DIY Aloe Vera Juice: Nature’s Healer!

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For years I’ve purchased aloe vera juice from Walmart. I loved how large the container was and how long it lasted me. I had actually learned about using aloe vera in my hair as a leave-in conditioner from Hey Fran Hey’s earlier Youtube videos, and was in love with it. My hair grew the most when I was using it on a daily basis. I had never thought of making my own DIY aloe vera juice, until I noticed that after a couple of month’s, my aloe vera juice would get black, stringy film within it. It also began to smell. This was no bueno.

For some time, I stopped using aloe vera in my hair. It had become more expensive, and water was doing just fine for me. But, my face wasn’t doing so good. I don’t exactly remember where I had heard about using aloe vera juice as a toner, but I immediately went to the store and bought some. I started using it on my face as a toner, and my skin – and hair – were loving it. However, the amount of money I was spending, all for it to turn smelly and black, wasn’t worth it for me. So, I decided to see if I could make it at home myself… As one does 🙂

I started going on a search for fresh aloe vera leaves. I’m so blessed to live in Brampton, Ontario. I love that I have access to so many different stores from different countries. We have a local chain of grocery stores, Ocean’s and Seasons, that provide super fresh vegetables and fruits from all over the world. In addition to their great selection, they have a great price for fresh aloe vera leaves… straight from Jamaica! To add to that, the price couldn’t be beat! I usually get about 4 leaves for less than $6, and that makes approximately one liter of pure, unprocessed aloe vera juice… That price can’t be beat!

Below, find out how I turn fresh aloe vera leaves into aloe vera juice! You can then use it in your DIY green beauty recipes for your hair, skin and health!


DIY Aloe Vera Juice

DIY Aloe Vera Juice Tutorial by Krys, Naturally!

Yields1 Serving

 3 Aloe Vera Leaves
 1 cup Water (Optional)

1

Purchase aloe vera leaves from your local store or break off aloe vera leaves from a plant. I bought mine from my local Asian grocery store.

2

Wash leaves to remove any dirt.

3

If dealing with a big leaf, slice a portion off of the leaf so it's easier to work with.

4

Slice the spikes from the side of the leaf.

5

Peel the top layer of the leaf. If the leaves are fresh enough, you can peel them with your hands. If not, you can use a knife (But you really shouldn't be using unripe leaves in the first place).

6

Use a spoon to scope out the aloe vera flesh.

7

Blend in a blender. Strain before using. To make aloe vera juice, blend the flesh with pure water.

8

Transfer to a glass jar and refrigerate. Keeps for up to 2 weeks, without any preservatives.

Ingredients

 3 Aloe Vera Leaves
 1 cup Water (Optional)

Directions

1

Purchase aloe vera leaves from your local store or break off aloe vera leaves from a plant. I bought mine from my local Asian grocery store.

2

Wash leaves to remove any dirt.

3

If dealing with a big leaf, slice a portion off of the leaf so it's easier to work with.

4

Slice the spikes from the side of the leaf.

5

Peel the top layer of the leaf. If the leaves are fresh enough, you can peel them with your hands. If not, you can use a knife (But you really shouldn't be using unripe leaves in the first place).

6

Use a spoon to scope out the aloe vera flesh.

7

Blend in a blender. Strain before using. To make aloe vera juice, blend the flesh with pure water.

8

Transfer to a glass jar and refrigerate. Keeps for up to 2 weeks, without any preservatives.

DIY Aloe Vera Juice

More about Krys, Naturally

Hi guys, it's your girl Krys! I love all things green living, especially DIY beauty and skincare, as well as natural hair. I'm also the lead design at NOYADESIGNS, a digital marketing firm based out of Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

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