With its many benefits and soothing properties, aloe vera has long been considered one of the most notable plants throughout civilization. Now, with the help of modern science, we’ve been able to discover even more useful ways to include aloe vera into your everyday life.
Applying Aloe For Skin Hydration
If you’ve ever stayed out too long on a bright, sunny day, you’ve probably experienced the drying and reddening effects that come afterwards. Our skin becomes irritated and sometimes painful to the touch after prolonged sun exposure, which can result in stripping our body of its natural oils.
Applying the gelly-like solids within the aloe plant onto that dry, sensitive skin can help cool down and rehydrate the moisture you may have lost. Lily’s 99% Aloe Gelly contains our organically-grown aloe plants that can help to replenish the skin of at least three epidermal layers while promoting a healthy appearance.
However, cooling off in the summertime isn’t the only thing aloe can help with. Using aloe gelly regularly can help keep you moisturized during the winter months, you can use it as a daily moisturizer or shaving gel, and it can even be used to make DIY body scrub recipes. In fact…
Using Aloe For Your D-I-Y Skincare
NOTE: Make sure to use Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Gelly in these recipes! We cannot vouch for the quality of other aloe brands. Aloe is an excellent addition to your exfoliation routine and can help limit itchy skin year-round.
- Honey, Sugar & Aloe Body Scrub – White/Brown Sugar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Honey, Essential Oil, and Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Gelly
- Honey, Sea Salt & 99% Aloe Vera Gelly Scrub – Organic Sea Salt, Honey, and Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Gelly
- Honey, Aloe, Oats & Olive Oil Scrub – Crushed Oats, Honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Gelly
As honey is used in each recipe, its helpful properties make it a natural choice in skin rejuvenation. Remember to always use a spoon or utensil when using it in the shower in order to avoid introducing bacteria into the mixture. These are sure to help you feel refreshed and revitalized after each use.
Drinking Aloe As An Overall Health Supplement
Although most people tend to recognize aloe vera for helping out our skin, aloe can also be ingested for enhanced daily health support. Aloe contains over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides to offer a wide range of good benefits.
For example, taking a couple ounces of aloe each day can help your digestive system by working with the gut biome to help balance stomach acidity, improve absorption of vital nutrients, and help reduce toxins found in your system.
You can enjoy additional benefits from drinking our own aloe vera juice thanks to our patent-pending infusion process called Aloesorb. It gives each of our aloe vera products even more efficacy and boosted benefits, including increased white blood cell counts and added immune support.
Lily of the Desert’s juices and gels contain the same great components, but the gels just have a thicker consistency that some people prefer. You can find both Whole Leaf, Inner Fillet, and the preservative-free versions here for purchase.
Ingesting Aloe For Enhanced Gut Health
By understanding how aloe works to benefit each system, it should be no surprise that the gut is our central hub for maintaining good overall health. At Lily, we’ve taken it a step further to formulate natural aloe products that specifically support optimal gut health and safe, daily detoxification.
First, let’s take a look at our digestive system. Did you know aloe can help soothe the mucus membranes of the bowels, stomach, and urinary tract? It also assists in cleansing an upset stomach by removing harmful toxins. This allows our body to carry out more nutrient absorption and enhanced antioxidant support!
Using a special blend of certified organic aloe vera and trusted herbs, Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula works to naturally balance stomach acidity and support healthy digestion. If you’re one of the millions of people who have occasional indigestion or heartburn, this may be the formula for you.
Likewise, Lily of the Desert’s Detox Formula helps to reduce harmful toxins, promote further cleaning of waste from the colon, and help to maintain healthy regularity. As a natural detoxifier, it is able to help increase our absorption of nutrients and support the digestive system.
Adding Aloe In Your Healthy Smoothie Recipes
When it comes to making healthy choices, aloe vera is typically a star ingredient. Not only does it help boost our nutrient absorption rates, balance gut health, and strengthen our immune system… but it also mixes well into a blender.
Here’s a list of excellent smoothie recipes that pair well with aloe. Be sure to always use Lily’s Aloe Juice for the best consistency!
- St. Patrick’s Day Detox Smoothie – Celery, Avocado, Spinach, Apple, Lemon, Cucumber, Lily’s Whole Leaf Aloe Juice
- Strawberry, Aloe & Ginger Smoothie – Yogurt, Ginger, Strawberry, Vanilla Extract, Hemp Seeds, Lily’s Whole Leaf Aloe Juice
- Lily’s Layered Immunity Smoothie – Mango, Beets, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Lily’s Whole Leaf Aloe Juice
And that’s just a few of these delicious and nutritious smoothies! You can find more recipes on our blog and social media channels.
Are You Ready To Start Using Aloe?
Now that was a lot of ways to use aloe vera! The versatility of this plant is truly impressive, and the ways it can benefit us are even greater. We hope you learned something to add to your self-care routine!