Loads messages about not being able to find Aloe Vera in shops at the moment to make a hand sanitiser.
So here is how you can make your own.
If you have an aloe Vera plant here is how you can make your own gel. 🌟
First step especially at the moment - Wash your hands
It's important to start with clean hands and use clean tools to make sure the gel doesn't get contaminated.
First slice off an outer leaf of your plant. These outer leaves are more likely to be mature. They'll contain plenty of fresh, healthy gel.
Look for leaves around the outside of the plant, with bases growing close to the ground.
Using a sharp knife to make a clean cut near the base of leaf.
Since aloe vera gel is perishable, it's best not to make a huge batch at once, unless you plan to give some away. Cutting off just a leaf or two, especially if they're large, should be sufficient to make 1/2 to 1 cup of gel.
If your plant is young, be especially careful not to cut off too much at once. Cutting off all of the outer leaves could damage the plant. If a small plant you won’t get as much gel.
Once you have cut your leaf let it rest to drain the resin.
To do this place the leaves upright in a cup to let the dark yellow resin drain out. Leave it for about 20 minutes.
The resin contains latex, which can be slightly irritating to skin. It's best to drain it out so it won't get into your gel.
Next Peel the leaves. Use a vegetable peeler to carefully peel away the green portion of the leaves. Be sure to cut through the inner white layer to the gel underneath. Peel off all of the skin on once side of the each leaf, leaving a canoe-shaped half filled with gel. If you have very large leaves, it may be helpful to cut them into smaller pieces before peeling.
Discard the skin as you go so it won't get mixed in with your gel.
Scoop the gel out with a spoon or knife. The clear, soft gel is easily scoopable. Scoop it all out into a clean bowl until there's nothing left in the leaf half.
Consider mixing the gel with a natural preservative. If you have a lot of gel and you want it to keep for a month or two, mix in 500mg powdered Vitamin C or 400 IU vitamin E for every 1/4 cup of gel you have. Place the ingredients together in a blender and blend well. The gel will look foamy at first.
Place the gel in a sterilized, clean glass jar. If you used the preservative, the gel will keep for several months in the refrigerator. Without it, it will keep for around a week.
You can use the gel to make hand sanitizers but also had many other health uses. Aloe vera gel is one of nature's great healers. It can be used to treat sunburn, moisturize skin and soothe irritation.
Hope this help for those who can not find aloe Vera in the shops ⭐️⭐️⭐️