Aloe Vera is a unicorn in the wellness world. From banishing bacteria to producing gorgeous locks—there are so many uses for this unassuming succulent. If you're reserving your Aloe Vera Gel for those days of excess sun, you're cheating yourself out of some serious perks! These are the best uses for Aloe Vera.
The plant has natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making sanitizer one of the most perfect uses of Aloe Vera. If you're looking to make your own, follow Prudence's video tutorial on DIY Hand Sanitizer here:
Or, if you're lacking the ingredients (Or time...that's hard to come by these days!) Beauty by Earth has you covered with our very own, brand new hand sanitizer. Don't you worry, Aloe Vera is still a shining ingredient in our formula. What makes ours different than our companies? Well, for one it won't leave your hands starved for nourishment. You'll get the peace of mind of non-germ-y fingers without any added dryness.
Most people would only think of Aloe Vera applied to the skin, but another use of Aloe Vera is hair nourishment. Anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties can help reduce dandruff and calm your scalp. It also helps clear out clogged hair follicles, which can lead to more growth and volume. If you want to harness aloe vera's hair benefits, follow our DIY Shampoo Recipe with Aloe Vera. (*Obligatory Hair Flip*)
Improve Skin Quality
Aloe Vera stimulates collagen growth, which can help reduce acne scars and wrinkles. It's also the perfect companion for people with sensitive or dry skin because it delivers hydration without being super heavy. Finally, its anti-bacterial properties can come in handy one again to minimize acne flare-ups.
Treat Burns, Bug Bites, Rashes
This is likely the most obvious use of Aloe Vera, but that doesn't make it any less important! You've probably enjoyed the cooling relief of aloe gel after catching one too many of the sun's rays. Other woes of the elements can be treated with aloe, such as reducing the itchiness of bug bites and healing up poison ivy or oak rashes.
These are just some of the uses of Aloe Vera. (In fact, there are so many more!) In any case, it's one of the best things to keep on hand for those times when you're needing a natural solution. Make sure you're using a true Aloe Vera Gel, like Beauty by Earth's, instead of those that masquerade as such with unnecessary chemicals and dyes.
Aloe you all vera much!