3 Top Ways To Make Aloe Vera Gel At Home For Skin, Hair & Health

how to make aloe vera gel

Aloe Vera gel has amazing hair, skin and health benefits and we can easily make it at home without any preservatives or color. Pure aloe vera gel is one of the best natural healers that heals even the most damaged skin and hair very well. It brings down inflammation, heals scars, treats acne, conditions the hair, promotes hair growth both when applied externally and consumed internally.

Best Pure Organic Aloe Vera Gel:

We get loads of aloe vera gel in the markets but most of them contain lot of preservatives, color and synthetic fragrance. I have seen my relatives and family members extract fresh aloe vera gel at home from my young age so I have always continued to do so.

The first time I tried a famous store bought aloe vera gel for skin care, I hated it. It smelt of cheap synthetic fragrance and was bright green in color with loads of preservatives.

I hated the feel off it on my skin and just threw it away, I would highly suggest not using aloe vera gel with color and perfume. I use fresh aloe vera gel extensively for skin and hair care at home and it is the best aloe vera gel.

I do buy store bought aloe vera gel without color and perfume for making creams and lotions alone as fresh aloe vera gel is runny and will never thicken the creams.

Collecting Aloe Vera Gel:

  • Try making your own aloe vera gel, it is so easy to do. All you need is a fresh aloe vera leaf, if you are living in India you can find aloe vera plants easily as it grows wildly all over.
  • You can also grow aloe vera plants easily in pots, it needs very little maintenance. When you are collecting aloe vera leaf, choose mature leaves found at the bottom of the plant. They tend to be larger and contain large amount of gel.
  • Once you have selected the aloe vera leaf, wash your hands to get rid of any germs and then cut the leaf. You will find slimy green juice flowing from the cut end, I usually wash the leaves to get rid of the slimy green juice.
  • Pat dry to get rid of the moisture completely. Cut the thorns on both sides of the leaf and then split the leaf into two. Scoop out the inner gel using a knife. Now you can make aloe vera gel in three ways.

homemade aloe vera gelAloe Vera Gel For Health:

For drinking it as a juice, grind the gel separately along with a cup of water and fruit or vegetables of your choice and your wonderful aloe vera drink is ready, have it immediately for best results. You can find all my favorite aloe vera juice recipes here.

Aloe Vera Gel For Face:

For using aloe vera gel for face, I like to grind aloe vera gel along with few drops of my favorite essential oil in a mixer and use it for massage. I also love to apply it as a pack too, I mostly use rose essential oil or tea tree essential oil.

Aloe Vera Gel For Hair:

For using it for hair, I like to use it along with virgin coconut oil and vitamin E as a hair pack. Both coconut oil and vitamin E helps condition the hair and along with aloe vera gel, makes the hair super shiny and smooth

How To Preserve Aloe Vera Pulp At Home?

I would suggest storing the aloe vera gel in the refrigerator once you make it even if you are using vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and not a preservative. If we store it in the refrigerator, it will last well for a week if stored in an airtight bottle. You can also freeze freshly extracted gel in ice cube trays, it will last well for almost a year.

Aloe Vera Gel Preparation At Home For Skin, Hair & Health:

1. Collecting Fresh Aloe Vera Gel From Aloe Vera Plant:

1. Cut a mature aloe vera leaf from the plant.

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2. Wash to get rid of the slimy green juice.

How to make fresh aloe vera gel

3. Remove the thorns on both sides of the leaf.

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4. Cut the leaf into two and remove the inner gel using a knife.

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2. Making Aloe Vera Gel At Home: 3 Top Ways

a. Aloe Vera Gel For Hair: 

aloe vera gel for hair

For hair, take 1/4 cup of the collected aloe vera gel in a blender along with a tbsp of virgin coconut oil and the contents of one vitamin E capsule and grind to a smooth paste. Store the gel in the refrigerator and use as a hair pack when necessary. This hair pack will condition the hair really well and is an amazing remedy for dry frizzy hair.

b. Aloe Vera Gel For Health: 

aloe vera gel preparation

Take 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel in a blender along with a cup of coconut water and blend to a smooth juice and consume immediately. This drink will heal stomach ulcers, improve immunity and also will help with weight loss.

c. Aloe Vera Gel For Skin:

 aloe vera gel recipe

For skin care, take 1/4 cup of the collected aloe vera gel in a blender along with 4 drops of essential of choice and grind to a smooth paste. Store in the refrigerator and use when necessary. This gel will heal scars, wounds and acne very very effectively. If I want a thicker gel like we get in the markets, I also make it with guar gum too and you can find how to make it here.

How to make and use aloe vera gel for face


  1. Anonymous
    December 27, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Are the vitamin e and vitamin c capsules used in the preparation easily available – any particular brand or name? How often should it be applied to face and hair?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 28, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      Yes, they are readily available. I use Evion vitamin E capsules as it is the only brand I get in my local town and any brand of vitamin c capsules will work well. Aloe vera gel can be used even daily for face and skin care. I used to apply fresh aloe vera gel on my son daily when he was just a few months old to treat his extreme dry skin….

    • Anonymous
      December 29, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Thanks for the prompt response and thank you for the blog….it is truly helping people like us who want to lead a chemical free life!

  2. Uthra Lakshmanan
    December 29, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Hi Ramya, is there a way to prepare beard styling cream using aleo vera? Im looking to make a beard styling gel for my husband.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      For using aloe vera gel as a beard gel, I would suggest using store bought aloe vera gel without color and perfume and use this recipe: Mix 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel, 1/2 tsp of extra virgin oil and 2 drops of rosemary essential oil. This blend will last well for 3 to 4 weeks at room temperature. You can also change the essential oil according to your husbands preference…

  3. Zain Biswas
    March 5, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Plz suggest some essential oil whicj I cn mix with alo vera. Thank you.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2018 / 2:52 pm

      You can use any essential oil of your choice. Use essential oils according to your needs, for hair growth you can use rosemary or peppermint. If you are using aloe vera gel for skin care, you can use lavender, tea tree essential oil, etc…

  4. sabipuren
    December 26, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Hi, we can use lemon juice instead of vitamin c tablet for skin care like acne, blemishes, tan, etc.,

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