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TOP TIP #3 Aloe Vera

Keep an aloe plant handy in case of sunburns, rashes and insect bites.


Aloe vera is a succulent plant, easy to care for and very versatile. It has been used for hundreds of years topically as a cooling wound healer and internally for a variety of digestive complaints.

Read more here about how to grow and look after an aloe vera plant at home.



To sooth rashes, insect bites or sunburns choose a large succulent leaf and carefully slice it from the mother plant. The plant will ooze a gel-like substance. Slice the leaf along the edge length-wise and scoop the gel from the interior of the leaf. Apply the gel topically to affected areas.


Save any unused parts of the leaf/gel wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator (will keep for several months).




Check here tomorrow to learn how to avoid getting itchy bites - or how to reduce the itch once you've got them!