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.
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.
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:
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: http://beautyeditor.ca/2014/10/16/petroleum-mineral-oil-skin-products
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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