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Aloe Vera 101

This superfood is not only great on your skin but as a refreshing drink, salsa and even mouthwash!

Ingredients

  • Aloe Refresher
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 lemon
  • Honey
  • Aloe salsa
  • 1 cup tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Tortilla chips to serve
  • Aloe + yogurt ice cubes to soothe sunburns
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • Aloe mouthwash
  • 2 tablespoons aloe gel
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Peppermint oil
  • Tea tree oil

Steps

  1. Aloe Refresher
  2. Blend all ingredients. Chill or serve with ice.
  3. Aloe salsa
  4. In a processor, combine tomatoes, aloe gel, and garlic. Transfer to a bowl and mix in red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Serve with tortilla chips.
  5. Aloe + yogurt ice cubes to soothe sunburns
  6. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Transfer to an ice cube tray and freeze. Use one cube at a time to massage over skin rashes or sun burns.
  7. Aloe mouthwash
  8. Blend all ingredients. Store in a bottle and use as a mouthwash.