HOW TO HARVEST AND EXTRACT PURE ALOE VERA GEL
It is inexpensive when you grow your own
Making aloe vera gel at home is very easy
It is fresher and better for you than the many commercial gels on the market.
Cut off some leaves from the aloe vera plant, then stand the leaves in an upright position for 15 minutes to allow the dark yellow resin to drain, as this can be an irritant to the digestive system.
Cut off the jagged edges at the sides of the leaf. Ensure you don't go into the leaf further than you have to.
Take a fillet knife and peel the skin from the flat side of the leaf.
Lay the leaf down on the cutting board inside facing up and use a spoon to scoop out the aloe vera gel.
Rinse the flesh of aloe vera gel and make sure it is free of skin or residue then cut into cubes for easy storage and consumption.
Place the gel into an airtight jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This can also be kept freezer in a container for up to a month.
Use the pure gel or aloe leaves to make these recipes
MAKING ALOE WATER
Simple and Fresh
1. Harvest medium to small leave as these have less resin.
2. Drain off the yellow residue by allowing the leaves to stand for 15 minutes and then wash thoroughly.
3. Slice the leaves diagonally and add to a jug of water.
4. Keep aloe water in the fridge and keep topping up until the strength has disappeared.
Use directly from the leaf or make a mask
Reduces puffy eyes
Acts as a moisturiser
Heals acne and reduces redness
Hydrates the skin
Tightens the skin and reduces wrinkles
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