Harvesting Aloe Vera Gel

Here is my guide to harvesting Aloe gel from an Aloe Vera plant. I used my healthy large Aloe Vera plant to obtain some gel from its wide leaves.

Using a sharp knife, I cut off a leaf near the base of the plant.

Slice open gently the top skin of the leaf to expose the gel.

Then slice off the bottom outer skin on the other side of the leaf.

What remains is a nice strip of pure Aloe Vera gel.

Next scrap off any remaining Aloe Vera gel from the leaf skins. Also remove and rinse off any yellow liquid that may be on the gel. Place all the pure clean gel into a glass jar.

Some people add an equal part on honey to the gel for preservation. Use the pure gel on burns, cuts, bites, and even sore gums.

Refrigerate the gel and try and use it within a few weeks or you can freeze the gel up to 6 months. Putting the gel into ice cube trays for quick use is also a great idea. Check out other articles on-line for more ideas and useful hints for using harvested Aloe Vera gel.

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