I first heard about Aloe while on vacation in Hawaii, a long time ago. Back in the day, I was a sun worshiper. I couldn’t get enough sun! Well, just two days after our arrival, my lips got so badly sunburned they swelled up to the point of me not having any lines on
the lips, they were completely smooth and I could only drink through a straw. I never thought of protecting my lips from the sun.
I thought I should go see the doctor, and stopped at a drugstore to ask where we could find one. The sales guy said no need to see a doctor. He suggested I buy this 100% pure Aloe Vera lip balm. Within two days, my lips were right back to normal. I was shocked how effective this amazing substance was. I have since become a true believer in its healing properties.
Many uses for Aloe Vera
I have had a first-hand experience with Aloe Vera’s effectiveness for burns. However, some of the benefits have been backed up by scientific studies, while others have not. Personally, I am not a proponent of drinking Aloe Vera juice. For it to be effective, it has to be stabilized, otherwise it will lose its effectiveness. Stabilized form comes from within the centre core of the plant, and it should not be filtered, or exposed to high heat, as it will lose the essential enzymes and polysaccharides.
1. Used in cosmetics for its rejuvenating properties.
2. Used in alternative medicine for its healing and soothing properties.
3. Antiseptic properties kill bacteria, viruses, fungus and mold.
4. Heals burns, used in radiation therapy to hydrate and soothe skin burned by radiation exposure.
5. Young shoots of Aloe Vera plant are very effective UVA and UVB protection.
Aloe is a natural antioxidant, and comes in many different forms, such as creams and gels. Nothing feels better than cool Aloe gel on the skin after sunning.
And here is one more fun way to use Aloe:
Foot scrub: Combine ½ cup each of oatmeal, body lotion and cornmeal. Add 4Tbsp of aloe gel. Scrub your damp feet, then rinse and apply Aloe Vera gel as a finishing touch.
Sugar scrub: Add 2 Tbsp of aloe, honey and brown sugar to 1 cup of coconut oil. Use as a body or facial scrub. Yummy! You get great benefits of natural, healthy ingredients. Enjoy!