|My Aloe Vera Garden is Indoors During the Winter and Moves Outside in the Spring.|
|Ready for the bites, rashes, itches, stings, and scrapes of summer. Aloe preserved in this manner should be good in your refrigerator for about 8 months.|
Ingredients for Aloe Vera Gel:
1, 500mg tablet of vitamin C
1, 400IU capsule of vitamin E
4 T. pulp from large aloe leaves
Dark Glass container to store the finished product.
After cutting the aloe leaves at an angle from the base of the plant use a small spoon to scrape out the gel, trying not to break the outer skin. Accumulate the gel until you have 4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup of the liquid and pulp. (For each 1/4 C. gel use one vitamin C and one vitamin E.)
Meanwhile if the vitamin C is in pill form crush in a mortar and pestle or using the back of a large wooden spoon on a hard surface. After this puncture the end of the vitamin E capsule and squeeze out the liquid.
Blend the aloe gel, powdered vitamin C and liquid vitamin E all together dissolving everything and stirring until a smooth consistency is reached. I actually just pitched it all in the food processor and gave it a quick whiz. Seal in a glass jar, dark if you have one, and store in the refrigerator. The home made Aloe Vera gel should last refrigerated for up to 8 months.
I'll bet my Mother, sisters, brother, children, and grandchildren would all find this beneficial with summer just around the corner! Sounds like I may be busy making up these little first aid jars!