It’s here again! You’ve been looking forward to it all week. Turn off the phone, lock the doors, and relax. Get that box of Godiva chocolates and try a sweet and light Aloe Vera Champagne Cocktail. It’s Beauty Night and you deserve the pampering.
Aloe vera is an essential component in many beauty products. It is great for rejuvenating cellular development. It is widely known to be a soothing, healing, and moisturizing wonder, used in many skincare products. Its soothing and cooling properties are often used to calm sunburn. Aloe Vera also contains significant levels of salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, which accounts for some of its pain-killing potential. Salicylic acid also plays a role in Aloe’s detoxifying and cell-cleansing capacity.
Only make as much as you need for one treatment, unless otherwise instructed. These recipes do not contain chemicals to prevent the natural ingredients from souring.
Aloe Vera Champagne Cocktail
1 oz Midori
3 dash of grenadine
Aloe Vera juice
Pour Midori in a martini glass. Add 3 dashes of grenadine in the middle of the Midori, being careful not to mix. Pour the aloe vera juice slowly into the glass until it is about 3/4 full. Top with champagne.
Cucumber & Aloe Eye Gel
1/4 large cucumber
1 oz aloe vera gel
Puree the cucumber in a blender, leaving a small amount of pulp. Strain the mixture into a glass bowl until you have at least 2 ounces. Spoon in a little pulp from the strainer. Add aloe vera to cucumber puree and mix lightly. Pour into a clean, sterilized container. After cleansing face, stir mixture gently and apply with a cotton ball to under eye area. Keep 5 days in refrigerator.
Miracle Minty Aloe Foot Treatment
1 T olive oil
1 t aloe vera
1 t wheat germ oil
20 drops of peppermint Essential Oil
20 drops of eucalyptus Essential Oil
Mix ingredients. Massage feet gently with ointment or add to a basin of very warm water and soak. Finish by lightly dusting feet with cornstarch.
1/4 c aloe vera gel
1/4 c grain alcohol
10 drops fragrance oil (optional)
1 drop food coloring (optional)
Combine ingredients and shake. Store in a spray pump bottle.
Aloe Vera Lip Gloss Recipe
1 t aloe vera gel
½ t coconut oil
1 t petroleum jelly
Combine ingredients in a small glass bowl until well mixed. Heat for approximately 2 minutes in microwave. Pour into small tin with lid. Let cool completely before use.
Cucumber & Witch Hazel Eye Gel
1 T aloe vera gel
1 t fresh cucumber juice
¼ t cornstarch
1 T witch hazel
Mix together aloe, cucumber, and cornstarch. Heat until just boiling, about 1 minute in microwave. Remove from heat source and stir in witch hazel. Stir well and allow the mixture to cool completely. You should have a clear, jelly-like cream. Spoon into a small clean jar. To use: Dab a small amount under your eyes and be careful not to rub or pull the delicate skin under your eyes. Keep in cool place. Makes 1 oz.
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