This week, I’ll be sharing a few project ideas using fresh roses and aloe. Today’s recipe is for a skin soothing gel, tomorrow we’ll use some of that gel in an anti-aging face cream, and then the next day – we’ll make aloe rose soap!
Aloe rose skin soother can be used for:
- bug bites
- dry skin
- razor burn
- minor cuts and scrapes
- radiation burns
Rub on skin irritations in small amounts, as needed. The natural soothing properties of aloe and rose petals, combined with its coolness from being stored in the refrigerator, will usually offer rapid relief. As with all cosmetics, if you develop redness, sensitivity, or signs of allergy then you should promptly discontinue use.
To make this you’ll need:
- 1 part aloe vera gel
- 1 part fresh rose petals
So, if you use 1/3 cup aloe vera gel, blend it with 1/3 cup petals. I pack the measuring cup pretty tightly with flowers, but you don’t have to be overly precise with this.
Make sure you’re using a pure aloe vera gel. I picked one up to buy at my local grocery store before that said “100% aloe vera” only to find it had about five other chemical preservatives listed in tiny print. I now buy aloe HERE from Mountain Rose Herbs, since it has the least additives of any I’ve seen. Of course, you can always harvest from your own aloe plants as well, keeping in mind though that the shelf life on homemade gel will be very short without a preservative.
Place the petals and aloe vera gel in a mini food processor (like this one.) Blend them together thoroughly. You’ll notice that it gets a little frothy in the process, but that’s not a problem.
After blending, strain the now pink aloe juice from the rose petal pieces. Because the mixture is so thick, you’ll need to rub it through a mesh sieve or something similar. Squeeze and press on the petals to get every last drop of goodness out.
Store your finished aloe rose gel in the refrigerator. Depending on the level of preservatives in your purchased bottle of aloe, it should stay fresh for several weeks or more. For longer storage, freeze the gel in ice cube trays, then store individual cubes in the freezer for future use.
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