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Witch Hazel is a must-have beauty cabinet item. It has been used as an all-natural beauty product alternative for well over one hundred years. Yet, many people aren't as familiar with this flowering shrub as they should be! That's why today, we focus on a bunch of ways you can use this magnificent product. After all, it doesn't cost much and brings myriad benefits to your life. 

 

Tone It Up

A natural astringent, Witch Hazel works extremely well as a beneficial toner for the skin. It not only clears off the layer of dirt you accumulate throughout the day, it works inside your pores for the appearance of smoother skin. 

Shaving Pal 

Are you notorious for post-shaving razor bumps? They aren't fun. If you get those bad guys each time you have a shaving session, Witch Hazel acts as a natural reliever and tames them a bit. 

Press Refresh 

Stay out late last night? Or, just woke up feeling puffy and gross? Then Witch Hazel can be your partner in crime. It has an intrinsic cooling property that can provide some natural relief to your water-neglected face. (But please, make sure to down a few cups of water stat).

Keep Sanitary 

Store brought sanitizers contain alcohol and can be drying on the skin. Luckily, you can swap out alcohol for Witzh Hazel for an equally effective homemade sanitizer.

 

Here's how:

Mix together 2 Tablespoons Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner, 3 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel, 1/2 Teaspoon Vitamin E Pure Natural Skin Oil 5000 IU, and essential oils of choice for scent. Mix together, add to a squeeze bottle, and use as often as needed!