Friday, 27 September 2013

DIY: How to Make Aloe Vera Oil for Face, Hair Growth, Skin, Scars, Sunburn & Stretch Marks


This Aloe Vera oil has multiple benefits and it can be used on face, scalp, scars, stretch marks, sun burn and for hair loss. Making Aloe Vera oil at home is very easy and can be done in a matter of minutes, but only the soaking part takes time. This Aloe Vera oil is a must for mothers, who have young children at home, as they heal small wounds and scars very quickly. Aloe Vera is very gentle on the skin and can be used for all skin types. I used to massage my son with fresh aloevera, when he was just a few months old, as he had very dry skin. Aloe Vera is perfectly called "Wound healing plant" as it is famous for treating small burns and cuts. One thing I like about this oil is that it keeps well for years. This oil prevents acne, if used as a face massage oil, before bath. It can be massaged into the scalp for treating scalp infections and it also prevents dandruff. This oil is also amazing for treating stretch marks and sun burn. I have used coconut oil to make this Aloe Vera oil, as coconut oil also helps in healing. This oil has a strong smell of Aloe Vera, which some might not like. I don't mind the smell because I know how effective this oil is. But if the smell is bothering you, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil after straining the oil. Try using virgin coconut oil for making this oil. You can make a big batch of this oil and use it year round and it is ideal both for adults and for children. To make this Aloe Vera oil, take a fresh Aloe Vera leaf and cut of the thorns on both sides of the leaf. Wipe the greenish juice with a tissue and cut it into very small pieces. Take the cut Aloe Vera in a dark bottle and top it with coconut oil till it is full immersed. Keep it in a cool, dark place for 2 months. Strain and your homemade Aloe Vera oil is ready! 



METHOD:
1. Cut a fresh Aloe Vera leaf from the plant. When you cut the leaf from the plant, you will find slimy green juice on the surface of the leaf. Wipe away the juice completely with a tissue.


2. Cut the thorns from the sides of the leaf and cut into small pieces.


3. Add the cut pieces into a dark bottle. Add the virgin coconut oil to the cut pieces, till the pieces are fully immersed.


4. Close the bottle tightly. Keep it in a dark place for at least 2 months. Strain and your homemade Aloe Vera oil is ready!


NOTES:
  • Use only fresh Aloe Vera leaf.
  • Don't wash the leaf in water, use only a tissue or a soft cloth to clean it.
  • Use a dark colored bottle to store the Aloe Vera oil.
  • Keep it away from sunlight, when storing it. 

21 comments:

  1. superb effort ! home made are the best always !

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  2. Hi, does the coconut oil have to stay in liquid form for it to steep properly? I live in a cooler climate where even in summer the temperature frequently dropped below 25 degree Celsius, hence coconut oil solidifies (especially if kept away from sunlight).

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  3. Hi,
    The oil should stay in liquid form. If coconut oil solidifies, try other pure, unrefined oils that does not solidify.......

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  4. Hi. I don't have access to fresh leaves (directly out of a live plant) but have seen the leaves on sale at some supermarkets. Will that work too? Thanks.

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  5. Hi,
    Give it a try, I am sure they will work too....

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  6. Hi I can only get hold of fractional coconut oil which says it's purer than virgin and does not turn to a solid, will that work?

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    1. Hi, Try fractionated coconut oil, I am sure it will work....

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  7. Can you make this oil without keeping the rind on the aloe. I.e. just the gel removed from the leaf and covered with coconut oil?

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    1. I have always made with the rind so I don't know how the oil made with the gel might be. There are a few things to keep in mind before using only the gel: Since we are soaking the oil for almost 2 months, the oil might turn very cloudy, if you use only the gel and this oil does not smell good and if you use only the gel, it might make the smell really worse....

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  8. Hi can I use extra virgin olive oil instead of coconut? And how much aloe vera can I use if I want to make it super saturated?

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    1. I would suggest pouring enough extra virgin olive oil over the Aloe Vera till it is just covered that way you will get a super saturated Aloe Vera oil. This oil stinks but does wonders to skin...

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  9. Hi ramya,I tried to make a batch on april 20..is the aloe vera supposed to be sitting at the bottom only for the two months or does it rise to the top...coz mine did and there is a liquid layer on the bottom,oil and the aloe vera is floating on top.i dont want it to rot ..any help..

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    1. Usually the Aloe Vera pieces sink down and if it does not take a dry spoon and press the pieces down, they will settle down. After 2 months the oil will be infused with Aloe Vera but it smells very unpleasant which is normal, don't think it is spoilt...

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    2. Dear
      Plz guide as I m facing great hair loss and very tangled hair might be due to feeding baby

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    3. I would suggest taking supplements and also oiling your hair everyday with anyone of the homemade oils from the blog, it will greatly condition the hair and prevent tangling and hair loss...

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  10. can we use this oil on babies skin(even on face) like a moisturiser or for scars and marks ..

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    1. Aloe Vera oil can be used even on babies skin and is great for scars and marks. But the only problem is it stinks very badly so I would suggest using it for babies above 1 year old. My son was refusing to use it at first because of the smell but seeing how effective it is, he use it readily now...:)

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  11. Hi Ramya,

    There could be gel present inside the Aloe Vera when we cut them into small pieces, will that not spoil the oil since we close and keep it in a dark place?

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    1. Since the Aloe Vera pieces are immersed in oil, it will not spoil at all. Only if the pieces are popping out, it will spoil....

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    2. Hi Ramya,


      I will start one batch of oil per your recommendation. Two months is a long wait. So, I was hoping to start another batch for use while the first one is in process. Is there something I can do to accelerate the preparation of this oil?

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