How To Harvest Aloe Vera & How To Make Your Own Gel







How To Harvest Aloe Vera & How To Make Your Own Gel

I’ve possibly been a little too obsessed with aloe vera lately but this magical plant deserves a lot of attention! The last newsletter I sent out included a recipe for an aloe & msm gel. I’d love to use this post to extend on that recipe to add healing essential oils. These oils will make the gel more powerful and lengthen its shelf life. More in my video:

For the best way to harvest your aloe leaves, check out this beautiful and very instructive slide show from Natural News – How to Harvest Fresh Aloe Vera Gel

And here is the extended recipe:

Soothing Aloe & MSM Gel

100ml of fresh aloe vera gel
15g of MSM powder/flakes
1 drop of grapefruit seed extract
5 drops of Vitamin E oil
1/2 tsp of lavender essential oil

Combine aloe & MSM and leave to sit until the MSM has dissolved (this will take at least 30 minutes). Add the remaining ingredients then store in a glass airtight container. This gel is best kept in the fridge.

87 comments… add one

  • Kft Hydroxia

    shit, much speech, less sense..

  • Zannnnah

    Supppppper irritating ppl love the sound of there own voice. We know the
    benefits ….how to make it was the title u put on the vlog. Twit.

  • ssskylark1

    I thought she was, just high.

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  • Elaine Foreman

    Its nice you talked so much about the plant you forgot to tell us how to make the gel with the oils to make the gel last longer lol…

  • Filipe Bernardino

    you forgot to tell us how to make it :p

  • inferred

    Mix together 85g aloe gel 15g msm powder. IF good powder will dissolve well yielding a 15% msm solution. That took roughly 5 sec to type. (Note: This is correct percentage; not adding 15g to 100g!)

  • [..YouTube..] Mix together 85g aloe gel 15g msm powder. IF good powder will dissolve well yielding a 15% msm solution. That took roughly 5 sec to type. (Note: This is correct percentage; not adding 15g to 100g!)

  • [..YouTube..] you never made the gel you talk too much

  • meme80812

    you never made the gel you talk too much

  • [..YouTube..] you never made the gel you talk too much

  • [..YouTube..] Well I thought it was pretty informative… Thank you for the video! My aloe plant died a while back.. Nw I understand them more. I’m glad I found this video.

  • officaillyawakened

    Well I thought it was pretty informative… Thank you for the video! My aloe plant died a while back.. Nw I understand them more. I’m glad I found this video.

  • [..YouTube..] I was waiting for you to plant the aloe. But???????…

  • shaz140

    I was waiting for you to plant the aloe. But???????…

  • wpm44

    Great video and very informative. I have a couple of aloe vera videos on my site too. I have some amazingly large aloe vera stands at my house. Thanks, Bill

  • [..YouTube..] Great video and very informative. I have a couple of aloe vera videos on my site too. I have some amazingly large aloe vera stands at my house. Thanks, Bill

  • marli1985ify

    I’m glad i skipped right to the comments instead of watching the video. I’ll keep browsing :)

  • [..YouTube..] I’m glad i skipped right to the comments instead of watching the video. I’ll keep browsing :)

  • [..YouTube..] I’m glad i skipped right to the comments instead of watching the video. I’ll keep browsing :)

  • justaRandomhero

    The title should be How to pointlessly ramble about a subject that isn’t covered by the title

  • [..YouTube..] The title should be How to pointlessly ramble about a subject that isn’t covered by the title

  • t4msync

    not for her it wasn’t. adsense …

  • [..YouTube..] not for her it wasn’t. adsense …

  • bytienl

    I would NEVER visit their website as i feel deceived by an empty vid with poor to no info intended to lure to website all too obviously. These are the profitchasers with no shame blatantly ignorant of a great raw community developing on the net. U need to give good info on this great plant. Waisted tubespace!

  • [..YouTube..] I would NEVER visit their website as i feel deceived by an empty vid with poor to no info intended to lure to website all too obviously. These are the profitchasers with no shame blatantly ignorant of a great raw community developing on the net. U need to give good info on this great plant. Waisted tubespace!

  • SillysPlace

    Pffff

  • [..YouTube..] Pffff

  • settogo1

    “i want to show you”…she says but shows you nothing folks. Just wasted my 6 minutes.

  • [..YouTube..] “i want to show you”…she says but shows you nothing folks. Just wasted my 6 minutes.

  • MsTemptation

    So basically you wanted us to visit your website because you know that your video sucks. Stop wasting our time and redo your bloody video.

  • [..YouTube..] So basically you wanted us to visit your website because you know that your video sucks. Stop wasting our time and redo your bloody video.

