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I came across this great idea to Make Your Own Febreeze over at Homemade Mamas ( http://www.homemademamas.net ), and I just had to give it a try to see if it's as good as the real thing. Well, it is as good as the real thing. No. Actually....It's Better !
Someone had dropped off a bunch of old herb magazines at the barn. We use old magazines and newspapers to light fires in the wood furnace there. Anyway, Fred grabbed a bunch of them for me and I've been enjoying reading them. This recipe for Witch Hazel Tonic is from The Herb Quarterly (Winter 1994). First, here's a few paragraphs from the accompanying article on Witch Hazel: Witch Hazel has a long history of medicinal use, primarily as an antiseptic and an astringent.