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You Will Need
- An aloe vera plant
- A serrated knife
Cut off an aloe vera leaf
Using a serrated knife, cut a large aloe vera leaf from a living plant. The leaf should be green and thick.
Drain the liquid resin
Hold the leaf cut side down and allow the liquid resin in the inner lining of the leaf to drip out.
Cut off the top layer
Cut off the top layer of the leaf’s skin to expose the underlying layer of aloe vera gel.
Cut away the sides of the leaf
Cut away the skin from the two sides of the leaf.
Remove the gel
Cut the layer of gel away from the bottom layer of skin and place it in a cup.