Aloe vera oil is the result of extracting juices from the aloe vera plant and then mixing it with an oil base. Aloe vera oil is made by mashing the leaves of the aloe vera plant. The result is then mixed with soybean oil. In some cases, other oils such as almond or apricot is also used.
Aloe vera has traditionally been used for a variety of health purposes. The juice of the plant, on its own, can be used to hasten hair growth. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory, with specific applications such as treatment for ulcer and other digestive disorders. It is also one of the most popular natural remedies for constipation.
Another property of aloe vera that makes it desirable in home remedy applications is its ability to stem the growth of bacteria. It is even said to have anti-viral and anti-fungal effects. As such, aloe vera is used to treat wounds and burns. More than fighting off bacteria, the juice of the aloe vera has a cooling effect. This helps alleviate the pain from surface wounds. Other skin conditions also benefit from aloe vera: psoriasis, eczema, acne, and so on.
It is said that Queen Cleopatra even used aloe vera to make her skin softer and smoother. In addition to that, the ancient Arabs and Greeks were also said to apply aloe vera on their skins to lessen perspiration and improve their scent.
Aloe vera oil is simply another form by which the benefits of the plant can be experienced.