Aloe Vera Cream Recipes (3 Luxurious Creams Not To Be Missed!)

In our last post we looked at the benefits of Aloe Vera for the skin and why Aloe is such a beneficial aspect of anti-aging and skin hygiene.  Today we look at how to make face and body creams. Discover the 3 very best and most luxurious homemade Aloe Vera Cream Recipes. All easily made at home!

These creams take little time to make and are incredibly good for your skin! Plus they are extremely cost effective and will save you money compared to purchasing store bought equivalents!

In the first recipe you get a step by step guide for how to harvest your own homemade Aloe Vera Gel.  It is really easy, if you have the plants or access to plants!

However if you do not have the plants then you can use store bought 100% pure Aloe Gel.

After each recipe I also listed my recommendations for the best ingredients to use in these recipes.

I have listed my favorite product for each of the ingredients and have ensured I provided one or two recommendations for all possible options, ie. carrier oils – Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and Grapeseed Oil.

You will only need 1 of these oils. Those listed are the best of the 3 options, so choose your favorite – you do not need to purchase them all!

These products provide you some awesome options and you don’t need to worry about the quality as we have tested them for you!

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How To Make Aloe Vera Face And Body Cream.

Aloe Vera is our holistic secret to healthy and younger looking skin. Using our homemade aloe vera moisturizer for your skin is a great way to replace any expensive moisturizers and toners you currently use.

Each of them work wonders with sunburn or on sun damaged dry skin. You also gain additional benefits, as each of them can be used to help the healing process. Our Aloe Cream Recipes are wonderful for the treatment of cuts, scratches and bruises.

You can apply each of the cream recipes daily. They are safe for all the family.  Package them up and take on vacation as they are especially good if you have been out in the sun or are spending prolonged periods in air conditioned rooms.

Please do give one, or hopefully all, of these recipes a try. They are really easy to make, very quick to prepare and because they are homemade you know exactly what is in each of them!

The great thing about homemade natural remedies is they don’t cost a fortune and they are completely free of any skin-damaging chemicals such as Parabens.

Aloe Vera Cream Recipe 1 – face cream with Shea Butter.

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How To Make Aloe Vera Skin Lotion

Aloe Vera is the holistic health super ingredient for many skin care products. It is fantastic for helping maintain a healthy complexion and youthful looking skin.
In this recipe we look at an Aloe Vera skin lotion that is better than most store bought creams, and can replace even the most expensive labeled moisturizers and toners.
In the following "How To" Guides we will look at some variations to this basic Aloe Cream instructions. You will see how, with very little change made to the creams, each additional ingredient makes a huge difference for an aspect of our health.
Our Aloe Vera Skin Cream works wonders on sunburn, or sun damaged dry skin, and has the added benefit that it provides essential nutrients and properties needed for our skin to speed the healing process of cuts, scratches, bruises. In fact this cream is brilliant to apply on any minor wound!
They are made with ingredients that are completely safe to be used by all the family.  Package them up and take on vacation! A wonderful soothing treat for the skin if you find you have had too much sun or have spent prolonged periods in air conditioned rooms. The great thing about homemade natural cosmetics is they don’t cost a fortune and are completely free of any skin-damaging chemicals such as parabens.
Please do try this Aloe Vera Skin Cream. It is very quick an easy to make. And because it is homemade you know exactly what went into it!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 300 ml Homemade Aloe Vera Lotion
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Cost: $20 – $30

Ingredients

Instructions

  • When you harvest Aloe Vera you are looking to take the large older leaves. These can be found on the outside of the plant closest to the soil.
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  • To harvest a leaf make sure you always slice away from your body and remove the sharp side thorns that can be found running up each edge of both side of the Aloe Leaf. Once you have harvested enough leaves (5-6 on a large plant) place them on a flat surface that you have covered in newspaper or plastic.
    harvest aloe vera gel
  • With your knife, split the leaves down the middle. To do this take your leaf with the spines removed and place on the table. Each side will have spines removed so the lea will lay flat. Now run your blade from the far end, on top all the way down the middle to the other end.
    You are aiming to slice the leaf approx. 1/2 to 2/3 way through. It doesn't really matter if you slice all the way through the leaf! You are simply after the gel that you will see starts to ooze from the cuts you have made. With your dessert spoon scoop out the gel that is located on the inside of the leaf between the thick outer layer of skin. Repeat this process until you have 1 cup Aloe Vera Gel. (see note 1)
    how to harvest aloe vera gel
  • Place your double boiler or pan over a very low heat. Add the 20 g Beeswax and allow it to gently melt. (See note 2) Add the 1 Tbsp cacao powder and your choice of Oil, I use ½ cup jojoba oil. Heat only until the solids of wax and cacao have liquified.
    20 g Beeswax, 1 Tbsp cacao powder, ½ cup jojoba oil
    add wax to the double boiler
  • Carefully pour the melted wax and oils into a food processor or blender, even a normal mixing bowl, and give a quick but thorough mix to ensure they have combined fully.
    pour waxes into a food processor
  • Leaving the mixture where it is, allow it to cool down to room temperature.
    This step is very important.
    The mix must be allowed to cool before adding the Aloe Vera and other essential oils.
    allow time for wax to cool
  • Once the mixture is room temperature, add the 1 cup Aloe Vera Gel, 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil, and 10 Drops of Essential Oil. Turn the blender on. at a low speed, and pour in the Aloe Vera / Essential Oils. Pour slowly in a continuous stream. This slow gentle speed of blending along with the slow addition of Aloe Vera and oils is how you will achieve a luxurious creamy finish.
    1 tsp Vitamin E Oil, 10 Drops of Essential Oil, 1 cup Aloe Vera Gel
    add all gel and oils
  • Use a spatula to scrape down the internal walls of the blender to make sure all ingredients are well mixed. Blend until you have a smooth, uniform consistency lotion is formed.
    use a spatula to crape the sides of food processor
  • Ensure you have a clean, and preferably sterilised, glass jar and that it has an airtight lid. Pour the lotion into the jar. Label and store the lotion in the fridge. It will keep for one month. This Aloe Vera Skin Cream is perfect as gifts. If you have time design your Aloe Cream label and enjoy the delighted look when this gift is given.
    add to sterile cosmetic jar

