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Aloe Jellies: Why They’re Your New Best Friend

Aloe Jellies: Why They're Your New Best Friend

If you haven’t tried one of our Aloe Jellies yet, you’re missing out! Not only are they another amazing way to enjoy your essential oils, but they have incredible benefits of their own. They are soothing to the skin, moisturizing, cooling, and safe to use on sensitive skin. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing uses for Aloe Jelly.

aloe vera plant

First things first, if you’re lucky enough to have an Aloe plant in your home, you might be tempted to use it as a carrier for your essential oils. But because it is water-based, fresh Aloe Vera will not properly emulsify your oils, which could result in neat application of your oils. Aloe Jelly, on the other hand, makes a perfect base for your favorite oils as it contains emulsifying and thickening agents.

Soothe the Sunburns

aloe vera sunburn relief

Aloe has long been a remedy for sun-burnt skin… and for good reason! Applying Aloe Jelly to your tender and burnt skin will be incredibly soothing, cooling, and moisturizing. It can give you much-needed relief when you need it the most. Plus, you can combine it with the skin-loving benefits of essential oils. Lavender, one of the most versatile oils out there, is incredibly soothing for the skin. You can use our pre-diluted Lavender Aloe Jelly or use this amazing DIY Sun Soother recipe.

The goodness doesn’t stop there! If your skin is irritated from something like shaving or waxing, reach for the Lavender Aloe Jelly!

Bug Bites, Poison Ivy… OH MY!

Girl itching bug bite on her arm

Calling all outdoorsy people! If you’ve spent any time hiking, camping and enjoying the great outdoors, you know just how much bug bites and itchy skin can absolutely ruin the experience. Instead of letting the itch get the better of you, use Aloe Jelly and some of our favorite essential oils for some relief. Check out this Bug Bite Remedy featuring Blue Cypress or this balm to help with poison ivy.

DIY Hand Sanitizers

aloe jelly hand sanitizer

One of our favorite ways to use Aloe Jelly is as a hand sanitizer. Whether you combine it with Germ Fighter, Germ Destroyer, or our newest blend Defender, it will help protect you from illnesses while leaving your hands feeling soft and moisturized. It’s a win-win!

Ease those Sore Muscles

sore muscle aloe jelly

There can be a number of reasons for sore muscles: exercise, yard work, or maybe you just slept wrong. Whatever the reason, Aloe Jelly is the perfect way to use essential oils to provide relief. Our Muscle Aloe Jelly has the perfect combination of essential oils to create a wonderful icy-hot effect. Plus it’s pre-diluted and ready to go. But if you love the DIY route, check out our Sore Muscle Master Blend that you can add to Aloe Jelly.

For more great ways to use Aloe Jellies, be sure to check out our Facebook group, Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR)!

97 thoughts on “Aloe Jellies: Why They’re Your New Best Friend”

  1. Great blog and comments. I was in Cancun over Spring Break and brought along a 4 oz Lavender Gel and am so glad I did! My husband and I did sunburn a little, even with sunblock, and using this saved our skin! It soothes and cools your burn, and it’s gone by the next morning. Do no be without it!

  2. Hmm, I’m intrigued. I need to go see the ingredients in this, my skin is super sensitive to many additives so that is a big consideration for me!

  3. I’d love to try aloe jelly for hand sanitizer or aloe jelly/hydrosols for hair! Maybe with points from this review?!?!

  4. I have the muscle aloe jelly and should try using it to see how well it works. I do not have any of the others.

  5. I just made a simple 3 ingredient skin soother with PT’s aloe jelly, lavender and tea tree. Applied to a mysterious bug bite; it not only soothed the urge to scratch (itchiness), the swelling and redness dissipated! Time to stock up on more aloe jelly!

  6. I’ve been wanting to try the aloe jellies!! Specifically muscle aloe jelly! Going to snag some with the sale.

  7. Between this blog and your 15% off sale I’m hoping for some aloe and some hydrosols, maybe a new carrier!! Love the fresh ideas!!

