Witch Hazel (USP) Specification
WITCH HAZEL PRODUCTS
Natural Power for Pharmaceutical Performance
Available with 14% USP Natural Grain Alcohol or 14% Standard USP Alcohol
Witch Hazel has a long history of use for medicinal applications dating back to the Native Americans. After centuries of process and product refinement, this timeless natural astringent continues to power many of the world’s leading personal care products both as a natural active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) or base. In either role it is ideal for the treatment of minor skin irritations, minor cuts, minor scrapes and anorectal treatment products or personal cleansing products.
The term Witch Hazel is considered a “standard of identity” as defined by the FDA in the USP. Witch Hazel is defined as the following: “Witch Hazel Extract (Witch Hazel) is a clear, colorless distillate prepared from recently cut and partially dried dormant twigs of Hamamelis virginiana Linné,” containing natural oils and 14% Alcohol.
“Witch Hazel USP” must be a fully distilled product prepared through a specific closed distillation process and contain 86% witch hazel distillate from the bark and twigs of Hamamelis virginiana Linné and 14% pure ethyl alcohol only. Our proprietary distillation process ensures the highest quality and most consistent product in the industry conforming to all USP, BPC and NF11 specifications.
Applications & Benefits
An all natural pharmaceutical active ingredient – boosting the efficacy of your products with the power of nature.
FDA Approved Uses
Personal care applications
Witch Hazel is a popular ingredient in liquid form and is used in today’s popular towelette and pad products to cleanse, refresh and soothe.
This product has been approved for use to treat a variety of skin conditions relating to irritation, inflammation and abrasions. It has also been widely accepted for use as a base ingredient in other drug products for chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, cracked and blistered skin, diaper rash, windburn and sunburn.