7 things you can do with an aloe vera plant

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If you love plants, an aloe vera plant should be in your home. Moreover, this versatile plant is quite inexpensive. Although aloe vera does a lot for your interior decor, this plant also does a lot for your health. It is not without reason that the plant is called the ‘miracle plant’. Aloe vera is useful for many purposes:


Aloe vera is a real miracle plant. For example, it is an air-purifying houseplant. The plant filters harmful substances from the air. But that’s not all. Today you can find aloe vera as an ingredient in various medicines and cosmetics. Therefore, put an aloe vera plant in your home without delay, and occasionally remove a stem to use for the things below.

1. Treat dandruff

Do you suffer from dandruff? Then you can fix this with a homemade aloe vera hair mask. Cut a long stem of aloe vera in half lengthwise and remove the gel from the plant with a spoon. Put this gel in a bowl and add about two tablespoons of conditioner, one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Mix it into a smooth paste and spread the mask on your scalp. Leave it for a while and then wash your hair. Your dandruff will improve and may even disappear completely.

2. Works after sunburn

Aloe vera has a moisturizing and cooling effect when you apply it to your skin. Therefore, the gel from the plant works perfectly on sunburnt skin. Not surprisingly, many sunburn products contain aloe vera.

3. Against pimples

Aloe vera contains many minerals and has an antibacterial effect. As a result, the gel of the plant also helps to get rid of pimples. You can easily make your own face wash. Put two tablespoons of aloe vera gel in a bowl, and add two tablespoons of almond milk and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Stir, and your face wash is ready. Gently massage the mixture into your skin and after a couple of minutes rinse it off with lukewarm water.

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4. Use it to treat wounds

Aloe vera can heal wounds faster and reduce scars. According to research, the juice of an aloe vera plant is said to make small wounds heal a lot faster. You can put the gel of the aloe vera plant in a blender to create a thinner liquid.

5. Make-up remover

If you have sensitive skin, it can be very hard to find a makeup remover that doesn’t sting. Look no further for a makeup remover! Put some plant gel on a cotton pad and gently massage it into your skin. You can then easily remove your make-up.

6. Exfoliate

While you’re taking care of your skin, you can also use the aloe vera gel to make a facial scrub. Mix some gel with a little baking soda and you’re done!

7. Make a mouthwash

A 2014 study published in the Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences shows that you can use aloe vera as a mouthwash. The plant contains a good dose of vitamin C, which prevents the production of plaque. Aloe vera can also provide relief if you suffer from swollen gums.