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25 Ways to Use Aloe Vera That Will Blow Your Mind!
Aloe Vera is one of the most popular houseplants around. It’s easy to grow, and has a reputation for being great in the kitchen for common household burns. Most people, however, have no idea about the almost magical healing compounds that this spiky little houseplant contains.
Inside the leaves of these plants is a clear, sticky, gel-like substance that has a long history of being used for both health and beauty purposes. Cleopatra is known to apply the gel to your face and body as a part of her beauty routine and the ancient Greeks used it for everything from a cure for baldness to insomnia, and the Native Americans called this plant “The Wand from Heaven.”
Aloe vera is known to have at least 6 types of natural antiseptics, which can kill viruses, bacteria, and fungus. This unremarkable looking plant is even being investigated as a possible AIDS fighter and for its anti-cancer compounds.
If you decide to take this gel orally, be sure you get the OK from your doctor. Although it’s considered to be safe for almost everyone, but there can be drug interactions, so be on the safe side and talk to your doctor before you drink it.
Keep reading for 25 fascinating ways you can use aloe vera that will blow you away!
1. Heal Herpes Outbreaks
Dab some of the gel onto herpes sores and let the gel dry. It will relieve the pain and help the sore to heal more quickly. Read about other natural remedies for herpes.
2. Soft Feet
You can make your feet baby soft by mixing half a cup of oatmeal, half a cup of corn meal, and about 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Mix these ingredients well, and then add about a half cup of body lotion of your choice. Rub into the feet well, the cover with cotton socks and allow to sit for an hour or two, then rinse off.
3. Shave Gel
Don’t bother with those chemically filled shaving gels! All you need is some aloe vera gel to get a silky soft face and eliminate razor burn! Ladies this will work well on your legs as well!
4. Bruise Help
You can greatly diminish those ugly black and blue bruise marks by applying some aloe vera gel to the injured area.
5. Moisturizing Body Scrub
Take two or three aloe vera leaves and slice them lengthwise. Use the inside of the leaves as a naturally moisturizing body scrub in the shower. Find out how to make your own anti-aging sugar scrub.
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