How to use aloe vera powder for skin?
Organic Aloe Vera Powder For Skin Care
Aloe is also fantastic for the skin as it is moisturizing, healing, soothing, making it a very popular addition to face masques, body scrubs, nail treatments, cleansers. Following are some ways to use our Organic Aloe Vera Powder on the skin.
Face Wash: Mix a little (about 1/2 tsp) of Organic Aloe Vera Powder in your palm with a little water until a paste is formed. Dampen the face and massage the gel in with circular motions for up to 5 minutes and rinse well. If the gel is not rinsed well from the skin, it can create a slight tingling sensation for some.
Face Masque: Add 1tsp-1TBS Organic Aloe Vera Powder to any facial masque to quench thirsty skin. Organic Aloe Vera Powder can also be used in its own as a moisturising face masque. Moisturising Nail Treatment: Blend 1 tsp Organic Aloe Vera Powder into a paste with water and apply to clean, damp nails. Cover each nail with a square of kitchen wrap and leave on for up to 30 minutes and wash off. Repeat weekly. To heal fungal nail infections, add 1 drop of Tea Tree Essential oil.
Sunburn Soother: Mix Organic Aloe Vera Powder with tea made from Egyptian Chamomile Flowers and apply to sunburn as often as needed.
Spot Treatment for Acne: Blend Organic Aloe Vera Powder with green tea and a pinch or two of Organic Rhassoul Powder and apply to spots for quick healing.
Body/Hand Wash: Blend 4 TBS of Organic Aloe Vera Powder with either water or herbal tea until it is of gel consistency and massage all over.
How to use aloe vera powder for hair?
You can add our aloe vera powder to your henna and Ayurvedic hair recipes (even indigo) for added moisture and provide slip to make paste easier to apply. Add 1-2 tsp Organic Aloe Vera Powder to 100g of your powder and mix with your choice of liquid.
Added to Indigo: To provide slip to Indigo paste and to lessen the ‘drying effect’ from the Indigo. Add only 1-2 tsp of Organic Aloe Vera Powder to 100g of Indigo and premix with water before adding to dye released Indigo.
We recommend you add 5% of your whole herbal recipe for best results in general.
Hair Masques: Add 1-2 tsp of Organic Aloe Vera Powder to any moisturising, herbal, Ayurvedic or protein treatment to amp up the conditioning and moisturising (when mixing 100 grams).
Hair Wash: Blend Organic Aloe Vera Powder with water, herbal tea or Soapnut/Shikakai tea until the consistency resembles commercial shampoo. Massage the gel gently into the hair and scalp, leave on the hair for up to 5 minutes, then wash out. There’s no need to follow with a diluted acidic rinse as the pH of aloe is slightly on the acidic side, closer to the pH of the hair and scalps acid mantle.
Soothing Scalp Treatment: Create a paste from 3-4 TBS Organic Aloe Vera Powder and chamomile tea, and apply to the scalp for an extra soothing scalp pack for irritated and/or itchy scalps.
To Boost Growth: Combine 2 TBS each of Bhringraj Powder and Organic Aloe Vera Powder and 1 tsp Shikakai Powder with water and 1/4 tsp Organic Camellia Oil. Apply to scalp for at least an hour and wash out. Repeat once a week.
As a Post Wash Conditioner: Gradually add water to 1 tsp Organic Aloe Vera Powder and stir until there are no lumps. Stir in another 2 cups of water and shake until all lumps are gone. Pour the liquid over washed hair and leave on the hair for up to 10 minutes. Rinse well.
In Mister Bottles: Blend Organic Aloe Vera Powder with water to form a lump-free paste. Continue to add water until the paste is runny, the add this to 2 cups of water and shake. Make sure there are no lumps, or the spray bottle will clog. Spray the hair when it needs a moisture boost. If the hair feels crunchy, spray the hair with plain water afterwards and use a more dilute solution next time.
How to use aloe vera powder in cosmetics?
Aloe vera is a water-soluble ingredient that can be added to water-based formulations like toners, foams and emulsions.
Ingredient form: Aloe vera oil is usually the product of macerating aloe vera powder in an oil to create an extract containing the lipophilic components of aloe vera. Keep in mind that these lipophilic components have properties different from those of aloe vera gel or powder, and that aloe vera is mostly composed of water and has low amount of those lipophilic components.
When using aloe vera oil check which oil was used for the maceration and make sure it fits the goals you set for your formula. Also check for other additives like vitamin E, for example.
Aloe vera powder can be solubilised in water or hydrosols to create a solution. In other words, it does not form a gel. If you wish to have a gel-like appearance when using aloe vera powder in cosmetics’ formulation, you should add a gelling agent.
Composition: Check which other ingredients form part of the aloe vera ingredient you are using. It is always worth checking if the product you bought contains a preservative or other additives that can interfere with or affect other ingredients in your formulation.
Dosage: Aloe vera is a safe ingredient, however its application dosage will depend on which form of aloe vera in skincare you are using. Always follow your suppliers’ recommendations.
Stability issues: Due to its high content of electrolytes, aloe vera can impact the stability of emulsions; take this into consideration when designing your formulation.
Risk of Contamination: As it is such a rich material, aloe vera offers a suitable environment for microbial growth, so it’s important to use the appropriate preservative system to avoid contamination.
How to use aloe vera powder to make gel?
The second method involves the use of lyophilized aloe vera powder. This extract is obtained from the juice of aloe and then through a process of lyophilization transformed into powder. During the process, the constituents are not degraded and the final product is very concentrated, hence the code 200:1. This code indicates that 200g of pure aloe gel can be obtained from one gram of powder. Aloe vera extract is easily available online on sites selling raw materials. I bought from Dragonspice, here is the link if you want to buy it.
What you will need
To make 100g of aloe gel it is necessary to use 0.5% of aloe vera extract, i.e. 0.5g.
1g (0.03oz) Xanthan gum (find it Amazon or Dragonspice)
3g (0.1oz) Glycerin (find it Amazon or Dragonspice)
0.5g (0.017oz) Aloe vera powder (find it in Dragonspice)
94.9g (33.5oz) deionized water (find it Amazon)
0.6g (0.02oz) Cosgard (find it Amazon or Dragonspice)
container for storage
pH indicator (find it here)
To make aloe vera gel, weigh Xanthan gum and glycerine in a glass mix well the two ingredients. Then add water and mix again. After a few minutes, the water will become a gel and it is at this point that the aloe vera extract and the preservative will be added. Check quickly the pH which should be around 5.5 and cover the container with plastic wrap or better my favorite Beeswax wraps. They store the gel for 24 hours. After this time the gel is ready and should be placed in an old container. The gel can, unlike the first method, be stored for almost 6 months.