch Hazel hydrosol can be used as a toner to help keep sebum production under control and fight acne. Witch Hazel is a naturally mild cleanser and antiseptic, which will keep skin clean and fight blemishes when applied. Witch Hazel is an anti-inflammatory which can help to reduce redness and swelling when the skin is irritated. Witch Hazel is also great for alleviating itchy skin and can be used on rashes, bug bites or stings, and sunburn. Soothing and calming to skin, Witch Hazel is great for use on eczema and psoriasis. Great for any and all skin types.
Properties cleansing, toning, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, soothing, anti-itch, reduces redness, antiseptic, acne fighting
Method of Application
Use as a refreshing spritz as desired, and during the hydration stages of your routine. May also be used on neck and body. This hydrosol may be used as a substitute for distilled water for formulations. Can be used in conjunction with creams and lotions and in dry or wet clay recipes. Can also be used mixed with water in a facial steam.
Product (4 ounce) comes with a spritzer. Keep refrigerated.
Botanical Name: Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)
Country of Origin: USA
Process of Distillation: Steam distilled
Solubility: Water soluble
Shelf Life and Storage Information for
Products and Ingredients
Finished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months.
Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should always be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Sample Sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months) and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
Please keep your products out of high humidity, heat, and direct
light, and keep them in a dark cabinet when possible.
Exfoliating Acid products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or the Salicylic Acid Serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration
and/or Kept in the Dark
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally you can refrigerate all carrier oils although some of the very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, setting the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shaking the bottle will hopefully turn into a liquid.
^There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil. Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt.
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should always be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents from each herb. Root, Trunk, Leaves, and Flowers. Extracts have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc. will all have a different shelf life.
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