I personally use it as a moisturizer on my aging sun-kissed, exposed chest skin and neck, hoping that it will rejuvenate it over the long run and keep that part of my skin looking young.
One of the reasons I am posting this tutorial is because I know this mixture helps heal sunburns. My husband burns easily and in a pinch, I have rubbed straight aloe vera goo from the plant on his bright red extremities. It just works.
I have also read up on this mixture helping with eczema, but am only getting that from personal blogs around the net (mentioned in Step 4.)
There are so many uses for this gel that I know it could be used for many ailments.
I grow my own aloe vera plants. It wasn't until this year that my mother-in-law suggested I start using the fruitful plant for an all natural sunburn healer and skin softener so I started researching the prospect of actually using the plants I grew.
The original source I used for this recipe is here: Cheryl's Delights Blog.
The recipe is spot on, I have personally used it, and I am going to share the process of making it with you.
Read on friends and enjoy.
Please remember that this post is for information only, and it is not intended to recommend treatment. ~ Thanks!
Step 1: Ingredients, Tools & Materials
To make the gel, I use:
- 1/4-cup Aloe Vera pulp
- 1-tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/4-teaspoon Vitamin E oil (optional)
- 1/8-teaspoon citric acid (optional)
- Food processor
- clean container with lid
To Harvest Aloe from plant (Step 2):
- work gloves (optional)
- paper towels
- container to hold pulp (or measuring cup)