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Fresh

Aloe gel

for burns


 
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f you have a small aloe plant growing in your window, sure you time to time slice off a leaf to apply to a burn or a cut. This is the good all-purpose remedies for cuts, burns, insect bites, and any type of skin irritation. It cools and soothes even the tenderest skin and creates a natural protective bandage as it dries. Clinical studies have shown that that fresh aloe gel speeds the healing of wounds and burns and also fights bacteria that cause infection. Cosmetic industry use aloe plant since Cleopatra rubbed aloe gel into her skin as a beauty treatment.

When treating sunburn we need a large quantity of aloe gel. You can make up a batch of fresh aloe gel and keep it in the refrigerator (chilled aloe gel is doubly effective for soothing burns).

To make fresh aloe gel:

1) Slice off an outer leaf of an aloe plant, peel (peeler paring knife or with a vegetable), and place into a blender. Bough type of aloe plant - Vera or Barbados - is effective.

2) For every 50 g (1/4 cup) of aloe leaf, add
- 500 mg powdered vitamin C,
- 400 IU vitamin E (contents of 1-2 capsule),
- 1/2 teaspoon of lavender essential oil.

3) Blend thoroughly and apply several times a day to cuts, wounds, or burns.

4) Refrigerated in a clean glass jar, this gel will stay fresh for a couple of months.

Mixture of aloe and lavender gel soothes many kinds of skin irritations, from sunburns to skinned knees.