Monday, March 23, 2015

Aloe Vera Harvest

I've had these Aloe Vera plants for quite some time and they have grown so heavy, they just can't hold themselves up anymore.  Time to harvest them.  Typically when I harvest it, it's during summer when someone has burnt themself.  This time, I decided to harvest it ahead and freeze it.  Here is my step by step tutorial on getting all that amazing gel out of the plant to keep for future use.  Hope this helps someone!

Cut the leaf at the base to get the fattest part possible.

Carefully cut the green away from the gel.

 Cute one side and then the other.

 Have a nice clear strip of gel in your hand.

 Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and freeze.
When frozen, simply peel off and store in baggies for future use.  Works great for cooling and healing sunburns. 

Don't forget about having a cute little helper to lend a hand.  One touch of the gel and she decided it wasn't something to mess with.  Yuck!  :)