8 Amazing Homemade DIY’s Recipes with Aloe Vera Gel

 

Aloe vera is a versatile ingredient for self-care and finds its use in multiple ways. Ayurveda regards the plant as a “hydra succulent”, as it always saps the water from the surrounding plants! Aloe Vera is a rich source of hydration and is enriched with multivitamins and minerals that help repair the skin and hair.

Here are some easy DIYs and hacks that can help you reap its beauty benefits: 

For healthy, lustrous and thick hair 

Mix 1tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel with 2 tsp castor oil to prepare a smooth paste. Apply it on your scalp and hair. Keep it for an hour, and then wash it off with water using mild shampoo. Castor oil helps strengthen hair follicles while stimulating growth, while the antioxidant-rich Aloe Vera Gel provides intense nourishment and adds shine and softness to your locks. 

 

For itchy, dandruff-prone scalp  

Mix 1 tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel with overnight soaked Methi seeds and blend them well to prepare a smooth paste. Apply the mixture on the scalp and leave it on for 30 mins, then rinse off as usual. Methi is a rich source of iron and protein that helps boost blood circulation and is renowned for combating hair fall and dandruff. 

 

For shiny, hydrated and soft hair  

Mix Rose Water and Aloe Vera Gel and pour it into a spray bottle. Shake well before using and spray the mixture on your hair and scalp. Rose Water has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties that soothe the scalp and reduces itchiness. 

For dull and dry skin  

Mix 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel with vitamin E capsules and add a few drops of Neroli oil. Use this mixture to massage the face and experience glowing skin. Store the remaining in a jar, which can be used for 3-5 days when refrigerated. 

 

For lightening dark spots and blemishes 

Mix 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel with 2 tsp of honey and prepare a smooth paste. Apply it on your face, and leave it for 10-15 mins. Rinse it off with lukewarm water to reveal refreshed and lighter skin. Honey is a natural moisturiser for the skin, while Aloe Vera helps fade acne scars over time. 

 

For repairing acne prone skin 

Mix 1 tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel with 1 tsp each of Moringa oil and Neem oil. Apply the blend to your face and massage gently in a circular motion. Leave it for 30 minutes, and then rinse it off. You may follow up with a clay-based mask for best results.   

 

To tighten skin and minimize pores  

Make a face pack with ½ tbsp chickpea flour (Besan), a pinch of turmeric and 2-3 tsp of Aloe Vera Gel. Apply a thin layer and leave it till it dries. Wash off with water. The combination will help maintain skin elasticity, unclog pores and even tone your skin. 

For detan   

Mix 2 tsp orange peel powder, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tbsp Aloe vera gel and prepare a smooth paste. Apply the mixture and gently massage in a circular motion. Keep it for 15 minutes, and then wash it off with water. The Vitamin C enriched orange peel powder helps protect skin from sun damage, lighten suntan and pigmentation. 

 

It is recommended to use Aloe Vera Gel that is made from natural pulp obtained from the leaves of aloe plant. Due to the hectic schedules, people often struggle to cut the leaves and remove their pulp. T.A.C has you covered if you want things to be even simpler. Try our Kumkumadi Aloevera Gel with 24K Gold Flakes to receive numerous advantages for your skin and hair. It is made from the pulp of the aloe plant and is free of toxic substances like paraben, mineral oils, sulphates, and synthetic perfumes. 

by Dr. Nikhita Shere
B.A.M.S. & MSc. Psychological Wellbeing & Mental Health (U.K.)
Ayurveda Expert, T.A.C
Dr. Nikhita believes in a holistic approach in her practice strongly focusing on Ayurvedic Diet & Lifestyle when addressing Skin, Hair & Wellness. She has a total experience of 4 years in the Ayurvedic Personal Care Industry where she has consulted patients all around the globe, conducted Corporate Wellness Training and contributed to modern-age Ayurvedic product formulations.

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