Aloe vera is not only an aesthetic plant, it is also a precious ally for health and beauty. Here is a practical article to know how to take full advantage of all its virtues daily.
Where can I find aloe vera branches?
If you have aloe vera, use only the old branches, i.e. the longest stems at the base of the plant. By choosing these, you will promote the development of new shoots. Don’t have one in your garden? Know that you can find branches in organic stores, herbal stores, or exotic stores. Besides, it’s better prefer 100% natural branches instead of the gels sold in supermarkets with a sometimes dubious composition.
How to take aloe vera gel?
It is recommended not to use the aloe vera branch immediately after cutting. And rightly so, it must be given time to remove aloin (also called barbaloin), a yellowish substance that irritates the skin. Once this liquid has been evacuated, take the aloe vera gel by cutting the branch (either in sections or lengthwise). It remains only to recover the gelatinous substance by scraping with a spoon. Carefully store the gel on the preservation side in the refrigerator (about 4 to 5 days) or in the freezer by placing it in ice cube trays.
How to use aloe vera gel?
Relieves a burn
Have you just burned yourself or have you been badly burned by the sun? Good news, aloe vera helps relieve minor burns. To do this, place a lump of gel on the painful area and massage gently. Also keep in mind that aloe vera can be used internally to soothe heartburn.
Strengthen the hair
Is your hair dry and damaged or is your scalp irritated? Aloe vera gel can give them a boost. To do this, mix 3 tablespoons of gel with 1 tablespoon of organic and local honey. Apply to your hair and leave the compress on for 1 to 3 hours. Rinse and wash with your usual shampoo.
Aloe vera also has healing and regenerative properties. If your skin is struggling to heal (insect bites, acne pimples, etc.), don’t hesitate to massage your face or body with aloe vera gel. This natural product is best known as a formidable anti-acne solution.
Fight intimate dryness
Are you looking for a natural lubricant to relieve the discomfort of vaginal dryness or to facilitate certain sexual acts? You can use a little aloe vera gel. This product provides good lubrication and prevents irritations. Be careful, the gel should not be used with a condom as this may damage it. If you’re interested, here are 4 natural lubricants that you should definitely have in your cupboards.
Do a detox cure
As you will have understood, aloe vera gel can be used both externally and internally. After the end of the year celebrations or a slightly too drunk evening, think about the detox cure based on aloe vera. For example, to facilitate the elimination of toxins, detoxify and purify your body, take a tablespoon of gel before meals. This cure is also recommended at every change of season.
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