Witch Hazel, also sometimes known as “Snapping Hazel’ is a flowering plant that has long been used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans who passed it’s healing and soothing secrets on to early settlers. It’s used in a variety of healthcare and skincare products because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties. Here are 9 great uses for Witch Hazel:

Clean Skin & Pores – Witch hazel contains a high concentration of tannins which act to pull oil from clogged pores.

Brighten Around Eyes – Witch hazel has anti-inflammatory properties which tighten skin and reduce inflammation making skin look

Shrink Swollen Veins – The ant-inflammatory properties of witch hazel can help reduce swollen veins

Great Aftershave – Witch hazel can be a great aftershave ointment pulling excess oil and tightening skin after shaving.

Hemorrhoid Relief – It’s anti-inflammatory properties work here as well.

Soothe Diaper Rash – The anti-inflammatory properties of Witch Hazel make it a great all-natural choice for diaper rash.

Cool Down Sunburn – A mixture of aloe vera and witch hazel makes for great sunburn relief.

Bug Bites & Stings – Witch hazel is known for its anti-itching properties.

Treat Damaged Gums – a mouth rinse with witch hazel can reduce pain and inflammation in gums.