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
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.