I can assume you figured it out from the title of this blog post…..Witch Hazel!
For thousands of years a plant, Witch Hazel native to North America and parts of Asia, was used as a skin-healing astringent that’s capable of naturally reducing acne, blisters, insect bites, poison ivy, inflammation and much more!
Witch hazel has been used for centuries to naturally help heal and prevent:
- skin sores
- redness and swelling
- ingrown hairs
- psoriasis or eczema
- oily skin
- excess sweating
- cracked or blistered skin
- insect bites
- poison ivy
- irritated scalp
- sun damage
- razor burn
- mucous membrane inflammation
- allergic reactions
- varicose veins
The most popular use for witch hazel is on the skin. A strong antioxidant and astringent which is perfect for killing bacteria that lives within skin’s pores. This also helps prevent signs of aging, cellular damage and speeds up healing.
After using Witch Hazel with the other ingredients I have listed in the recipe below, I have noticed a significant change in my skin, tone and firmness. I particularly love to put a few drops of this recipe on a cotton round pad, gently press around my eyes or even leave for a few minutes while resting. This is especially good after a night minus good sleep and I wake to circles and bags. Almost instantly you will see a reduction on puffiness. Be very careful not to get any of the ingredients below into your eyes. Do not over saturate the cotton round and you should be able to apply it to your eye area without worry.
I also use this formula throughout my day as a quick pick me up! Great for sunburn (although you should be wearing SPF).
Imagine and Tone
- 8 ounces Witch Hazel (Alcohol Free)
- 16 Drops Lavender Essential Oil- find it here
- 16 Drops Tea Tree Oil- find it here
- 16 Drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil- find it here
Combine together in either an amber pump bottle or a dropper bottle. Take two or three pumps to a cotton round and apply to your face. I typically do this a couple of times until I no longer see any trace of dirt on the round.
It is important that you find alcohol free witch hazel. Alcohol is very drying to the skin and I would never recommend using a product that contains it.