Aloe vera gel is used in a lot of beauty and health remedies. It is considered to be a god of herbal remedies due to its various benefits. While aloe vera gel can be used in lot of ways for health and beauty, this article is focused on how to make aloe oil at home to use for your skin and hair. Here are two ways to make aloe oil at home to use it in your beauty routine –
HOW TO MAKE ALOE VERA OIL AT HOME
NO-HEAT METHOD: To make this Aloe Vera oil using a no-heat method, extract aloe vera gel from a fresh Aloe Vera leaf.
Pour the aloe vera gel and store it in a dark bottle and top it with coconut oil or any other carrier oil till the gel is fully immersed in the oil. Keep it in a cool, dark place for 2 months. Strain and your homemade Aloe Vera oil is ready!
HEAT METHOD: To make aloe vera oil using heat method, you need ½ cup fresh aloe vera gel and ½ cup coconut oil.
Take an aloe vera leaf and clean it to remove dirt. Slices of the edges of the aloe leaf to remove thrones. Cut the aloe vera leaf into cubes. Add the aloe vera cubes in a blender and blend to a smooth paste. Take a saucepan and add the aloe paste along with coconut oil or sesame oil or any other oil of your choice to it and mix properly. Put the saucepan on a double boiler and let the oil heat on a medium flame for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour the aloe vera oil in a glass bottle and store it in a cool dry place. For added benefits, you can add 2 or 3 drops of your favorite essential oil to the above aloe vera oil and mix well.
ALOE VERA OIL FOR SKINCARE
Aloe vera oil has a number of skincare benefits – it helps to soothe the skin, hydrate, repair and accelerate the regeneration of new skin tissue. The oil is beneficial in treating sunburnt skin, blisters, insect bites, allergic reactions, minor burns, inflammations and more. People who have sensitive skin too can use aloe vera without any problems or worries. Aloe vera oil is best for anti-aging since it is a rich source of nutrients that nourishes your skin.
ALOE VERA OIL FOR HAIR CARE
Aloe vera oil has amazing hair benefits. The oil helps to reduce hair fall, prevent and treat dandruff, treat dry, itchy scalp, make hair shiny and also promote healthy hair growth. Plus, aloe vera oil can help maintain the pH of your scalp which is needed for healthier hair.