Over the years, there have been thousands of ways people use aloe vera. Popularly known as the ‘miracle plant,’ it has been known since in the ancient times that it’s a cure all for anything from sunburn to symptoms of cancer, and today it is in a lot more products than you could imagine. You can find it in lotions, shampoos, cosmetic products and even in food and juices.
Here are more unique ways aloe vera gel can be used that you might have not known.
1. As Shaving Cream
Many beauty experts in Singapore swear by pure aloe gel as the best shaving cream. It is slippery, allowing for a smooth, close shave; it is antiseptic, making it great for nicks; and it moisturizes as well. You can use the gel alone or combine it with other skin nourishing ingredients for a more skin potent product.
2. As Asthma Inhalant
If suffering from asthma, mix a good amount of aloe gel in boiling water and inhale the steam for immediate relief. The gel’s anti-inflammatory compounds help lower mucus production and inflammation in the lungs. For those suffering from sore throat, mix some aloe gel in water and gargle it three times a day.
3. As Soothing Ice Cubes
Get yourself an ice tray, fill it up with aloe vera gel and then place it in the freezer. Pop one or two of these frosty cubes and rub them onto the skin after too much sun exposure or on bug bites and other irritated areas of the skin.
4. As Grooming Solution for Pets
If you have a pet, you know how tricky it is to clean the nooks and crannies of your pet’s ears. Aloe gel from www.aloeverasg.com in Singapore is the easiest and safest solution for this. Just apply some gel to your pet’s ears and use clean cotton buds or cloth to wipe it off, along with all the grime and dirt from your pet’s ears.
5. As Medication for Headache
Aloe vera gel can be rubbed on the forehead to soothe fever and headache. It isn’t as crazy as it sounds, since the miracle plant contains salicylic acid, which has pain-killing properties and is the main ingredient of aspirin. You can also take aloe vera as a drink to alleviate headache. Its anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce muscle tension that could be causing headaches and migraines.
6. As Baby Wipes
Manufacturers use aloe vera as part of the main ingredients of baby wipes for a reason. In fact, it’s harder to find any kind of wipes that has no aloe vera in it. The moisturizing, soothing and antiseptic powers of aloe have been used by manufacturers of skin care products for both babies and adults. If you wish to go as natural as possible on your baby, you can find aloe vera in Singapore that’s 100% all natural. Apply some on your baby’s skin after every bath/wash to soothe nappy rash and other skin irritations.
7. As a Facial Wash
Aloe vera is widely used in many cosmetic products in Singapore because of its many skin benefits, but only a few knows that the aloe gel straight from the plant can be used as a face wash. Combine a tablespoon of aloe gel and a teaspoon each of lemon juice and almond milk. Wash it on your face and let it sit for one to two minutes before washing it off Since aloe vera has antibacterial properties, it is highly recommended for people with rosacea, breakouts and sensitive skin.
8. As Gargle for Bad Breath
When you feel like you are having a bad breath case, drink up a mixture of a quarter cup of aloe gel diluted in half a cup of apple juice or water. Aloe gel contains anti-inflammatory property B-sitosterol, which soothes and aids indigestion—one of the common causes of bad breath. However, do not consume aloe mixture in large doses; any aloe drink can work like laxative when taken in large amounts.
9. As an Eyebrow Gel
We love thick eyebrows, but tidiness is the key. Instead of tweezing those extra strands, use some aloe gel to keep your brown tamed. Dip a disposable mascara wand in some aloe vera gel and then sweep it over your brows to keep in place without getting that hard-like-gel result. And if you did go overboard with the tweezers, mix a part of aloe gel with a part of castor oil. It helps over-plucked brows to grow in faster.
10. As Hand Sanitizer
Hate the drying feeling your hand sanitizer gives every after use? Make your own moisturizing antiseptic solution by mixing half a cup of aloe gel, a quarter cup of alcohol and 20 drops of essential oil of your choice, and transfer it in a spritz bottle. The alcohol sanitizes, while the aloe keeps your hand moisturized.
11. As an Effective Exfoliator
It’s not the most exciting part of skin care, but regular exfoliation is important to keep your skin looking youthful. Aloe vera is a great base for a body scrub, because of all its great properties that will leave your skin smooth and supple. Mix half a cup of aloe gel with the right amount of baking soda or brown sugar to achieve a pasty consistency. Then, rub it on your arms, elbows, heels or wherever else you need exfoliating when taking a shower.
Aloe vera is a potent natural cure for many conditions. Be sure to check with your GP in Singapore especially if using it for medicinal purposes. But you can keep a tub of your favourite aloe vera product in the fridge to soothe minor skin irritations like insect bites, rashes and sunburns.