Homemade Acne Treatment with Witch Hazel

Homemade Acne Treatment

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My cousin asked me to come up with a natural acne treatment. I had been planning to do this for a while. So, I thought I better get to it. Having said that, here are a few home remedies for acne, including an acne treatment recipe.

Heal acne with food

My first suggestion for acne treatment is to change your diet. Some of the top acne-causing foods to remove from your diet include dairy, sugar and processed foods. Read more to see the complete list of foods.

There are many examples of people who cleared their acne by removing certain foods. The following video is about a guy who appeared on the show, The Doctors, who did just that.

Foods and supplements to prevent acne

To learn more about foods you should be avoiding, as well as foods you can add to your diet and supplements to help treat and prevent acne, see the following video from Dr. Axe (my favorite online Naturopath).

Acne treatment

I try to keep my recipes as simple as possible – simple to make with as few ingredients as possible. This homemade acne treatment is no exception.

One of the best natural remedies for acne is witch hazel. Witch hazel is a natural substance that comes from a plant. The reason it is helpful for acne is because it is an astringent. It is well known for its skin-healing abilities.

Tea tree essential oil is perfect in this homemade acne treatment because it is well-known for its antibacterial properties.

Homemade Acne Treatment
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 6-12 drops tea tree essential oil
  1. Add witch hazel to a glass or BPA free container.
  2. Add tea tree essential oil.
  3. Stir or shake a bit.
  4. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and dab on the pimple(s).


If you do not have witch hazel, or you do not wish to use it, coconut oil is an excellent substitute for the witch hazel. Coconut oil is antibacterial as well and it would do a great job in as a natural acne treatment.

Again, if you do not have coconut oil, or you do not wish to use it, honey is a great substitute as it is also antibacterial. I use raw honey on cuts and sores and it heals the wound within a day or two. Honey is great for so many reasons. Learn more benefits of honey HERE.

Where I buy my ingredients

I am very frugal. My mom taught me well. I always hunt down the best products for the best price. Here is a list of what I used and where I bought it. I provide links (from Well.ca or Amazon) to show you the products and so you can buy them online if you like.

  1. Witch hazel – local grocery store (Superstore, PC brand) or local pharmacy (store brand)
  2. Tea tree essential oil – Amazon
  3. Extra virgin coconut oil – I buy a huge container of coconut oil (different brand) at Costco
  4. Raw honey – local grocery store (Superstore or Sobeys)

*If you would rather buy something similar to my recipe above, instead of making your own, I recommend you try this one from Well.ca or Amazon.

Please share if you know someone who would find this helpful. Thanks! 🙂

Do you have an effective natural acne treatment? Do you know of any other home remedies for acne? Share your comments below.

Be happy, stay healthy! 🙂






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