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Simple Steps to Make Your Own Aloe Vera Gel at Home

Simple Steps to Make Your Own Aloe Vera Gel at Home
Aloe vera gel is a great remedy for skin and hair care. Wouldn't it be great if you could make it yourself at home? All you need is fresh and mature leaves of your potted aloe vera plant. BeautiSecrets comes to your aid with simple procedural steps that go into the gel preparation.
Deepa Karandikar
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2018
Stone carvings of the aloe vera plant that are as old as 6,000 years have been found in Egypt. It is called the "plant of immortality" there.
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant, i.e., it is a plant that has water-storing tissues so that it can adapt to an arid climate. Within the plant leaf, a transparent, jelly-like substance is found. It is called aloe Vera gel. The gel extracted from the leaves of this plant has been traditionally used for its medicinal properties.
How to Make Aloe Vera Gel at Home
You Will Need
Aloe Vera
● An Aloe Vera Plant
Coconut Oil
● Coconut oil
Vitamin E Supplements
● Vitamin E oil
Citric Acid
● Citric Acid
Equipment Required for the Preparation
Hand Blender
● Blender
Sanitized Container
● Sanitized Container
Steps to Prepare the Gel
  1. Wash your hands clean before you handle the aloe Vera plant. This is so that it lasts for long.
  2. First cut an outer, full-grown, mature leaf from the plant, leaving about an inch from the bottom. Keep the leaf in an upright position and drain off the resin that comes out of it. Wash the leaf.
  3. Peel off the green skin of the leaf. Make sure you cut/trim off the prickly edges of the leaf before you peel away the skin.
  4. With a spoon or a knife, take out the inner gel that the leaf contains.
  5. Now churn the gel in a blender for a few seconds to bring about a uniform consistency. If you blend the gel in excess, the consistency will become watery.
  6. To make the gel more effective and to preserve it to every quarter cup of aloe Vera gel, you can add:
    • Powder of 500 mg vitamin C
    • 400 IU vitamin E
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

    Vitamin E and vitamin C help in preventing discoloration of the gel and increasing its shelf life.
  7. Alternatively, you can soak some fenugreek seeds overnight. Then when you blend the gel, you can also add the soaked fenugreek seeds and grind them along with it.
Aloe Vera Gel to Cure Dandruff
Apply this gel on your hair and leave it for 15 minutes. Then wash your hair. You may or may not apply a shampoo after that. Go on repeating for best results.
Aloe Vera Gel and Fenugreek Seeds
As told earlier, you can blend aloe Vera gel with fenugreek seeds. Apply this mixture to your hair. This will help in getting rid of greasiness and unwanted fungi in the hair. The outcome will be bouncy, non-sticky, and beautiful hair.

Store the aloe Vera gel in a container made of food-grade plastic. Preferably keep it in the refrigerator so that it lasts longer.
Uses of Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera gel is applied to the skin for treating burns, sunburns, frostbites, psoriasis, cold sores, surgical wounds, and bed sores.
Pectin, a water-soluble carbohydrate, is present in this gel. It is responsible for the wear and tear of tissues. This gel if applied on the scalp, can make it healthier and also prove instrumental in getting rid of dandruff. Hence, aloe Vera gel is mixed in shampoos and conditioners too.