Why We Recommend
Around the Bottom Line office, many women use alcohol-free witch hazel to tone facial skin, remove excess oil and makeup and reduce puffiness under the eyes. The men find it's a great aftershave lotion thanks to the many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. But hardly anyone knew that Native Americans — the Osage, Mohegans and other tribes — first discovered the health benefits of witch hazel. It's been around for centuries!
In 1847, Henry Thayer, MD, opened a laboratory on Main Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to produce his newly developed line of herbal extracts for sale to the medical profession. Today, Thayers Natural Remedies is famous around the world for organic witch hazel and aloe vera, slippery elm lip balm and throat lozenges and other products that have stood the test of time.