How to make homemade aloe vera gel and what are its applications
Before preparing our cream it is important that we conserve aloe leaves in water to release aloin, which is a substance that can be toxic.
Aloe vera, also known in some parts of the world as aloe vera, is one of the most valued plants in the cosmetic industry for the many benefits it can bring to the beauty of the whole body.
It has astringent, antibacterial and moisturizing properties that, when applied to the skin, favor its regeneration to keep it young and free of various imperfections.
It also stands out as one of the greatest refreshings and healing natural, appropriate for the treatment of sunburn and other injuries that damage the natural structure of the skin and resulting in marks and premature aging.
Much of it is made up of water, but it also supposes a significant contribution of vitamins A, C, and E, whose antioxidant action can inhibit oxidative damage.
These and many other reasons have made it the basic ingredient of many treatments on the market that take advantage of their benefits for aesthetic purposes.
However, to take full advantage of all its qualities, the best way to use it will remain in its 100% natural state.
For this reason, below we are going to share the recipe for a simple homemade aloe vera gel and the applications you can give it.
How to prepare homemade aloe vera gel:
Preparing aloe vera gel is very easy and, above all, useful. Although it can already be purchased in commercial presentations, it is best done in an organic way to take care of the environment and avoid chemical preservatives.
3 leaves of aloe vera.
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (10 ml)
1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil (10 g)
First, five days before preparing the gel, water the plant daily so that it is in better condition at the time of cutting.
After the recommended time, cut three sheets or those that you consider necessary to extract the product.
When you have them ready, remove the side thorns and put them in a container with water for a minimum of 24 hours, changing the water every three or four hours so that all the leaves expel a substance known as aloin, which can be toxic.
After 24 hours, remove them from the water to extract their pulp and continue with the preparation of the gel.
Take a knife and open each of the leaves on one side.
Now, with the help of a spoon or spatula, remove all the gel and store it in a container.
It incorporates lemon juice and wheat germ oil, whose function is to enhance its properties thanks to its contributions of vitamin E and other antioxidants.
When you have everything ready in the container, beat the mixture at medium-high speed until you achieve a thick white cream. If you do not have a blender, you can do it with the help of the blender.
Finally, pour the product into an airtight glass jar and keep it in the refrigerator to last longer.