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What is Witch Hazel?

What is Witch Hazel?

What is Witch Hazel? Witch hazel is a plant used for skin care and beauty treatments. You can find witch hazel in many stores as a bottle of liquid. This is a mixture of distilled water and witch hazel extract. Witch hazel is also a topical skin care astringent.

what is witch hazel

what is witch hazel? This is a photo of a witch hazel plant.

Witch hazel comes from a yellow flowering plant. The picture on the left is witch hazel. The twigs, leaves, and bark are used to make medicine. The name witch hazel has nothing to do with traditional Halloween symbols. (although it is fun to think this is something a witch uses.)

Witch hazel has some amazing skin care and beauty benefits. Many people have been using witch hazel for treating skin problems. Here’s some witch hazel uses for face and skin care:

  • Skin itching
  • Inflammation
  • Pain / swelling
  • Black eyes
  • Bruises
  • Insect bites
  • Varicose veins
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Soothing minor burns
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Loose skin
  • Stop bleeding
  • Disinfect / fight bacteria


 How does witch hazel work?

Witch hazel has a chemical in it called tannins. When you apply witch hazel to your skin, the tannins will help with all the benefits listed above.

Here’s a video I made talking about how I personally use witch hazel for natural skin care:

How to use witch hazel

It’s best to apply witch hazel with a new clean cotton pad or cotton ball and firmly press it onto your skin. You can also use witch hazel wiping the area with cotton pad or cotton ball. Allow the witch hazel to sit on your skin for at least one minute. Ten minutes would have the best results with witch hazel. Do not rinse the witch hazel. For best results, use witch hazel every day on your problem skin areas.

What does witch hazel smell like?

Witch hazel has a strong herbal smell. Witch hazel smells like this because it’s made from the twigs, bark, and leaves of the witch hazel plant. This beautiful plant has a very strong odor.If you would like a full list of witch hazel skin care benefits please read this article.

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  1. Hi you are beautiful i love your videos you made me run and get all the product you share on your videos..i love the rose hip oil its amazing…i just wanted to ask you about all the oils do you use all of them on your face at once because i get confused about then when you use them…i have normal dry to sensitive face…plus itchy…i want to know which oil is best for me..and when u use the oil in tje morning do u put sunscreen and if u do can u recommend me a good one for my skin..

    • Hi Rawan,
      Thank you for visiting my blog and watching my videos! When I discovered rosehip seed oil, it amazed me how moisturizing it is. It really gets deep into the skin and nourishes it, perfect for under the eye area! I think rosehip seed oil os perfect for your skin to apply in the morning and before you go to sleep. If you have dry skin, I recommend you wash your face before bed with olive oil and warm water, use a little baking soda and water to remove the excess olive. Apply the rosehip seed oil all over your face before bed. Duding the day, I use a bb cream that has spf 15, it’s the elf bb cream – really inexpensive. Good luck! XO

      • Thank u soo much….can you please tell me which rice u use on your skin im trying to find the video lol but not finding it

        • you can use any white rice. This was a sushi rice. You can find short grain sushi rices in your grocery store.

  2. Can I use Thayer’s Witch Hazel to clean my skin in the morning instead of washing? Will it cleanse my skin of products I used the night before and prepare the face for application of day products?

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