The Healing Benefits of Aloe Vera

Use it to soothe minor burns, including sunburns. Spread a layer of pure gel extracted from the inside of an aloe vera leaf over the burned skin to help relieve the pain and inflammation. Aloe gel is 99.5% water making it very moisturizing!

Use it to fight acne. The aloe plant had antibacterial properties. Use pure aloe vera and apply it generously to your face in place of your cleanser. It boosts the blood flow in your skin helping to kill off harmful bacteria. You can also use to it spot treat breakouts! Leave the aloe on over night and wash it off in the morning. It will help reduce redness and irritation. The aloe gel from the aloe plant also contains salicylic acid, an exfoliant used in many man-made acne remedies that unclogs pores and acts as an anti-inflammatory on acne-producing oil glands.

Try eating the raw aloe vera gel straight from the plant. The gel may help help inhibit fungi, bacteria, and viruses, and could help reduce inflammation in the body. Do not eat aloe beauty gels or lotions. Learn more about eating aloe vera before you go for it!

It may improve oral hygiene. Studies have shown that aloe is effective in killing the plaque-producing bacterium Streptococcus mutans in the mouth and well as the yeast Candida albicans. Swishing and spitting 100% aloe juice can help reduce the plaque build up and help treat canker sores.

Always remember - it's best to stick to the gel right from the plant or a product that is 100% aloe vera gel (such as Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel).


  1. I wish I had known it would help acne when I was dealing with horrible hormonal acne in my late 20's-early 30's. Thankfully, it seems to be MUCH better now but I sure could have used all the help I could get - ha! Definitely still use it for sunburns, it's so soothing <3

    Green Fashionista

  2. I love aloe on my bug bites and sun burns. It is sooooo soothing!