Aloe Vera For Eczema – Juice or Gelly?

Fresh Aloe Vera Leaf

Aloe vera is very beneficial for all  types of eczema.  It is also available in many forms – fresh from the leaf, made into juice or made into gelly and creams. 

The gelly from fresh leaf is useful for sunburn and prevents your skin from peeling. 

I used to have sunburn on my face during summer and bought the fresh leaves from an aloe vera farm.

I simply sliced off 1 inch of leaf and sliced off the green rind. Next, I put the sliver of gelly into a blender and turned it on for about 3 seconds.

Then I put a generous amount on my face.  After 5 minutes, I gently rinsed my face with cool mineral water. 

This is very soothing for those of you who have yet to use this method.

I repeated this method three times a day. The result?  My face healed in 3 days.

However, you may not have the time to do all this so I recommend some store bought aloe vera gelly.  Not all brands are of good quality.  Forever Living Aloe Gelly is the only brand with patented stabilised aloe in it.  This means that the gelly acts as if it were fresh from the plant.

If you did want to buy the fresh plant, remember to get the Aloe Barbabensis Miller kind. This is because there are many different types of aloe vera plant.


Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Gelly

There are probably too many to mention, however, I will try to list several for you:

abscesses     acne     anaemia          arthritis   asthma     allergic reactions

bad breath     baldness    blisters    boils      bruises       burns

candida      chapped skin    cold sores  colds     coughs  cradle cap  cuts  cystitis

dandruff      dermatitis    diabetes    dry skin   dysentry    denture sores

eczema      fever blisters   gastritis       genital herpes       glaucoma

headaches   heat rash    hepatitis    herpes

IBS   indigestion   inflamed joints and skin   insomnia     jaundice       lupus

laryngitis   muscle cramp      mouth ulcers       nappy rash  nausea    PMT

prickly heat     shingles    sore  throat    stings  stretch marks  styes

thrush   tonsilitis   varicose veins    surface wounds   yeast infections

lady applying aloe gelly on her handHow Does Aloe Vera Gel Work?

Please do not assume that aloe vera gel is a jack-of-all-trades…It simply works because it contains a rich supply of mucopolysaccharides (MPS) which are a class of long chain sugars.  These are vital to our bodies and  are found in every cell we have. 

Our body makes MPS in the first decade of our lives.  After  that we have to rely on food sources to  supply our bodies with MPS.

The  gel penetrates  the three layers of epidermis when applied on the skin. This is why it is so effective when healing scars.

Aloe vera gel contains enzymes, vitamins, minerals,  essential amino acids , saponins, etc and is effective in assisting the body to heal itself.

You can buy Aloe Vera Juice from


How To Use Aloe Vera Juice and Gelly

Pure Aloe vera juice is not sweet!  However, it is only    needed in small amounts to be effective.  Start with 1 tablespoon in the morning before food to aid  digestion.  Take another tablespoon in the evening before bed.

The gel can be mixed with a little honey to sweeten your tastebuds.   As time goes on, you may up the dosage to 1 tablespoon three times a day.

Aloe vera juice is known to be a laxative, so do not drink a whole 8oz cup to avoid causing diaorrhea.

The gelly is packaged in a tube and when using, simply apply to the area on your body with a light touch.       You can apply it as many times in a day as needed.  Aloe vera gelly is edible, so you can apply it to mouth ulcers and sore gums.


How Fast Does Aloe Vera Gelly Work?

This depends  on how frequently you apply the gelly or drink the juice.  Results can be seen quite quickly.

I once had a fever and drank 3oz of aloe juice then went to sleep for 3 hours.  I  had recovered by the time I woke up.  Also, I used to suffer from eczema herpes (cold sores). These covered one side of my face. 

Instead of taking the usual three weeks to heal, they took 3 days to come and go.  Isn’t God great?

I had also scratched one third of my hair off one side of my head and it looked awful.  It took one and a half years for my hair to grow back and look  decent.   My eyebrows grew back too.

Obviously, we are all the same but heal at different rates. However in general,  you will find the rate that you heal will at least be twice as fast depending on your mindset and state of health.

What  Will Happen If I Stop Using Aloe Vera

If you are using aloe vera for a condition which is prolonged, you will find that the rate of healing will quicken.  So it is best to continue with it.  This will boost your immune system and also your overall health.

Aloe vera juice and gelly are very useful in healing skin.  I keep one tube in my bag and one in the bathroom, so I can use it when out and about and also after my bath. 

