How to prepare aloe vera gel at home: here is the simple and easy home made recipe to benefit from the therapeutic virtues of this extraordinary plant at almost zero cost. Known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, aloe vera is one of the most popular plants in the cosmetic industry. It is also one of the most refreshing and healing natural compounds, for this reason it is particularly indicated in case of sunburn and other injuries that can leave small marks on the skin or cause it to age prematurely.
These and many other reasons make aloe the basic ingredient of many beauty treatments ... but the best way to take advantage of its qualities is to apply it to the skin in its pure state. Its nutritional properties are unique and it does not give side effects when applied directly to the skin. In this regard, we will show you how to prepare aloe gel at home.
For further information, I recommend reading the article "Aloe vera gel, properties and uses"
How to make homemade aloe vera gel
Making aloe vera gel at home is super easy. Of course, it is easily available in the store, but homemade makes it an organic product, respectful of the environment and without chemical preservatives. But be careful, in order to benefit from the active ingredients found inside the plant, it must be at least 5/6 years old. If aloe has not reached this age, it will not contain the right nutrients for the skin and will be ineffective.
- 3 aloe vera leaves
- 10 ml of untreated lemon juice
- 10 grams of organic wheat germ oil
Useful recommendation: water the aloe plant every day, five days before preparing the gel, making sure that at the time of cutting, it is in optimal conditions.
- After regularly watering the aloe vera for 5 days, cut three leaves or those you consider necessary to extract the amount of product you need
- With the help of a knife, remove the side edges with the thorns
- At this point, put the leaves in a container full of water for at least 24 hours: change the water every three or four hours, so that the leaves lose aloin, a substance that could be toxic.
- After 24 hours, you can remove the leaves from the water and proceed to extract the pulp
- With a knife, open all the leaves in half, cutting them sideways.
- With the help of a spoon or spatula, remove all the pulp and transfer it to a container
- Add lemon juice and wheat germ oil and mix carefully: these ingredients have the task of increasing the properties of the gel, thanks to their content of vitamin E and other antioxidants.
- After obtaining the mixture, blend it at medium-high speed, until you obtain a thick and white cream: you can use the hand blender or the traditional blender
- Finally, pour the gel obtained into a glass jar with an airtight lid
To be kept in the refrigerator and away from light
Homemade aloe vera gel, application
- Take the necessary amount and spread it on the affected area.
- Repeat the application at least three times a week to benefit from the properties
How can you use homemade aloe gel?
Here is a list of possible uses:
- It cleanses, hydrates and regenerates the skin
- Clear clogged pores
- Cures all forms of acne
- Reduces irritation and inflammation
- Attenuates spots, scars and blisters
- Prevents the formation of pimples and blackheads
- Reduces the effects of excessive sun exposure
- It soothes sunburn
- Prevents and reduces stretch marks
- Calms the itching and flaking caused by seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis
- Prevents premature aging
- Tones and firms.
- Reduce the bacterial load on the skin.
- Soften cracked and dry heels.
As you can see, making aloe vera gel is not complicated and can be useful in many cases. Now that you know how to make the gel, it can become one of the best allies to promote your beauty.
To learn more about Aloe, we suggest reading "Aloe vera: plant and properties“