04
Apr

Aloe Vera for Acne
Many people are plagued with acne outbreaks and these problems result with redness, inflammation and swelling on the skin. As a result, some are on the hunt for medications to remedy acne. They come across expensive treatments, or even worse, find ineffective treatments of acne. Aloe Vera for acne is proven to work by scientific studies.

Aloe Vera is an herbal extract, which has been used since ancient times for treatment of various skin problems. The extract has been seen to be effective as an alternative treatment for acne. However, it only treats acne and is not a cure. Aloe Vera can also prevent any recurring outbreaks, provided you do use it on a regular basis.

Why should you use aloe vera for acne as a treatment?

Firstly, aloe vera is an inexpensive treatment for acne problems on the skin. When acne outbreaks occur, the area of skin affected is most likely inflamed and swelling. It becomes painful. When it occurs on your face it can be doubly painful and make you feel uncomfortable. Aloe vera for acne usage can help relieve that swelling, redness, and inflammation on the skin.

Aloe Vera offers a harmless way of treating acne. There are no artificial ingredients since it is purely natural and can be used as an herbal treatment. There is no worry about possible side effects. It is original, pure and can be used topically.
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23
Mar

Woman with Acid Reflux
If you’ve found your way to this blog post, chances are, you have been told by your doctor that you have acid reflux and have already read all the articles on the net about what Acid Reflux or “GERD” is. You know that acid reflux is a possible prelude to other illnesses. You know that it is caused by a disturbance in the acid-alkaline condition of the stomach. You know various foods that are difficult to digest will cause stomach spasms, which leaves the opening between the esophagus and stomach open for gases to form that shouldn’t. You probably also have a seemingly endless list of foods and drinks you need to avoid – pouting and sighing as you read that list since most of your favorites are on it. You’ve probably read that aloe vera juice will work miracles and will completely eliminate acid reflux, but you’ve tried drinking the aloe vera juice and find you’re still not getting enough relief.

All you really care about, is that this is an indigestion problem that has gotten completely out of hand and is creating acid waste to flow up to your esophagus, causing an annoying irritation that keeps you awake a good portion of the night, into the morning, and left to continue throughout the day.

I know, because I can completely relate and have been dealing with it for many years now.

As a fellow sufferer of acid reflux, I’m sure you already know you need to cut out the coffee, garlic, onions, spicy pepper foods, alcohol, soda, chocolate, high protein foods, pasta, eggs, junk food, ice cream, etc., etc. All those comfort foods needed to be kissed goodbye forever to avoid exacerbating acid reflux. I did my very best to do so, as I’m sure you did. Unfortunately, I’m a coffee-holic, can’t live without chocolate, have a weakness for cheeseburgers loaded up with bacon, mayo, onions and anything else I can fit on there, and I enjoy my food full of flavor, so cutting down on the spices was difficult. I did manage to [eventually] cut down on most of the no-no food and drink.
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19
Dec

Coconut Milk Aloe

I admit it… my hair is just plain awful. Between coloring it on a regular basis, blow drying it, not cutting it as often as I should, not using the best conditioners, etc., it’s just been a complete, dry, mess. It wasn’t always like this. For awhile (when younger of course) I would get such nice compliments on my long hair. I’d say the last 8 years or so, not so much though. The winter months are especially annoying for me, since my hair is just dull with no life to it.

I’ve tried all kinds of things for my hair. Spending $50-$100+ on a bottle of conditioner just makes no sense to me, not to mention, who can afford that these days? So admittedly, I haven’t tried any of those. Maybe they work, maybe they don’t. I, personally, am not going to spend the money to find out. ;)

For the last 8 weeks or so, I’ve been trying a ridiculously simple recipe that a gal at work told me about, and she’s been doing it for several years now. Her hair is gorgeous, soft, manageable and full, plus she’s a couple of years older than I am. So simple, it only has two ingredients, and is affordable. Coconut milk and aloe vera. That’s it! Nothing more, nothing less!
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08
Apr

Aloe Vera for Warts

Warts, in most cases, are just not at all wanted. The reason being, they’re small growths that are very visible, depending on the part of your body they are found on. These types of growths are, typically, harmless and non-cancerous, but they’re still not at all wanted. If you have been searching all over for a successful, yet inexpensive method to have one, or several, warts eliminated, you might want to consider attempting an alternative, all natural treatment by trying the aloe vera method.

Although it can’t be stated conclusively that aloe vera is a successful wart elimination technique, you will find a sufficient amount of testimonials available to take into account. Your own final results may vary and it’s possible it may not work well for you, while it can work wonders for other people. Nevertheless, it won’t ever hurt the skin, nor will ever leave any scarring or make it any way worse, just to try it out.

To begin, you will need to saturate a small ball of cotton with pure aloe vera gel. Following the soaking, you will need to tape the ball of cotton to your wart for a minimum of one minute. Longer is better.
You will need to add aloe vera gel to the wart, either directly, or by using the soaked ball of cotton for it, every couple of hours. Apart from the daily changes, as long as you continue to leave the aloe vera gel soaked cotton ball in place as instructed, your wart should fall off anywhere from a number of days to a few weeks.

29
Apr

Aloe Vera for Beautiful Fingernails

Are your fingernails looking not-so-healthy, dried out, brittle and cracked? Aloe vera can help as a nail strengthener to aid in holding the beauty of your fingernails and looking healthy and strong.

Ultimately, a good diet rich with protein, calcium and vitamin C, plus drinking plenty of water, is very important. This very simple aloe vera solution, along with a proper diet, will help particularly if you work with your hands a great deal, or for during those bitter cold winters!

What you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 2 drops witch hazel

In a small bowl, stir the two ingredients using a fork or wire whisk until blended completely. With your fingertip, gently rub a small amount of the aloe vera and witch hazel gel on your entire fingernail, wiping off any excess gel with a clean tissue.

The witch hazel mixed with the aloe vera gel is for lifting excess oil while keeping your nail healthy and conditioned.

You can use the aloe vera and witch hazel gel mixture as often as you feel you need to.

06
Apr

On the health and first aid side of aloe vera for your mouth:
Are you plagued by persistent mouth ulcers? Well another one-up for aloe vera gel, as research has been showing, it is effective for helping to ease the painful stinging and burning associated with mouth ulcers, as well as the ulcers themselves. Aloe vera has been used as an herbal remedy for mouth ulcers and easing the pain of those that suffer from it for quite some time, but some backup with a study is welcomed news!

For some relief and to speed up healing of mouth ulcers, try aloe vera juice as a mouthwash three times a day.

And on the beauty side of aloe vera for your mouth, is a great moisturizing, homemade recipe for lip gloss!

Aloe Vera For Your LipsIngredients you’ll need:

  • 2 tsp petroleum jelly
  • 2 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 8 drops of your favorite flavored oil (coconut, mint, etc)

Mix all indredients well in a small microwave safe bowl, and heat for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes in the microwave. Remove bowl and stir again, then pour into a small container with a lid. Let it cool completely before using.
Note that this is lip gloss, and not a lip balm. If your lips are chapped, use some olive oil to help those lips first, as it works very well on chapped lips. Petroleum jelly is not the best to use, and this recipe does have it.