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What is Witch Hazel? What is Witch Hazel used for?
Witch hazel, as we know it, is an extract of the North American witch-hazel tree, Hamamelis virginiana. The bark and leaves are useful in traditional preparations, mostly topically. Witch hazel gets its medicinal properties from the tannins, flavonoids, essential oils, choline and saponins. Its properties make it highly effective in treating skin ailments of all kinds.
Thank you Cookie Santerre for reminding us it’s time to go out and look for it!
You can find recipes online to make witch hazel astringent. Click here for the recipe and instructions