Aloe Vera is well known for ton of health benefits. With its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, Aloe successfully treats numerous skin problems. On the other hand, this amazing plant is powerful cleansing agent that helps the digestive system. Some researches even linked consumption of Aloe Vera with Increased insulin sensitivity.
In this article, you’ll learn how to conserve Aloe properly! It’s completely natural to use Aloe Vera fresh as it is, however sometimes it’s not only easier but also safer to freeze the gel.
Why freezing Aloe Vera gel?
When Aloe’s jellylike flesh – gel –is exposed to environmental factors (such as: UV rays, high temperature, dust etc.) it starts to lose its effectiveness and benefits. That’s why freezing Aloe gel has turned out to be a better option. It can last longer without losing its healing properties.
How to do it?
In order to freeze Aloe Vera, you’ll need:
- Aloe Vera leaves
- A sharp knife and spoon
- A freezer and an ice tray
- Get some fresh Aloe Vera leaves and take off the skin with sharp knife. Make sure you don’t damage the gel inside the leaves!
- Then collect the gel with a spoon and carefully place it in an ice tray (preferably with separate compartments). Put the ice tray in the freezer.
After the gel has frozen, it’s ready to be used.
How to Use the Frozen Aloe Vera?
Because this plant is excellent for treating burns, blisters, itchiness and even inflamed acne, your frozen Aloe Vera cubes can serve as first aid kit when you need them most.
You can also add a cube or two to your morning smoothie and enjoy a refreshing, healthy drink.