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Aloe Vera Oil for Skin and Hair Beauty
Aloe vera has numerous medicinal properties. Growing aloe vera at home can be helpful for treating many health and beauty problems. Aloe vera is good digestive disorders, uterine diseases, rheumatic or phlegmatic diseases, skin diseases and burn injuries. Due to the extraction steps, aloe vera oil is rich in phytochemicals. This oil has potent anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and antimicrobial effects. Aloe vera oil contains growth-stimulating compounds, like glucomannans. They stimulate the synthesis of collagen and other factors involved in skin repair and hair growth. Aloe vera oil is a combination of aloe extract and carrier oils. This combination usually has an enhanced therapeutic value. The elements of the carrier oils and aloe vera phytochemicals act together on your skin and hair. Applying this oil may have skin-lightening and anti-aging effects. It can heal dark spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, and dry skin issues. Using it on your hair and scalp may give you healthy, strong, and dandruff-free hair.
You will need:
Aloe vera leaves
Virgin coconut oil or any carrier oil of your choice (mustard seed, sesame, castor, olive, or almond oil)
A medium-sized mixing bowl
Saucepan (to boil contents)
Wash the freshly washed aloe vera leaves under running water. Cut the leaf corners to remove the thorns with a sharp knife. Cut the leaf into thin slices. Place them in the blender and blend on low speed. Measure the contents and pour into stainless steel pan on medium. Fill another bowl of EQUAL capacity with virgin coconut oil or carrier oil. Transfer the measured oil to the saucepan. Place it on a cooktop/stove and leave it on low heat/flame. Let it simmer. Stir the mixture occasionally. When all the gel mixture turns brown and translucent, turn off the heat. Let the mixture cool down. Strain the contents into an airtight glass jar. Let cool and store in dark place. Use cool or warm for skin and hair, enjoy the benefits.