What is Witch Hazel Distillate?

The Homestead Company introduces a unique brand of skin care product with its Witch Hazel Distillate. The biggest difference between this product and others in the same category is that it does not contain any alcohol. You are given pure witch hazel extract which in turn means there is little to no risk of skin irritation upon contact with the skin. Witch hazel is known to help speed up recovery of abrasions and cuts and can also be used to help soothe and treat sunburns, hemorrhoids, acne and varicose veins.


The Homestead Company Witch Hazel Distillate basically contains only one ingredient which is witch hazel extract (99.85%) which is derived naturally from the plant. It also contains an inactive ingredient, benzoic acid (.15%) which is only there as a mild preservative.


Usage is quite simple: pour the ointment onto a clean cotton pad or ball and apply to the skin.


The Homestead Company Witch Hazel Distillate can be purchased through the manufacturer’s official website. An 8 ounce bottle costs $12.95 and comes with free shipping.  It does not come with any bulk purchase discount though.

Possible Side Effects

Witch hazel is relatively safe for use and should cause no side effects. Others might experience mild skin irritations but nothing too serious. While witch hazel contains a cancer causing ingredient called safrole, the plant contains such minute amount that this is not a factor at all. In order to stay on the safe side, we urge you to consult with a dermatologist first before using such ointments, especially if this is your first time using it.

Manufacturer’s Commitment

The Homestead Company Witch Hazel Distillate comes with a 100% money back guarantee, no questions asked, for any customer who is dissatisfied with the results of the product, whether used or unused. The company requests that you try the product for 30 days and, if not satisfied you can return it within 60 days for a refund. You can contact them through their customer support page to learn more about their return policy.

At the time of writing there were an impressive number of customer reviews on Amazon and equally impressive 90% positive (four or five-star) rating. Only 6% of the ratings were negative.

The Bottom Line

All in all, The Homestead Company Witch Hazel Distillate looks like an effective way to treat certain skin problems. From mild injuries to acne, you can apply witch hazel unto the affected area to help speed up recovery. While it does not have any bulk purchase discounts, the solid return policy instills confidence in the product.

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