20 August 2012

How to Make Aloe Vera Gel at Home

I remember the day when I tried treating a freshly squeezed pimple with a freshly cut Aloe Vera leaf. In my list of beauty discoveries, Aloe Vera sits high up, along with baking soda for hair and banana peels for acne. In fact, I bet Aloe Vera and banana peels are interchangeable, you should try that!
Photo: Garry Knight

Aloe Vera is equally good for acne and sunburn but you can use it in a number of other ways, for example:
  • to treat seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, 
  • on cooking burns, 
  • for rejuvenating face masks,
  • as a skin moisturizer
  • instead of shampoo,
  • to tame frizzy hair.
Instead of buying Aloe Vera gel from the store you can make it yourself at home following any of these 5 tutorials:

How to make Aloe Vera gel
DIY Aloe Vera gel
How to make your own Aloe Vera gel
Homemade Aloe Vera gel
How to make Aloe Vera gel video
What do you use Aloe Gel for?


  1. i LOVE aloe vera ..I actually gave at least5 pots of it on my patio ...it multiplies in the warm Texas climate!!

  2. Being a redhead - even though I wear the highest protection sunscreen I can find and stay covered up with hats and in the shade - sometimes I still get a little sunburn & aloe is by far the best soother and healer around!!

  3. so cool! I have been looking for a natural mousturizer instead of the lotion I normally used.

    How do you use this instead of shampoo? I have been successfully doing the baking soda/vinegar (and occasionally lemon) rinses. 2 weeks with no shampoo and counting!

    btw, read through Banana beauty and have been doing the peel treatments (I eat a lot of bananas as is, so this is a win-win situation).

    1. Hi Emily,

      Using Aloe Vera instead of shampoo is easy, I have mentioned how to do this here.

      I am so excited that you find Banana Beauty useful!

  4. I was actually planning to write a post about aloe vera, it's fantastic! I use it for sunburn, after shaving and as a hair gel, but I want to research some other ways I could use it for. :)

    I'm also doing the banana peels method. I'll never buy commercial products for acne treatment again!

  5. Great post! When I was young my mom had a huge Aloe Vera plant and we used it all the time. Aloe is a great moisturizer.
    Everyday Inspired