Have you ever gotten home from your trip to the spa, a day complete with a whole body massage, and felt like a whole new you? Forget the smell of lavender that was in the mud room, the cucumber facial or even the pedicure–that wonderful massage is most responsible for your feeling of rejuvenation! But did they use aloe oil on your skin? As good as the expensive, high-quality massage oil that you splurged on for that massage at the spa is, I can show you one better. Aloe oil (that’s right, it’s not just good at giving you silky smooth hair!) can amp up your serene spa experience right at home for less than half the cost and with more health benefits! Learn how to make aloe oil for skin today!
Ugh. There it is again. That greasy hair. Even a ponytail can’t hide the oily mess! What’s a person to do? Well, no more pity-parties and definitely no more half-assed hair solutions –there will be no accepting defeat here! Greasy hair will not win! Calling all fellow greasy-hair sufferers: if you no longer know what to do with your greasy hair, here is something I bet you haven’t tried yet. Mix up an aloe vera juice and lemon rinse for your hair! The natural astringency of this mixture will help dry up your oily scalp, leaving you with less grease and many more good hair days!
Aloe and honey: what an ingenious combination! How could we not have thought of this until now? With honey’s antibacterial abilities and aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness, swelling and itch, it only makes sense to harness the power of both in one kick-ass, acne-fighting face mask.
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:
So, you have an aloe plant. But you’ve been reading about all the ways you can use that beautiful plant to make medicinal creams, conditioners and food, and you have one simple question: how do I do that? How do I get an aloe face cream that fights acne from this long-leaved plant? How does the touch plant become a smooth and sleek conditioner for my hair? Just looking at your potted plant makes all these possibilities seem impossible. But they’re not! You can make them all by yourself, in your home–given you have the courage. If you want to make homemade, health-promoting products from your aloe plant, you have to be prepared to do a little surgery on your plant. Snip, snip! But don’t worry, you won’t be hurting your aloe one bit by borrowing some of its leaves. Think of it as using your aloe so that you hurt no more!