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Notes

  1. If you cannot harvest your own Aloe Vera Gel, or you don’t fancy the fuss, it is perfectly acceptable to use 1 cup of store bought Aloe gel. Just ensure you get a good organic product.
  2. If your Beeswax is a solid block or large pieces it is best to grate it into your double boiler.
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Aloe Vera Cream Recipe 2 – Coconut and Aloe

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Coconut and Aloe Vera Cream
coconut and aloe vera cream

Luxurious Coconut and Aloe Vera Cream

A wonderfully luxurious treat for dry or damaged skin. The great thing about this homemade skin cream is the choice of ingredients. Use any essential oil, or oils that you wish. Don't like sweet almond? no problem, use jojoba or grapeseed. Be amazed at how creamy and sift this aloe vera cream is.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10 applications
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Cost: $17

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the 1/2 cup filtered water and 1/2 tsp Borax in a saucepan until just boiling. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
    1/2 cup filtered water, 1/2 tsp Borax
  • In a second saucepan gently heat the 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup sweet almond oil until the oils have just liquefied. Remove from the heat and let cool.
    1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
  • Ensure both of the mixes are the same temperature and then pour the cooled coconut oils into a blender. Turn the blender on at a low speed and very slowly add the filtered water mixture. Take your time and do this slowly. This will give the lotion its creaminess.
  • To a mixing bowl add your choice of 10 drops essential oil and the 3/4 cup aloe vera gel. Mix well.
    10 drops essential oil, 3/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • To the aloe and essential mixture add the creamy coconut and sweet almond oils, water and borax mix. Gently fold together with a spatula.
  • Add to a clean and airtight cosmetic jar. Keep this in the fridge.

Notes

  1. If you are intending to harvest and use fresh Aloe Vera gel you can get instructions for harvesting aloe vera here. It is easy, fun, good for the plant, and best of all, if you grow it in the garden, it’s free.
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soothing cucumber and aloe vera cream

Homemade Aloe Vera Cream 3 – moisturizer for dry skin.

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Homemade Aloe Vera Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Our homemade Aloe Vera moisturizer is made with pure Aloe Vera gel and cucumber, and perfect for those who need a fast, effective and natural method of rehydrating dry skin.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 applications
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Cost: $15

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Juice or blend 1 cucumber until it is a very smooth puree. Add to a mixing bowl with 1/2 cup aloe vera gel and stir to combine.
    1/2 cup aloe vera gel, 1 cucumber
    blend cucumber
  • Add 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup olive oil to a saucepan and heat gently until just liquefied. This will only require slight heat, just enough to melt the coconut oil so you can blend it with the olive. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Pour the cooled coconut and olive oil very slowly into a blender. Emphasis on very slowly, in a similar way to making mayonnaise. You will end up with a smooth cream.
    1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup olive oil
    blend oils
  • Slowly pour the thickened oil cream into the Cucumber and Aloe Vera. Stir gently until just combined. Pour the lotion into a clean and preferably sterilized cosmetic jar.
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Notes

  1. Store the cream in the fridge
  2. Refrigerated it will last for up to a month
  3. You can add 1 or 2 drops of Vitamin E oil to help it last longer
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I hope you have enjoyed this post and that you will make at least one of our Aloe Vera Cream Recipes, or all three! Please do let me know your thoughts and experiences after making these lotions.

Do you know any other natural remedies or recipes using Aloe Vera? Please do let our community know!  Use the comments section below.  To Your Best Health!

aloe vera cream recipes (3 luxurious creams not to be missed!)

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Educator and International Leadership Consultant with over 20 years experience, and still loving it! Qualified and Licensed Reiki Master Teacher, Hypnotherapist and Chakra Energy Health Body Worker. A traveler, a foodie and a knowledge seeker with a passion for all things healthy, herbal and energy holistic!