We show you how to whip up a batch of your own natural homemade aloe vera gel.
The ancient Egyptians called it “the plant of immortality”, and aloe vera more than lives up to this moniker given its many uses.
Used by many to help sooth sunburn and minor burns, aloe vera also helps all manner of skin complaints, reducing skin inflammation and irritation, and easing acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Aloe vera gel can also be used as a natural shaving cream and makeup remover, and to help relieve bug bites.
Most aloe vera gels sold today contain questionable amounts of the wonder succulent alongside other chemicals, so why not whip up a batch of your own natural homemade aloe vera gel instead?
Homemade aloe vera gel recipe
You will need:
- Two leaves of aloe vera
- 1 tbsp honey
- A peeler
- Stick blender/blender
- Clean jar
To get started making this aloe vera gel recipe, cut a couple of leaves of aloe vera (the plumper the better).
Using a peeler, peel away the spikes.
Lay the leaf flat and run your knife along the middle to separate the top and bottom leaves.
Now using a spoon, simply scrape out all that yummy gel Scrape into a small pot and slightly warm it with a table- spoon of honey. Blitz with a blender.
Strain through a sieve. Pop it into a clean jar.
At this stage I like to put a round makeup remover pad onto the gel before I put the lid on, so that as soon as you need it, you can just pull out the soaked pad and apply.
Depending on how sterile your work area and jar is, the gel will last a month in the fridge. This is great to have in the fridge, ready to go.