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How to Preserve and Store Aloe Vera Gel

How to preserve aloe vera gel
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Wondering how to preserve aloe vera gel? It can be difficult to store due to its sticky nature, but the health benefits make it worth your while.

Aloe vera gel is a natural substance that can be used for face masks, as a sunburn home remedy, or it can be made into a drink. The gel is a sticky, thick substance and can be quite difficult to store due to its glue-like nature.

You can make aloe vera gel, though you may want to learn how to store aloe vera leaves so that they don’t rot. It is fun and very handy to grow aloe vera at home. It’s also easy to propagate aloe vera and it makes a great minimalist gift to share with friends or family. 

We’ll show you how to preserve aloe vera gel using two simple methods so you can make the most of this wonder ingredient. 

Freezing Aloe Vera Gel

Preserving aloe vera gel is easy if you use your freezer.
Preserving aloe vera gel is easy if you use your freezer.
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Freezing aloe vera gel means that it can be preserved for up to a year and small amounts can be defrosted as needed.


  1. Pour the aloe vera gel into a silicone ice cube tray.
  2. Place in the freezer and freeze overnight.
  3. Transfer the frozen aloe vera gel cubes to a reusable freezer bag and label it with the date.
  4. To defrost, remove the required amount of cubes and place them in a small container. Allow to defrost at room temperature, out of direct sunlight – this could take several hours. Do not defrost in the microwave, as this will affect the quality of the gel.

    Preserve Aloe Vera Gel with Vitamin C

    Aloe vera gel comes from the leaves of the aloe vera plant.
    Aloe vera gel comes from the leaves of the aloe vera plant.
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    Vitamin C tablets can be found at the drug store and help to extend the life of aloe vera gel.


    1. Put a quarter of a cup of aloe vera gel in a blender.
    2. Crush a 500-milligram vitamin C tablet and add it to the blender.
    3. Pulse at a high speed until the gel becomes more liquid, like juice.
    4. Transfer to a sealable container. Foam will form on the surface, but will disappear after a few days.
    5. Store in the refrigerator for up to eight months.

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