You might be surprised to find out that witch hazel is a NATURAL material. Witch hazel is actually made compound made from the bark and leaves of the Witch Hazel shrub. And you can even make your own witch hazel at home; I haven’t tried it myself.
So let me see if my uses for witch hazel convince you to convert to a regular user! Just remember witch hazel is for external use only.
8 Outstanding Uses for Witch Hazel
* Hemorrhoids – yep, let’s just get this one out on the table 1st. One of the most common uses for witch hazel is for the treatment of hemorrhoids. Using a cotton ball you can apply a bit of the witch hazel to the area for relief from the itching and swelling.
* Acne – Another one of the great uses for witch hazel is to help with acne. Witch hazel is an astringent that cleanses well without drying out the skin. It all disinfects the skin to fight the bacteria that may be causing breakouts. Additionally it reduces swelling which can help quickly to improve the look of your skin. Use like you would any astringent.
* Sunburn – Preventing a sunburn is best but if you get burnt you can use witch hazel to ease the inflammation, increase the speed of healing the damage and reduce peeling. You’ll want to have some witch hazel in your beach or pool bag this summer!
* Deodorant – If you’re trying to avoid commercial deodorants then you have to give a serious consideration to another one of the uses for witch hazel….deodorant replacement! How to use witch hazel as deodorant.
* Dry/Itchy Scalp – If you’re having issues with dandruff you should give witch hazel a try to relieve the dryness and itching with leads to flakes. Mix 1 part witch hazel with 2 parts water, rub into your scalp, give it a few minutes to soak in and the rinse and wash your hair normally.
* Miscellaneous Itching – whether you’re itches are from poison oak or chicken pox or mosquito bites; itch relief is one of the uses for witch hazel that you’ll come back to again and again.
* Varicose Veins – I haven’t tried this myself because I’m not dealing with the issue as of now. But I know friends that are and many have turned to painful treatments. So I say, give your witch haze a shot by soaking a hand towel or wash cloth in witch hazel and laying it on the areas with varicose veins. It should help to relieve pain and strengthen veins.
* Bruises – You can use your with hazel to speed up healing of bruises. Just soak a cotton ball in witch hazel and hold it to the bruise for a few minutes 2 or 3 times a day.
Well there you have it…8 Outstanding Uses for Witch Hazel. I hope if you haven’t been using it that you’ll be getting a bottle soon for your home. Remember when you’re looking for a bottle of witch hazel to choose a brand that is alcohol free and preferably organic.
I know there are many other uses not listed here; I’d love to hear how you are using witch hazel!