The Aloe Vera is a “wonder plant” with many uses.
It’s been utilized by the ancient civilizations for their health and beauty routines, as a remedy and as an elixir of youth.
Aloe Vera is very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and beta carotene, making it perfect for everyday skin use. It acts as a skin moisturiser making it pretty ideal for those with oily skin. Today, you can buy many Aloe Vera based beauty products, but you can also try and make them yourself.
Try this simple face wash: mix 1 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel, one tsp of lemon juice and one tsp of almond milk. Gently wash your face with the mixture and rinse. This should help if you have sensitive skin or dealing with breakouts.
The Aloe Vera gel contains enzymes which remove dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as the perfect hair conditioner, repairs damaged hair, promotes hair growth, reduces dandruff and prevents itching of the scalp.
Here’s how to make your hair mask. Blend one cup of Aloe Vera gel with 2 tbsp. of hibiscus flower paste and mix while smooth. Apply to your hair for half an hour every other day and enjoy your thick hair in no time.
If you are trying to lose some weight, Aloe Vera can boost your metabolism and maximize your weight loss while dieting. This plant is dense with antioxidants, removing free radicals in the body. The Aloe Vera plant is also rich in proteins, hence doubling as an additional source of energy. For best results, you should consume Aloe Vera on a daily basis, in an extended period.
Make your own Aloe Vera juice: dice up the Aloe Vera gel and put it in a blender. Since the Aloe Vera taste is bitter, add some honey, peach or other sweet fruit or vegetable by choice and blend well. Have a glass of the juice every morning for best results.
The Aloe Vera gel is a known cure for heartburn and acid reflux prevention. It soothes the oesophagus track and prevents irritation. The gel improves the blood circulation, promoting better digestion and rebalancing the whole digestive system.
In the case of heartburn, or to prevent one, you can make your remedy: In a blender add 3 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel, fresh juice from one lemon and two limes, and 8 ounces of coconut water. Add natural sweetener if desired. Blend until smooth and serve with ice.