How To Make Aloe Water

Aloe has long been known for its benefits on the outside the body, from soothing sunburn to treating acne and even promoting hair growth (see our post on aloe plant uses & benefits). What’s lesser known, though, is that aloe may have incredible effects when taken internally, as well! Just as aloe can help soothe redness and inflammation on skin, there is belief that drinking aloe water can help decrease irritation and inflammation in the stomach and intestines – so it may be worth a shot if you suffer from an inflammatory disorder such as IBS or colitis.

It’s important to note that the benefits and risks of using aloe internally are still widely debated, so be sure to proceed with caution. I personally suffer from internal inflammation, so I drink aloe water from time to time to help soothe this. If you want to give it a shot, here’s how to make your own aloe water!

You will need an aloe vera plant (or edible aloe vera gel – sold at health food stores), a knife, a spoon, a blender, and water.

Aloe vera plant

First, cut off a leaf from your plant (not to worry — this will seal back up and grow again on its own) and slice it down the middle as pictured.

Cutting aloe plant

Scoop out the clear gel with a spoon, being careful to avoid the yellow portion just below the rind.

How to make aloe water

Aloe, spoon, lace

Add about 2 tablespoons of aloe gel into your blender, along with 1 cup of water, and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy! If you don’t like the flavor of aloe water, you can add in some fresh citrus juice, such as orange or grapefruit.

Homemade aloe water

(Don’t actually dip an aloe leaf into your drink — just in case there are harmful materials on the outer layer.)

Aloe water homemade

Stored in the refrigerator, fresh aloe water in a sealed container can last up to a week.

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Comments

  1. Aloe is also amazing for your skin! There are many aloe drinks in Asia with bits of aloe gel in them. They’re pretty yummy. :) You can get them in Asian super stores like H-mart.

  2. My family has been drinking aloe vera infusions (hot infusions) for years to soothe an upset stomach; but, you know, I’m Mexican so, to me. the intake of cacti and succulent plants is not uncommon.

  3. I just saw a “love your belly smoothie” that used Aloe and coconut water! I haven’t tried drinking aloe yet but this looks awesome!

    What is the fabulous nail polish that the gal in the pictures is wearing? I LOVE it!!

  4. I buy a drink with aloe chunks in it. It also has honey. It is very tasty but kind of expensive ($2.19 for 16.9 oz). I came across your site looking for ways to make my own. I hope it’s just as good.

  5. I would like to try the home made aloe drink, but I’ve heard to do any good you have to use the whole leaf. Skin and all. Have you heard anything like this?

  6. Wife makes aloe vera water, but puts the get directly into a pitcher of water and lets it
    sit in the frig, and whenever I drink it i refill the pitcher with water as the gel sits at the
    bottom and it lasts about a week before I run out and she makes some more. More
    potent than using the blender as you can taste the thinckness of the water. I do not use
    any juice as the taste is almost like water, and i prefer it pure .

  7. Thanks for the recipe! I am new to the world of ingesting aloe for health benefits. We have HUGE aloe plants at the house and I just realized I have been sitting on a nutritional gold mine for years now. I put some aloe gel into my Shakeology this morning and loved it. I could not taste a difference. However, just adding it into some water with orange in it tasted yucky. Seems like I might have not used enough water and too much gel. I am going to keep trying it out; the benefits are too awesome to pass up.

  8. Thanks for the tip it is very inexpensive and has so much benefits. Just rub it on your skin or use as leave in conditioner for your hair.

  9. Very interesting post,there are many benefits of juice and at the same time it also depend on the type of juicer one is using to make it.Most experts prefer masticating juicer than any other types as it produce low heat and prevent nutrient of the juice.For those interested in making juice for healthy purpose, you can read reviews of those juicer to get the most and top rated juicer in the market.
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  10. I was diagnosed with chronic gastritis and it is the most painful thing I’ve ever been through. I heard about this remedy and I’ll try anything, just some relief would be great I’m am miserable! So here we go.

  11. Mix gel into your cleansing cream and use instead of soap to clean face in the evening. I have always gotten compliments because my face is wrinkle free though I am a senior ! Also d-tocopherol around eyes,

  12. I always mix aloe leaf with water but it tast awful.I cut them into pieces and add hot water.

  13. Is the no harm using this method 1 Cut aloe leave into pieces into a container. 2 Add hot water them let it cool for a minute. 3. Then drink

  14. hey; just wanted to comment that the aloe vera plant is most efficient in its healing properties after it has come to flower, which can be a few years in the making. the plant pictured in this article is very young.
    also, there are many types of aloe but it is aloe vera (botanical name Aloe barbadensis) which is commonly used for its anti inflammatory properties. many people do not know this and will mistake another plant in the aloe family with aloe vera. this could at times lead to digestional distress. there are two varieties of aloe vera; one green and one blue. the green one has white stripes when it is small, but if it continues to have white spots in the mature plant it is not aloe vera but a variegated aloe variety.
    you can never be too informed!

  15. recently conducted studies conclude that There are about two hundred varieties of Aloe, but only three or four have medicinal properties, lying Arborescens (not bardensis) on top .

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