Uses for Witch Hazel
It is no lie that on this blog, we like to use simple and more natural ingredients in our every day lives. This include health care products. Have you ever heard of using witch hazel to soothe your everyday aches and pains? I wanted to know a little bit more on what witch hazel is, and what it’s uses are.
What is Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is a plant that is an astringent. It is sold usually as witch hazel water in pharmacies. Many people like to use to as a natural way to treat minor skin issues like bruises, pain, itching, and hemorrhoids.
Skin Uses for Witch Hazel
- bug bites
- small burns
- stop minor bleeding
- varicose veins
-under eyes to tighten bags under eyes
-to soothe and treat diaper rash
-ease peri-pain post-childbirth
-ease razor burn
-treat poison ivy chicken pox blisters
By Mouth Uses for Witch Hazel
Household Uses for Witch Hazel
- household cleaner
- jewelry cleaner
Witch hazel, while generally safe for adults, does have some side effects you should know about. In some people it can cause some minor skin irritation. Taking it by mouth may cause an upset stomach. Ingesting witch hazel in large quantities could cause liver problems.
And remember, consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns. This post should in no way be your only source of information. We don’t treat or diagnosis any issues here, just passing on the info on how this product can be used.
I know that witch hazel definitely comes in handy with peri-pain after childbirth. Have you tried any of the other uses? Any I should add to the list?
What are your favorite uses for witch hazel?