Aloe Vera Fans! Here is Everything You Need to know about Aloe Vera Lotion!

Are you one of those Aloe Vera Lotion groupies? ☺ If you’re not, maybe it’s time that you should join all the rest of the Aloe Vera addicts out there!

For this to happen you will need to know more about the ins and outs of the Aloe Vera world, and why it’s so popular....... We can help you there! Team AloeVille live, breath, sleep and eat Aloe☺. We are here to educate you on everything to do with Aloe Vera lotion.

So let’s start with the basics. 

The benefits of Aloe Vera as a skin treatment are well known to most people, right? 

Something you may not know though, is Aloe Vera is brilliant at complementing other skin treatment ingredients. 

When you combine other skin care ingredients such as coco butter, coconut oil, essential oils, vitamin E etc, with Aloe Vera, you then have Aloe Vera lotion. Sometimes Aloe Vera lotion is also known as Aloe Lotion, Aloe Vera Moisturiser, or just plain Moisturiser. 

Another reason Aloe Vera is used as a main base ingredient in Aloe lotion is that it is well regarded as a wonder plant. Its gel is made up of around 200 active ingredients, and it is renowned for having fantastic healing and moisturising properties.

Why Different Types?

There are many different types of Aloe Vera lotion out there. From home made Aloe lotions, to off the shelf versions….the choices are endless.  

  • Aloe lotion tends to be easy and cheap to make, and unlike Aloe Vera gel it generally has a longer shelf life. 
  • If you’re lazy like me, extracting that beneficial Aloe Vera gel from a plant can be a pain… That’s why keeping a pre made Aloe Lotion or Aloe Vera Gel on hand is much easier ☺. 
  • To add to this, using a bunch of specialist skin care ingredients together in one mix enables your skin to soak up a number of different beneficial vitamins, enzymes, minerals, natural oils etc. 
  • Because these lotions usually have many benefits for your skin, there is no wonder why so many types of Aloe lotions are made and sold. This is also why the manufacturing of Aloe Vera products is a multi billion-dollar business worldwide. 
  • Some of these lotions have been designed as beauty products such as moisturisers and face cream. Some of them are more designed for healing damaged skin or relieving aliments such as nappy rash, and dry flaky skin.
  • The best Aloe lotions are made from organic and natural ingredients, that tend to complement each other. They tend to be better for your skin, and the environment. Beware though; some of the lotions are manufactured by companies who use a lot of chemicals and additives in their products. Typically they supply inferior lotions, disregard the environment, and are more focused on just making a quick buck.  

 8 Ways It Can Be Used

It can be used as a moisturising lotion. Some skin care ingredients can clog up your pores, Aloe Vera is less likely to do this... This generally means it can be used on a variety of skin types including, oily skin (of course this all depends on what else is added to lotion). The Aloe Vera in the lotion holds moisture in at deep levels of the skin, and helps rehydrate your skin.

• It can help reduce or even heal irritation, rashes or itchiness on your skin. 

• If you haven’t got a good after sun treatment, you can use Aloe Vera lotion to help relieve sunburn. Just be mindful of what added ingredients are in the lotion though. If you can help it, don’t use Aloe Vera lotions that have high quantities of paraffin, mineral oils or, petroleum-based oils in them. They will hold the heat in the skin, and limit your skins ability to breath. A tip if you are going to use Aloe Vera lotion on your sun burn is to place it in the fridge first, to get it nice and cool before using it on your skin (you will thank me for this tip). 

• Aloe Vera lotion is believed to reduce the skin damage caused from the sun and the natural aging process. It is also known that some of the ingredients that can be added to it can have anti-wrinkle effect when applied to your skin.

• As it tends to be a natural product, the Aloe lotion can be used on a regular basis (make sure you check what else has been added to the lotion before you apply it every day) 

• It can give you that ‘glowing skin effect’ (you know the one), when used regularly (I know this is true…just ask Polly from its been amazing for her)

• Aloe lotions can have a pleasant fragrance – Since different essential oils are often mixed together to make this lotion, you can enjoy its fragrance when you apply it on your body. Some of these essential oils and ingredients are also calming and can help with relaxation.

