The Many Uses for Witch Hazel You Didn’t Know About!

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witch-hazelWitch hazel is a great multi use ingredient and can be used for a number of things. One of the most widely known uses of witch hazel is to treat acne. But today let’s take a look at a few of its lesser known uses.

Mixing witch hazel with aloe gel can help to cool and heal any nasty sun burns.

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Likewise witch hazel has great healing properties applying it to bruises will allow them to fade more quickly than usual and will prevent scarring from any recent wounds.

Due to its properties as an astringent it can also be use to fade under eye bags. Simply apply a small amount to a cotton ball and dab gently on the affected area. Be careful not to get it too close to your eyes.

Witch hazel can also be a great jewelery cleaner all on its own. Simply apply some to a cloth and swipe down your jewelery, it will be sparkling as good as new before you know it.

Personally I get bitten alive during the summer months whether I’m indoors or outdoors it doesn’t seem to matter. Witch hazel is a quick way to relieve itchiness and pain caused by bug bites or nettle stings. It also helps to reduce inflammation.

Plenty of us have experimented with hair color in our times and plenty of us have been left with hair dye stains on our foreheads and hands. To remove these stains soak a cotton ball in witch hazel and then gently rub away any stains left behind by the hair dye.

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Have you ever tried Witch Hazel for anything?

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