Aloe Vera oil, the mogul of herbal remedies
FUNCTIONS: Soothing, Cooling, Moisturizing, Anti-aging.
Aloe Vera is one of the 550 Aloe species grown in Mexico, Central and South America, India, Australia and Africa. The plant of Aloe Vera is the ever-known herbal remedy in the world. It is nowadays widely used commercially for its cosmetic and medicinal properties.
The Egyptians called Aloe “the plant of immortality” — and for good reason. Full of antioxidants and antibacterial properties, Aloe Vera can improve skin elasticity, soothe and prevent wrinkles. For hair, the plant can help treat dandruff and promote hair growth. But it’s also known to accelerate the healing of burns, help with digestive comfort and even lower blood sugar levels.
Aloe Vera can be found in different formats: oil, gel, juice, powder. We’ll focus on the properties of Aloe Vera oil.
WHAT DOES ALOE VERA OIL DO FOR SKIN?
Aloe Vera contains about 200 active components such as vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids, which makes it an ideal multi-purpose product and a must-have in any bathroom.
Aloe Vera oil is not an oil by itself. It’s prepared by mixing the plant of Aloe Vera (leaves or gel) with another plant-based oil. Combined with the right fatty oil, the properties of Aloe Vera can be enhanced.
Use it for its anti-aging properties. Rich in high antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals, Aloe Vera can slow down the aging process, helping the cells become stronger and making the skin smoother, more elastic and hydrated.
An excellent natural moisturizer. It can also soothe an itchy scalp and drastically reduce dandruff and sebum, as well as promote hair growth.
Full of minerals that are key to make our enzyme systems function and enzymes such as bradykinase that help reduce inflammation, Aloe Vera will help reduce pain and act as a natural analgesic. It’s a must-pack for any summer holiday.
Aloe Vera also has strong antiseptic properties that can have a positive effect on bacteria. There are studies that have proven that Aloe Vera nutrient-rich gel can help heal burns, wounds and canker sores.
HOW TO USE ALOE VERA OIL?
As a face oil, for dehydrated, mature skin. Apply 2-3 drops gently onto damp skin night and/or morning or mix with your moisturizer.
As a haircare product, massage your scalp before shampoo with a few drops of Aloe Vera Oil to treat dry scalp or dandruff. You can also use it as a leave-on conditioner.
As a massage oil, use it to help relieve pain and soreness.
To treat insect bites, apply 1-2 drops directly on the bite to stop the itch.
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