  • [..YouTube..] Nice video but I lost all of my acne for good in about only thirty days. I found this cure called: Acne 404 Nuke i cannot remember the site just simply google the name Acne 404 Nuke and you will probably find it.

  • [..YouTube..] Nice video but I lost all of my acne for good in about only thirty days. I found this cure called: Acne 404 Nuke i cannot remember the site just simply google the name Acne 404 Nuke and you will probably find it.

  • [..YouTube..] Not to be too critical but you never got to the point

  • [..YouTube..] Not to be too critical but you never got to the point

  • [..YouTube..] Not to be too critical but you never got to the point

  • Sambistapreciosa

    Your an idiot

  • [..YouTube..] Your an idiot

  • sgioiello1

    You really need to re-do this video if you are advertising how to make aloe and msm. There was only “Rambling” on and on. Very boring and I learned nothing… NO “how to” was included in this video. Also, you need to do your research if you are going to consider yourself a professional. You NEVER, EVER use beach sand!!! ONLY use River Sand!!!

  • [..YouTube..] You really need to re-do this video if you are advertising how to make aloe and msm. There was only “Rambling” on and on. Very boring and I learned nothing… NO “how to” was included in this video. Also, you need to do your research if you are going to consider yourself a professional. You NEVER, EVER use beach sand!!! ONLY use River Sand!!!

  • Tuvoc Trelcania

    Aloe grows like mad here in Arizona. Part of every landscape nearly in every yard. Good for cuts scraps. We drink Aloe Juice (Natures Request) for upset stomach and acid reflux. Still, with all the Aloe we have around us, I’m still lazy enough to not want to mess with it. Just go to Wallyworld and pick up a pint. I’m going to try some MSM in some Aloe Juice with a little gel and see what gives skin wise. Thanks for the tip :) PS – don’t forget your iodine / selenium – awesome stuff!

  • [..YouTube..] Aloe grows like mad here in Arizona. Part of every landscape nearly in every yard. Good for cuts scraps. We drink Aloe Juice (Natures Request) for upset stomach and acid reflux. Still, with all the Aloe we have around us, I’m still lazy enough to not want to mess with it. Just go to Wallyworld and pick up a pint. I’m going to try some MSM in some Aloe Juice with a little gel and see what gives skin wise. Thanks for the tip :) PS – don’t forget your iodine / selenium – awesome stuff!

  • [..YouTube..] Aloe grows like mad here in Arizona. Part of every landscape nearly in every yard. Good for cuts scraps. We drink Aloe Juice (Natures Request) for upset stomach and acid reflux. Still, with all the Aloe we have around us, I’m still lazy enough to not want to mess with it. Just go to Wallyworld and pick up a pint. I’m going to try some MSM in some Aloe Juice with a little gel and see what gives skin wise. Thanks for the tip :) PS – don’t forget your iodine / selenium – awesome stuff!

  • Gregory Lake

    Too Bad!! I was really interested in your title, but you really didn’t teach anything! Went to your website – there were no links to your recipes! Another Bummer!!

  • [..YouTube..] Too Bad!! I was really interested in your title, but you really didn’t teach anything! Went to your website – there were no links to your recipes! Another Bummer!!

  • [..YouTube..] Too Bad!! I was really interested in your title, but you really didn’t teach anything! Went to your website – there were no links to your recipes! Another Bummer!!

  • yea i love my vera aaloe plant so much but i don’t know dwhen to do it?

  • junglemamas

    You talked a whole lot but didn’t say much of anything at all. :(

  • [..YouTube..] You talked a whole lot but didn’t say much of anything at all. :(

  • Sansash01202

    To use the gel externally: Cut off an outer leaf close to the ground, cut off close to the stem. Cut a one inch chunk off the leaf. Cut off the spiky edges, prize open and rub on face, insect bite or sore. As a smoothie: Leave the leaf to drain in a glass for 10 to 15 minutes to get rid of the bitter resin. Cut away the spiky sides of the leaf. Slice the leaf down the center. Use a butter knife to remove the clear inner gel. Drop into a blender with some fruit and almond milk.

  • [..YouTube..] To use the gel externally: Cut off an outer leaf close to the ground, cut off close to the stem. Cut a one inch chunk off the leaf. Cut off the spiky edges, prize open and rub on face, insect bite or sore. As a smoothie: Leave the leaf to drain in a glass for 10 to 15 minutes to get rid of the bitter resin. Cut away the spiky sides of the leaf. Slice the leaf down the center. Use a butter knife to remove the clear inner gel. Drop into a blender with some fruit and almond milk.

