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6 Health & Beauty Reasons To Own An Aloe Plant

Updated on February 3, 2015
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Mason Shade has diplomas in Holistic/Western Medicine, CBD Medicine, Advocacy, Mental Health, English Language & Literature, & Social Media.

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What Is Aloe?

Aloe is a genus. The most widely known species is aloe vera or "true aloe". It is cultivated for many reasons; at home beauty remedies, body treatments and assorted pharmaceutical purposes.


Aloe is also great for the household because it helps to naturally detoxify the air.


6 Great Reasons Every Household Should Own An Aloe Plant:

To make any of the following 5 items, you will need to remove a single aloe leaf, slice it open and use the aloe gel inside.


Burn chart
Burn chart | Source

#1. Burn relief gel

What you'll need:

  • Aloe gel
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Elderflower essential oil
  • Comfrey leaf essential oil (optional)

Use one aloe leaf mix with one or all three of the following body safe essential oils; lavender, elderflower, and/or comfrey.

Aloe by itself will work for burn however when mixed with one of the following it has a faster effect.

once mixed applied to burn area. For best results cover with gauze.

Recommended for 1st degree burns. For 2nd or 3rd degree burn please see a doctor.

#2. Calming Body Gel, Perfect For Babies

What you'll need:

  • Aloe gel
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Chamomile essential oil



Directions: Use desired amount of aloe gel and mix with both lavender and chamomile essential oil.

How its perfect for baby?

It is a perfect replica of a sleep aid baby lotions and bubble bath. To create a sleepytime bath for baby add both lavender and chamomile essential oil, to make it a bubble bath add to unscented sensitive skin soap or bubble bath. To create a sleepy time lotion just add both lavender and chamomile essential oil to unscented sensitive skin lotion.




Rejuvenating coffee gel
Rejuvenating coffee gel

#3. Rejuvenating Eye Gel

What you'll need:

  • Aloe gel
  • Coffee grounds


Coffee grounds reduce both puffiness and swelling.

Directions: Mix together aloe gel and coffee ground to create a rejuvenating eye gel. Leave on for 5 - 10 mins (longer if desired) and rinse off.

Energize your mornings.
Energize your mornings.

#4. Energizing Face Gel Wash

What you'll need:

  • Aloe gel
  • Grapefruit essential oil (optional)
  • Orange essential oil (optional)
  • Lemons essential oil (optional)


The smell of citrus fruits; lemons, oranges and grapefruits are known to boost production of serotonin, a hormone that makes us feel happy, while reducing levels of norepinephrine, a stress hormone.

Directions: Mix aleo with one or all of the following essential oils; Grapefruit, orange, and/or lemon.

Mix with either pink himalayan sea salt or brown sugar to create an exfoliating face scrub.

Stimulating shower gel.
Stimulating shower gel.

#5. Stimulating Shower Gel

What you'll need:

  • Aloe gel
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Tea tree oil essential oil
  • Menthol crystals (optional)


The smell of peppermint stimulates the mind, making you not think more clearly but also feel more alert and focused.

Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic.

Menthol crystal will create a cool tingly sensation of the skin.

Directions: Mix together aloe gel, tea tree essential oil, and/or peppermint essential oil. For an extra kick add fine menthol crystals .

Top left: Dandelion, Top Right: Calendula, Bottom Left: Burdock, and Bottom right: Milk Thistle.
Top left: Dandelion, Top Right: Calendula, Bottom Left: Burdock, and Bottom right: Milk Thistle.

#6. Rash Relief Gel

Exceptional for eczema, rosacea, diaper rash and psoriasis.

What you'll need:

  • Aloe gel
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum) essential oil or very fine powder
  • Calendula (Calendula officinalis) essential oil or very fine powder
  • Burdock (Arctium lappa) essential oil or very fine powder
  • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)

For best result you all plants but if unable to any of these will help aid in rash discomfort.

Directions: Mix together aloe gel, dandelion, calendula, burdock and milk thistle apply to affected areas and rub into skin.



Here Are 3 General Rules When Working With Essential Oil

  • Usually around 20 drops of essential oil per leaf. May vary with skin sensitivity or recipe.
  • Best to do a test patch, since everyone's skin is different.
  • Always make sure your buying body safe grade, when making topical treatments and edible grade when making ingestible remedies.

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    • sangre profile image

      Sp Greaney 3 years ago from Ireland

      I knew it was good for burns, but I didn't realise you could use it in your beauty regime. Good to know.