Aloe Vera and Marigold Frozen Gel Cubes for Burns

Aloe vera is without doubt the ultimate instant skin soother. You can simply snap off one of its squidgy gel-packed leaves, which work like living first-aid sachets, and apply it directly to the skin – no fuss necessary. But nature can be improved upon. These ice-cold aloe and marigold gel cubes are especially cooling for sunburned skin, helping to prevent scarring, inflammation and infection and to promote healing – though they can be used on any kind of burn.

2 mature fresh aloe vera leaves
4 fresh marigold flowerheads (Calendula officinalis)
16 drops lavender essential oil (1 drop per ice cube)

1 Peel the fresh aloe leaves (see Tip below) to give you a gooey mass of gel.
2 Put into a blender with the marigold flowers and whizz until smooth.
3 Pour the gel into ice cube trays, adding a drop of lavender essential oil into each individual cube. Freeze until solid.

USE Apply a cube directly to the affected area as needed. The ice cubes melt quickly to produce masses of fragrant soothing gel. Don’t forget to have a paper towel or cloth handy to mop up the melted gel; the goo has a habit of going everywhere!

STORAGE Will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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