Aloe Vera is wonderful it's a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids and are found in some of the pricey facial care products. . As a child, I remember growing up, my mother always had a few plants in the kitchen windows. A small piece was torn off whenever there was a burn, cut or scrape.
Aloe is used in many lotions and even in some foods. I even bought some tissues today with aloe infused in them. Those are the only kind I buy as they are good on the nose when your not feeling too hot. No red nose for me.
Here's an idea.. I usually do this during the summer for those burns and scratches.. Take a small ice cube tray and tear off a few of the aloe branches. Squeeze the juice from the plant into the ice tray to make some aloe ice cubes to use for burns.
The juice from a broken aloe leaf is an excellent home beauty treatment used to nourish the skin and diminish wrinkles. Aloe can also will help to ease the discomfort of acne. If you don't have aloe as a house plant use only the purest and the highest quality aloe gel. The aloe skin care products you see in the stores, don't have the power of fresh aloe as they no longer contain any tannins, and are mostly adulterated with alcohol.