Making aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel is one of the best natural remedies to accelerate the healing of wounds, cuts and minor burns. Moreover, it is highly beneficial to moisturize very dry skin as well as to treat acne problems, cold sores, rashes and eczema. You can purchase it ready-made or make it yourself at home. To do this, you need an aloe vera plant, water and lemon juice. If you want to know how to make aloe vera gel, Read this OneHowTo.com article and find out.
It is recommended that you stop watering the aloe vera plant at least five days before preparing the gel. The first thing you must do to make the gel is cut off some leaves. To do this, see our article on how to cut aloe vera leaves as you must follow very specific guidelines, such as selecting those closest to the base.
When you have cut the leaves, remove the lateral spines and leave them to soak in water for a whole day. You should change the water every three hours so that the aloe vera leaves expel all of the toxic resin, aloin.
After 24 hours, remove the leaves from the water to peel them. To remove the pulp you must cut the leaf with a knife from one side to the other. Open it and, using a spoon, extract all the gel and set aside in a high rimmed container. Try to scrape the pulp as much as possible, until you see the shell of the aloe vera leaf .
When you have removed the pulp from the leaves and it's in the high rimmed container, incorporate a tablespoon lemon juice. This citrus fruit has healing properties very similar to the aloe vera and is also very beneficial. Add to the mix, a tablespoon of wheat germ oil, which has a high Vitamin E content.
When you have all the ingredients in the bowl, whisk the mixture with a mixer on medium-high speed until it becomes a thick whitish paste. You can also use a blender if you have one. When you have it, pour it in a previously sterilized airtight glass jar and cover.
Your aloe vera gel is finished! As you can see, this is a very easy way to obtain this natural product which is so beneficial to our skin. You must keep it in the refrigerator and sterilize all the tools you use to apply it.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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