Nowadays most people know that aloe vera gel is a remedy with multiple medicinal and aesthetic applications. Its nutritional qualities and antioxidant effect have highlighted it as an ally of the digestive system and the skin.
The problem that many finds is that because of its gelatinous consistency, it is difficult to keep it in good condition once it is extracted from its leaf.
Fortunately, there is a very effective technique to store it, with which you can always have on hand to prepare remedies and enjoy their qualities.
On this occasion, we want to teach you how to do it at home, as well as telling you what and when you can use it. Do not miss it!
WHY IS IT CONVENIENT TO FREEZE THE ALOE VERA GEL?
The gel properties of the aloe vera leaf are most effective when used in its fresh, ie, freshly extracted state.
However, most of the time there are some pieces that are not worth wasting.
The disadvantage is that, when exposed to the weather, the rays of the sun and dust usually lose much of their properties, and decreases their effectiveness.
In this sense, the freezing technique plays an essential role, because the temperature at which it is stored allows the plant to be kept almost in perfect condition without altering its structure.
Although there are also other methods to preserve it, this stands out because it prevents the rupture of the membranes of its cells.
HOW TO FREEZE ALOE VERA GEL?
To carry out this simple technique, only the plant sheet and those buckets in which ice is stored in the refrigerator are required.
Once the materials are ready, the method is carried out.
HOW TO REMOVE THE GEL FROM THE PLANT
Try to choose a plant with large leaves, since these are the ones that concentrate the active principles better.
After selecting cut it as close as possible to the base of the plant.
Immediately put it upright and tilt it 10 minutes for its sap to drain.
Separate the front and back of the blade with a longitudinal cut.
With the help of a spoon extract the valuable aloe vera gel and place it in a bowl.
After obtaining the aloe crystal you only have to start introducing it into the buckets where ice is prepared.
It is then placed in the freezer and left for sufficient time to freeze.
Some add some citric acid or vitamin E in order to keep it longer.
WHEN TO USE THIS FROZEN ALOE VERA GEL?
When the gel is already frozen it can be used as a natural treatment to relieve several disorders that affect the health of the skin.