Making aloe vera gel at home is super easy, very inexpensive and far better for skin than the many gels available in the market.
Steps to prepare Aloe Vera gel:
- First wash your hands and then cut off some leaves from the aloe vera plant. Then leave the leaves in upright position for a few minutes to let the darker resin drain out.
- After the resin has drained, wash the leaves and start peeling off the thick skin with a knife, leaving you with the transparent gel.
- Place the gel into a blender and also add a few drops of either grapefruit seed extract, vitamin C powder, vitamin E oil or some essential oil to help preserve the gel for longer period.
- Then blend everything, pour into a clean glass jar and you've got some fresh aloe vera gel which can be kept for several months in the refrigerator.