Witch Hazel | Distillate Alcohol Free - Cynthia’s Gifts

Witch Hazel | Distillate Alcohol Free

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Witch Hazel Distillate (Alcohol Free). The power of the Witch Hazel plant without alcohol!

Alcohol Free Witch Hazel Distillates (or Witch Hazel extracts) are clear, colorless botanical extracts prepared from the recently cut and partially dried, dormant twigs of the Hamamelis virginiana Linné plant.

The forms of Witch Hazel that are most commonly used are Witch Hazel Distillate Water and Witch Hazel Extract. The uses, applications and benefits for both forms range from; topical skin usage as a toner, astringent, anti inflammatory and anti itch treatment, to being a fundamental ingredient in the formulation of various cosmetic products.

Before going too much in depth Witch Hazel can be used for lets delve into the difference between a distillate, also called a hydrosol, and an extract. Extraction is the process in which parts of the plant are first dried and then placed in a solution comprised of water and alcohol to soak. This causes the medical components to be drawn out allowing them to infuse with the solution. The resulting combination is Witch Hazel Extract. A hydrosol, or distillate water, on the other hand, is yielded from a very different process.

One of the most popular uses for Witch Hazel Distillate is to apply it directly to the skin as it is excellent for use on all skin types form oily to sensitive.

It is found in a wide array of skincare and anti aging products. It is often used on: Dry Skin, Acne, Red spots. As well as being used to: Remove excess oil, or sebum, from the skin, Tighten and reduce pores, Reduce skin irritation, Cleanse and condition skin, Relieve the discomfort of sunburns as part of an after sun care regimen, Help condition hair, Help reduce inflammation, Soothe, prevent razor burn, Help heal bruises, Reduce the look of under eye circles as well as reduce swelling and puffiness of the eyes.

Its’ crystal clear colour allows for it to be the perfect addition to formulations without changing the appearance of the finished product.

Many customers specify distillates for treatment products including, anti-irritant products for sun care, wound care, children’s “sting free” products and other products where skin sensitization is an issue.


  • Sensitive Skin Formulations
  • Eye Creams/Gels/Serums,
  • Shaving Creams
  • Alcohol Free Formulations
  • Toners & Cleansers
  • Wound Care
  • Sun Care
  • Eye Care
  • DIY Makeup Setting Spray



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