DIY: Make Your Own Fresh Aloe Gel

The Aloe Vera Plant has many uses from ornamental houseplants to alternative medicine, aloe is a primary ingredient in most cosmetics and all natural beauty products.

Our Company Pure Blendz LLC Handmade Artisan Soaps and Candles uses Aloe Vera gel in a majority of our products!

According to encyclopedia.com, aloe has been in use as far back as 1750 b.c. originating in the Egypt and the Middle East. Uses included treatment of soldier’s wounds. Aloe Vera migrated to the United States in the early 1800s and is now used for many skin conditions to include “sunburn , frostbite, radiation injuries , some types of dermatitis, psoriasis , cuts, insect stings, poison ivy, ulcerations, abrasions, and other dermatologic problems…”

We’ve grown our plant for years now, well over 3! It’s producing tons of great options for use and we’re extracting the aloe for gel in our products and for daily skincare and other uses. This awesome succulent plant has large rosettes which are these thick leaves as pictured. We’ve completed our research on the best way to make this great ancient healer most beneficial.

Ingredients and Materials Needed:

2-4 harvested rosettes from mature Aloe Plant (3+ years), Chopping Board, Large Knife, Pairing Knife Glass Container w/ Lid, Vitamin C or E powder or gel, both works too. Blender, Spoon

Start by cleaning the rosettes with soap and water. Carefully remove the cap on the fatter portion of the rosette. Chop away 2 1/2 inches or more away from the smaller end. Trim away the edges on both sides. Take either the pairing knife or the large knife and remove the outer rosettes completely to expose the full allow as pictured below.

Add the extracted aloe vera chunks to a blender and pulse for a few seconds until well blended.

Perfect!

Then add to a glass container. Mix in the vitamin E either gel or powder. Store refrigerated for up to 3 months! Please note if not using the vitamin E, it will only have a shelf life of a few days. Use as a topical skincare treatment.

Disclaimer: Aloe is generally safe for topical use. Be sure to keep aloe plants and rosettes out of reach of children and pets. There are specific instructions on how to prepare aloe for medicinal or ingestion purposes. (reference the resources below for more info)

Resources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8533118/

https://www.encyclopedia.com/plants-and-animals/plants/plants/aloe

How to Make Aloe Vera Gel in 90 Seconds!!
Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh
Sep 24,2018

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