First time ever, buying a raw Aloe—something I had my eyes on doing! I had to go on YouTube to see how I would peel it, (never eat the skin!) and by cutting the two edges, and carefully removing the large surfaces, (though with very slim-ey hands at the end) I was able to get some nice filets of transparent rectangles of aloe pulp! I used the pulp for a smoothie, and the rind…I rubbed on my skin (of course the inside facing the skin) for hydration! Feels gooey at first, but drys up quickly for a a toner. (Remove if you feel any itching!)
For the smoothie:
- 5-10 cm of aloe (the aloe is a bit amer-bitter so adjust at your preference)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 kiwi
- 2 cubes of frozen pineapple juice OR simply ice cubes
- 1/2 water
- Not pictured, but I added some fresh pomegranate, which is also highly recommended!