Bohemian Beauty Bits: Wonderful Witch Hazel


Witch hazel contains a fusion of potent anti-inflammatory ingredients, including gallic acid and tannins. It also contains antioxidants that help decrease inflammation and free radicals, which are disease-causing compounds that can build up in your body. Studies show that when applied to the skin witch hazel can effectively reduce inflammation and help soothe your skin.


Witch hazel is a plant. The leaf, bark, and twigs are used to make medicine. You may see a product called witch hazel water This is a liquid that is distilled from dried leaves, bark, and partially dormant twigs of the witch hazel plant. Witch hazel leaf extract, bark extract, and witch hazel water are used as astringents to tighten the skin.


Everyone who knows me, knows I LOVE Witch Hazel* As you can see It is like a miracle elixir, with so many uses I can't even name them all. I have decided to compile my top ten list of Witch Hazel uses. I hope you agree...



  • Reduces under Eye circles

Soak cloth in cold Witch Hazel and apply to under eye area to reduce dark circles & swelling.


  • Makes an awesome facial cleanser and toner. (I use it daily)

Just pour a little on a warm clean wash cloth and gently massage into face. It removes dirt, makeup and oil,while tightening pores and leaves your skin smoother and glowing.

  •  Witch Hazel treats Inflamed Skin.

Soak a warm cloth in Witch Hazel, then place on affected area to reduce swelling and redness.

  • Reduce pain from Rashes, Bug bites, and Acnes.

Soak cloth in Witch Hazel to treat and soothe Acne, Blemishes, Poison Ivy, and Poison Oak.

  • Makes a great eco-friendly Household cleaner

Mix Witch Hazel with Lemon Juice to make an eco-friendly, streak free glass cleaner.

  • Heal & soothe cuts & scrapes

Spray  a little bit of Witch Hazel on the affected area to more quickly heal and soothe cuts.

  • Soothe & prevent razor burn

Rub onto freshly shaved to reduce swelling and prevent ingrown hairs.

  • Reduce the appearance of Varicose Veins

Soak cloth in Witc

h Hazel and place on legs to soothe the redness and swelling of varicose veins.

  • Relieve sore & swollen gums and throat

Gargle with warm (not hot) Witch Hazel to reduce pain and swelling in the throat and gums.

  • Deep clean Scalp & reduce frizz

Rub Witch Hazel into hair before shampooing to provide a deeper clean.


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