Aloe Vera might not be the most glamorous house plant ever, but its many uses will make you want an entire garden of it – especially in the summer. The beauty uses range from hair treatments, to face and skin treatments, to random beauty and health uses that will save your summer out in the sun!
The juicy, transparent substance in the Aloe Vera plant can be a cure for severe acne, a normal moisturizer, a sun protector, and a treatment for sunburns.
Important Note: Before you try any of these treatments, make sure you aren’t allergic. If you’re allergic to onions and/or garlic, you are likely allergic to Aloe Vera too, and might get a rash from its use.
To extract the gel you’ll need to:
- Pick a big and juicy leaf from the plant
- A yellow liquid will start leaking. Let it all out, then start washing the plant with water
- Cut the leaf in half from the thorny side, and get the gel out with a tea spoon
- If you need the juice, mix the gel with boiled water until mixed
For your hair:
Aloe Vera nourishes and conditions the scalp to promote hair growth. It also provides moisture to your hair to eliminate frizz, dandruff, and add softness and shine to it.
Shampoo: Mix 1 cup of coconut milk with a cup of Aloe Vera gel and put the mixture in the freezer. Scoop out a bit of what you’ll need a few hours before you wash your hair.
Hair spray: Mix 1 cup of Aloe Vera juice with 1 cup of green tea and a few drops of extra virgin coconut oil.
Leave-in conditioner: Add 1 tsp of Aloe Vera gel with ½ a cup of distilled water, and a few drops of essential oils. Mix them in a spray bottle and shake before use.
For your body:
Regularly using Aloe Vera will let your skin heal, cool, relax, moisturize and glow!
Stretch mark cream: Use the gel daily on your stretch marks, and they will fade.
Bug bite and sun burn remedy: Put the gel in an ice cube tray and let it freeze. Get the ice cubes when they’re frozen and place them on the burnt or bit area and they will instantly decrease the pain, redness, and inflation.
A shaving cream: Mix the gel with olive oil, and use it as a shaving cream.
An after shave: To avoid razor burns, use the gel on the shaved area as soon as you’re done.
For your face:
Aloe Vera is the perfect skin fixer for imperfections ranging from acne, to wrinkles, aging signs, dark spots, puffiness, and even burns.
Eye gel: Mix 2 tsp of Aloe Vera gel with 1 tsp of almond oil. Use the mixture when you wake up to reduce the puffiness and dark circles, as well as tightening the skin.
Face mask: Add 2 tsp of Aloe Vera gel with 1 tsp of sugar and 2 tsp of coconut milk. Mix together then when the sugar dissolves, add to your face for 10 minutes.
Makeup remover: The gel can be used as a natural replacement for makeup removal, and it’s especially good for eye makeup.