ALOE VERA IN NATURAL DIY – HOW TO USE THIS SOOTHING GEL

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ALOE VERA IN NATURAL DIY – LEARN HOW TO USE THIS SOOTHING GEL 

This is a plant that I grew from a cutting.

Aloe Vera plant growing at home
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     THE ALOE VERA PLANT IN SKIN CARE

Because the plant is 96% water, (just like us,) it doesn’t like wet feet. As the water content is very high, it can survive in very dry regions. and can live for 100 years in the wild.

The leaf is split down the middle,

the gel is  scraped out then used in many remedies

Aloe Vera leaf and gel
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Although the plants need to be watered, they only need it when the soil gets dry,

If you put it in a sheltered sunny spot either inside or out, it will grow well.

HISTORY OF THE ALOE VERA PLANT

The Queens of Egypt used Aloe Vera to keep their legendary beauty

History of Aloe Vera Plant

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Egyption Queen Cleopatra, used Aloe Vera to preserve her legendary beautyBecause the plant, is one of the oldest plants mentioned on record, it was used by Cleopatra and the early Egyptians,  in their daily skin treatments.

The juice is pressed out of the plant and used as a drink.

Aloe Vera being used in a drink
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Since you can drink the juice and use the gel, it has many healthy benefits internally and externally. 

While applying water externally has no benefit, other natural skin care companies use it to make their product go further. As water is free, it will be more beneficial if you drink it. 

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Aloe Vera gel is very healing for cuts, bruises and skin softener
Rubbing the gel from the leaf onto your burns, takes the heat from the skin

Because of the soothing, healing and moisturising properties, the Juice is used by Southern Skin, We use it in all our products, instead of water. 

Moisturising Skin is only one of the benefits. As well as soothing arthritic pain, Aloe also reduces body stress by cooling and repairing sunburned skin.

 BENEFITS OF USING ALOE VERA 

As there are many benefits in using Aloe Vera gel in skin care, I’ve listed some of them below:

  • As the gel is very absorbent, it doesn’t leave your skin shiny
  • Due to the healing properties, it can be used in help heal dry scalp or dandruff. 
  • Also, it helps bruises, fade and heal.
  • It also helps in healing blisters, cuts, insect bites and some allergic reactions.
  • The gel inside the plant has approx 75 health giving nutrients including amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Health benefits for Aloe Vera

TIP 1

You can grow an Aloe plant at home, break the tip off one of the leaves and rub it on cuts and burns etc,…..

 TIP 2

If you add 2 tsp of Gel into your hair shampoo and conditioner, mix it well, you can use it as normal.

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