Aloe vera plant is a must have in every home considering how beneficial it is! You can definitely find aloe commercially but its the best to grow your own organic aloe vera at home, don’t you think? Not only is it great for your body when consumed, but also is amazing as a beauty ingredient. Below we tell you some amazing aloe vera benefits along with some easy ways too incorporate it in your everyday routine-
Anti-microbial- Aloe vera has amazing anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that helps keep skin, hair and scalp healthy and in top condition.
Anti-inflammatory- Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that helps reduce inflammation in the body and on skin and scalp. It also helps soothe any redness and sun burn on the scalp and skin.
Cooling effect- Aloe vera has cooling effect that makes it a great ingredient to be used during summers, for burns, etc.
Anti-clogging- Aloe vera helps unclog pores and thereby prevent future acne, blemishes, whiteheads and blackheads.
Cleansing- Aloe vera gel has superb cleansing properties that helps dissolve dirt, grime and thoroughly cleanse skin and scalp.
Air purifier – One of the reasons it’s such a good air purifying plant is that, unlike most plants, it actually releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night. Aloe is a smart choice for a sunny kitchen window.
Detox- Aloe vera has great skin, hair and body detoxing proprieties.
Follow these steps to make fresh aloe vera gel at home..
WAYS TO USE ALOE VERA:
Morning detox drink- Simply wash fresh aloe leaf and extract its gel. Toss about 2 tablespoons gel in the blender with 1 cup water. Blend and pour into serving cup. Consume the drink first thing in morning. If you are pregnant, lactating or have any other health issue, please consult your doctor first. READ MORE – HOW TO MAKE ALOE WATER
Aloe face and hair mist- In a jar, add 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons witch hazel and 1/3 cup aloe gel or juice. Shake well and use it as a facial an hair or scalp mist. You can also freeze it into ice cubes and use it to rub your facial skin or scalp,
Aloe skin serum- In a jar, add commercial aloe gel and few drops essential oils of your choice. Mix until well-emulsified and use it as a facial serum before bedtime or under makeup or any moisturizer. If using fresh aloe, blend the 2 ingredients until well-emulsified and use it up within 3 days. Store in refrigerator.
Aloe anti-acne mask- In a bowl, add oats flour and enough aloe gel or juice to make a paste. Use it as a facial mask.
Aloe hair mask- Rub aloe gel directly onto hair and scalp and tie a bun. Use a mild shampoo after 2 hours.