Dear aloe vera, where have you been all of my life?
In April of this year, I experienced a severe allergic reaction to something I consumed, so I immediately researched natural herbal remedies to soothe the inflammation/itching of my skin. Aloe vera was at the top of the list for treating my hives, so I went to my local farmers market and picked up a huge aloe vera leaf for $1. Within days, I noticed how nice and supple my skin looked, and subsequently realized it was the aloe vera working. Who knew that this would be the answer to so many of my problems?
I have been using aloe vera gel pretty consistently now for a month. I simply cut off a piece from a plant (size depends on how much I need), slice down the length, and use the contents inside. I have applied it to my skin improve redness and bumps, on my scalp and roots, and as a deep conditioning treatment (which is amazing!).
It turns out that aloe vera is used for a variety of reasons with many ayurvedic benefits….