• You can apply it on your face as well – Just because it is a lotion does not mean that you can’t use it on your face; this is what everybody likes about Aloe Vera Lotion; you can use it as a facial cream as well (depending on what in the mix of course!)

Ingredients used to make Aloe Vera Lotion

Here are some of the ingredients that may be used to make Aloe Vera lotion and moisturisers:

• Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) 

• Biomimetic Tripeptide 

• Chromabright

• White Tea and Green Tea

• CoQ10

• Glycolic Acid (which is an AHA)

• Hyaluronic Acid 

• BHA Ceramides

• Hydrosalinol

• Idebenone

• Lactic Acid

• Vitamin C (Absorbic Acid) 

• Vitamin B3(Niacinamide)

• Pycnogenol

• Vitamin A (Retinol) 

• Resveratrol

• Salicylic Acid (also known as BHA Willowbark)

• Zinc Oxide

• Rose Hip Oil

• Jojoba

• Essential oils – e.g., Lavender, Rose, peppermint, orange etc. 

• Vitamin E

• Tea tree

• Lemon or lime juice

• Cocoa Butter 

• Shea Butter

• Lanolin

• Olive oil

• Coconut oil

• Almond oil

• Paw Paw

• Honey

• H2O (water)

• the list goes on and on……. ☺ 

Filler Ingredients

Most of these ingredients in the above list will give your skin some sort of benefit. Unfortunately fillers may also be added. 

Some (un cool  ☹) companies will use an excessive amount of filler ingredients in their Aloe skin lotions. They can be added to products to thicken up and expand a lotion, and to save on costs to the manufacturer. They can also neutralize the effectiveness of the ingredients that have been added to the lotion. 

Remember the higher up the ingredient list; (this should be found on the outside product packaging), the more of the ingredient is included in the recipe. 

Fillers can be anything from artificial flavours, preservatives and colours, sugar, silica (sand), gluten, alcohol, starch and about anything else that you don’t think shouldn’t be absorbed by your skin. Just be mindful of them.

If you don’t want to spend money on buying a store bought lotion or your feeling creative, here is a recipe for homemade Aloe Vera Lotion for you to try:

Homemade Aloe Vera Lotion...Go On, Try It Out! 

Aloe Vera Lotion Ingredients. 

• Grated beeswax 1/8 cup

• ¼ cup of Avocado Oil

• 1/3 cup of Coconut Oil / or 1/3 cup Almond Oil

• 1 cup of cocoa butter / or unrefined Shea butter

• A few drops of Lavender oil

• 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel

• 1 table spoon of raw honey 

1. Add 1/8 cup of grated beeswax, along with ¼ cup of avocado oil or sweet almond oil and 1/3 cup of coconut oil into a small pot and place on low heat

2. Once the beeswax and oils are properly mixed, add one whole cup of cocoa butter. If you don’t have cocoa butter, you can use unrefined Shea butter, as it has similar properties

3. Now put the small pot on medium heat to let all the ingredients melt and blend with each other; stir continuously to avoid the liquid burning or sticking

4. Grab the bottle of lavender oil and add a few drops to the ingredients that you have put together in the pot. Finally, add 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel, along with a tablespoon of honey. Stir everything together

5. Continue to mix the ingredients; until the mixture is nicely dissolved. Be mindful to make sure the ingredients are not burn or stuck at the bottom of the pot

6. Turn of the heat and let the mixture cool down to room temperature. Once the mixture is cool enough to be touched, refrigerate it for about three hours or until it hardens

7. Take out the mixture from the fridge and place in a blender. Blend it for around five to six minutes. It should have the consistency of whipped cream; if it doesn’t, blend it more, until the texture is soft and smooth enough

8. Put the entire mixture into a jar (preferably dark glass) and cover it with airtight lid. Now all you need to do is ‘wait’ for around four hours for the lotion to solidify

*This lotion can be stored for around two months.

Here is also a great page on the 5 scary reasons to avoid petroleum products in skin care which I found pretty interesting: 

So, you have now got an idea about Aloe lotion. Here is the link if you want to learn more about Aloe Vera skin care.

We hope this information has helped shed some light on the benefits of Aloe Vera and why Aloe Vera lotion groupies (fans) are multiplying so quickly☺.

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