Did you know you can create a super serum that can be used from head-to-toe using aloe?

Aloe has antimicrobial and antibacterial  properties that can help balance your skins’ microbiome (the good microorganisms your body needs for optimal health and wellness). A flourishing skin microbiome can ensure your body is properly balanced to self-heal and autocorrect damaged skin by the harmful minimizing bacteria that cause acne, eczema, and hyperpigmentation. Aloe vera is soothing makes for a perfect after sun care treatment to heal and repair sun burned skin. It’s hydrating and moisturizing properties make it a perfect natural serum to reverse signs of aging; replenishing nutrients directly on your skin!


Here’s how you can make your own facial serum using your fresh aloe vera at home!

First cut a few leaves at the base of the plant.

You’ll notice a sticky, yellow substance called aloin. Aloin must be cleaned and extracted from the leaves before use. Simply slice the spiky edges off and cut the aloe into chunks to expose the gel in the middle. If you have sensitive skin you may want to use gloves for this process until the aloe is cleaned.

From there, place your aloe chunks in a bowl and rinse them three times. Let the aloe sit in the bowl of cold water for 30minutes to extract the aloin from the leaf, leaving just the hydrating gel and leaf juice (I like to let mine sit overnight in the refrigerator to be sure all aloin is removed).

Once cleaned and all the aloin is extracted, strain the leftover water and begin to remove the outer green, leafy portion to cut out the the soothing gel center! Aloe vera gel is water based and very slippery, be mindful and use a small hand sized knife to remove the gel. The aloe gel provides a cool, soothing sensation when rubbed on skin. The gel chunks can be used directly on skin, mashed, or blended to create a leave on serum for skin (or even a rinse-off deep conditioner for hair.)



  • The chunks can be stored in a refrigerator for up to seven days to keep them fresh.
  • Add heaping tablespoons each of food grade, ultra-fine, powdered vitamin C and vitamin B to two cups of fresh aloe and mix in a blender to create an aloe juice that can be used as conditioner, body care or facial serum. This blend will last up to two months! Just place in a clear container to keep an eye on it.
  • COOLEST OPTION! Pour the serum into an ice tray to make frozen aloe cubes that can last for up to six months! The ice cubes can be used as an aloe melt to sooth and heal sunburn or simply hydrate and deep condition your skin year round!
  • Add your favorite essential oil to the aloe gel to incorporate some aromatherapy benefits that will make your skin care ritual spa-like for your self-care. Chamomile, lavender, and patchouli are and soothing for dry skin. Rose, geranium, and ylang ylang are floral and provide relief for redness and inflammation. Copaiba, peppermint, and rosemary provide cooling and help relieve soreness. Use as singles or blends.

I love adding aloe to my #skincareroutine to provide extra moisture and hydration to my skin. Once clean, I can cut the leaves open and rub them directly onto my clean skin. I use aloe after cleansing and toning my skin - like a serum - and gently rub the gel/leaf juice into my skin, face and neck areas. Aloe has Antimicrobial properties and can help balance the skins microbiome by minimizing bacteria that causes acne, eczema and hyperpigmentation. Once the gel is absorbed into my skin I apply the DVINITI oil moisturizer and GLOW.


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