It costs only a few dollars to buy a bottle of witch hazel. This astringent substance is actually an extract derived from the bark and leaves of a flowering plant called Hamamelis virginiana. Most people buy witch hazel to use on their skin. Personally, I love this stuff. The astringent quality helps to cleanse my skin and get rid of excess oils, but it’s really gentle and it doesn’t dry it out either. As it turns out, witch hazel has a whole ton of handy uses! Check it out!