It’s easy to whip up a few quick recipes using Aloe Vera as the main ingredient.
Cucumber Eye Gel
- 1 aloe vera leaf
- 1 small cucumber, chopped
- ½ cup distilled extract of witch hazel
- 1 packet gelatin
- 1 white tea teabag
- 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Peel and slice the aloe leaf to extract gel.
- Put the cucumber and aloe gel into a blender and process until smooth.
- Strain the mixture through a sieve to extract the juice, setting aside ½ cup of the strained juice.
- Add the witch hazel to a small pan, whisk in the gelatin and add the teabag. Gently heat the mixture until it just starts to thicken. Remove from heat.
- As it cools, remove the teabag, then whisk in the cucumber and aloe juice mixture and add the peppermint oil.
- Pour the gel into a sterilized, airtight pump dispenser.
Apply to the eye area before bed and wash off in the morning.
Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
pH Balanced Shampoo
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1 ¾ cups pure aloe vera gel
- Essential oils, optional
- Mix ingredients in a bowl with a wire whisk.
- Pour mixture into ice cube trays.
- Put in freezer and wait a few hours until frozen completely.
Defrost one cube in a bowl the night before use. Use as you would normal shampoo.
Aloe Hydrating Mist
- 1 small cucumber
- 1/3 cup of distilled water
- 1 tsp. aloe vera
- 1 tsp. witch hazel
Peel and cut the cucumber (either dice it or put into a food processor). If using a processor, strain through a cheesecloth to extract the cucumber essence and to keep the mist light. Include some of the diced pieces in the mix. Pour into a glass spray bottle with the water, aloe vera, witch hazel and shake.