24 Creative Uses for the Aloe Vera Plant on Your Windowsill

Affectionately dubbed by the Egyptians as “the plant of immortality,” the aloe vera plant is a jack of all trades. Inside the leaves of the plant is a clear, gel-like substance that has a long history of being used everywhere from the kitchen to the vanity. It’s also a natural antiseptic, may have anti-cancer compounds and can be a great detox solution if you’re feeling worn down.

Here are 24 ways to put your aloe vera plant to maximum use!

24 Creative Uses for Aloe Vera

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1. Apply the gel as a moisturizer. Get baby soft skin by applying aloe vera gel from head to toe.

2. Treat minor burns. Mix aloe vera gel with vitamin E oil for a homemade burn salve.

3. Relieve itchy mosquito bites. Apply on the bites to take the sting or itch out of insect bites.

4. Heal a bruise. Rub gel gently over bruises on the skin to banish them more quickly!

5. Prevent stretch marks. Use regularly as a moisturizer on areas that are under stress.

6. Promote a healthy heart. Drink to relieve heartburn and reduce cholesterol.

7. Soothe an eczema breakout. Soften rough, dry patches by making a gel-salt scrub.

8. Brighten dull skin. Aloe can soften pigmentation and dark spots.

9. Reduce dandruff. Mix aloe vera gel with coconut milk and wheat germ oil. Massage into scalp.

10. Remove stubborn eye makeup. Melt and wipe away eye liner and mascara.

11. Alleviate asthma. Boil aloe vera leaves in a pan of water and breathe in the vapor.

12. Relieve bloating and indigestion. Take orally to calm irritable bowel syndrome and discomfort.

13. Promote healthy gums. Add a little gel to your toothpaste and brush as usual.

14. Condition your hair. Combine in equal parts with apple cider vinegar. Rinse after shampooing.

15. Use in the shower as a shave gel. Don’t bother with the other stuff!

16. Aid constipation. Take advantage of aloe vera’s laxative effects by taking aloe internally.

17. Treat acne. Cleanse your face without disrupting your skin’s natural oil cycle.

18. Soothe sunburns. Aloe feels amazing on a fresh sunburn after too much time in the sun.

19. Consume for immune system support. Aloe stimulates growth of white blood cells!

20. Lower blood sugar. Drink a little aloe vera juice etch day to lower blood sugar levels.

Disclaimer: Pregnant women should avoid internal use of aloe, as well as young children and the elderly. If you experience cramping or pain, discontinue internal use. Aloe is not recommended for use topically on staph infections, including staph-like infections such as impetigo. 

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Peggy B
Peggy B1 months ago

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Renata B
Renata B1 months ago

Thank you.

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Clare O4 months ago

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Cindy S
Cindy Smith4 months ago

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Maria P
Past Member 4 months ago

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Brie B
BumbleBrie B4 months ago

Thanks for this post; I'm going to share this with Pinterest and Facebook

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Cindy M. D
Cindy M. D4 months ago

I have aloe vera plants and use them for many things but never thought they could be used with toothpaste for your gums!! TYFS - learned some new things today. :)

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Sophie L
Past Member 4 months ago

Thanks for sharing

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Mia G
Past Member 5 months ago

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