It all started in 1866, when Rev. Thomas Newton Dickinson, a clergyman, saw an opportunity to bring the benefits of Witch Hazel to the masses. Born and raised in New England, Dickinson understood the powerful healing properties of the native plant, which was used by Native Americans as early as the 17th Century. He set up his first distillery plant in central Connecticut, close to an abundance of the finest grade Witch Hazel shrubs to produce and bottle his namesake brand Dickinson’s Witch Hazel.
Every winter, Dickinson Brands begins to hand-harvest organic-certified New England Witch Hazel at its peak bloom.