If there’s one plant every redhead should own it’s… an aloe vera plant. Not only are these common houseplants cute and hardy, but they also have some great benefits for redheads.
Aloe naturally releases a gel that heals and soothes sunburns or any other burns. Most redheads are all too familiar with sunburns, and aloe makes a great remedy. Simply scoop out the inside of the leaf and slather it on. You can also harvest it ahead of time and cool it for a nice soothing effect.
How to use an aloe vera plant to soothe your burn:
Apply fresh aloe to sunburnt skin to reduce redness, itching, and irritation. It will help the burn to cool down and heal faster, hopefully with less peeling and pain. Aloe can also be used on other minor burns such as a burn from a hot pan in the kitchen.
Soothing burns is just one of the main benefits of Aloe plants. They may also help with:
- Skin inflammation/irritation
- Blood sugar levels
- Mouth bacterial/dental health
By having an aloe plant in your home, you can harvest the gel yourself and keep it handy whenever you need it this spring/summer.
Rock it like a Redhead!