Why is aloe vera so talked about? Maybe you’ve heard your friend say “put some aloe vera on it” when you tell them about sunburn or damaged hair. What’s so special about this green slimy plant anyway?
Well, the answer is, there is a lot that’s special about aloe vera. It’s dense with nutrients, loaded with beneficial properties, and just waiting to moisturize your skin and hair.
Aloe vera has amazing antioxidant and antibacterial properties and is famous for its healing effects against burns. No wonder it’s so popular in the beauty world! So check out these 24 DIY’s using aloe vera and try one out today!
1. Aloe Vera Soap with Jasmine
Maintain your skin’s moisture and rejuvenate your morning by using a homemade aloe vera soap in the shower.
A simple recipe that includes beautiful aromatic jasmine flowers. Make up a whole bunch of these silky soaps to have on hand or to give as gifts.
2. Aloe Vera Face Wash
Take care of your face’s natural glow with a chemical-free face wash. The best part about making your own beauty products is you know exactly what goes into them.
This DIY face wash has rosehip and chamomile essential oils, cleansing Castille soap and a lot of other good stuff to keep your face radiant.
3. Aloe Vera Face Mask
Treat yourself and your skin to a moisturizing remedy. You can whip up this natural face mask in no time and start bringing some shine back to your face.
Nourish your skin, fight against acne and stop inflammation with your own homemade aloe vera face mask.
4. Aloe Vera Hair Rinse
Those dry and damaged ends are just begging for some attention! This recipe uses aloe vera juice instead of gel, and for a good reason!
Aloe vera juice will help close up the hair cuticles, improve damaged hair, and enhance shine! All while leaving your hair feeling silky smooth.
5. After Sun Lotion Bars
Did you get a bad sunburn? Your skin might not be too happy with you. But don’t worry! There is a way to make it up to your skin.
Lather it with a homemade aloe vera after sun lotion bar. Attacks dry skin and add moisture so you can feel soft and smooth.
6. Aloe Vera Setting Spray
A shimmering spray that will set your make-up so you can look and feel fresh all day. No need to worry about runny mascara or losing your eyeshadow.
This gentle spray contains aloe vera powder and is a great substitute for those toxin-filled commercial products. Illuminates your skin.
7. Aloe Vera Soap Bar
Are you into making your own soaps? Me too! I prefer knowing what I am lathering onto my body every day.
Since I switched to natural soaps my skin really glows. It especially loves the healing properties of aloe vera.
8. Moisture Whip
Your new fluffy best friend! This moisture whip will do wonders for your dry or damaged skin. Enjoy feeling it melt into your skin and getting to work as a powerful moisturizer.
This recipe contains variations of essential oil blends to add to your moisture whip to help out the aloe vera in reparation of your skin.
9. Aloe Vera Hair Mask
Strengthen hair follicles, add shine, and soothe any irritation in the scalp. Unlike commercial hair products, this natural hair mask is toxin-free so you can be sure that your hair will remain happy.
Give your hair a deep clean with a homemade aloe vera hair mask that you can make in just moments.
10. Aloe Vera Bath Melts
Let these little cubes melt in your warm bath and add a moisturizing aromatic experience. Your skin will absolutely love you for it!
Get out of the bath feeling radiant and look in the mirror at how your skin glows. Not to mention, how soft you will feel afterward! These also make a great gift for friends.
11. Aloe Vera Eye Mask
Energizing green tea mixed with nourishing aloe vera gel, what more could eyes want? Watch how your eyes come to life after this soothing eye mask.
Maybe you aren’t quite awake yet but there’s no reason your eyes should reflect that! Wake them up naturally with a refreshing eye mask in the morning.
12. Aloe Vera Natural Deodorant
Fight odor and smell great without irritating your skin or using toxic products.
Deodorant is one of those things that you put on your skin every single day so you better be sure you know what is in your deodorant. What better way to know what is in it than by making it yourself?
13. Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer
Has your local store run out of hand sanitizer? Don’t worry! It’s really simple to make your own and takes only 5 minutes to do. In fact, we did a whole list of DIY hand sanitizers so you can try out different recipes.
This hand sanitizer uses the moisturizing power of aloe vera with the bacteria-fighting power of rubbing alcohol.
14. Aloe Vera Zit Zapper
Say goodbye to that annoying acne and those bothersome spots the natural way. A two-ingredient gel that will help to reduce blemishes.
Aloe vera gel mixed with an antibacterial essential oil like tea tree, mix them together, apply generously and let the magic happen.
15. Aloe Vera Body Lotion Smoothie
Don’t be confused this isn’t a smoothie that you drink. This is a smoothie that you apply to your body over time to help fight off cellulite.
Grapefruit, coconut oil, and aloe vera gel blended together make a superstar power team to fight off cellulite and dry skin!
16. Aloe Vera and Avocado Face Mask
Has the harsh winter wind taken its toll on your skin? If your skin is just begging to be healed then feed it something it needs.
Aloe vera gel for moisture, avocados for nourishment, honey to fight against blemishes, and rose water for that special silky smooth feel.
17. Aloe Vera Oil
Here’s how to make your own aloe vera oil that you can add to your homemade hair and skin products.
Aloe vera oil can also be used on stretch marks, scars, and sunburns to help heal and protect.
18. Aloe Vera and Lemon Face Pack
Vitamin-rich ingredients aloe vera gel and lemon make a great beneficial pack for your face.
Reduce skin redness, inflammation or pain and awake your natural glow with a simple homemade face mask.
19. Aloe-Marshmallow Hair Detangler
Put tangles to rest with a lightweight detangler spray. Enough pulling out and ripping your hair while trying to brush. This detangler spray will make it easier to get rid of those pesky knots.
Made with aloe vera juice, marshmallow root, essential oils, and more. Check it out!
20. 3 Ingredient Cleanser
So many of these store-bought beauty products have ingredient lists so long they take up the whole bottle! Why so difficult? Sometimes, less is more!
Three ingredients are all it really takes to make this incredible cleanser. Aloe vera gel, Castille soap, and almond oil.
21. Anti Frizz Spray
Say goodbye to unwanted frizz with this natural anti-frizz spray. Apply this spray to damp or dry hair to control that crazy frizz.
This should help in those mornings when you just don’t have enough time to do anything special with your hair.
22. Aloe Vera Eyelash Conditioning Serum
Have you ever thought to condition your eyelashes? Why not? It is hair after all.
Conditioning your eyelashes will make them feel and look thicker so you can skip the mascara and skip the end-of-the-day raccoon eye look.
23. Aloe Vera After Sun
Heal a sunburn faster with a cooling cream filled with ingredients that will make your skin smile.
Say goodbye to redness and swelling after a fun day at the beach by taking care of your skin with an after-sun aloe vera cream.
24. Aloe Vera Shampoo
There are some really interesting and unique ingredients in this homemade shampoo recipe.
Nourishing and strengthening horsetail and nettle to promote hair growth, protein-rich spirulina and of course moisturizing aloe vera gel!
So which one are you going to try out first? Whip yourself up a new face cleanser, blend together a moisturizing body lotion or why not make some bath melts for your besties?
There are so many cool ways to add aloe vera into your beauty routine whether it be morning or night. The only hard part is trying to decide which DIY you are going to do first!