Hi guys! Today I have come up with a super-quick DIY multipurpose beauty oil that you can make at home within 5 minutes. In the heart of this oil lies our all time favourite Aloe vera gel because we are making Aloe Vera Oil today!
Well, aloe vera juice extracted from the plant is sticky-watery in nature. That is the reason it is very difficult to prepare purest form of aloe oil without laboratory equipment.
In this recipe, I will show an easier way to make Aloe Oil with the help of a carrier oil that will increase the goodness of this beneficial oil even further.
Ever since I found this trick to prepare homemade aloe oil, this beauty oil has become a staple to my skin and hair care routine. Plus it has cut down a considerable amount of my skin care cost. Amazing! Right? So, read on all about this 2 ingredient aloe oil.
What does this 2 Ingredient Aloe Oil do?
I know you are thinking, okay girl but how to use the Aloe vera oil? So, the 2 ingredients Aloe Oil that I’m going to prepare today is beneficial for both skin as well as hair.
Here I am going to mention some of its benefits aka usage that attracted me towards this oil.
1. This Aloe Oil works as a deep conditioner for the hair. It nourishes extremely dry and damaged hair and tames down unruly hair.
2. It helps to reverse sun damages to some extent. As extensive sun exposure encourages skin’s ageing process, this oil retards premature ageing quite well.
3. This hair oil stimulates hair follicles with regular use which in turn induces hair growth.
4. This oil is a great moisturizer for the skin. It protects the skin from extreme weather conditions in winter. Those of you who suffer from skin dryness due to lack of moisture in air conditioned environment will find your best friend in this oil.
5. Aloe Oil prevents stretch marks from forming and over regular application cures scars as well.
6. It works great as a great alternate to shave gel. When your favorite shaving cream is over, try it for sure!
7. You can also use it as a gentle natural exfoliator, especially in winter!
Ingredients: That’s the best part! 2 ingredients Only:
Preparation Time: Approximately 5 minutes or so.
Method: These steps will help you to make 4 tablespoons of aloe oil (required for one use). You can increase the amount of ingredients to make more of this homemade aloe oil. Just keep the proportion same.
1. Take 3 tablespoon Pure Coconut Oil in a plastic or glass bowl.
2. Add 1 tablespoon freshly extracted or store-bought Aloe Vera Gel into it and mix well using a spoon. We will have to stir the mixture until the concoction gets translucent.
3. Store in an air-tight bottle for future use or use immediately.
Usage: If you want to use this aloe oil for hair, apply it thoroughly on the roots and the ends. Give your head a relaxing massage for 10 minutes and then do some hot towel therapy. You may keep it overnight or for 1-2 hours before washing off with a mild herbal shampoo.
For skin rejuvenation, you should apply this aloe oil after toning. Take 2 drops of this oil and massage it in your skin until it gets absorbed completely. To reduce stretch marks, use this oil twice daily.
Why Aloe Vera Gel & Pure Coconut Oil?
Both Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil are jewels of Ayurveda. These two herbal actives when combines together makes a powerful curative potion which we are naming as Aloe Vera Oil. Here are some noteworthy benefits of these two ingredients.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is rich source of Vitamin A, C, E and B. It contains some healing antioxidants that repair the skin and boost hair growth.
Juice of aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. It calms the skin and acts as an astringent.
Coconut Oil: The major constituents of Coconut Oil are plant based fatty acids which are considered as best natural conditioners. These compounds form a moisture barrier to lock in the essential nutrients in the skin layers and to protect the skin from harmful rays of the sun.
This oil can fight with the worst of bacterial and fungal infections of skin and hair like acne and dandruff with natural anti-bacterial Lauric Acid content in it.
Precautions: Everyone’s skin is different in terms of tolerance. So, if you are a first time user do not forget to do a patch-test beforehand.
Coconut oil is very thick in itself and has an ability to block skin pores. That is why skin application of this oil is a strict no-no for those pimple-prone beauties.
So, that was a teeny-tiny DIY Aloe Vera Oil for those lazy bums like me. Do try at home and share your experience with this kind of quick DIYs!
Until next time
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