Aloe vera is greatly is demand these days and people now have a renewed interest in all things herbal and natural. It is one of the plants that have multiple benefits and can be used in a variety of ways for a more holistic approach towards life. To some it might seem a bit cumbersome to use to homemade remedies and most often simply do not find enough time to do so. But it is only a matter of employing some simple techniques to get the most out of this plant and use it in the best possible way.
- The quickest way is to get hold of an aloe vera plant, pluck a leaf and then break it in two. If you have been in the sun for far too long or you are experiencing some kind of rashes or itches, the gel is going to sooth the skin instantly. In fact, just squeeze out copious amounts of gel in your free time and store it in the freezer with some rose water in ice trays and use it as and when required for instant relief.
- Do you find the commercial hand washes drying and itchy? There is a very simple way of making one at home. Buy your favorite brand of hand wash and mix a few helpings of aloe vera juice in it. Now use this mixture instead of the harsh soap only and you are sure to notice a great difference in the texture of your hands.
- Another wonderful way of incorporating aloe vera in your daily regimen is to make a scrub at home which will really bring out the glow in your skin. Simply squeeze out enough aloe vera pulp from the leaves to make it half a cup. Then mix it well one quarter cup of lemon juice and equal quantity of granulated sugar. Now use this mixture as an exfoliating agent. The sugar will gradually melt away and the lemon juice will help reduce signs of pigmentation and tanning while the aloe vera gel makes your skin soft and supple, radiant and glowing from within.
- One can also use aloe vera juice to combat problems like dandruff. It can be applied directly on the scalp and it usually penetrates deep enough to relieve one of dry and itchy scalp as well as combat dandruff and hairfall, the most common problem that plague us. The process of making this juice is very refined and should be only done from organic plants. So it should only be sourced from reliable sources for best results.
Lastly, it can be said that if one diligently follows these simple steps and tries using herbal aloe vera products as much as possible in their daily lives, they would soon notice the desired results and there would be no further cause of wasting a lot of money on cosmetic products that often do not live up to the expectations.