Are you familiar with all of the wonderful uses for witch hazel? If not, you need to be! Witch Hazel has been a household staple for years mostly used to treat minor cuts and injuries, but did you know there are so many other uses for this miracle liquid?
It can be utilized for all sorts of practical reasons around the house. Considering you can buy a bottle for as little as a buck; witch hazel is not only fabulous but frugal as well. Take a look below at 10 wonderful uses for witch hazel and how you can use it in your own home. You may just be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate it into your daily beauty, health, and cleaning routines. Take a look!
10 Wonderful Uses for Witch Hazel:
Say So Long to Scars
If you have stubborn scars, you can lessen the appearance by treating the scar with witch hazel. Just apply to a cotton ball or q-tip and dab on the scar once in the morning and once at night. The scar will lessen over time as the witch hazel will reduce the puffiness.
Banish Under Eye Bags
No one likes baggage under the eyes! If your eyes are puffy and dark, treat them with witch hazel. Apply to a cotton ball and swab under your eyes. The anti-inflammatory properties in witch hazel will combat the swelling and thus reduce the darkness as well. While you are at it, you can also give yourself a facial. Witch hazel will help soothe your face, reduce red skin and inflammation, and tackle blemishes. Just apply to your skin with a cotton ball after you wash it. You can do this twice a day if you wish. Your face will feel clean and refreshed!
Lessen Varicose Veins
Witch hazel can’t treat veins to where they are gone forever, but it can help reduce them and their symptoms helping you find relief and comfort. To treat your veins and feel relief from the pressure and aching, soak wash cloths in witch hazel and apply to the veins.
If you don’t have any hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol on hand, you can use witch hazel to clean out cuts and scrapes. Pour directly on the wound and allow it to dry. Put on a bandage and change daily until the cut is healed.
Ouch! Did you stay out in the sun too long? Treating your sunburn with witch hazel will help heal the skin and also help with preventing skin peeling. Apply the witch hazel with a washcloth that you have soaked in witch hazel and lay flat on your burned skin.
(Check out these 9 Fantastic Uses for Aloe Vera too for help with a sunburn.)
If you are out of deodorant, you can always splash on a little witch hazel. It will kill the stinky bacteria that can cause body odor and leave you feeling fresh. Just apply the witch hazel to a cotton ball and wipe under your arms. Reapply as needed.
Treat a Sore Throat
Out of throat drops? No problem. Witch Hazel helps shrink inflamed throats. You can add witch hazel to your warm tea for a soothing treat, or you can gargle it as you would mouth wash. Pretty soon, you will feel as good as new.
Give Your Scalp a Treat
If you have tight, itchy scalp or dandruff, massage your scalp with the witch hazel. Then shampoo as you normally would. The witch hazel will soothe and moisturize your scalp and help relieve these symptoms.
Clean Fido’s Ears
Don’t pay your vet big bucks to clean your dog’s ears. Simply apply a small amount of witch hazel to a wash cloth and wipe out the inside of your dog’s ear. You will notice dirt and debris are easily removed, and your dog will look happy and healthy.
Make Your Jewelry Sparkle
Soak your jewelry in a bowl of witch hazel and watch debris get washed away. Just soak your jewelry for 20 minutes and dry with a soft cloth. That’s it!
See how easy it is to use witch hazel in a variety of ways? Head to your local dollar store or drug store where you can find a bottle for as little as a dollar. It is a fabulous and frugal way to give your beauty and cleaning routine a boost!
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I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.