A few weeks ago, F fell and got a pretty deep, awful cut just under her eyebrow. It required stitches.
When she got her stitches out, the doctor said that we could try putting aloe on the wound to help reduce scarring. When I went to try to buy aloe in a bottle, I discovered that it was kind of a ton of money, and all for aloe + xyz. I decided to buy an aloe plant, but that required getting out to a store.
In the meantime, her cut seems to be healing beautifully, so I wasn’t in panic mode about it.
We finally got out to a nursery this past weekend and among our purchases was an aloe plant. F and I harvested the gel from one of the leaves yesterday (how-to). She was very interested and involved. At first, she was nervous to put it on her cut (“It’s gonna sting!”), but we put it on some rough skin on my hands and on her hands, and then she was open to putting it on her cut. It didn’t sting at all.
PS – see that dining room sponge paint? 🙂