Since my skin was very dry,  after applying the aloe gelly, I would coat myself in a mixture of shea butter and coconut oil before putting on the Tubifast bandages.

The gelly was very cooling to my skin and calmed the itchiness right down.  My scratch wounds healed in 2 weeks and the scars took another 2 weeks to heal. 

Bear in mind, I do not suffer from keloid scars in general, so maybe that is another reason why my skin healed quickly.

I did change my meal contents, mostly having plenty of salads with protein and drinking green juices.

aloe juiceI was also drinking 2 oz of the juice twice a day so it was like a double whammy for my system.  My skin is now very smooth on my face and  no longer suffers from sunburn.

So there you have it, the main natural  remedy that I used in healing my eczema.  If you would like to get aloe vera gelly or aloe juice click here

24 thoughts on “Aloe Vera For Eczema – Juice or Gelly?

  1. Patty says:

    Amazing how Aloe Vera works, and the health benefits is really incredible.
    I would much rather prefer natural remedies for any health issues, and it’s obvious here with your post that this remedy works.
    I can imagine how frustrating it would have been for you and how much you have suffered.
    My grand daughter has really bad eczema and Dr’s prescribe her steroid type creams which doesn’t really work. I will definitely be showing her mum this article, as I think she will find very useful. Just like I did.
    Thank you for sharing

    • Stella says:

      Hi Patty,

      Yes, aloe vera can be used for so many things can’t it?  

      I always carry a tube with me and use it on my hair, skin and nails. I once had a bee sting and immediately put some gelly on to calm the inflammation down.

      It worked…so it will be really helpful for your grand daughter’s eczema.

      Wishing all the best!

  2. Norman says:

    Aloe Vera  is a plant that deserves our attention from a child my parents would give this to us when we were sick. Aloe Vera has so many benefits that it is just mind blowing. I believe that this plant is really amazing. there are so many benefits that this plant offers. If you want natural healing then the Aloe era plant is for you. Great post with tons of great information.

  3. Stein says:

    Hey Stella! I 

    use aloe vera as well, and I’ve used it since I was a child. My mom always had an own plant we could cut a bite from if we needed. Now we buy aloe vera juice from the store instead. I can’t say if there is any difference. A while ago I saw someone eat the aloe vera from the leaf, that made me a litle sick.


    • Stella says:

      Hi Oystein, 

      Yes aloe vera is soo useful isn’t it?  I only started using it about 7 years ago myself.  I did not know much about it before.

      I particularly like Forever Living brand.

  4. Stella says:

    I find it difficult to believe in the work of aloe vera. This is because many people prescribed it for many things which made me believe it is jack of all trades. Another reason was because when I tried using it to cure my pimples and rashes as prescribed, there was no positive result. These was the reason why I have gave up on the plant. Although I transplanted those ones I used myself. Could it be the reason why its potency got reduced?

    • Stella says:

      If you notice, the highest amount of nutrients comes from mature leaves.  If you used a much younger leaf, it would not have matured, hence it would be like a diluted version of the mature leaf.

      Forever Living brand have their own aloe plant farm and also do not use pesticides or fertilizers.  Since buying the farm from another company in 1973, they govern all the aspects of the product from soil to manufacturing their aloe products.   Though it sounds cliche they really are the top brand in the world.

      Why, simply because they patented the process of how their products contain ‘active’ aloe vera as if it were fresh from the leaf. 

      Their gel drinks also contain 99% aloe juice with the only preservative being natural ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).

      If there products did not work, I would not waste my money on them time and time again.  But because they do, I do…

      I have used other brands and notice a huge difference.  Either in creams or drinking aloe juices.  If it tastes of water, it probably is!

      But then, you would have to try some of the brand I mentioned to believe me.

  5. Zana Hart says:

    I learned a lot from you here, thanks! When I lived in California in an area with lots of poison oak, I learned to keep some aloe vera plants growing in a window. When the itching began driving me crazy, I would cut off a leaf of aloe vera and rub it on the itching. (When I first got a spot of poison oak I would have scrubbed it with a strong soap so the aloe vera wasn’t spreading the itchy stuff further). 

    But now I live in a place where there isn’t poison oak area, thank goodness! And I got busy with other things and stopped growing it. Looking at your long list of things it can help with, I think I will try aloe again. Maybe a product this time.

    • Stella says:

      Yes, it is brilliant isn’t it?

      God knew what he was doing when he told Adam and Eve to tend the Garden of Eden….

      We seem to have made a right mess of His plans haven’t we?  Even the doctors and nurses have a more complicated job on their hands cos we turned away from nature!

