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The Best Witch is Witch Hazel

Cassandra Stuart

Tags beauty, plant medicine

The Best Witch is Witch Hazel

If I were stranded on a deserted island, one of the things I’d want with me would be Witch Hazel. This multi-purpose miracle cleanser is high in tannins which reduces inflammation, heals and preserves the skin. Known as the “medicinal marvel with a funny name,” it really is the best witch! I use it for everything. Witch Hazel is used in many of our beauty care products and is made by boiling the bark and leaves of the North-American Witch Hazel shrub Hamamelis virginiana. I’ve never made my own but I trust the Thayers brand. It’s often combined with Aloe, allowing it to moisturize while...