DIY Aloe Vera Gel | Uses

Aloe Vera is my most favourite natural ingredient ever! No second thoughts whatsoever. I’ve been growing Aloe Vera plant since the past 2 years. And only recently did I started using this method for making DIY Aloe Vera Gel!

DIY Aloe Vera Gel | Uses

In the initial months, I didn’t how beneficial this plant can be. But with time, when people saw the plant in my balcony and they came asking if I could give them an extra plant, I realized how beneficial this plant actually is. It not only helps our skin & hair, it’s treats sunburn, is good for diabetes patients (an elderly lady in my building, came asking if she could have a slice because she wanted to make aloe juice and drink; she said it aids in healing diabetes). One day, my mom came home from market. It was really hot outside and her face was literally red when she entered the house. I immediately applied the Aloe gel on her face and told her to lie down. In just 10 minutes, her face was back to normal and she felt it really soothed her skin.

Since that day onward, Aloe Vera gel has become a constant remedy for sun burn in my house.

What You’ll need:

Aloe Vera plant

Blender

An airtight jar or container to store the gel

A vegetable peeler & knife

DIY Aloe Vera Gel | Uses

How To Make It:

1. Make sure you wash your hands before starting. Hygiene is of utmost importance when you’re making some homemade product to make sure that it doesn’t get contaminated.

2. Cut the outermost slices from your Aloe Vera plant. Make sure you cut a slice that is really big and grown as it’ll contain lots of fresh gel in it. Do not cut the whole slice. Cutting very deep into the plant will make it weak. Cut 4” pieces from different parts of the plant. I used approximately 5 Aloe leaves ranging from 4 to 6 inches in size. You can use a knife as well as a scissor to make the cut. Be very safe while doing this as Aloe Vera leaf has thorns on them.

3. As soon as you cut the leaf, you’ll see a yellow resin coming out of it. We don’t want to use that. To avoid accidently using it in the process, leave the slices on the counter for 10 minute to drain all the resin. Then wash the slices before using them.

4. Cut the thorned edges of the Aloe Vera slices first. This makes the whole process a whole lot easier. Now peel the green skin off the slice using the vegetable peeler. You’ll see a clear gel coming out from behind the skin. You can peel both sides of the slice Or just peel one side and scoop out the gel with a spoon. I peeled the whole slice and then cut the gel into small cubes.

5. Repeat the steps 3 & 4 with all the Aloe Vera leaves until you have a bowl full of gel cubes.

DIY Aloe Vera Gel | Uses
6. Now put these gel cubes/pieces into your blender and blend until it’s smooth. You’ll see foam forming up but it’s very normal as the foam usually settles down in some minutes.

7. Now pour this gel into your air tight container and store in your refrigerator. It’ll be good to use for a week at most. So I suggest making it in small batches.

DIY Aloe Vera Gel | Uses

Preserve The Gel:

If you end up making the gel in large quantity or you just don’t want to go through the hassle of preparing DIY Aloe Vera Gel again and again, you can use the following methods to preserve your DIY Aloe Vera Gel:

• You can freeze it. After you blended the Aloe gel cubes into a smooth paste, instead of transferring the smooth gel into a jar, transfer it into an ice cube tray. Freeze the gel and store the cubes into freezer safe container or bag. Whenever you need to use them, just take one cube out and rub it or use it wherever you want.

• Add Vitamin C & Vitamin E powder into your DIY Aloe Vera Gel. Add 2000 mg of Vitamin C and 1600 IU of Vitamin E into 1 cup of Gel. You can add these Vitamin powders to your gel while you’re blending the cubes as well as after blending them. Adding while you’re blending the cubes would be a lot less work for you.

Doing these preservation techniques will increase the life of your DIY Aloe Vera Gel to approximately 8 months.

Uses of this DIY Aloe Vera Gel:

This DIY Aloe Vera Gel can be used in many ways. Read Uses Of Aloe Vera.

I hope the article helps you in making your own DIY Aloe Vera Gel!

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13 thoughts on “DIY Aloe Vera Gel | Uses

  1. Enjoyed reading it huni!! Everyone loves aloe vera gel and making one at home makes everything lot more personal..❤️❤️❤️
    I love using the aloe leaves myself..They are just so very versatile

  2. this is so awesome, im going to try this because my husband loves the trader joes kind but he leaves it out (always). at least you can put in a pretty jar 🙂

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