Science has discovered many reasons to appreciate the plentiful benefits and uses of aloe vera, we have access to a variety of products containing this first aid essential on the shelves. From pure aloe itself to products augmented with honey or cocoa butter, you’ll find dozens of uses for aloe vera gel in your cabinet. Here are our top selections.
Just like peeling open your aloe leaf, this organic aloe gel gives an instant cooling sensation. Pure aloe vera provides over 70 natural ingredients that nourish our bodies. From beta-carotene to salicylic acid (the active ingredient in aspirin), aloe gel quickly gets absorbed into your skin. Treat your sunburn or shaving burn, or itchy insect bites with this gel. Gentle enough to use on your face every day, and strong enough to help treat scrapes and cuts, it’s a good practice to always have aloe vera gel in the medicine cabinet.
Calm your skin
The cooling and soothing properties of this aloe vera and cocoa butter lotion are remarkable. Nobody wants to bring a sunburn home from the beach. You’ll be glad you have some of this ultimately moisturizing after-sun lotion designed by Sun Bum for this type of scenario. The dermatologist-approved gel also incorporates cocoa butter, which adds a smooth feel and a gentle chocolate aroma. It’s light and gets absorbed quickly, for calming your skin sooner rather than later.
If you’ve ever opened up one of the thick green stalk-like aloe vera leaves and put the substance on, you know how sticky and gummy the raw gel can be. That’s why we say yes to this organic cold-pressed and then gently filtered aloe vera gel. It gives your skin the nutrients it needs to keep it moisturized and hydrated and feels so smooth when you apply it to any place on your body where skin needs a little help healing. Soothe a variety of skin irritations, from acne to stings and bites, with this aloe vera gel.
All the benefits of aloe vera are combined with other natural ingredients in this sunburn treatment. If you’re looking for a gel that goes above and beyond just aloe vera, then you’ll appreciate the Manuka honey. It’s not bee honey, but an antioxidant and anti-bacterial gel from a New Zealand shrub. And the orchid apple stem cells offer up a powerful anti-aging and skin healing bonus.
Beautifying for the whole body
Revitalize your hair and soothe your skin with this 100 percent pure nothing-but-aloe vera gel. Moisturizes dry skin and provides necessary nutrients to your hair, scalp, toes, and heels. Also heals sun-damaged skin and soothes skin feeling sore from other accidental burns, scrapes, or cuts. The pure aloe vera gel can even be combined with your shampoo or conditioner or applied on its own. Don’t eat it, but Mother Nature’s healer is so pure that it’s food-grade, so you know it’s safe.
Buy: CÉLOR aloe vera gel
Cyndi Mathews is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. Cyndi recently published her first book and enjoys traveling to Florida in her sailboat.