Aloe Vera oil has multiple benefits and it can be used on hair and skin
for treating hair loss, scars, stretch marks, sunburn and for promoting hair growth. 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 Aloe
Vera 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.
I have used coconut oil to make this Aloe Vera oil as coconut oil also
has healing properties. This oil keeps well for years together if stored
away from moisture. Here are some of the benefits of this oil: 1. For
Acne & Acne Scars: This oil prevents acne if used as a face massage
oil before bath and if applied daily will fade acne scars too. 2. For
Hair Growth: This oil can be massaged into the scalp for treating scalp
infections and it also prevents dandruff and stimulates hair growth. 3.
For Stretch Marks: This oil is also amazing for treating stretch marks,
to remove stretch marks massage daily with this oil one hour before
bath. 4. For Eczema: Another important use of this oil is it’s ability
to treat mild forms of eczema. At home we use only this oil for treating
eczema. 5. For Sunburn: Since this oil is very very soothing when
applied on the skin, it is perfect as a home remedy for sunburned skin.
Apply it immediately to get fast relief. The only con about this oil is
it stinks, it stinks real bad. 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. Also try
using only pure unrefined coconut oil to make this Aloe Vera oil for
best results. 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!
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!
- 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.