Do you have aloe vera in your garden and want to get the gel out to take advantage of its many benefits? We explain all the steps to follow. It’s easy, fast and within everyone’s reach!
How do you make aloe vera gel?
Just cut off a branch of aloe vera and don’t know how to get the gel out? Rest assured, there is nothing complicated. Let the branch “rest” to begin with to give it time toevacuate aloin (also called barbaloin), a yellowish substance that irritates the skin. After this liquid has drained, remove the jelly-like substance by cutting the branch (in sections or lengthwise) and scraping it off with a spoon. That’s it, all you need to do is put the aloe vera gel in a previously sterilized jar.
How to store aloe vera gel?
Like most homemade creams, aloe vera gel does not keep for long in the refrigerator, no more than 10 days. It is for this reason that it is advisable to prepare it in small quantities. To store the gel for several months, freeze the gel by placing it in an ice cube tray. You can add vitamin C or E. please for better preservation.
To continue, here is a practical article on how to use aloe gel.