DIY How to Make Aloe Vera Oil For Hair & Skin | For Hair Growth, Sunburn & Stretch Marks

This 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. 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!

Aloe Vera Oil Benefits:

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.

Aloe Vera Oil Side Effects:

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.

DIY How to Make Aloe Vera Oil For Hair & Skin


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.




  1. AparnaRajeshkumar
    September 28, 2013 / 3:41 am

    superb effort ! home made are the best always !

  2. Anonymous
    December 22, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    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).

  3. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    December 23, 2014 / 2:24 am

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

  4. Anonymous
    January 1, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    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.

  5. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    January 2, 2015 / 11:36 am

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

  6. Anonymous
    February 22, 2015 / 12:12 am

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 22, 2015 / 3:09 pm

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

  7. Anonymous
    March 8, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 11, 2015 / 8:06 am

      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….

  8. Michelle Gaskins
    January 7, 2016 / 12:21 am

    Thanks sounds interesting!!!

  9. Anonymous
    March 2, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 20, 2016 / 7:52 am

      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…

  10. Anonymous
    May 1, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    Hi ramya,I tried to make a batch on april 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..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 7:29 am

      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…

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2016 / 2:24 am

      DearPlz guide as I m facing great hair loss and very tangled hair might be due to feeding baby

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 13, 2016 / 4:44 am

      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…

  11. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 / 7:19 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 25, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      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…:)

  12. Anonymous
    September 30, 2016 / 11:34 am

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 7, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      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….

    • RG
      November 6, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      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?

  13. Anonymous
    December 12, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Hi Ramya,Can you please suggest an effective remedy for eczema on the face? Around the eyelids, behind the ears etc.Thank you!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 22, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      I would suggest applying a mixture of haritaki powder, neem powder and kasthuri turmeric powder – works really really well for eczema….

  14. Anonymous
    February 20, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    can it be used for a bald hair and it will recover within one month

  15. Anonymous
    March 12, 2017 / 6:48 am

    Hi Ramya,first of all thank you for your good work, it's so helpful. How long can this aloe vera oil last?Also can there be any growth of bacteria since its a mixture of water and oil?Is this an old fold remedy from your village?Tq

  16. Unknown
    May 31, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Hey, I tried doing it but I dont have coconut oil,is there no other oil I can use for the aloe vera oil?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 31, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      If you don't have coconut oil, try making it with extra virgin olive oil…

  17. Shibani Hota
    July 27, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Can i use a clear glass bottle. I am not finding any dark bottle.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 28, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Use a clear bottle but place it in a dark cool place…

  18. Vandana
    October 31, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    Hello Ramya mam.
    My daughter is 2 year old. She is having super dry skin nd eczema and hyperpigmentation on one leg.
    Massaging her daily with ghee and moisturing her with coconut oil.still nothing working out.
    Will this aloe vera oil help?
    She is having soo much hair on her body. Will this oil not increase her body hair?
    Plz reply
    Thank you mam

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