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There are so many cool uses for witch hazel. It is a household staple for us and can be used for so many things. There are a few All Natural & Good recipes below if you need some ideas.
Witch hazel has so many benefits and is great for the skin. I especially love using it in my homemade facial toner and it does a great job at balancing the pH of my skin and keeping skin issues at bay.
After the birth of each of my three kids I loved how the homemade padsicles soothed my skin. I mean, they give you witch hazel pads at the hospital anyways, so that must mean something right?
Benefits of Witch Hazel
According to Wikipedia, witch hazel is “an astringent produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch Hazel shrub (Hamamelis virginiana), which grows naturally from Nova Scotia west to Ontario, Canada and south to Florida, and Texas in the United States.
This plant was widely used for medicinal purposes by American Indians. The witch hazel extract was obtained by steaming the twigs of the shrub. The main constituents of the extract include tannin, gallic acid, catechins, proanthocyanins, flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin), essential oil (carvacrol, eugenol, hexenol), choline, saponins, and bitters. Distilled witch hazel sold in drug stores and pharmacies typically contains no tannin.”
Here are some ways to use witch hazel:
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