I love plants and flowers and have a lot of them at my house, but Aloe vera plants are definitely my favorite. They’re beautiful and easy to grow, of course; but it’s the goopy gel inside that I love. It’s like a magic potion! While Aloe vera’s translucent insides are probably the most well known as a super effective home remedy for minor burns and sunburn, they have so many more uses than that. These 4 Beauty Uses for Aloe Vera will probably turn this plant into one of your favorites too!
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Aloe is a great little secret beauty hack because it has so many health and beauty benefits that most people don’t even consider. Among the many other benefits, Aloe is packed with antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins A, C, and E which make it very beneficial to the skin.
4 Beauty Uses for Aloe Vera
- Hair Treatment: Mix equal parts Aloe vera gel and coconut oil. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. Shampoo as usual afterward. This hair treatment will leave your locks soft, silky, and smooth.
- Face Mask: Mix equal parts Aloe vera gel and plain yogurt. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Your skin will feel smooth and moisturized.
- Foot Soak: Mix 1 gallon of water with 2 C. Epsom salt, ¼ C. Aloe vera, 5 drops tea tree oil, and 5 drops lavender oil. Soak for 20 minutes to relax tired, achy feet.
- Shave Gel: Aloe vera gel makes an excellent moisturizing shave gel for legs. Use gel pureed with a little water.
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When harvesting Aloe vera from plants growing in my yard, I get the amount of gel I need and puree it in a NutriBullet with a little bit of water (about ¼ to ½ tsp.). I either use this mixture for shave gel or mix it into whatever beauty treatment I’m mixing up.
As with any skin topical, do a small test spot on your arm to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions.
Because I love this plant so much and want to have it on hand whenever I need it, I practically have an Aloe vera farm in my yard. Still, just like everybody else, I get busy and don’t always have time to harvest and puree my own gel. That’s why I keep a bottle of store-bought Aloe vera in the medicine cabinet. Either way, whether I use the magic gel from my garden or a bottle, these 4 Beauty Uses for Aloe Vera are super simple and easy to use any time.
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I’d love to hear how you use Aloe vera gel in your beauty routine. Please share in the comments. If you like this, please like, pin, and share!
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.