Aloe Vera is rich in amino acids, minerals and vitamins and is so adaptable it can be easily incorporated into your lifestyle and beauty regime. Here are our top 5 uses for Aloe Vera.
1. Hydrating Tonic
The perfect refreshing and rehydrating drink on a hot day or as a post workout exercise tonic!
2 aloe vera leaves
1 cup natural coconut water
½ small cucumber
Cut the aloe vera leaves lengthwise and scoop the gel out. Add all the remaining ingredients and the aloe vera gel to a blender. Blend and strain the liquid.
Enjoy straight away!
2. Alleviates Sunburn
The soothing benefits of Aloe Vera are perfect for dry and sunburnt skin. You can take the gel straight out of the plant and rub straight onto the affected area for the benefits!
3. Moisturising Face Mask
Aloe vera is super effective in moisturising and repairing damaged skin! Here is an amazing mask, we recommend for the dryer months!
1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon of oats
Cut the aloe vera leaves lengthwise and scoop the gel out. Combine aloe vera with oats and avocado and mash. Mix until smooth and creamy then apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.
4. Soothing Face Mist
1 squeeze of lemon
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon rosewater
Remove the peel and blend the cucumber, place the pulp through a cheese cloth or tea towel and extract the cucumber water. Add the rest of the ingredients and the cucumber water into a bowl and mix. Transfer into a spray bottle. Use the mist on your face for a soothing tonic with anti-inflammatory properties.
5. Aloe Vera cleanser
Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, soothing and the perfect ingredient for any face cleanser!
5 tablespoons aloe vera gel
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
1 tablespoon Castile soap
Add aloe vera gel to a bottle or glass jar. Shake to break up chunks. Combine rest of ingredients and shake vigorously to mix.
Shake before use.
Wet face with warm water. Pour a small dollop on your clean fingers rubbing them together. Start at your forehead, working toward your nose then out toward your cheeks and eventually down to your neck. Rinse your face with cool water to close pores.