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Cleopatra’s Aloe Vera Cleanser Recipe

Check out this neat and quick skin care recipe using aloe vera!

| August/September 2020

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Cleopatra’s beauty is legendary, and the skin care methods she favored have stood up through the thousands of years since her reign. Indeed, many of her ancient beauty secrets are still used today. Aloe vera gel is one. According to ancient writings, Cleopatra attributed her clear complexion to the use of this plant’s equally clear gel. Each one of the plant’s spiny, lance-shaped leaves holds the soothing substance. This recipe will cleanse, moisturize, and beautify your skin. Yield: 4 ounces.


  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1/4 cup light natural oil, such as olive, sesame, or grapeseed
  • 2 tablespoons rose water or distilled water


Blend together all ingredients, and pour into a clean container. You may need to stir or shake gently to re-mix between uses. To use, massage into your face and neck, and rinse well with warm water.

Learn more about natural skin care here!

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