What is aloe vera gel?
Aloe vera gel is obtained from the aloe vera plant, which has been known for thousands of years for its healing properties. Pure aloe vera gel is the clear gel that you can see in the middle of an aloe vera leaf if you break it off the plant.
This means that aloe vera gel is a purely natural product, which can be used for a large number of different purposes. You can buy it as cream, shampoo and in other forms of skin-care products for external use, and as drinks and juice products for internal use.
Aloe vera gel is truly a universal remedy that you can use for many different purposes, and it is recommended always to have a tube of aloe vera gel in the house. Then you have effective help against sunburn, minor burns, frost injuries, insect bites, skin abrasions, small cuts, dry hands, dry feet or lips, skin irritation and red spots after shaving or hair removal and many other things.
Aloe vera gel is also available as an Aloe Vera drink or as a dietary supplement on an Aloe Vera diet, so you can benefit from aloe vera’s many beneficial effects internally too.
What are the advantages of aloe vera gel?
Aloe vera can absolutely be called the little plant with an incredible number of good qualities. That is why it can be used for a multitude of purposes – from any kind of ordinary skin care to treating skin complaints and stabilising stomach trouble.
Aloe vera has been known for its many fantastic properties for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians had already found out how to use the plant for many purposes, including healing burns and wounds. Today, aloe vera is used both externally in skin-care products, shampoo etc. and also internally, as juice, drinks and dietary supplements.
What can you use aloe vera gel for?
Aloe vera gel is cooling and soothing, stops skin itching, and restores the skin. Additionally, it has a softening and healing effect. With so many different qualities, aloe vera is ideal for treating:
- Minor burns.
- Sunburn – and as protective and preventive treatment.
- Frost injuries.
- Insect bites.
- Skin abrasions and cuts and scratches.
- Uncomplicated lesions on the skin and mucous membranes, such as cracked lips, sore nipples after breast feeding, or when the baby has a red bottom, etc.
- Dry and cracked hands and feet.
- Red spots and small cuts after depilation and shaving.
- Stretch marks during pregnancy.
- Eczema, psoriasis and other skin complaints.
- Dandruff and greasy or dry scalp.
How aloe vera gel is made
Aloe vera gel is made from the clear gel in the middle of grey-green aloe vera leaves. The yellowish green sap just under the leaf surface has a slightly laxative effect and can irritate the skin.
Immediately after harvesting, the aloe vera leaves are washed, and the gel is pressed out of the leaves. It is then microfiltered and HTST pasteurised to kill any microorganisms. This method preserves the useful properties and avoids the need to add preservatives.
The aloe vera gel is further processed into finished skin care products or drink products under the same strict hygienic conditions as harvesting. Both the raw ingredients and the finished products are subjected to continual laboratory analysis.
There are more than 300 different varieties of the aloe vera plant, but far from all of these varieties possess the healing properties. Aloe vera is an undemanding plant, but it cannot withstand frost. It only grows, therefore, in tropical and subtropical parts of the world.
Aloe vera gel for the face
Aloe vera is known for its softening and moisturising effect on skin. In addition, aloe vera has a restorative effects, and it is in fact known for slowing the aging of skin.
Consequently, everyone can benefit from using products containing aloe vera gel when washing and cleansing the skin every day. For your daily skin care you can get both day and night creams and eye creams with aloe vera. People with skin problems such as acne and greasy skin or eczema, psoriasis and other skin complaints will also benefit from using aloe vera gel for the face.
Aloe vera gel for the hair
If you have problems with dandruff, irritated scalp, greasy hair or dry hair, it is worth trying shampoo and conditioner containing aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is known to be nurturing and moisturising. At the same time, hair products with aloe vera gel are mild and gentle, so everyone in the family can use them.
Hair products with aloe vera gel help to stabilise the scalp. Since aloe vera helps to stop itching, has disinfectant and antibacterial effects, and is effective against fungal and virus infections, the products are not only effective for dandruff, but also for eczema, psoriasis and other skin complaints.
Besides moisturising and caring for the hair, aloe vera gives the added benefit of smoother, glossier hair.
Aloe vera gel for the skin
Aloe vera is first and foremost known as a natural remedy used for many different kinds of skin care – from daily facial routines to treating a range of skin complaints. You can use cleansing products, products for washing and creams containing aloe vera gel for your daily skin care on your face and body.
