Summer is just around the corner and that means hotter days, and possibly less sleep…a small price to pay for warm weather, ice cream cones, flirty summer dresses, and aloe vera ice cubes! These DIY aloe vera ice cubes for dark circles, puffy eyes, and irritated skin will become your favorite new thing about summer (ok, well not your favorite favorite, but pretty damn close!). Super easy to make, these babies will not only cool your body from head to toe, but will also ensure that your skin stays perfect forehead to chin, AND in the event of a sunburn will literally SAVE your skin!
DIY Aloe Vera Ice Cubes
Aloe vera ice cubes are super easy to make and they're SO beneficial to have in your freezer at all times! There are two ways you can go about making aloe vera ice cubes: using fresh aloe vera gel straight from the plant or using ready-made aloe vera gel.
#1. Aloe Vera Ice Cubes Using Aloe From The Plant
Start by cutting off two bottom leaves from an aloe vera plant. The bottom leaves are the most mature and will contain the most gel. Place them in a bowl with the cut side down to drain the dark resin. Leave them in there for about 10 minutes.
Using a vegetable peel, peel the outer layer off the leaves and scoop out the flesh. Add 500mg of vitamin C powder to each 1/4 cup of fresh aloe gel to preserve. Place in blender or food processor until it becomes smooth.
Scoop the mixed flesh into ice cube trays and let freeze for a few hours.
#2. Aloe Vera Ice Cubes Using Pre-Made Aloe
We strongly recommend that you make your own aloe vera gel, but if you cannot, purchase aloe that's 100% pure. Simply squeeze out the aloe vera gel into ice cube trays and freeze for several hours.
How to Use Aloe Vera Ice Cubes
There are SO many things you can do with aloe vera ice cubes…the possibilities are really endless, but here are some of our favorite ways you can use these DIY aloe vera ice cubes:
- Reduce the appearance of dark circles by rubbing an aloe cube right underneath the eyes.
- De-puff swollen, tired eyes by rubbing a cube over your closed eyes for a minute.
- Soothe sunburns by rubbing the cubes over the affected areas.
- Massage into skin to reduce the appearance of scars and cellulite.
- Drop into your blender to make a super healthy drink (just be sure you ONLY do this if you've made your own aloe vera!)
- Rub all over skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet.
- Rub all over skin as a quick face mask to fix blotchiness, acne, and irritated skin.
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