The Aloe Vera Barbadensis gel is well acknowledged as a skin tonic that rejuvenates and moisturizes skin, stimulates collagen production, and possesses anti aging, anti-microbial, anti fungal and anti microbial properties. It is one of the oldest known therapeutic herbs popular worldwide as a healing agent, for burns, bruises, cuts, abrasions, insect bites, acne, pimples and damaged skin tissues .It removes scars and gives a youthful smooth and flawless skin. Cleopatra venerated the use of aloe as one of her beauty secretsInstead of spending lot of money on commercial cosmetics make your own economical and non toxic, aloe vera recipes at home to brighten up your face and look young and beautiful for ever.
- 1 Home Made Aloe Vera Facial Moisturizer
- 2 Home Made Aloe Vera Facial Mask
- 3 Home Made Aloe Vera Moisturizing Lip Gloss
- 4 Homemade Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer
Home Made Aloe Vera Facial Moisturizer
- 2 table spoons of aloe vera gel
- 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
- 3 drops jojoba oil
- 6 drops essential oil of your choice.
- Mix all the above ingredients and place in a clean air tight glass bottle.
- Apply the moisturizer daily after washing your face.
- At first it would appear wet, but as you rub it over your face with your fingers it will get absorbed and leave behind a smooth soft skin.
The formula can be changed as per your needs. Glycerin is an excellent moisturizer but if you do not like the stickiness you may reduce its quantity. Jojoba oil has been used because it does not go rancid. You can use some other oil in its place.
Home Made Aloe Vera Facial Mask
Ingredients For Aloe Vera Facial Mask For Dry And Wrinkled Skin
- 2 table spoons aloe vera gel
- 1 whipped egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
Ingredients for Aloe Vera Facial Mask for Oily Skin
- 2 table spoons aloe vera gel
- 1 white of an egg
- 1 tea spoon lemon juice
Ingredients for Aloe Vera Facial Mask for Normal And Combination Skin
- 2 table spoons aloe vera gel
- 2 table spoons warm honey
Mix the ingredients well and apply on face.
Leave for 20 minutes.
Wash with warm water.
Home Made Aloe Vera Moisturizing Lip Gloss
- 1 tsp. 100 percent aloe vera gel
- 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. petroleum jelly
- Add the petroleum jelly and coconut oil to a small, microwave-proof bowl and mix well.
- Add the aloe vera gel to the microwave-proof bowl and blend properly.
- Heat the mixture for about 2 minutes in the microwave.
- Stir the mixture and pour in a small glass bottle.
- Cover the bottle only after the mixture gets cool.
- Your homemade lip gloss is ready for use.
Both aloe vera gel and coconut oil are excellent moisturizers. Petroleum jelly forms a protective layer on your skin and check the loss of moisture. Your homemade aloe vera lip gloss will soften your skin naturally and also prevent them from getting chapped.
Aloe gel helps to maintain the natural moisture of the skin by lingering down the natural evaporative process and drawing moisture from the atmosphere. It retards the aging process, rejuvenates the damaged skin, sloughs off old dead cells and cleans the clogged skin pores. Aloe Vera detoxifies the skin by removing wastes and toxins. It is naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that nourish the skin. Aloe Vera’s anti-aging properties can be attributed to the plant’s amazing capacity to accelerate the production of fibroblast cells that manufacture collagen, which keeps the skin firm and wrinkle-free. Aloe vera does not merely form a cover over our skin but takes its healing and moisturizing processes within by penetrating deep inside the skin.
Homemade Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer
The best preventive measure for H1N1, common cold and flu infections is to wash your hands with water and soap. Imagine yourself coming out of a crowded grocery shop and your child badly wants something to munch on. You went to watch a movie and your family wants popcorns in the middle of the show. Your child goes to school and you know for sure that he would never wash his hands before opening the lunch box. What would you do when water and soap are not available and you have the deadly germs sticking on your hands . At crowded places like market, shopping malls, gas pump, public bathrooms, school, library and offices it is always useful to keep a homemade alcohol free hand sanitizer handy.
Why a Homemade Hand Sanitizer?
Commercially available sanitizers contain chemical fragrances that contain phthalates which are known to cause reproductive complications. Polyethylene glycol used in hand sanitizers contain 1,4 dioxane a suspected carcinogen. Many hand sanitizers have triclosan an antibacterial agent which is known to be associated with abnormalities with the endocrine system particularly with thyroid hormone signaling, weakening of the immune system, birth defects, uncontrolled cell growth and unhealthy weight loss. In the beginning triclosan kills bacteria but on prolonged use the notorious bacteria such as e.coli, salmonella, shigella and other intestinal bacteria develop resistant against it and then it becomes difficult to treat them. Instead of reducing the risk of infection such antibacterial products actually augment it by supporting the growth of resistance bacteria. Carbomer, aminomethyl propanol and benzalknonium chloride, are other hazardous chemicals often found in commercial hand sanitizers. Use of commercially available hand sanitizers invites the risk of loading ourselves with a lot of toxin.
Why an Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer?
Alcohol based hand sanitizers contain large amount of alcohol. In order to be really effective against germs the hand sanitizer should contain at least 60% alcohol. This is a large amount sufficient enough to remove all the moisture off your skin and make it look dry. The high alcohol content can cause injuries and poisoning in children if injested. Therefore never ever keep an alcohol based hand sanitizer if you have small children at home.
Prepare Your Own Alcohol Free Natural Hand Sanitizer.
Instead of alcohol, essential oils with disinfectant, antiseptic and antiviral properties can be utilized to make an effective hand sanitizer. Take a cup of pure colorless aloe vera gel. Add 1-2 tablespoons of witch hazel to it. Add 8 drops of tea tree oil which is a powerful antiseptic but with an overwhelming smell. To lighten the aroma you may add 3-4 drops of essential oils of your choice such as basil, rosemary, rose, lavender, lemon , geranium ,cedar wood, lemon grass, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, peppermint, sandalwood, thyme or ylang-ylang. Alternately, you can make another formulation by adding 1 table spoon of vegetable glycerin, 8 drops of tea tree oil, 1 table spoon of rubbing alcohol and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil to a cup of pure aloe vera gel. Mix every thing well and dispense in a bottle. Keep one in your hand bag and another in your car so that it is always accessible to you.
Homemade Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer
If you still think that you need an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, add 1/4 cup of grain alcohol or vodka and 10 drops of essential oils to 1/4 cup pure aloe vera gel. Mix well and your alcohol-based hand sanitizer is ready for use.