Witch Hazel Has Always Cast its Spell On Me!
Witch Hazel has always been one of my favorite beauty product staples. I’ve used it as a toner and as eye pads while giving facials by taking a round cotton makeup pad cut in halves and drenching it in the cooling liquid and placing them on the client’s closed eyes. I’ve also treated my daughter’s cuts, sores and bruises with it because my father always did and it always worked really well. It is also said to be effective when used on insect bites, poison ivy and even hemorrhoids when formulated into proper diluted preparations. It is a strong anti-oxidant and astringent and is therefore a superb ingredient for treating acne.
I never knew why my dad always used both Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera but it turns out it is because it has long been used in Native American history which was then passed on to the early Puritan settlers in New England. My dad is Cherokee and apparently his dad and grandma used Witch Hazel to treat his eczema.
When shopping for skin care products (especially for problematic skin) check the ingredients to see if Witch Hazel is one of the ingredients so you can be assured you’re purchasing a product that is more than likely effective and tried and true. You can also buy Dickinson’s Witch Hazel as well as many other quality Witch Hazel products at www.thenaturalstore.com.
Burt’s Bees offers a supreme hand sanitizer that contains both Witch Hazel and Aloe. It eliminates 99.9% of germs and makes your hands soft and smooth all while being 100% natural. It can be found at www.thenaturalstore.com as well.
Witch Hazel is indeed bewitching!