Easy-Peasy Tips On How To Store Aloe Vera Gel

   |  Updated: May 23, 2018 11:24 IST

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Easy-Peasy Tips On How To Store Aloe Vera Gel
Highlights
  • Aloe vera gel is loaded with health benefiting properties
  • From moisturising skin to treating sun burns, aloe vera is very useful
  • To increase its shelf life, it is important to store it in right manner
Aloe vera is one of nature's great healers. It is loaded with health benefiting properties and can be used as a part of various home remedies. From moisturising skin to treating sun burns, aloe vera can come to great help. What works the best is it gel-like form, which can be applied onto the skin and can be consumed in the form of juice as well. However, to increase the shelf life of aloe vera gel, it is of utmost importance to store it in the right manner. Here's a list of few handy ways in which you can store aloe vera gel, without messing with its quality. Read on to know more about them.
 

Ways To Store Aloe Vera Gel 


Store It In A Freezer

If you wish to preserve aloe vera gel for a longer time, just freeze it. All you need to do is to transfer the gel in ice trays and place them inside the freezer. These gel cubes can be used anytime and are quite effective when used on sunburns and dry skin. These aloe vera gel cubes act as an instant first-aid tool as well.

(Also Read: 7 Amazing Reasons to Drink Aloe Vera Juice Everyday)
 
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If you wish to preserve aloe vera gel for a longer time, just freeze it


Use Vitamin E OilIf you happen to use aloe vera gel for facial, nail or hair treatments, then this storage method is apt for you. This is primarily due to the addition of vitamin E oil in the aloe vera gel. Adding vitamin E oil to the gel can enhance its efficiency in a great way. Just add the gel in a blender along with vitamin E oil and blend it properly. Transfer this to a container and store it in the fridge. Use as and when required.
 
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Adding vitamin E oil to the aloe vera gel can enhance its efficiency in a great way


Honey Preservation Method

The biggest drawback of using aloe vera gel in its natural gel-like form is that you don't always use all the gel you extract from the aloe vera leaf, which in turn result in wasting of large quantities. In order to avoid the same, you can combine aloe vera gel with honey as it will help the gel last longer. You just have to mix the leftover aloe vera gel with an equal amount of honey. Use this mixture for making smoothies and facial masks. 

(Also Read: Aloe Vera For Weight Loss: Here's Why Ghritkumari May Help You Shed Kilos)
 
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Mix aloe vera gel with an equal amount of honey to make it last for longer


Add Vitamin C In It

CommentsBy adding vitamin C to the aloe vera gel, you can extend its shelf life for up to a month in the fridge. Extract the aloe vera gel and transfer it in a blender. Add lemon juice in it as it is a good source of vitamin C and acts a natural preservative. After blending it together, pour the mixture in a container and store it in the refrigerator.
 
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By adding vitamin C to the aloe vera gel, you can extend its shelf life for up to a month in the fridge


So, with the above mentioned easy ways, you can increase the shelf life of aloe vera gel and make it last longer. Bring these hacks to your rescue and get going.
 

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