Make All-Natural Aloe Lotion!

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Aloe gel packs quite a punch. Name a skin condition–sunburns, eczema, insect bites, acne–and its probably on the long list of skin problems that aloe can help heal. Because aloe gel works wonders when it comes to alleviating itchiness, reducing swelling and redness, and promoting new cell growth, aloe gel has become an active ingredient in many medicinal lotions and creams. But let me give you a sneak peak at what else is in store-bought aloe products:

  • alcohol and other chemical additives
  • artificial fragrance

With synthetic ingredients galore, the aloe creams and lotions you find on store shelves can irritate the skin. Now what’s the use of that? Aloe is included in your cream to take care of your epidermis, for goodness sake! Loading aloe creams with additives that can give you more skin trouble is just, well, counterproductive! They don’t belong in the bottle! But don’t get too riled up. Want an easy tip for getting those artificial additives out of your skin-healing aloe cream? Try making your own all-natural aloe lotion right in your own kitchen. Skip the supermarket. You’ll control what goes into the bottle. You’ll control what it smells like. You’ll be able to make the aloe cream your skin deserves. Cheers!

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Homemade All-Natural Aloe Lotion: It Can Be Done!

It’s the secret supermarkets don’t want you knowing about: you can make aloe lotion better (and cheaper) yourself! But how do you get your lotion the right consistency without all those chemical components? I introduce to you nature:

A combination of aloe gel, grated beeswax, shea butter (coca butter will also do!), coconut oil, almond or avocado oil, and essential oil(s) is the key to stirring up an all-natural batch of aloe lotion.

It’s All About the Essential Oils

Worrying that an all-natural aloe cream translates into a stinky one? That’s where essential oils come in. Essential oils are essentially (no pun intended) concentrated liquid versions of plants or herbs that harness a lot of fragrance. Adding even a small drop to your lotion will therefore mesmerize your nostrils!  And the list of essential oils is a long one. From lavender to cinnamon, there is an essential oil for everyone’s preference. Trying cool combinations of essential oils in your lotion is another way to spice up your aloe lotion and make it unique. May I suggest giving a lemon and peppermint essential oil mixture a whirl? Rose, cedar, and basil essential oil sound intriguing too, don’t they?

Check out how adding essential oil to your aloe cream can also transform it into a mosquito repellant. Skin-healing cream by day, mosquito-fighter by night. Pretty cool, huh?

Step it Up: Go Organic!

All-natural is great, but organic is even better! Chanel your inner environmentalist, and get organic alternatives to the regular honey, oils, etc. you need to make your aloe lotion. A health food store should be able to make your dream of going organic come true!

Think you have no choice but to buy that aloe lotion in the store? Nonsense! An all-natural aloe lotion is in your future after reading the advice above!

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Comments

  1. Malaysia Fua says

    Hi! How would I store my aloe vera homemade lotion? How long will it last? Does it need to be refrigerated? Please e mail me back as to how since I am not sure how to navigate this site & find your response malaysia_nicole@yahoo.com.
    Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to it!

    • Danielle Brown says

      Hi Malaysia,

      Store the lotion in an air-tight container (aloe and air don’t mix well!) in the refrigerator for up to a week. The aloe will be most fresh, however, for the first two days.

  2. Melissa says

    Maybe I’m missing something, but what are the ratios for each of the ingredients for the lotion? I’d like to try this – please let me know.

    Thank you!@

  3. Imran says

    What’s the ratio for each of the ingredients in lotion? I have psoriasis & I wanna try this lotion. Please let me know.

  4. sal monti says

    how can I make the home made aloe lotion at home… what are the ingrediens, how do I use them, I have a plant at home… have terrible jock itch and testical itch than is so so uncomfortable…. thank you… salmonti allegue@aol.com

  5. mrs bacon says

    Please let all of us know HOW to make this aloe lotion. You never gave the recipe nor the instructions. Thanks so much.

  6. Nyanontee says

    Hello, I would like to make this lotion at home. Would you kindly list the mixing instructions (how much of each) or email them to me? Thank you!

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