Our harvests begin in late autumn after the leaves have fallen and continue throughout the winter and spring while the plants are dormant. During this time the ground is mostly frozen, allowing our approved foresters access to the crop with minimal potential for adverse environmental impact. The Witch Hazel plants are then harvested and delivered to our facility for processing.
Upon arrival, we screen, clean and transfer the raw Witch Hazel pulp material to storage silos where it is further conditioned prior to distillation. This conditioning ensures maximum and uniform extraction during the distillation process. Every day our sophisticated, fully automated system processes and extracts the therapeutic organic constituents of the Witch Hazel plant material to produce the finished product with the utmost efficiency, quality and care.
We take great pride in the fact that there is no waste from the production of our products. Our process utilizes all the plant materials we harvest to produce various Witch Hazel products. We then recycle the processed plant material into natural, biodegradable landscaping mulch.