Today I wanted to share a simple DIY using natural aloe vera. I have an aloe vera plant that was gifted to me a few months back. I enjoyed watching the plant grow and now has large leaves that I can start using it for some of my favorite personal care products. Aloe vera is great for skin products given its fantastic natural properties, and this recipe I am sharing with you today, feels light and cool as it touches the skin giving the skin a refreshing moisturizer. I love using it any time of the year, but it is great in the warm summer days to refresh and moisturize the skin.
Ingredients and materials you will need
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- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil
- medium size aloe vera leaf
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil (buy it here)
- 5 drops of frankincense essential oil (buy it here)
- hand mixer
- set of bowls and measuring cup
How to make a 100% natural and luxurious aloe vera lotion
The first step is to cut and clean the aloe vera. Cut the spines and rinds, this will give you the transparent gelatinous inside. I like to just rinse it under the water to remove some of the sap and strong smell.
Once clean, use the blender and blend into a gel.
I like using the hand mixer to incorporate air in the lotion, this makes the lotion airy and very light.
After the lotion has a light and buttery consistency, add the essential oils. I used Frankincense and Lavender, these are two of my favorites and are great for the skin.
Blend the oils using the hand mixer for 1 to 2 minutes and package in your favorite packaging. I like using the glass mason jars for my lotions but a plastic lotion container would be good as well.
I like keeping mine in the refrigerator so that when I use it I can get that cooling effect but it can be saved in a cool place in the house and will be good for 3-4 months (if it lasts that long). With how much I love using mine, it does not last that long in my house. Of course if you need larger quantities you can always double the recipe and use a large aloe vera leave.
This lotion is great to use for face and body.
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