Today I’m sharing my thoughts on how to use Witch Hazel 21 different ways. I remember using this product years ago. I am always looking for natural remedies, so I decided to do a little research on it. I was not aware that you could buy Witch Hazel in so many fragrances. Wow, how things have changed! We had clear and clear years ago. No fragrances. Period. Now I see so many fragrances like unscented, lavender, aloe vera, rose petal, lemon, peach and others as well. This post is an update from a few years ago.
Here’s the deal, I am suggesting these benefits based on my research. I am not a doctor, nurse or anyone in the medical field. I believe in natural healing, but I also have one fabulous doctor I see once a year. I rarely go to the doctor, but that’s just me because I rarely if ever get sick. I never get flu shots, oh my gosh did I just say that? Yes, I did. Please do what is right for you and we will all be happy with our own choices. Let’s leave it at that. Okay, let’s get started with some ways we can use Witch Hazel.
How To Use Witch Hazel:
Witch Hazel is an astringent, its made from witch hazel leaf extract, witch hazel bark and witch hazel water. Witch hazel is a plant used to make medicine. People use it for the following health benefits and other applications.
1. Gently cleans all types of skin.
2. Use after exposure to the sun or wind.
3. Rub some on after a shower or bath, the different scents are awesome.
4. Use it topically for pain.
5. I rub it on my itchy arms to help stop the itch.
6. It helps with swollen ankles-soothes the pain.
7. It soothes varicose veins.
8. Use it topically on minor burns.
9. Use it topically for hemorrhoids.
10. Use it topically for skin irritations.
11. Great for babies who are teething-rub on their little-swollen gums.
12. It helps fight infection on cuts or scrapes.
13. Lavender witch hazel is calming.
14. It’s a delicate soothing toner for the skin.
15. It’s an alternative to drying skin-helps tighten pores.
16. It beautifies the skin naturally.
17. Use after shaving to help protect your skin.
18. Soothes bug bites and bee stings.
19. Heals skin a little faster.
20. Soothes diaper rash
21. According to Web, M.D., you can use it for diarrhea Web, M.D.
I’m adding a few bottles to my first aid and natural remedy stash. I want to be able to heal my body, and the body of those around me, if we did have some sort of unforeseen disaster or emergency. We need to take the time to learn how to heal our bodies naturally. Of course, we would go to the doctor if we felt the need….please do not take this the wrong way. I just feel like sometimes we need to be prepared to take care of ourselves if NO antibiotics are available. I hope that never happens, but my gut tells me it just might. I live on an earthquake fault. I need to be prepared for the unexpected. This means water, food, first aid supplies, temporary cooking devices, solar power devices, an emergency binder that holds our important documents, etc.
Please take a minute and look around your house and in your car and think about what you have in your possession, TODAY, right this minute that will make a difference. Not at some later time. Are you prepared with the necessary tools, first aid items (even fever reducing products), the typical items you need every day? I guess I am just a nervous Nellie….if I get down to the last bottle of aspirin…..I go to the store and buy 5 or 6. It’s just who I am.
What about your gas tank? How full is it? How much cash do you have RIGHT now? Please let me know if you use Witch Hazel and how you use it. I love comments I can add to my list!
Readers Comments, how to use witch hazel:
Shannon: Hi Linda, I use a few ounces of witch hazel along with essential oils of Rosemary, Lavender, and Frankincense in a small spray bottle and spray my scalp after showering. It keeps the scalp refreshed and promotes hair growth and smells good! Not drying at all.
Thanks for all the tips, I love your blog!
Roxanne: I mixed some up, too! I used 10 drops each of the EOs in 1 oz. witch hazel: does that sound about right, Shannon?
Janet: I had the same problem until I stopped using regular shampoo. I make my own now, but something like Dr. Bonner’s would probably be good. Add a generous bit of water, to a small amount of soap in a container. It takes a while to get used to the consistency (like water). My hair has gotten really thick. I think it is the Sodium Laurel Sulfate in shampoo that causes the problem.