The Benefits of Witch Hazel
As a young person growing up in West Virginia, witch hazel was not only part of our medicine chest, but also of our beauty regime. The benefits of witch hazel are in fact quite incredible, depending on what you're using it for.
Witch Hazel, for those who aren't in the know, is an astringent and its made from a very natural substance, the bark and the leaves of the North American Witch Hazel, which is a shrub that grows in the US and Canada.
Typically the benefits of witch hazel also extend to such things as men's shaving, being a great first line of defense in razor burn or cuts. The benefits of witch hazel are also extolled in the book the "Doctors Book of Home Remedies" as one of the best methods of treating a sunburn.
Many people are not aware that the benefits of witch hazel extend to other areas as well. It is often used by those who are looking for a more natural substitution for hair spray or hair gel for those who have oily hair.
Amusingly enough, the benefits of witch hazel don't stop there. If you're looking for a great natural product to help you in your carpentry or wood restoring projects, try pouring witch hazel compound on a wood surface and watch it over time. Witch Hazel will essentially begin to soften the older varnish that is on the surface of the wood.
You can't understate the benefits of witch hazel when it comes to beauty, health or even home uses.