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Soothe Summer Skin Woes With Frozen Aloe Vera Cubes

Aloe vera cubes

It’s pretty rare when a particular remedy is widely used by both those who subscribe to conventional medicine and to more natural healing methods. But as rare as it may be, that is certainly the case for the aloe vera plant, which reigns supreme as the choice of treatment for burns, including sunburns.

The earliest civilizations revered this botanical for its healing properties and its’ uses have been passed down through time. Its leaves are full of a “gel” that contains numerous beneficial compounds including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.

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Aloe Vera Cubes

In addition to soothing and healing sunburns, aloe vera’s skin-loving properties also make it a great choice for other common summertime skin conditions, including rashes, chafing, and insect bites!

Combine it with two other natural remedies that are great for these skin conditions, Lavender essential oil & ice, and you have a powerhouse treatment for troubled skin.

So I decided to do just that! These frozen aloe vera cubes are a breeze to make, and will become your new go-to remedy for summertime skin woes.

Frozen Aloe Vera Cubes

  • 6 oz. pure aloe vera gel (You can find aloe vera with minimal additives at most health food stores.)
  • 20 drops Lavender essential oil
  • an ice cube tray or freezable silicone mold
  • a squeeze bottle (optional, but it makes filling the mold a lot easier!)

Aloe Vera Cubes

I started by filling a squeeze bottle with aloe vera gel, and then adding 20 drops of Lavender. I placed the cap on the squeeze bottle, and shook it to mix the gel and oil together. Then I used the squeeze bottle to fill the square cells of my silicone mold.

Aloe Vera Cubes

Once the cells were filled, I used a skewer to level the surface of each cell and to minimize any air bubbles. Then I placed the mold into the freezer for about an hour.

Aloe Vera Cubes

That’s really all there is to it! You can then remove your frozen aloe vera cubes from the mold, place them in a freezer bag, and store them in the freezer to use as needed. Make sure to label your container or bag clearly so no one mistakes them for regular ice cubes. ;-)

When summer skin conditions like bug bites, rashes, and sunburns inevitably arise, or if you burn yourself in the kitchen, you’ll be ready to tackle them with ease!

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  • The ice cubes work wonders! shaved legs-check, bug bites-check, minor burns & sunburns-check! They are so easy to mix up & freeze. Thank you so much!

  • I think I’ll use my small silicone mold for these, as the ice cubes seem so big. I’ll get more uses using the smaller molds too……………..but the ice cubes could still be used for large areas that need treatment………….

  • I definetly want to try this one. I’m always getting crazy skin rashes. I’m hoping this will work on those nasty chigger bites. There like Mosquitos bites , but the pain is much worse and it tches like crazy.

  • What a great idea! I’m curious though, how well did the lavender mix into the gel? It doesn’t seem like aloe Vera gel ever gets thin enough to incorporate EO’s and needs something else mixed in to help do that, at least that’s been my experience in the past when trying to combine them for sunburn application.

  • Hi Jilly,
    Have read the frozen aloe Vera recipe with interest. I have a large amount of aloe vera plants and wonder how I could utilise the flesh/juice from the plant to make a gel. Any ideas would be welcome

    • The color would rub off onto your skin, so I would just store them in a clearly marked bag :-) The feel, texture and cloudiness are all pretty different from regular ice cubes, too!

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