Witch hazel is native to the eastern half of North America. It is now found from Maine to Florida, and to the Mississippi River.
Witch hazel oil is clear, and virtually odourless.
Witch hazel oil is said to have many different uses, including spot and blemish control, soothing and healing rashes, shrinking bags under the eyes, soothing and reducing haemorrhoids, relieving varicose veins, soothing poison ivy and poison oak, treating chicken pox blisters and healing bruises faster.
Witch hazel oil is used in a variety of products including facial cleansers, toners, astringents, creams and lotions.