  8. Muscle Aloe jelly is the bomb!!!! I love it for all aches and pains. I have put it into a 2oz. Roll on bottle for easier application. Also carry it in my purse.

  9. I love my muscle aloe. It works great and doesn’t feel like a sticky mess. I’ll have to get some others to make hand sanitizer with and for the sunburn season coming. Thank you for such a great product

  10. I ordered the muscle aloe jelly last week and I can’t wait for it to get here!!! I’ve been having a lot of shoulder pain lately so I’m hoping this helps!!

  11. Just when I don’t think I need anything from else… I’ve been eyeing the aloe jelly and muscle aloe jelly for awhile now. I guess it’s time to bite the bullet. Just in time for summer.

  12. I love the muscle aloe jelly! It works wonders. I also plan to make a sun soothing concoction with the plain jelly and peppermint for when summer soles for healing and cooling purposes. I need the lavender jelly now! It would be so versatile!

  13. I do love Muscle Aloe Jelly and can never say enough about it. I have also begun to love the plain aloe jelly as well. When I want to apply my essential oils with a non oily base, it works perfectly. I love PT products so much!!

  14. Muscle Aloe Jelly has been a staple in our house for many, many months. We all love it for how much it helps our sore muscles. Now I need to try the other aloes you offer! They sound incredible too!

  15. All of these aloes are on my wishlist! Cannot wait to try them out by themselves and also doing out own DIY’s with them!

  16. This is great and just in time for summer. I can’t wait to try the lavender aloe jelly. I’ll be sure to use it on my children and myself after a day in the sun. I’m also very intrigued by the big bite type. My son welps up horrible from just small ant bites and I usually just put on a little coconut oil but I feel aloe will feel better especially if kept cold. Thanks for all the great information and products. Can’t wait to try!

  17. The lavender aloe jelly is now a favorite! I bought it to use for the summer to soothe sunburned skin, but now I use it as my daily moisturirzer, to treat bug bites and other skin allergies. I even use it to tame my frizzy hair. I love that one product is so versatile

  18. I like that I can use aloe jelly for hand sanitizer and it nourishes my skin. Alcohol dries out my hands.

  19. You mentioned that Aloe Gelly is great to combine with essential oil. Did you mean externally? I tried to combine them on my sprayers and it clogged up 4 of them.

    1. They do make an excellent carrier for your essential oils. However the consistency is probably to thick for a spray bottle. You might try a pump bottle instead.

  20. Thank you for this very useful blog post. I learned a lot about your aloe jellies and definitely going to try some.

  21. My grandmother had an aloe plant so I grew up with her using the jelly straight from the plant for sunburns, scratches, you name it. Such a wonderful plant (and memory). Many, many, years later I still use aloe for the occasional sunburn. I’m used to the “sticky” afterfeel and am happy to read some reviewers say they don’t feel that with PT’s jellies, so I look forward to trying them. QUESTION: What is the shelf live of PT’s aloe jellies? Do they need to be refrigerated? Thank you.

  22. I’m very happy with the muscle jelly. It penetrates beautifully, starts off with a cooling effect and then warms up these sore muscles. Very effective!

  23. Love the original Aloe Jelly, ordering the muscle aloe jelly since I have seen so many great reviews!

  24. I am so excited to try the aloe jelly now! Thank you for spotlighting different products so I can learn about them and possibly incorporate them!

  25. I cannot wait to buy and use these! With summer coming, I know there will be a sunburn or two and sore muscles from yard work!!

  26. These are totally on my wishlist now!!!
    Do you know if any of them would be good gor skin postpartum healing? Stretch marks or stitches areas?

    1. Aloe Jellies are good for all skin types and are very moisturizing. But for stretch marks and scars, Tamanu Oil and Rosehip Oil would better options as carriers for your essential oils. Check out this post for a detailed look at these carrier oils

  27. My son and I use Muscle Aloe Jelly after hockey and hot yoga. We use it as our hand sanitizer with some germ fighting EO’s added. He uses Lavender on his face for his preteen breakouts that have just started. Lavender for sunburns….the list goes on and on! We always have a travel size and a full size on hand!

