In my opinion, of all the plants out there, Aloe Vera plant should the one to keep at home. Unlike many other plants, Aloe Vera is actually the most useful plant. Seriously, from burns, cuts, to even cancer, Aloe Vera is a multipurpose plant. Most of us already know about the amazing properties of Aloe Vera and Aloe Vera juice. However, there are many more little known uses for Aloe Vera.
15 Unconventional Uses For Aloe Vera:
- Remove Makeup. Aloe Vera is a cooling agent that helps calm the skin.
- Hair Conditioner. Massage in a small amount of Aloe Vera gel and leave it on for about 2 minutes. Rinse it off.
- Add to your shampoo. It will make your hair shiny.
- Treat Acne. Aloe Vera minimizes inflammation and treats acne due to its inflammatory properties.
- Prevent and eliminate stretch marks due to Aloe Vera’s regenerative properties.
- Swollen Gums. Aloe vera soothes swollen gums and maximizes your body’s defense mechanisms. You can apply Aloe Vera to the infected area.
- Increase hair growth. Aloe Vera contains an enzyme that helps increase hair growth.
- Strengthen your nails.
Treat herpes, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin allergies. Aloe Vera is able to penetrate multiple skin layers.
- Use as a skin moisturizer. It strengthens skin tissue by providing oxygen to the cells.
- Heal sunburns due to Aloe Vera’s antiseptic properties.
- Shaving gel. It gives you a nice smooth surface.
- Fight the flu and colds. Aloe Vera contains a great amount of natural ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes that boost the immune system.
- Ease menstrual cramps (by drinking Aloe Vera juice). It reduces pain and fatigue.
- Personal Lubricant. It is a very effective moisturizer.
What do you use Aloe Vera for? I would love to hear from you!
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Hi Wendy! Thank you for sharing. What a great idea to use Aloe as a hair gel. I’ve got to try it! And thank you for the advice in regards to #9.
Does it matter what kind of aloe it is? I was given a baby aloe plant years ago and it has divided into many new plants. I have no idea what kind it is and am wondering if it is safe to use?
Hi Nikki! Most aloe species (around 200 in the world)possess healing properties. I ma sure your plant is safe to use. You can actually make your own aloe vera juice.
Thanks for sharing this info!
I have an Aloe plant that I would love to be able to actuallly USE other than just take care of, but I am having a horrible time finding good information on safely harvesting the plant without hurting it. I know occasional harvesting will help the growth of the plant, but since I don’t know how I’m afraid I’ll kill it! Any recommendations or resources?
Hi Jami! I’ve found this information on harvesting aloe plant safely. I hope it helps. http://www.aloeplant.info/aloeplantcare/
you mentioned swollen gums: What do you think about a teething baby’s swollen gums?
Hi Renee! Aloe Vera is absolutely safe as long as it’s pure aloe and not the commercial kind. Rubbing a small amount of aloe vera on the gums is one of the most effective natural home remedies for Teething pain relief.