Aloe Vera has been used since ancient ages for its innumerable benefits. Aloe Vera is an excellent moisturizer, antioxidant, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory agent. It is used in wound healing and to treat acne. It helps treat sunburn as well.
Umpteen numbers of Aloe Vera face washes have sprung up in the market which claims to be natural, organic and herbal. But in reality, a majority of them either contain extremely minute or negligible amounts of Aloe Vera in their formulation.
Plus, they do nothing except just washing the skin like normal face washes and they’re not pocket friendly either.
Here’s an easy, budget friendly way to make your own DIY Aloe Vera face wash at home. Read on to find out how.
Step 1. Take a clean sauce pan and boil about 10 ml of filtered water in it.
Step 2. After boiling, turn off the stove and allow the water to cool down a bit.
Step 3. Pour this warm water into a plastic container.
Step 4. Allow the water to cool down completely.
Step 5. To this cooled water, add 5 mg of Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide – NaOH).
Step 6. Stir the mixture with a spatula so as to dissolve the Caustic Soda completely.
Step 7. Leave the solution undisturbed for about 60 minutes.
Step 8. After 60 minutes, add 30 ml of olive oil to the above solution. Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer and anti-ageing agent.
Step 9. Stir it till a thick mixture with uniform viscosity is achieved.
Step 10. Add fragrance or perfume if you’d like the face wash to have a scent. This step is optional.
Step 11. Finally, add 5 gm of Aloe Vera gel, which is extracted from fresh Aloe Vera leaves, to the above mixture.
The freshly extracted Aloe Vera should be a smooth gel. So, make sure to get rid of any lumps by running the gel in a blender.
Step 12. Stir it vigorously till a homogenous mixture is obtained.
Step 13. Pour the mixture into a bottle with a squeeze out pump for efficient usage.
Voila! DIY Aloe Vera face wash is ready.
Given the fact that Aloe Vera has a zillion benefits, this DIY Aloe Vera face wash nourishes the skin, apart from cleansing it. Olive oil adds to the nutrition quotient as well.
This DIY Aloe Vera face wash is comparatively affordable that most branded face washes.
Many branded face washes contain a horde of synthetic chemicals, preservatives, artificial coloring agents, parabens, etc. However, this DIY Aloe Vera face wash is devoid of all such things.
Each time you want to use it, pump out sufficient amount of the face wash onto your hand.
Wet your skin with water, massage the face wash onto your skin and work out lather.
Then, rinse with water.
So, before you splurge on commercial expensive face washes which make false claims, do give this DIY Aloe Vera face wash a try.