Aloe vera skin care and aloe vera skin products are very popular nowadays because of the desire to have skin products that contain all natural ingredients.
Aloe vera is a great all natural skin care product. It provides numerous benefits for skin and is an important ingredient in skin products used to obtain the ultimate goal of healthy skin.
Aloe vera is useful for very dry skin, especially to treat skin that is cracked. It is an extremely effective moisturizer for dry skin as well and enhances the skin's ability to rehydrate itself.
It is also an effective skin-healing agent. Skin problems such as first degree burns, sunburns, cuts, scrapes, insect bites, skin rashes, skin inflammation, skin itch, etc., all benefit from the use of aloe vera and it bacteria killing properties. Even skin diseases such as psoriasis benefit from the use of aloe vera.
Prevention of skin aging by stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis and minimizing scarring is another aloe vera skin benefit. It may also lighten dark skin pigmentation spots.
Over all, aloe vera skin care products promote good skin health and maintain skin in good health and thus aloe vera is often incorporated in skin care products.
Below are some homemade aloe vera skin care recipes that feature aloe vera in the ingredients.
Green Apple and Aloe Vera Shower Gel
3/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup shampoo concentrate (or substitute with 1/2 cup unscented shampoo and increase salt to 1 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon table salt
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
15 drops apple fragrance oil
1 drop green food coloring (optional)
Warm the distilled water and pour it into a ceramic bowl. Add the shampoo concentrate and stir until well mixed. Add the aloe vera gel, salt, apple fragrance oil, and coloring (if desired). Stir the mixture until it is thick and well blended. Pour it into a squeeze bottle and close.
1 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon lanolin
1 teaspoon pure vitamin E oil
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 to 3/4 ounce beeswax
3/4 cup almond oil
1 and a half teaspoons or more of essential oil to prolong the scent (lavender essential oil and rose geranium essential oil are recommended)
Place the aloe vera gel, lanolin, and vitamin E oil in a blender or food processor. Place the coconut oil and beeswax in a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup, microwave on high for 30 seconds, and stir with a chopstick. Repeat the heating in 10-second blocks until the mixture is fully melted. Stir in the almond oil with reheating if necessary. Run the blender or processor at low to medium speed and then pour in the melted oils in a thin stream as if making mayonnaise. As the oil is blended in, the cream will turn white and the blender's motor will start to grind. As soon as the melted oils are added and the mixture has achieved mayonnaise-like consistency, stop the blender, add essential oil(s), and pulse-blend. Do not over blend. Transfer the cream to glass jars while still warm because it thickens quickly and would be subsequently more difficult to transfer.
Aloe Vera Dry Skin Lotion
1/8 teaspoon borax
1/4 cup distilled water
1/2 fractionated coconut oil
1 tablespoon grated beeswax
1 teaspoon scent
1/8 teaspoon lecithin
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
Combine the distilled water and borax and bring the mixture almost to boiling.
In a separate pan, mix the coconut oil and beeswax and heat until all the wax is melted. Slowly add the borax/water combination to the oil/beeswax mixture with brisk stirring. A small wire whisk works well for the stirring or use a hand blender. Add the essential oils during the whisking process. Let the lotion cool to room temperature. Once the lotion is at room temperature, add the 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel and whisk to incorporate fully into the lotion. Bottle the final aloe vera skin product.
Aloe Vera Skin Product for Very Dry Skin
1 pint pure aloe gel
1 ounce (tube) zinc oxide paste
2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
a few drops vitamin E oil
Whip all of the ingredients together. Store in a container. Smooth over damp skin after a shower or bath.
Jojoba and Aloe Vera Skin Care Moisturising Cream
25 grams jojoba oil
10 grams beeswax
10 grams cocoa butter
1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
50 grams aloe vera
10 grams glycerine
20 to 30 drops essential oils
Heat the jojoba oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, and vitamin E in a double boiler to 160 degrees F. Mix the aloe and glycerine in a second double boiler, also at 160 degrees. Remove both mixtures from the stove and slowly pour the oil mixture into the aloe/glycerine mixture while stirring. Keep stirring until the mixture cools to about 80 degrees F. Add the essential oils and bottle.
Aloe Skin Care - Aloe Vera Skin Care products have much to offer. The unique anti aging qualities of this natural plant extract yield excellent results.