Aloe Vera Recipe EBOOK

Introduction

Aloe vera, as a plant, needs no introduction and it’s one of the many plants that offer amazing benefits. Though it looks like cactus, this succulent species of plant doesn’t belong to that category. It’s a wild tropical plant, which is the crux of industries worth millions of dollar ranging from beauty products to medicines.

There are a lot of things that you can do with aloe vera and it is one plant that you can grow in your own garden too. In fact, you don’t even need a garden to grow aloe vera as it doesn’t require much care and you can grow it in a small pot in one of the corners of your house, which receives light. It wouldn’t only enhance the look of the room (aloe vera is used as an ornamental plant) but you can also use the gel of the plant for many purposes.

Aloe vera is only about two feet tall and has prickly leaves. It is these leaves that store a gooey and translucent gel. This gel is secreted to keep insects and pests away from the plant; it’s their body’s natural defense mechanism. This gel is what holds most of the benefits and is made from 96% water, a type of protein that contains more than 20 amino acids, organic and inorganic compounds, and vitamin A, B, C, D, and E.  Apart from the gel, the sap of the plant, which is a yellow colored fluid, is also used for various purposes.

Acemannan is one of the most useful compounds found in the Aloe Vera gel, which is known to have purifying abilities. It can reach to your cells and nourishes them. It’s a prime ingredient in various herbal medicines used throughout the world.

Let’s have a look at the various skin uses of Aloe Vera and the way to use this magical plant:

 

Skin Benefits

 

Aloe vera is one plant that is used in varied types of beauty products and it can treat everything starting from sunburn to acne. Aloe vera is mostly used in the beauty industry and you can use it in more than on ways to get rid of your skin troubles. The benefits of aloe vera include:

  • Aloe vera prevent premature aging symptoms like fine lines and wrinkles
  • It moisturizes your skin and keeps it hydrated
  • It helps to get rid of blemishes and acne
  • It reduce skin tan and get rid of sunburns too
  • It can also heal wounds and give relief from insect bites and stings
  • It can help to get rid of unattractive stretch marks

You would need aloe vera gel in each of these recipes and here is what you need to do for the same:

  1. Take one aloe vera leaf and wash it properly and pat dry with a clean cloth
  2. Now take a pair of scissors and slit one of the edges and take out the outer layer
  3. Scoop out the gel with a butter knife or spoon and discard the greenish fluid

This gel acts like a natural moisturizer as it contains glycerin along with other compounds like sodium palmate, sorbitol, sodium palm kemelate, and sodium carbonate, which nourishes your skin, and gives it a natural glow.

After taking out the gel, you can refrigerate for a longer shelf life. Read on to know how to use aloe vera to have glowing, smooth, and flawless skin:

 

Get a glowing face

 

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera leaf - 3
  • Sugar - ½ cup
  • Lemon juice - 3 tbsp

Method

  1. You’ll need quite a lot of aloe vera gel for this purpose—about a half cup, and so you need to take at least 3 aloe vera leaves if not more and scoop out the gel
  2. Mix a cup of sugar to it and 2-3 tbsp of lemon juice.
  3. Blend well and apply evenly on your face.
  4. Let it dry and rinse after 30 minutes

While the sugar will help exfoliate your skin and scrub off dead skin, lemon juice will help remove tan and scars, and finally aloe vera will nourish and clean your skin cells. You can also use this mixture on your body.

 

Get rid of acne

 

One great advantage of using aloe vera is that it helps to get rid of acne and even acne scars naturally. Here is the recipe of using it:

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel - 2 tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Walnuts - 5 or 6

Method

  1. Take the walnuts and grind them in a mixture till you have flour like consistency.
  2. Now add some honey and aloe gel and blend again.
  3. Apply this mixture evenly on your face and let it dry.
  4. Rinse off and continue doing this at least for a week to get the desired results.

Honey is a natural antioxidant and aloe vera helps to get rid of toxins too. Both of these help in getting rid of acne and prevent their recurrence as well, giving you smooth and supple skin.

 

Aloe Vera Tan Removing Face Pack

 

Yes… you heard it right, you can even use aloe vera gel to remove which you are most likely to get with exposure to direct sunlight. Tanning is common during the summers and here, is how you can remove tan:

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

Method

  1. Mix the aloe vera gel with the lemon juice
  2. Apply it on your skin, neck, hands, and any other exposed (tanned) area and leave it there for 15-20 minutes
  3. Rinse off using lukewarm water and see the difference you get

 

Aloe Vera Face Pack for Pigmentation

 

The pigment that is responsible for your skin color is melanin. There are special skin cells that manufacture melanin. When these cells get destroyed or damaged, it leans to skin pigmentation and that can happen due to many reasons, one common being overexposure to sun rays. Pigmentation leads uneven skin tone or patches which make you look unattractive. Here’s how you can get rid of pigmentation:

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel - tbsp
  • Rose water - Few drops

Method

  1. Make a mixture of aloe vera gel and rose water
  2. Apply evenly on your skin and keep it for 20-30 minutes
  3. Massage gently before rinsing it off from your skin

This needs to be done at least twice a week to get noticeable changes in a short period of time. This pack can also help to get rid of acne and pimple marks along with freckles.