  28. Had the aloe jelly on my wish list, now need to add the muscle jelly. It’s garden season, so the overworked muscles and bug bites can both be dealt with, in a healthy way.

  29. Plant Therapy aloe jelly would be ok to add oils to and would not need a preservative right? I just seen a face serum I’d like to make and have aloe jelly but haven’t used it. Great reminder on ways to use this thank you. I’ve heard great things about the muscle aloe jelly so that’s coming up on my to buy list!

  30. So far I’ve only used the original aloe jelly and love it for all my diy needs! Can’t wait to try the others!

  31. I can’t wait to try the lavender this summer! I live in SoCal but have lily-white Irish/Swedish skin, so I burn to a crisp pretty quickly. Better grab a couple bottles of this next payday 😉

  32. I love the muscle aloe jelly! It’s heaven on sore muscles! Next is to make hand sanitizer with an aloe jelly!

  33. I love these! I can’t wait to get all 3! I really hope they expand the collection and make more like they did with the lavender aloe jelly! I think a rose or lemon aloe jelly would be spectacular!

  34. Your helpful information is always appreciated very much even if I don’t leave a comment. Thanks again Plant Therapy. Keep up the good work !!

  35. Muscle aloe jelly has been a life saver for me with a rotator cuff injury. Better than anything tbe doctors prescribed!

  36. I love the muscle aloe jelly! I’ve completely replaced another product I had been using that I got at the chiropractor, with the PT muscle aloe jelly! Can’t wait to try the others, particularly this summer with sunburns!

  37. Headed to the Carribean in a few weeks…thinking I’m going to need to pack some of this up in my suitcase!!

  38. I love both aloe jelly and muscle but I have not tried Lavender. I will have to order it now and give it a try.

  39. Just ordered my Muscle Aloe Jelly today. After all the great reviews and recommendations. I can’t wait for it to come in. Thankfully PT has super fast free w

  40. My 27 year old son makes fun of my Plant Therapy addiction. But, he stole one of my Organic Healing Balm from my Balm Squad Set a few weeks ago. Then, last weekend, he got a sunburn playing golf and I caught him using my refrigerated PT Aloe Vera Jelly! I think he is a closeted PT addict! 😉

  41. This post is sooo on time! I was looking to order some plain aloe jelly today. Just one question, how long it’s good for if kept in the fridge? I was thinking what size I should go for.

  42. I have tried the plain one and I want to try the lavender one since it is summer in our country now it will surely help soothe my skin from all the sunburn caused by swimming.

    1. This is a great reminder for me to use the PT Jellies I bought. I love to use it on my skin after a day in the beach. It also works great DIY hand sanitizer. Awesome stuff!

  43. I Love, Love, Love the Muscle Aloe Jelly! Just a little and sore muscles from exercise, work and even stress are gone in no time and without the smell like all those other “liniments” have. One product that I always have on hand.

  44. I hope to get some regular aloe jelly and the lavender one in the near future. This is a great little read. Love the idea for hand sanitizer!

  45. Love the muscle aloe! Thankful that it works well and I don’t smell like that other stuff all day.

  46. I’m excited to learn that you’re carrying these now! I love blending lavender, frankincense, coconut oil, and aloe for sunburn relief, so the aloe jellies will be a great ingredient to sub in!

  47. I purchased Muscle Aloe Jelly because I read all of the wonderful reviews. I can honestly say that it really helps my achy muscles. I use it on my neck and shoulders when I don’t sleep well, due to stress, and this totally helps get rid of the pain!

  48. Love this post. Thank you.
    I have the regular aloe vera I use on my face and body and it adds moisture and softens my skin. Also ise it for burns and cuts. Love the muscle aloe jelly for after exercise .

  49. I love the aloe jelly as a facial toner base for my normal skin as well as my daughter’s oil skin. Hand sanitizer is a great idea too!

  50. I absolutely love my hand sanitizer! I’ll never go back to buying it again! Using the aloe leaves my hands feeling clean and not dry.

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