Aloe and coconut body moisturizer | littlegreendot.com
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Aloe and coconut body moisturizer

Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera leaf
  • 2-3 Tablespoons virgin raw coconut oil

Instructions

  • Between the inner gel and the rind, is a layer of a yellow sap called aloin that has an obnoxious smell and can be irritating. I wash it off, and though some gel gets washed away too, there’s so much more in the leaf that to me it’s better to remove the sap.
  • After a quick rinse, you can then squeeze and scrape off the gel – it’s messy fun and what you’ll have is a lovely thick gel.

Notes

For me it’s sometimes easier to just plop the whole thing into blender and whizz it up with the coconut oil. The plant is made of 96% water, so it comes out like a juice, which you can then pour into a spray-bottle and spray onto your body, or onto your hair as a moisturizing treatment. Either way, gel or juice, you are getting all of the benefits!