Aloe Vera has become a household name. The once neglected plant, that grew untamed, has now scaled heights and become a very sought after product. The market is flooded with various brands offering Aloe Vera juices. Over the counter beauty products are always boasting of containing the juice of this miracle plant. And this is not surprising considering its benefits
Aloe Vera juice benefits can be listed as:
- hydrating for the skin
- soothing to inflamed skin
- remedy for skin ageing
- effective remedy for burns and acne
- promoting hair growth
- hair conditioner
The very name Aloe Vera attracts customers, and we are no exception. But how far are these ready to use products beneficial. As we all know fresh products always score higher when compared to packed and stored products. The same goes for homemade Aloe Vera juice.
Extracting Aloe Vera juice form a leaf is a fairly easy job and your efforts will be duly rewarded. To get your stock of fresh Aloe Vera juice you will need:
- Aloe Vera leaf – as many as you wish
- Sharp knife
- Sharp edged spoon
- Storing jar
If you have carefully seen an Aloe Vera leaf, you will notice small spikes running all along the sides. Using the sharp knife carefully cut off these spikes. Only a thin strip cut all along the sides of the leaf is enough.
The top of the leaf is flat while it is round and curved from the underside. We need to carefully remove this flat upper part. An easy way to do so would be to cut the leaf in to smaller parts.
When the top is removed the inner gel like substance is exposed. This is the part that will give us the much desired juice.
Using the sharp edged spoon, scoop out the gel-like substance from the leaf base. If you find it comfortable you can cut the leaf into thinner strips. This makes it easier to scoop out the gel.
When all the gel from the leaf is extracted it is time to juice it.
Place all the gel pieces in a clean and dry blending jar. Blend to break all lumps and get a liquid like consistency.
You will notice a frothy layer on top. This will settle down after some time. Strain the juice into a clean and dry container. You can store this juice in the fridge for a couple of days. To increase the shelf life and give a nourishment boost you can add the oil of four Forteens 60 Vitamin E Facial (Yellow) Capsules Oil for every one cup of juice.
Apply it to your face and hair as it is or mixed with some other ingredient. The benefits of fresh
Aloe Vera juices are unmatched.
We will soon be covering some face and hair packs prepared with fresh Aloe Vera juice.