Nanna has an aloe vera patch growing in her garden, a brilliant plant to add to any patch! Here’s why –

Aloe vera gel is easy to make using either the leaves of an aloe plant you have at home, or ones you’ve purchased at a grocery store or farmer’s market.

To make aloe vera gel, you need:

an aloe vera leaf

a knife or vegetable peeler

a small spoon

a blender

an airtight container for storage

powdered vitamin C and/or vitamin E (optional)

It’s best to only use one or two leaves at a time, as the gel only lasts about 1 week without additional preservatives.

Source: How to Make Aloe Vera Gel – EcoWatch