Witch Hazel Pads A.E.R. are formulated with protective glycerin and 50% Witch Hazel to help relieve irritation and inflammation. Every pad is pH-balanced, biodegradable and free of dyes. These unique and natural ingredients help to create a cooling compress that’s suitable for many uses, such as changing baby diapers and vaginal cleansing. Women who have recently given birth frequently use them to cleanse and help lessen swelling.