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Violet-Infused Aloe Soothing Gel

Rub this soothing gel over mild skin irritations for skin-calming relief!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the flower petals and aloe vera gel in the bowl of a small food processor. Blend them together thoroughly. The mixture may get a little frothy in the process; that's okay.
  • After blending, strain the now purple aloe through a fine mesh sieve. You'll need to use your fingers to press and squeeze out most of it. The consistency of bottled aloe vera gel varies widely between brands; if yours is particularly difficult to strain, you may need to stir in a few drops of water to facilitate the process.
  • Store the finished violet-infused aloe soothing gel in a glass jar in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for several weeks or longer. For longer storage, freeze in ice cube trays and store individual cubes in freezer bags for 3 to 6 months. The frozen cubes can also be rubbed over sunburnt or irritated skin to cool and soothe away pain and inflammation.

Notes

Other flowers that work well in this recipe include chamomile, calendula and rose.