Aloe Vera Care & Benefits

The following notes and illustrations are from Eric Lim (June 11 2017) who hope they are helpful to fellow gardeners.

Healthy Aloe Vera looked like this –

Healthy Aloe Vera Signs

Healthy Aloe Vera

Unhealthy Aloe Vera symptoms –

Aloe Vera Plant Care and Problems

Unhealthy Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera plant problems and solutions –

Aloe Vera Plant Care and Problems

Aloe Vera Plant Care and Problems

Aloe Vera Plant Care and Problems

Aloe Vera Plant Care and Problems 2

Aloe Vera Plant Care and Problems

Aloe Vera Plant Care and Problems 3

How to grow aloe vera –

Aloe Vera Plant Care and Problems

How to propagate aloe vera 🙂

Interesting information about Aloe Vera from my readings –

  • is a succulent and like the cacti, cannot tolerate any medium that allowed water to stay stagnant. (Eric Lim recommend lecca balls, cacti mix, basically it is similiar to rosemary/lavender which loves the dry medium in this customize soil formula post! Another method is potting soil with more sand and perlite to allow water to drain out quickly. 🙂
  • Bright light area is best
  • Water this plant only when the soil is very dry

Benefits and Uses –

  • Hair & Scalp Care – Aloe Vera gel contains proteolytic enzymes which repair dead skin cells on scalp. Its a good conditioner that not only allow hair to shine but also reduce dandruff, itching and promotes hair growth! 🙂
  • Skin Care – reduce inflammation and rashes
  • First Aid – relieve sunburns and other minor burns

Natural Care with Aloe Vera Gel – Blend to a paste and apply

  • Dry Skin – pinch of tumeric, teaspoon each of honey and milk, rose water
  • Sensitive Skin – cucumber juice, yogurt and rose oil (I use pure essential oil extract)
  • Scrub – a cup of sugar and two tablespoons of lemon (have not tried! )
  • Hair Mask – coconut oil and few drops of rosemary essential oil

 

Disclaimer – I love these natural remedies but only try at own risk! 🙂

 

 

 

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