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9 Uses for Witch Hazel

Discover nine uses for witch hazel to take advantage of this botanical wonder.

| July/August 2013

  • Witch hazel extract is especially beneficial for minor skin irritations.
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  • Witch hazel is an effective treatment for acne, insect bites, blisters and sunburn.
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Witch hazel extract is especially beneficial for minor skin irritations. Discover nine ways to take advantage of this botanical wonder. For more on witch hazel, read the original article, What Is Witch Hazel?

9 Uses for Witch Hazel at Home

1. Acne: Witch hazel is an astringent that can remove dirt and oil without drying skin. Treat blemishes with a cotton pad soaked in a witch hazel solution.

2. Blisters: Dry blisters by applying a gauze pad soaked in witch hazel, then covering with an adhesive bandage. 

3. Insect bites: Relieve itching and swelling from bug bites with witch hazel. Apply a cotton pad soaked in the extract to the affected area. 



4. Minor cuts: Also known as “nature’s Neosporin,” witch hazel is a natural antibacterial that will help treat minor wounds. Apply witch hazel extract directly to the affected area with a cotton pad or washcloth.  

5. Deodorant: Pour witch hazel onto a cotton pad and dab under arms, letting it dry before dressing. For a scented solution, mix 3 tablespoons vodka with an essential oil blend (try 6 drops lavender, 8 drops cypress and 4 drops neroli) in a spray bottle and shake. Add 1⁄2 cup witch hazel and 1⁄4 cup rosewater; use daily. 

Meguel
6/3/2014 5:05:18 AM

This is so good. Thanks for sharing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMnpNXByt8A


Ladar
6/3/2014 3:50:01 AM

These uses of Witch hazel is amazing. It's always good to use natural remedies. Thanks for sharing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovwRsqA5iQA


Monty
5/29/2014 1:11:18 AM

This is good. Witch Hazel has amazing beneficial properties. Thanks for sharing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHFnxoFI_48




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