Making your own Aloe Vera Gel is actually quite simple. You can use fresh Aloe vera leaves and scrape out the gel within and sieve to use if you wish. However, if you don’t have any or don’t fancy that process, you can use Aloe vera concentrate or Aloe Vera Juice.
Aloe Vera Juice is basically Aloe Vera concentrate, but with added preservatives and usually a bit of citric added.
Aloe Vera is an incredibly soothing gel, it’s great for inflamed and irritated skin and it really soothes itching.
Here’s my formula and recipe for a 100g batch
Phase A – Water phase
73% (73g) Water – solvent – (or use a floral water if you wish)
4% (4g) Vegetable Glycerine – (or use Propanediol 1,3)
2% (2g) Solagum AX – (or use Xanthan gum soft at around 1-2%)
Phase B – Oil Phase
20% (20g) Aloe Vera Juice – (or use aloe vera concentrate or fresh sieved Aloe)
1% (1g) Phenoxyethanol Ehg (Preservative 12)
· Mix the Solagum AX into the Glycerine.
· Add the distilled water
· Stir to form your gel.
· Add your Aloe Vera and preservative and stir again well to incorporate. You can stick blend if you which, but you could end up putting air into the product.
· Take pH
· Adjust to within 4.5 and 5.5
· Pour into Jar
You can now use this gel as is or customise it into a face mask with some additional ingredients. Just remember that it’s water based, so if you add any fragrance or oil to it, you will need a solubiliser.
Aloe, although soothing, can be a little drying, so incorporating an oil of choice is a nice idea. Add your oil and solubiliser of choice and deduct from water phase.
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