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12 Uses for Aloe (Slideshow)

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Skin & Nails

Soothe Dry Skin. Can’t stand your dry skin? Aloe vera is one of the best ways to keep it hydrated.

Strengthen weak nails. Are your nails dry and brittle? Gently massage aloe on your nail beds every day for a few weeks and watch them gain their former luster.

Sooth Razor Burn. Rub onto razor burns for some much-needed relief!

Fade Stretch Marks. Together with cocoa butter (though not mixed together!), apply aloe vera to stretch marks at least once every day.

Fade Freckles. Same principles apply as with stretch marks. But they’re so cute on you — don’t get rid of them!

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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4:33AM PST on Nov 9, 2013

Thank you for this posting. I am very lucky as I have lots of Aloe Vera plants in my garden, I also use it on my animals, and what is wonderful is .. its free.

9:05AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012


5:07AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

There are some GREAT uses for aloe...thank you for this information!

2:28AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Very interesting,

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Lovely uses for the delightful Aloe Vera plant. Would love to plant these outdoors on the balcony but they would all have to be brought back inside once the weather gets cold.

Laura S. does not like to slide shows, well no one forces you to go to the site, find other items to view if slide shows bother you. Like the more wordier sites but am not adverse to slides and looking at the delights of photos along with information.

5:30PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

wow. my great grandmother swore by aloe

8:18AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Worth trying.

6:49AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

miracle plant

5:57PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

I have really dry hair. I plan to use the aloe conditioner. Nothing I use helps. When I shampoo my hair is so dry and flyaway, even though I use conditioner and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then I rinse but leave a little in my hair. It still looks horrible.
I wish all these tips were on one page so I could copy and paste them.
The facial mask and the photo of the gel on the body look green. Gel from the plant is clear. I wonder if you put the whole piece in a blender to make it look green? Wish there was a recipe for that.

4:30AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Great! Thank you!

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thanks that's definitely great to know and keep in mind. haha but no why would i wanna go outside!…

Going to save the image for future reminder! ;-)

Some good ideas. Thanks

Thanks...Just going outside for a little while is a very good idea.

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