14 Reasons Witch Hazel Should Be In Every Home. by Jess πŸ’‹ Baez - Musely
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14 Reasons Witch Hazel Should Be In Every Home.

posted in Family & Kids
08/07/2014
  • 1. NATURAL ASTRINGENT
    has the ability to remove excess oil from skin and shrink down pores. Also helps reduce the amount of contaminants that enter pores and, consequently, the amount and severity of blemishes. May further prevent blemishes, especially blackheads which is result from dried sebum build-up in pores.

    2. FADE BRUISES AND BLEMISHES
    May be used to treat blemishes already present on the face or other areas of the body. Apply with cotton ball or cosmetic pad to reduce inflammatory skin conditions. When applied to bruises it can fade discoloration and speed up the healing process.

  • 3. BRIGHTEN AROUND EYES
    to tighten skin and reduce inflammation makes this an ideal natural remedy for treating discoloration and puffiness under and around eyes. Make sure not to get it in your eyes it will result in significant pain and lingering discomfort from dryness.

    4. SHRINK SWOLLEN VEINS
    soak soft terry cloth in witch hazel and lay over skin affected by varicose veins to temporary reduce swelling and pain. Remember to prop up legs to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment.

    5. STOP BLEEDING
    apply it to minor cuts and scrapes to stop bleeding. Witch hazel also disinfects, making

  • It a popular choice for cleansing wounds before bandaging.

    6. POST HAIR REMOVAL
    great follow-up to shaving any part of the body. Not only will it stop the bleeding from nicks or cuts, it can also prevent razor burns.

    7. HEMORRHOID RELIEF
    is great for easing the pain, itching, swelling, and bleeding of hemorrhoids. In fact it's a common ingredient in many commercial hemorrhoid creams.

    8. EASE A SORE THROAT
    an herbal tea of witch hazel (not the store- bought kind which always contains isopropyl alcohol) can help to ease the discomfort of a sore throat. Gargle witch hazel tea to reduce

  • Swelling, dry up excess mucus, and ease pain caused by laryngitis, tonsillitis, or other throat maladies.

    9. THREAT DAMAGED GUMS
    witch hazel mouth rinse (don't use witch hazel that contains isopropyl alcohol) can help reduce pain and swelling of irritated or infected gums. Can also be used to stop minor bleeding of the gums and mouth.

    10. DRY UP SWIMMER'S EAR
    use an eye dropper to insert several drops of witch hazel into each ear to dry up pus, clear away excess oil, and break up wax and debris that may be clogging the ear canal. Allow ears to drain and clean gently with cotton swab.

  • 11. SOOTHE DIAPER RASH
    anti-inflammatory properties make it effective and safe remedy for soothing pain from diaper rash. Regular application will also assist in healing damaged skin faster.

    12. COOL DOWN SUNBURN
    mix some witch hazel with your Aloe Vera gel the next time you need to treat a sunburn. It will aid your skin in healing while the aloe helps to cool the burn. This treatment can also help to prevent skin from peeling in the days following a bad burn.

    13. NEUTRALIZE CONTACT DERMATITIS
    can be used to counter the effects of skin-irritation plant compounds like urushiol, the sap oil

  • Contained in poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac that causes contact dermatitis in about 85% of adults who come in contact with it.

    14. BUG BITES AND STINGS
    just as witch hazel can be used to ease pain and itching from poison ivy and it's cousins, the same works on bug bites and stings.

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