Celebrating the Benefits of Witch Hazel

Happy National Witch Hazel Day! Yes, October 21st marks the first official Witch Hazel Day, created by Dickinson brands. You might have heard of this product, but wonder what it does, and why the wacky name? Witch Hazel comes from distilling the bark and twigs of mature witch hazel plants. The benefits of Witch Hazel are numerous, including skin cleansing, treating minor skin irritations, scrapes and cuts, and more. Witch Hazel has been formulated into cosmetic and over-the-counter products since the late 1800’s, so it is definitely a product that has stood the test of time!

Crazy story- a friend of mine shared her experience with Witch Hazel. She took a vacation with her kids in Maine, and they were out in the fields all day. The kids were out in nature, playing with caterpillars, a totally idyllic scene. As they were at dinner that evening, the kids broke out into a blistery, itchy rash. The mom had no clue what was going on, until someone came over to her and asked if she was from out of town. Confused, she responded yes. The stranger then proceeded to tell her about the Browntail Moth, and how the caterpillars cause this specific rash in their area. The solution? Witch Hazel! She rushed to the store and picked some up, and it cleared up this painful situation.

Here are three different brands of Witch Hazel, and I picked two of their products I think are the most useful.

  • They use genuine, sustainable, wild-harvested witch hazel from the forests of New England.
  • It’s distilled according to the highest standards to remove impurities and harness potency

National Witch Hazel Day- Humphrey's

Humphrey’s Nourish Witch Hazel with Aloe Alcohol-free toner:

  • Uses organic aloe and vitamin E
  • It’ll soften, smooth, and moisturize skin
  • Unscented

Humphrey’s Clarify Witch Hazel Certified Organic Toner:

  • It will refine and restore skin
  • Uses a USDA certified organic formula

Both of these products retail for $11.99

  • Their witch hazel is the 1st ingredient in their products
  • They use clean formulas that cleanse, tone, and refresh skin
  • Their products use a plant-to-bottle process- they use sustainably harvested, certified organic witch hazel plants

Witch Hazel

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner:

  • It refreshes skin and refines pores
  • Removes excess oil, dirt and makeup without overdrying
  • retails $4.99

Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Alcohol-free Hydrating Toner with Rosewater:

  • Soothes and moisturizes
  • Also contain hyaluronic acid, aloe and vitamin E
  • retails $6.99
  • America’s #1 brand of authentic witch hazel
  • made with 100% natural witch hazel
  • cleans, soothes, and treats a variety of everyday skin irritations
  • It helps with relief of bug bites, treats minor cuts and scrapes, helps relieve blemishes in addition to cleansing skin

Witch Hazel- T.N. Dickinson's

T.N Dickinson’s 100% Natural Witch Hazel Astringent for Face and Body:

  • Not over drying
  • zero artificial dyes or fragrances
  • retails $4.99

T.N Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Soothing, Multi Use Cleansing Cloths:

  • Cooling to the face and body as they clean
  • Extra large, ultra soft
  • retails $6.99

Find them instore and online at Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Amazon, and other local retailers.

Cheers to finding natural rememdies to life’s skin woes!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own as always.