Aloe Vera Recipes
Here are some great aloe vera recipes for natural skin care:
Aloe Vera Softening Face Scrub
Grind oatmeal in the coffee grinder, blender or food processor until finely ground. Mix all ingredients together. Massage over dampened skin in circular motions and rinse with warm water.
Aloe Vera Recipes for Masks
Oily/Combination Skin Mask:
Aloe vera can add a non-oily moisturizing element to clay masks for oily skin.
Mix all ingredients together, adding drops of water if necessary to thin the aloe/clay mixture. Apply to cleansed skin for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Dry/Combination Skin Mask:
Mix equal parts aloe vera gel and honey. Keep this in the refrigerator for a cooling, softening daily treat! After cleansing skin, apply and leave on 15-20 minutes. Rinse with tepid water.
Aloe C Sun Repair Gel
Aloe vera is a skin repairing remedy for sunburn, and the addition of vitamin C makes this gel unstoppable! However, vitamin C can oxidize quickly, so use immediately. Don't save any unused Gel mixture.
To add the powerful effects of vitamin C to your aloe vera gel:
Mix well and apply after sun exposure, or just to moisturize with additional topical vitamin C.
Aloe Healing Mask
This masque is good for irritated, sensitive skin.
Blend aloe and yogurt together. Refrigerate for an hour and spread on face. After 15 minutes, rinse gently with a cool cloth.
Soothing Facial Oil
This is an antioxidant blend that will soothe irritated skin that has been over-exposed to the elements, winter or summer.
Mixed together, these oils with aloe vera will soothe and repair irritated skin. Rosehip seed oil contains vitamin A, which assists with cell regeneration.
Aloe Acne Treatment
This can be used as a spot treatment, applied directly to spots. You can also make this into a toner treatment by diluting it with witch hazel, 1/4 treatment to 3/4 witch hazel, and apply with a cotton pad.
Combine all ingredients well and store in a small cosmetic jar. This can be stored up to 6 months. The vitamin C not only heals skin, it also acts as a preservative.