  • [..YouTube..] @ledangsenja To use the gel externally: Cut off an outer leaf close to the ground, cut off close to the stem. Cut a one inch chunk off the leaf. Cut off the spiky edges, prize open and rub on face, insect bite or sore. As a smoothie: Leave the leaf to drain in a glass for 10 to 15 minutes to get rid of the bitter resin. Cut away the spiky sides of the leaf. Slice the leaf down the center. Use a butter knife to remove the clear inner gel. Drop into a blender with some fruit and almond milk.

  • [..YouTube..] did you put up a misleading title so you could get views??? really sad smh…

  • Curly QueueT

    did you put up a misleading title so you could get views??? really sad smh…

  • [..YouTube..] did you put up a misleading title so you could get views??? really sad smh…

  • fashionprincess20101

    hmnn…but how do i actually make the aloe gel?

  • [..YouTube..] hmnn…but how do i actually make the aloe gel?

  • Yoly

    High on health is the best way to describe what I’m feeling! – Loving the site thus far! I’d like to start growing my own Aloe Vera plants at home. You mentioned half beach sand half soil, but what else is needed and what kind of soil should I use? This is the first plant I will attempt to grow indoors and maybe on my balcony? I need a dumby proof protocol. Thanks!

  • [..YouTube..] Nice Aloe plant, any idea where you can get a japanese aloe plant in Austalia?I have heard they are not as bitter as other aloe vera plant…Thanks ;)

  • [..YouTube..] Nice Aloe plant, any idea where you can get a japanese aloe plant in Austalia?I have heard they are not as bitter as other aloe vera plant…Thanks ;)

  • deadsole

    What is msm?

  • [..YouTube..] What is msm?

  • [..YouTube..]
    What is msm?

  • ledangsenja

    Anti-climax…….I wasted my time watching this crap. You kept rambling non-stop. You teach nothing – no substance in what you were saying. You should re-edit this video and be precise!

  • [..YouTube..] Anti-climax…….I wasted my time watching this crap. You kept rambling non-stop. You teach nothing – no substance in what you were saying. You should re-edit this video and be precise!

  • VakkerNaturlig

    Can I use msm powder?. =)

  • [..YouTube..] Can I use msm powder?. =)

  • Tess

    What do you do with the chunk of aloe from the plant before mixing it with the other ingredients? Do you blend it?

    I LOVE aloe! I got a plant a few years ago and now it is as big or bigger than the one in your vid! It is so energizing when put in a smoothie!

  • mariaperiwinkle

    nice plant!

  • [..YouTube..] nice plant!

  • MAFiA303

    you are beautiful

  • [..YouTube..] you are beautiful

  • alice

    Hi Fran,
    I was just wondering if you considered putting the Soothing Aloe & MSM Gel for sale in your shop? because I would absolutely purchase it.. (if it’s going to remain fresh after shipping)

  • Another great article Fran. Great to see the lovely lavender in the mix again :-)
    The more I research it, the more I am amazed at how much they are discovering about its healing properties.
    Patricia Perth Australia
    http://www.lavenderuses.com
    all things lavender

  • steve

    I love your website, you give a lot of great information! One question though, what do I do for excessively oily skin? I’ve looked over the site and can’t find the answer to my question. I’m looking in particular for an internal cure. Herbs, supplements, traditional Chinese medicine/ acupuncture, vitamins, etc…
    Please help. My face is oily all the time, I’ve tried everything else and nothing has worked :(

  • So far, I have only learned to preserve aloe using crushed vitamin C. Your recipe will be another useful tip for me to keep the extra aloes I get from my friend. Thanks a lot.

  • jasmine

    fran, thought you might enjoy this comic strip about blackhead strips: http://www.xkcd.com/777/

    (sorry it has nothing to do with aloe vera).

    ps – i LOVE aloe vera… i use it as my daily moisturizer underneath my mineral makeup.

  • Veronika

    I have baby aloe plants at home, so until they grow larger i’m just snipping off the ends of the outer leaves, enough just for my face that day. I’ve been using msm internally, but I haven’t put it on my skin yet. I’ll have to give it a try!

  • I just love the way you deliver your information using youtube videos.

    I just finished watching the interview video hosted by Gideon and you are really the right person to be a model in terms of doing marketing using videos.

    Thanks for the info.

    - Blogging Access.com

  • BoBo Li

    i swear even she looks organic Lmao!

  • [..YouTube..] i swear even she looks organic Lmao!

  • [..YouTube..] i swear even she looks organic Lmao!

  • GINGER

    Is this for all skin types?Or just acne prone skin?I have very dry skin and no acne.
    Thanks,
    Ginger

  • astralflower11

    Awesome!!

  • [..YouTube..] Awesome!!

  • Maria

    Hello!
    Love the aloe vera, I’ve got a plant here but it’s veeeeeeery small compared to the ones I see in videos :)
    I have to ask though, what is the MSM? I have googled it and find nothing that makes sense to me.

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