ow to Make Aloe Vera Juice
We receive a huge number of inquiries about hot to make aloe vera juice at home from the inner gel of your plants. As of 08 FEB 2014 we will have a booklet to help you with this, step-by-step. Included in the booklet are juice recipes, as well as recipes for skin and hair care. Tell your friends!
First it's important to understand that not all aloe vera plants are the same. You only want to extract the gel from Aloe Barbadensis Miller plants for the fullest aloe vera juice benefits. Most places that sell aloe vera plants also sell a number of other aloe varieties that are not barbadensis miller. (Click link above to purchase aloe vera plants.)
Then it's important to keep in mind that the inner gel (the part you use to make aloe vera juice) oxidizes very rapidly.
What is oxidization? In a nutshell, it's this: When you bite into an apple it will start to turn brown within several minutes. Likewise, when you cut into a potato the inner flesh will begin to brown within several minutes. Both of these examples demonstrate the process known as "oxidation." It's important to realize that in the case of aloe vera gel, oxidation breaks down many of the nutrients and beneficial compounds. Not a good thing.
The only company to overcome the oxidation process by stabilizing their aloe vera gel minutes after it is removed from the outer rind is; therefore not surprisingly, the largest grower, manufacture and distributor of Aloe Vera Juice in the world..
For the person who wants to make their own aloe vera juice at home, just realize that you need to harvest the leaf and then immediately remove the rind and the yellow layer just under the rind (aloin) which, if ingested, may cause diarrhea and cramping. (A good reason to be very careful.)
Once the rind and latex are removed (to be certain you have all the latex removed, with a knife scrape into the gel and remove thusly) you are left with the pure, translucent, inner gel (see picture to the right of the rind removed from the inner gel).
One way to help BRIEFLY stabilize the exposed gel - as well as to make it more palatable to drink in the form of aloe vera juice, is to then put the gel into a blender with either orange juice or grapefruit juice. About two tablespoons of the aloe vera gel per glass of your favorite juice is sufficient to make a suitable aloe vera juice drink.
Some people rinse the freshly harvested and filleted gel with a watered-down vinegar solution to remove any remaining latex residue from their juice.
Keep in mind that it takes a lot of time and messy work to make your own aloe vera juice. You also will go through a lot of plants for enough juice for a month. The expense of making your ownjuice is not worth your time and money when you can get the highest quality aloe vera juice and skincare online.