But you can also use creams and products containing aloe vera gel for special needs. It might be to avoid red spots and discomfort after shaving and hair removal. It could be as a quick and effective everyday remedy for scratches and grazed skin, minor burns, sunburn, dry hands or feet and many other occasions that call for rapid soothing, cooling and restoration of the skin.
Aloe vera gel as a product to drink
Aloe vera has a large number of fantastic properties. Not only can you take advantage of them in creams and skin-care products, but you can also benefit from them in drink products with aloe vera gel.
Aloe vera gel drinks are aloe vera in concentrated liquid form. Just a couple of spoonfuls a day will cover your daily needs. You can drink it as it is, or perhaps mix it in a smoothie or with juice if you prefer.
Aloe vera products can improve and balance your digestion and strengthen the rest of your body. Among other things, aloe vera gel can help to strengthen your immune response, soothe pyrosis and heartburn, adjust the acid-base balance in the body, normalise the balance of digestion and prevent both constipation and loose bowels, ensure more stable blood sugar levels, and cleanse the body of accumulated waste and toxins.
Where can you buy aloe vera gel?
You can buy aloe vera gel for the skin, hair or internal use in Matas, in health food shops, at the pharmacy or from online shops. Some of the products, especially the drink products, are also sold in some supermarkets.
Not all aloe vera products contain the same amount of aloe vera, so check carefully when you buy your products.
You can of course choose to make your own aloe vera gel, but it takes time, and requires knowledge of the manufacturing process. And it also requires an enormous number of aloe vera plants to produce just a little aloe vera gel. Most people prefer, therefore, to buy their aloe vera gel ready made.
Aloe vera gel can be used by all the family and people of all ages. It is therefore a good idea always to have a tube in the first-aid box, in the kitchen and in your suitcase when you travel – ready to treat small cuts, sunburn, burns, cracked and dry skin and many other things.
FAQ about aloe vera gel
Does aloe vera gel help with acne?
Aloe vera gel is a very effective remedy against acne, spots and greasy skin, because aloe vera has an antibacterial effect. At the same time, it is a mild product that soothes and nourishes the skin. If you have problems with acne, you can benefit from aloe vera, both externally on your skin and as a dietary supplement that works from inside.
Where can I buy aloe vera gel?
You can buy the various products with aloe vera gel wherever you normally buy your skin care and health products. That means from Matas, in health food shops and the pharmacy. You will often be able to find some of the products in a supermarket.
How should I store aloe vera gel?
The many different products containing aloe vera gel can simply be stored at room temperature. Drink products containing aloe vera gel can be stored at room temperature too, but should be kept in the refrigerator after they are opened. Most people also prefer to drink their aloe vera gel cold.
What can you use aloe vera gel for?
Aloe vera gel can be used for many different purposes. It has a beneficial effect on skin and hair, and is useful for sunburn, minor burns, insect bites, skin grazes, small cuts and scratches, dry and cracked hands and feet, and for irritated skin after shaving and hair removal. In addition, aloe vera can be taken internally and has a beneficial effect on the stomach and digestive system.
What is aloe vera gel?
Aloe vera gel is the clear gel that you can find in the leaves of an aloe vera plant. The gel is used in a large number of products for skin, hair, and for internal use. Aloe vera gel is soothing and cooling, stops skin itching, helps healing and disinfects. Additionally, it strengthens and restores the body.
Is aloe vera gel good for hair?
Aloe vera is known for its healing, disinfectant and antipruritic properties, and for being effective against fungal infections, so it is an effective remedy for dandruff, itching scalp, and dry or greasy scalp. Aloe vera gel helps to stabilise the skin on the scalp.
Why should you drink aloe vera gel?
Aloe vera drinks contain a large number of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants that strengthen the body. In addition, aloe vera drinks have a cleansing and stabilising effect on the stomach and digestive system. Aloe vera strengthens your immune response, stabilises blood sugar, and is effective against heartburn and pyrosis.
Can I make my own aloe vera gel?
You can make your own aloe vera gel, but it is a lengthy process, and you really need a lot of aloe vera plants just to obtain a small quantity of aloe vera gel. Most people prefer, therefore, to buy their aloe vera gel as a finished product.