Mountain Rose Herbs

Witch Hazel Extract

Botanical Name
Hamamelis virginiana

Origin
USA

Extraction
Alcohol and water (14% alcohol)

Witch hazel extract is a wonderful ingredient for use in your cosmetic and medicinal preparations. It is gentle enough to be used alone, or it may be combined with other ingredients or herbs. Commercial witch hazel extracts usually contain more alcohol than actual witch hazel, and have only been distilled once. However, the line offered by Mountain Rose Herbs leads in both quality and potency. Our true witch hazel extract has been double distilled, and contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 14% alcohol. This makes it more soothing than the version found in your local store, and lacks the alcohol sting and scent.

Witch hazel extract is distilled from the twigs and bark of the Witch Hazel tree. USP grade, the alcohol used in the production of our Witch Hazel extract is grain based.

Typical Analysis
Color- Clear
Odor- Virtually odorless/characteristic
Alcohol by volume- 14.5%
pH- 3.31
Gravity- 0.981
Bacteria- less than 1 CFU/ml
Tannins- less than 0.03 mg/ml
Yeast and Mold- less than 10 CFU/ml

Precautions
Witch Hazel extract is intended for external use. Avoid using witch hazel extract close to the mucus membranes or in the eyes, as it contains a small amount of alcohol. It is best to use on this product on unbroken skin. May cause skin irritation. Do not use on serious burns, cuts, or other wounds. The FDA has approved Witch Hazel distillate as safe for external use in skin care products. Sources had reported no known side effects as of March of 2000. However, future studies may provide more information about the safety or side effects of witch hazel

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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