Aloe vera also known as aloe barbadensis miller is a low maintenance plant which requires lots of sun light.This all purpose herb has been used since time immemorial in health and beauty practices.Grab any health/beauty magazine and you will be greeted with a long list of endless benefits of Aloe Vera. Wash an aloe vera leaf, peel the skin and scoop out the aloe vera gel,grind and freeze the gel in an ice cube tray.This will stay good for upto 6 months.To use the gel, simply remove the required amount of Aloe Vera cubes and let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Aloe vera gel is widely marketed these days.Pure aloe vera gel is never the bright green color that you will find in the plastic bottles stacked at most department stores, these are loaded with harmful preservatives…steer clear of them at all costs! The second best option for those who have no access to Aloe Vera leaves is to look for a brand which has more than 99% of Aloe Vera with food based preservatives.Such as these which are meant for external use only. https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Great-Sunburn-Psoriasis-Eczema/dp/B012YFWSUS Amazon.com: Aloe Vera Gel from Organic Cold Pressed Aloe, 8 fl. oz.: Beauty https://www.amazon.com/Green-Leaf-Naturals-Aloe-8-Ounce/dp/B0105T6QXK Amazon.com: Aloe Vera Gel - 99.75% Organic, 12 oz Great for Face, Hair, Acne, Sunburn, Bug Bites, Rashes, Eczema: Beauty Tried and Tested DIY Moisturizing Aloe Vera Shampoo Mix 1 tsp Aloe Vera gel,1 tsp mild shampoo in a bowl.Wet hair, apply this mixture to scalp and wash.This controls dandruff and results in shiny hair.A mild shampoo is a Sulfate and Paraben free shampoo.Few examples of mild shampoos are Himalaya,Khadi,Natures gate and Dr Bronner's liquid Castile soap. Aloe Vera Hair Pack Massage some Aloe Vera gel into your scalp,leave it on for 30 mins and wash.This eliminates dandruff,itchiness and promotes hair growth. This winter with not much hibiscus flowers left on my tree I was unable to make my favorite hair oil .Armed with a beauty secret my cousin once shared,I turned to make my very own Aloe Vera hair oil .All you need is a decent sized Aloe Vera leaf from your backyard or from your local grocery store and some organic unrefined coconut oil and you are good to get started. Tried and Tested Aloe Vera Hair Oil Wash an Aloe Vera leaf, peel the skin and scoop out the gel.Mix equal amounts of Aloe Vera gel and organic unrefined coconut oil (I used parachute) in a wide pan.Cook on a slow flame till all the gooey stuff vanishes,moisture evaporates and oil remains.Remove,cool,strain and store in a glass jar.Luke warm little oil and apply to scalp everyday.This cools the scalp, eliminates dandruff,controls hair fall resulting in hair growth.Don't forget to do a hotel towel treatment before taking a head bath for best results.Have a look at this video which demonstrates the recipe DIY Aloevera Hair Oil | Indusladies Note - Make sure to use freshly extracted Aloe Vera gel and not store bought for making this oil.