Wednesday, July 23, 2014


**The Power of Aloe Vera Gel**

This is my aloe plant. It is just a baby right now, but if I can manage to keep it alive I will get a lot of use out of it! When you break off aloe leaves they heal themselves and regrow. So it makes sense that the gel inside the leaves is packed with healing power! The gel straight from the plant is much better than the sticky goo you can get in a huge bottle for $2 at the dollar store. Here is a list of just some of the healing powers of aloe Vera gel!

14 (but really way more) Ways to use an Aloe Plant!

1. Slice aloe leaves and scrape out the gel – apply directly to the skin to treat sunburns, minor scrapes, minor burns, speed healing of bruises, treat insect bites, reduce tissue damage from frostbite, alleviate rashes, treat athlete’s foot, treat blisters, reduce allergic skin reaction, treat and prevent acne, soothe psoriasis, prevent scarring and stretch marks, treat rosacea, shrink warts, treat eczema, lighten dark spots, and as a general moisturizer

2. For more serious burns, mix aloe gel and vitamin E oil into a little jar for a homemade burn healer

3. Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a body scrub in the shower

4. Make an exfoliating foot mask by mixing together a half cup of oatmeal, a half cup of corn meal, four tbsp. of aloe Vera gel and a half cup of unscented body lotion

5. Reverse signs of aging skin and wrinkles. Hey, it worked for Cleopatra!

6. Make an exfoliating, organic sugar scrub by mixing together two tbsp. of aloe Vera, 2 tbsp. of organic brown sugar and 1 tsp. of organic lemon juice

7. Mix together two cups of sea salt, one cup of aloe Vera, one cup of organic coconut oil and two tbsp. of local, organic honey for an exfoliating salt scrub

8. Massaging aloe into the scalp, let it sit for 30 minutes, and rinse – it speeds hair growth!

9. Reduce dandruff by mixing aloe Vera juice with coconut milk and wheat germ oil. Massage into scalp and rinse

10. Use instead of hair conditioner

11. Remove eye makeup

12. Boil leaves in a pan of water and breathe in the vapor to alleviate asthma.

13. Strengthen gums and promote strong, healthy teeth by taking orally or use like toothpaste daily (after brushing with regular toothpaste, of course!)

14. Drink to relieve gastrointestinal disorders (such as indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, heartburn, stomach ulcers, and constipation), relieve arthritis and rheumatism pain, lower blood sugar levels, congestion, colitis, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections and prostate problems, reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, minimize inflammation and infection of the eye and ear, and as a general detoxifier – so many health-boosting qualities!


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