  6. Henry says:

    Hi Stella! I have found that aloe vera offers many advantages besides the main ones that we know. And one of them is that when we use it for a prolonged time it boosts our overall health. It’s so nice to discover this!

    Concerning healing our skin, I completely agree with you, it’s fantastic! Thank you very much for this educational post!

    • Stella says:


      Aloe vera is great for many things all because of the abundance of nutrients in it….

      Glad you enjoyed reading this. It’s a pleasure to be at your service.

  7. MissusB says:

    I’m a fan of Aloe Vera. I love to blend it with rose water and boil it together to make my everyday water mist. It’s perfect especially in rehydrating your skin especially in tropical country where I live. My sister had a scalp problem a few months ago. It first started with a chunk of dandruff that only stayed in one place. She would always scratch it that’s why it became wounded. Some rashes were can be seen forming on its side. She made it a habit to put aloe vera on her scalp for 30 min. before showering and apply some more after. It was completely healed after a week.

    Here, we have ready to drink aloe vera juice available in the market. It tastes really good but I doubt if its as natural as it claims. Every home should have an aloe vera plant. It’s not hard to take care of and you can benefit a lot from it. Thank you for sharing everything you know. Can you recommend how I should use it with stretch marks? Do I have to put something with it? 

    • Stella says:


      Simply put coconut oil or massage your marks with olive oil.  Aloe very gelly will get rid of scars, but should not really be applied during pregnancy.  Rosehip oil fades scars as well.  You will need to massage them daily for at least 5 minutes to see a difference.

      Hope this helps!

  8. Cathy says:

    My friend’s daughter – now 10 years old – has been having eczema around her lips and hands since she was a baby. The dermatologist cannot find a solution, but the situation is still under control. I am pretty sure her mom has thought about natural remedies and after reading this, I am wondering if she has tried aloe vera before because it seems to work very well in your case. 

    I never knew that drinking aloe vera juice can be so restorative. This is very tempting to try even for my own general health. 

    • Stella says:

      It sounds like she has been either having  a lot of sweet desserts or need omega3 fatty acids  in her diet.  Blend some oily fish pieces and put it in her food.  

      Most children don’t like fish so it is sensible t disguise  the taste of it with a sauce.

      Yes, you should read up and research what aloe juice and gelly can do for you before buying.  I have only shared the tip of the iceberg.  

  9. Suz says:

    When I was younger, my mother used to give us a mix she made through also vera and some other natural ingredients that we use on out body. It is usually very good but the one shake made during that time was the gelly and I think that she made it this way because she believed that it works faster and better.

    • Stella says:

      Yes, aloe juice is very powerful when fresh and if you can make fresh gel straight from the leaf, it is a brilliant method in calming itches and stings.

  10. Nath says:

    Thank you for sharing this here. In all honesty, I really fancy all you have shared here and it makes a lot of sense here. Eczema has always been my lifelong problem when it comes to skin health. So seeing this here is great and I feel it makes a lit of sense here. In all honesty, this is really good and I value it. Thanks

    • Stella says:

      There’s one thing I haven’t mentioned on this site and it is the power of dried herbs for clearing eczema.  My cousin and I were given a herbal drink for our eczema when we were both 12 years old.  

      All I remember was the toxins from my body coming out in boils all over.  Then the boils all went and I was clear of eczema for 16 whole years.  I had flawless skin from head to toe. I also lived in Nigeria for 8 of those years.  Funny enough I ate and drank a lot of processed food in Nigeria and didn’t itch once.

      However, when I returned to England – after eating everything from McDonalds to chocolate and cakes, the eczema returned 8 years later and I haven’t had the same 16 year stint of being eczema free since.

      We all live to learn!

  11. Justin says:

    Now I feel bad for clearing out the aloe vera plant I had at my place some months backs and seeing how important it came to man I would do anything to have them grown again in my garden. It’s really amazing seeing some of these common plants that grow around us having these huge benefits. Knowledge indeed is power. 

  12. Bruce says:

    Aloe vera has been really good and it has been in  existence for a very long time, I’ve used it a lot of times and I can say it  is really effective if used religiously. It’s nice of you to share about the benefits of aloe vera, it is really useful, and thanks for the direction of how to use the juice and gelly.

    • Stella says:

      Aloe has been written about it books for years on end.  It is truly almost like a cure for every ailment except broken bones which is what comfrey is used for healing.

      There must be a herb or plant that is useful for every thing we have wrong with us.  If only we knew more!

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