We harvest our Witch Hazel plants using sustainable methods on over 33,000 acres of New England forest, where the plant grows naturally. Our harvestlands are certified organic, and our harvesters carefully select, manage, and document our harvest areas according to the National Organic Program regulations.
Out in their native habitat, our plants grow to maturity, forming the nutrient-dense bark and twigs that hold the therapeutic properties of the plant, the ONLY parts of the plant that are to be used for genuine witch hazel (never leaves! never flowers!) according to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP*).
To ensure forest health and promote regrowth, we cut only mature branches of dormant plants in the cold fall and winter months, and always leave enough of the plant to promote regrowth and forest health.