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October 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

5 Unexpected Uses Of Aloe Vera

5 Unexpected Uses Of Aloe Vera

We all know that aloe vera – this wonderful plant, that had been used to treat several medical conditions for thousands of years – is good for us. But why is it? And especially why should we use, aloe vera toothpaste or drink aloe vera tea, or ever purchase anything from this list below?

 

Why Aloe Vera is Good for you?

 

“Each leaf is full of a slimy tissue that stores water, which makes the leaves thick. This slimy, water-filled tissue is the “gel” we associate with Aloe vera products. The gel contains most of the bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Some of these compounds can help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. It has long been known as a treatment for sores, particularly burns, including sunburns.”  Source: medicalnewstoday.com

 

Here is 5 unexpected products using aloe vera as amongst they main ingredients;

 

Heath & Heather; Green Tea & Aloe Vera

 

However it’s 90% green tea and only 10% aloe vera, it’s still something that had to be on my list. Everybody heard about aloe vera jelly drinks and those weird asian waters with the slimy aloe pieces floating inside, but aloe tea is something new & unique for me. It claims to promote healing from the inside, having great benefits for skin, beauty and general wellness.

 

why aloe vera is good for you

 

Nature’s Way; Aloelax

 

First and foremost: I’m against laxatives. Always try to “get rid” of the things naturally (water, water, water, eating food that are super rich in fiber, try plums for example), before turning to pills or suppositories. But if no other ways are helping, aloe vera is still seems a bit more natural way to treat constipation than pharmaceutical products. “This time it is not the gel, but the latex, that provides the benefits. The latex is a sticky yellow residue found just under the skin of the leaf.”

You can buy this product on iherb.

 

why aloe vera is good for you

 

Frosch; Aloe Vera Fabrics Softener

 

I’m stuck between chemical and completely natural washing products, and at the moment I’m using the German sustainable brand Frosch, that is a bit better for the environment than the regular washing products, yet still effective. I couldn’t figure out what’s the benefit of having aloe vera in your fabrics softener, but I thought this is also something “unexpected” so I’ve putted it on this list.

 

why aloe vera is good for you

 

Dr. Organic; Aloe Vera Whitening Toothpaste

 

When my Husband and I switched to a healthier beauty routine, the first thing we changed was our toothpaste. We tried a lot, hated a lot, and ended up being satisfied with only 2 products; one of them is this Aloe Vera toothpaste from Dr. Organic that we are still using (the other one is from Weleda).  It’s proven that aloe vera juice used as a mouthwash is very effective against plaque, so I think it’s just as effective as a toothpaste. The antibacterial properties of aloe vera are killing the plaque maker streptococcus bacterias helping us to have better oral health.

 

why aloe vera is good for you

 

Kit Kat; Aloe &  Yogurt

 

The Japanese culture wouldn’t be that special without it’s – let’s say – weird snack selection. They have interesting textures, tastes and they are super creative when it comes to “Japanizing” western products. They’ve raised Kit Kat to a whole new level when they introduced wasabi flavoured or the matcha flavour (and a ton of other special varieties). But the real deal is when Nestle Japan collaborated with the Tokyo Beauty Clinic to create “beautifying” candy bars. One of these collaborations lead to the Kit Kat with Bitter Almond taste, and the other one – claiming that the bar has collagen in it – led to the Aloe Vera flavoured Kit Kat.

 

why aloe vera is good for you

Do you know any other surprising aloe vera products?

 

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16 thoughts on “5 Unexpected Uses Of Aloe Vera

  1. Aditi says:

    Aloe vera is a really powerful plant. I knew about its use as a laxative but all the other ones are new to me. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Laura Dove says:

    Aloe Vera kit kat??? Whaaaat? How did I miss this? I use Aloe Vera gel on my son who has really bad eczema, it seems to really help his skin.

  3. simplysensationalfood says:

    Kitkat aloe vera now that is something new.I have only ever used it in beauty products.

  4. Wow, these are really unexpected ways to use aloe vera. I thought it’s only used in lotions to calm and softening the skin.

  5. Sajad says:

    KitKat and aloe Vera , it is something strange for me. But I would love to taste it.

  6. Nicole Anderson says:

    I only really knew a couple on this list which I found very interesting. The biggest surprise would have to have been the last one. This must have been brought out fairly recently as I don’t recall this version of Kit Kat when I was living in Japan. Great post.

  7. Jhilmil says:

    Aloe vera has awesome properties in itself. My dad’s palm got burnt once in afire cracker show and he simply used Aloe vera for some 4 months, he got new skin and was absolutely fine .

  8. Yukti says:

    Wow these are some unique and unexpected uses of aloe vera. I was not knowing about aloe vera being used in fabric softeners. Loved it.

  9. hal says:

    yes great post! i remember someone telling me about aloe vera especially for some skin conditions too it can help

  10. Wow, the kitkat really surprises me. Didn’t know aloe vera was used as a food product

  11. Violinkit says:

    Just back from a holiday in Lanzarote and its home to the Aloe Vera plant. They have it everywhere and I decided to buy a larger sized plant to bring back to Ireland. It cost me €7 and is doing great but I have to keep it indoors and not water too often. It would cost about €35 here. Great products you have listed that I did not know aloe vera was in the ingredients.

  12. toastycritic says:

    These are cool uses that I didn’t really know about. I will have to see if I can find some good aloe vera teeth whitening toothpaste.

  13. Aloe Vera has many uses. It is also good for hair. Now i am wondering what was this kitkat taste. Is it good?

  14. Ellie Chan says:

    Aloe Vera plants are amazing, my Mum always had them in the kitchen in case of burns… Something I always seemed to need (I’m a terrible cook lol)

  15. Alexandra says:

    Great post, never new there were so many ways to use aloe vera.

  16. dee says:

    I didnt know it could be used in so many different ways. Thanks for such an informative post

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