 

Aloe Vera Skin Detoxification Scrub

 

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel - ½ cup
  • Mango pulp - ½ cup
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp

Method

  1. Blend the ingredients into a smooth paste in a blender
  2. Apply on your face and leave it for 20-30 minutes
  3. Rinse off using cold water and see how your face glows

 

Aloe Vera Face Pack for Oily Skin

 

People with oily skin tend to get fed up with skin problems starting from pimples to skin clogging. Here is an aloe vera remedy to get rid of oil from your face.

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera leaf - 3
  • Honey - 2 tbsp

Method

  1. Take the leaves and remove the thorns carefully
  2. Now boil the leaves in water , strain and grind into a paste
  3. Add honey and mix well
  4. Apply this mixture evenly on your face and let it dry
  5. Rinse off using cold water

Repeat this procedure at least once in a month to reduce oiliness of your skin and prevent grease and dirt buildup.

 

Aloe Vera Face Pack for Dry Skin

 

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera leaf - 1
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Raw turmeric - a pinch
  • Milk - 2 tsp
  • Rose water - 1 stp

Method

  1. Take a leaf of aloe vera and scoop out the gel.
  2. Now mix a tsp of honey, a pinch of turmeric, few drops of rose water, and a tsp of milk. 
  3. Blend well until you get a smooth paste.
  4. Apply this paste on your skin and let it dry for about 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse with water and see how the dryness reduces.

There is another remedy for dry skin.

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel - 2 tbsp
  • Dates (pitted) - 3 or 4
  • Cottage cheese - ¼ cup
  • Cucumber chunks - ½ cup
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Method

  1. Take aloe vera gel, dates, cucumber chunks, and cottage cheese and blend them well in a blender
  2. Now add the lemon juice and mix well again
  3. Apply this on your face and leave it for a while
  4. Rinse using cold water

Do this 1-2 times every week to reduce the dryness

 

Anti-Aging Aloe Vera Face Pack

 

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel - 2 tbsp
  • Oatmeal - 1 tsp
  • Olive oil - 1 tsp

Method

  1. Mix the aloe vera gel, with oatmeal and olive oil and blend well.
  2. Now, apply it on your skin evenly
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse off with cold water to prevent premature aging symptoms like wrinkles and fine lines.

 

Aloe Vera Face Pack for Dead Skin Removal

 

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel - 2 tbsp
  • Oatmeal - tbsp
  • Cucumber juice - ½ cup

Method

  1. Make a mixture of all the ingredients and applying it on your face in circular motion
  2. Let the face pack stay for 10-15 minutes
  3. Wash off using cold water

Using this pack regularly would not only remove dead cells, but also brighten your skin and lighten your tone.

 

Improves general skin health

 

Skin is the largest organ of the body and is one organ that probably has no protection. Sunlight, dust, dirt, and pollution can take a toll on the health of your skin and aid premature aging. All these can be prevented when you use aloe vera. Let’s have a look how.

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel - 2 tsp
  • Cucumber juice - ½ cup
  • Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
  • Rose oil - 1 tsp

Method

  1. Make a mixture of aloe vera gel, yoghurt, cucumber juice, and rose oil to make a smooth blend.
  2. Apply it on your skin and let it dry for 20-30 minutes.

Repeat this procedure at least once every week to get smooth and mark-free skin. This would keep your skin nourished, help to eliminate tanning, and prevent premature aging too.

Aloe vera juices and smoothies can improve your general health and shower you with goodness. Apart from skin benefits, aloe vera offers immense health benefits too, something that many people are unaware of. Do you know that you can make smoothies and juices with aloe vera, which doesn’t only taste good but can improve your general health too? They’re loaded with nutrients and can also be considered as health drinks.

Aloe vera juices and smoothies enhance your immunity as they have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and are known to improve the functioning of the digestive system as well. Making aloe vera juice and smoothie is easy and you can experiment with the ingredients as much as you want. You already know how to take out aloe vera gel and you can use the same in juices and smoothies. Or you simply can prepare aloe vera virgin juice and add it in your smoothie or juice recipe and enhance its nutrient level. Here is how to make aloe vera virgin juice at home:

  1. Take few aloe vera leaves and wash them properly
  2. Cut them into pieces and put them to boil in a pot containing water
  3. Make sure not to over boil and boil only for few minutes
  4. Discard the leaves and drink or use the water only

Drinking aloe vera juice on a daily basis can keep you hydrated and reduce acid reflux and heartburn. It also enhances your immunity naturally and is known to improve oral health.

Thus, there’s a lot that you can do with aloe vera and this is one plant that is well known for its benefits. Aloe vera also promotes hair growth and help to get rid of dandruff. It acts as a natural conditioner and keeps your hair smooth and silky.

Aloe vera truly is a magical plant as it offers all-round benefits, not just for your skin but your general health too. This tiny potted plant can be easily grown at home and the benefits can only be reaped in when you have an aloe vera plant at home, as these remedies and recipes are not commercially available. Try these recipes at home today to know how effective they are.