Witch Hazel is a key ingredient in many different bath and body products. It acts as a natural preservative when you are making bath products at home. On our money saving page, there are several different bath and body recipes that feature witch hazel. You can also find more recipes in the Homemade Bath & Body Recipes ebook.
Here’s a few recipes we pulled out of the book. Enjoy!
Herbal Astringent For Oily Skin
1 oz Chamomile
3 tb Witch hazel
1/2 ts Cider vinegar
1 oz Peppermint extract
8 oz Water
Few drops of peppermint extract
1/4 ts Boric acid — optional
Boil chamomile, witch hazel, vinegar, peppermint and water. Cool and strain. Add remaining ingredients in a spray bottle and shake. Keep refrigerated.
Basic Bubble Bath Recipe
Use only 100% pure soap flakes.
Almond Oil–2 cups
Distilled W ater–2 cups
Soap Flakes (or grated soap)–1 cup
Witch Hazel–2 Tbsp
Boil the spring water and melt the soap in it. In another container, mix
the witch hazel and almond oil together and shake well. (If possible, do
this in a blender.) Then slowly add the soap mix ture to the witch hazel and oil blend and again, shake or blend well. These amounts will make a large quantity of basic bubble bath mixture to which you can add the essential oils of your choice as and when required. For each 2 tablespoons of base bubble bath, use 15 drops of essential oil and mix well. Use 1-2 teaspoons of the final product in each bath.
Soothing Summer Body Spray
1 tablespoon witch hazel
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon cucumber extract
1 cup water
For a refreshing cool feeling, make an after shower spray by combining all the ingredients. Place in a pump spray bottle.