Aloe Vera | A wonder plant
Updated: Sep 16, 2018
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#AloeVera is an amazing plant to have at home. It is great for skin burns (including sunburns) and an ingredient in many homemade cosmetics. This ultimately reduces #waste ⠀ The gel contains most of the bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.⠀ Aloe is a good air purifying plant that, unlike most plants, it actually releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night. For this reason keeping an aloe vera plant in every bedroom is very beneficial.
So not only does it clean the air while we sleep, but we have plenty of aloe vera on hand whenever the need for it arises.⠀ .⠀ One other note about aloe vera: it's a really easy plant to grow. I'm a notorious houseplant killer. I haven't killed an aloe vera plant yet. To take care of your aloe vera plant, keep it in a sunny (or even semi-sunny) area, watering moderately
How to Freeze Aloe Vera Gel
Once you have sliced your aloe free from the green leaves, add the slabs of clear gel to a blender, it will dissolve into a liquid gel very easily.
Pour the gel into ice cube trays and place the tray into the freezer and let it rest until the cubes are solid. You can then place them into a jar or bag in your freezer and that way you have a gentle healer right at hand when needed. You can add one or two aloe cubes to a smoothie, or use in your next DIY recipes. Here is a gel recipe and also it can be used in a DIY mouth wash.
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