Aloe Vera plants are so easy to grow and have a lot of helpful tools. The plants will start out very small and grow to fit the size planter that you put it in. Right now I have mine in a small size planter so that it can fit on my kitchen counter top and not be in the way. Be sure to use nice potting soil and water as needed.
In addition to being a unique plant to feature in your house, you can cut a leaf off and use the gel that is inside.
Cut the leaf in half length wise to split it open. Scoop the aloe gel out and either use right on the spot, or refrigerate it for up to a couple days. Spread the gel on the affected area and let it stay until your skin feels relief. It’s like having a bottle of fresh aloe vera gel at your fingertips. The cooling feeling kicks in right away and helps with any of the ailments below that you may experience out in the garden, raking your yard, or when cooking up those yummy foods you just picked from your garden.
When Aloe Vera Gel Can Come In Handy:
- Soothe kitchen mishaps such as grease burns, touching hot pots, pulling out pans from the oven.
- Calming sunburns. Don’t forget, you can still get sunburn in the winter when you are out shoveling snow all morning!
- Reduce damage from frostbite that may happen while snow blowing your driveway.
- Cut down on itching and swelling from insect bites that may occur while in the garden or landscaping.
- Speed healing and reduce pain from blisters from all your spring & fall raking.
With anything, be sure to consult a doctor if any of the above ailments appear serious or if the pain is not going away.