Natural Health and Beauty Tips and Tricks
Skin healing mask:
Use our Aloe Vera gel and add a drop of essential oil, depending on your favourite scent (Mint, Rose, Lavender, ….). Apply it to your skin and leave it to sink in. It’s mild in scent on its own and has a particularly good cooling feel.
Sunburn healing gel:
Gel from Aloe Vera will help to reduce the heat, redness and pain associated with sunburn fairly quickly and can be applied liberally as much as needed. Also, you can create your own soothing aloe spray by using 1 cup of Aloe Vera juice with 10 drops of Lavender oil to soothe the skin. Just use the amount needed to cover affected areas. Store remaining portions in the fridge in a clean, labelled glass jar. For external use only!
Other benefit when you drinking Mint or Peppermint tea is that it will cool you from inside.
Minor skin burns:
Aloe Vera’s moisturising and healing benefits transcend into the skin to reduce inflammation and aid in the repair of the skin fairly quickly. To use it on a burn, apply just enough to coat the burn and cover with a bandage so it can do its job.
Cuts and wounds:
The gel of the Aloe Vera plant contains essential polysaccharide fibres. These help to seal wounds and it’s natural cooling properties help soothe pain from cuts and wounds. Apply Aloe Vera to minor skin cuts and wounds after you’ve cleansed the area with a warm cloth and some antiseptic lotion. Then seal it up with a bandage and let it sit to heal overnight or for a day. If you are using a freshly cut Aloe Vera leaf, it is best not tear or break the leaf and that you use a clean sharp sterilized knife to cut the aloe plant. With an ordinary non-sterilized knife, you may cause damage to Aloe Vera plant.
Itching or skin irritation:
Psoriasis and skin irritation can be very difficult to deal with and can also be hard to manage. Many prescription creams don’t work, and those that do, often contain excess chemicals that are not the best for our skins. It is one of the best to relieve itching and irritation because it contains glycoproteins which help reduce inflammation upon contact. You can also use Aloe Vera gel to relieve varicose vein itching.
Weak and damaged hair, split ends
The gel of the Aloe Vera plant contains proteolytic enzymes, which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair. Every time after washing my hair, I’ll squeeze the Aloe Vera gel in to my palm and spread it evenly between both palms. I then massage the gel into my scalp thoroughly and then I’ll use the remaining gel to spread it over my hair and let it naturally dry. One mental note here would be that if you are using hair dryer, apply the Aloe Vera gel after and not before as it will try too quickly without providing benefits to your hair or scalp. Another tip for you is, that you can prepare your own mix with adding an oil of your choice (like for example Tea tree, Lemon and other) to add further benefits.
Tea tree acts as a hair tonic, helps with dandruff, can restore the balance of oils to fight greasy hair.
Argan is great for damaged or dry hair, Argan oil conditions and restores the shine when used as a pre-wash deep treatment.
Lemon will boosts circulation and cleanses oil-prone skin and hair
Another common use for Aloe Vera internally is to heal the digestive tract, so if you’re interested in using Aloe Vera juice as a digestive aid, feel free to try it. It’s a well-known use of the plant and many people attest that it works wonders for constipation. Aloe Vera is also incredibly alkaline so it may help reduce inflammation in the stomach, along with feeding good bacteria into the digestive tract thanks to its high fibre content and high-water content. Just be mindful of how you react to it and if it causes laxative properties, pain, cramps, or you just simply don’t react to it well. If this is the case, reduce or eliminate from ingested it and use Aloe Vera topically instead. There is also point worth to mention here, not many people do not like the taste of Aloe Vera juice but you’ll hardly noticed the taste if you mix the daily recommended value with a fruit juice.
Frozen Aloe Vera
You can also freeze Aloe Vera gel. Pour the gel into an ice cube tray and place the tray into the freezer and let it rest until the cubes are solid. Then put the frozen aloe ice cubes into a clearly labelled bag and store it in your freezer. Having a supply of frozen Aloe Vera means that you are well-prepared for any eventualities life will throw at you. A gentle healer is right at hand. You can add one or two Aloe Vera cubes to a smoothie, or rub them on sunburned shoulders. Adding lemon juice, vitamin E and C will act as a preservative for you to keep it for longer. Alternative option is to add an essential oil of your choice (like Tea tree, Rosemary, Lavender) to provide your skin with additional soothing and beneficial properties. Note that this mix can be only applied on your skin, not for consumption.
Aloe Vera Caution:
Although Aloe Vera is highly recommended for most skin problems but it should never be used on staph infections, impetigo or other staph like infections. The sweet gel of the Aloe Vera create a perfect dish for staph bacteria to grow it.
Stress Relief Blend Air Freshener
Have you’ve been feeling sluggish or have been dealing with a stressful situation resulting in nervous exhaustion? Try this refreshing and energizing blend could be the perfect ‘’pick-me-up’’ answer. Pine oil has a refreshing effect, stimulating the nervous system and along with Eucalyptus, enhancing concentration, and Mint is reviving and uplifting.
Ingredients for 1 diffusion
2 drops of Pine essential oil
2 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
Add the essential oils to a diffuser, vaporizer or oil burner, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Read more about other natural ingredients and benefits they can provide you with on our ”A-Z list of ingredients for natural skin”.