ALOE VERA £2.50 at IKEA
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ALOE VERA £2.50 at IKEA

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Found 28th Sep 2014
Aloe vera plants, 6-7 plants per pot. Easy to care and has excellent healing properties.

Plenty of stock available in most Ikea now. Much cheaper than Amazon, Wilko, eBay, B&Q and other sites/stores.

It got 615 heat when at £2.75...

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Original Poster

It's much better pic now, cheers.

Every home should have one. Tremendous healing qualities.

The best thing for soothing burns. However, be careful! Dont cut a bit off and squeeze. There is a substance under the surface of the leaf that is an irritant. Follow these instructions - When applying aloe vera gel to the skin, don't cut off the tip of a leaf and squeeze out the gel. This practice releases the toxic aloin along with the gel, resulting in irritation. Instead of squeezing, cut the aloe leaf at the base of the plant, slip on a pair of plastic, non-latex gloves and fillet the aloe vera leaf with a sharp knife. Once the aloe vera leaf is opened into two halves, scrape the top layer of clear gel from the leaf using a butter knife. Leave behind the lower layer of gel, closest to the skin. Store the gel in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and toss out the rind.

Ive also read that the spikes on the leaves can cause a bad reaction in young children and cats if they touch them. I wouldn't have one unless out of reach of both.

Original Poster

therealslimkaty

The best thing for soothing burns. However, be careful! Dont cut a bit … The best thing for soothing burns. However, be careful! Dont cut a bit off and squeeze. There is a substance under the surface of the leaf that is an irritant. Follow these instructions - When applying aloe vera gel to the skin, don't cut off the tip of a leaf and squeeze out the gel. This practice releases the toxic aloin along with the gel, resulting in irritation. Instead of squeezing, cut the aloe leaf at the base of the plant, slip on a pair of plastic, non-latex gloves and fillet the aloe vera leaf with a sharp knife. Once the aloe vera leaf is opened into two halves, scrape the top layer of clear gel from the leaf using a butter knife. Leave behind the lower layer of gel, closest to the skin. Store the gel in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and toss out the rind.Ive also read that the spikes on the leaves can cause a bad reaction in young children and cats if they touch them. I wouldn't have one unless out of reach of both.

Spot on the suggestion and detailed instructions of its use

Bought 3 of these a few months ago, and split the smaller ones from the main plant as they had about 8-10 per pot, I have quite a few growing now in various pots, but I've learnt that the smaller ones don't like direct sunlight, as they tend to burn. Just be careful not to over water them as well, as they like a drought period between watering, I usually water mine between 1-2 weeks when the soil has gone completely dry, and through winter they hardly need watering at all. The main thing to strive for is plump leaves full of aloe juice, that way you know you're treating them right!
Edited by: "krato" 29th Sep 2014

Banned

I have it and use after shave

Plant should be at least 3 years old , for health benefits

luxmarket

I have it and use after shave



i really cannot see someone going through the effort of extracting the gel to rub over there face everyday lol. made me laugh though

Great to put on any acne breakouts too

Easy to care for? I must be really bad at keeping plants as they always die!!

neneromanovagirl

Easy to care for? I must be really bad at keeping plants as they always … Easy to care for? I must be really bad at keeping plants as they always die!!


You are probably over-watering them. They thrive on reasonable neglect!

Don't post a deal to get the heat. Post a deal to share it with other members of HUKD so they can benefit too.

Original Poster

bec3105

Don't post a deal to get the heat. Post a deal to share it with other … Don't post a deal to get the heat. Post a deal to share it with other members of HUKD so they can benefit too.

fair point, but heat related info was mentioned just to convey that at this price it's not a miss deal.

rzsattar

fair point, but heat related info was mentioned just to convey that at … fair point, but heat related info was mentioned just to convey that at this price it's not a miss deal.



I misinterpreted it to mean you expected more heat as your deal was cheaper. I apologise.

Guys, is this national?

Can i get this deal in Manchester?

because i want 4 of these bad boys

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emaandar

Guys, is this national?Can i get this deal in Manchester?because i want 4 … Guys, is this national?Can i get this deal in Manchester?because i want 4 of these bad boys

yes it's national deal.

emaandar

Guys, is this national?Can i get this deal in Manchester?because i want 4 … Guys, is this national?Can i get this deal in Manchester?because i want 4 of these bad boys



I got mine from Manchester, it does depend on when you go though, when I bought mine I had to hunt around for the last remaining 3, however I went last week and they had loads of them!

Banned

derbywiiman

i really cannot see someone going through the effort of extracting the … i really cannot see someone going through the effort of extracting the gel to rub over there face everyday lol. made me laugh though


I do it once a week only and can demonstrate for you (photo/video)
Edited by: "luxmarket" 29th Sep 2014

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derbywiiman

i really cannot see someone going through the effort of extracting the … i really cannot see someone going through the effort of extracting the gel to rub over there face everyday lol. made me laugh though


I do it once a week only and can demonstrate to you (photo/video)

isn't this what Jack Duckworth used to say to Vera when he came home from t'Rovers?

luxmarket

I do it once a week only and can demonstrate to you (photo/video)



instructions/photos would be helpful. I would like to try this out. Thanks.

Good deal for fitness freaks as the walk around Ikea will save you going to the gym and 'ello Vera at the end.

wow, didn't realise this was considered such a cheap price. Bought one a couple of weeks ago at this price as I thought it was good; wish I'd posted now, Lol. well done OP! ;-)

therealslimkaty

The best thing for soothing burns. However, be careful! Dont cut a bit … The best thing for soothing burns. However, be careful! Dont cut a bit off and squeeze. There is a substance under the surface of the leaf that is an irritant. Follow these instructions - When applying aloe vera gel to the skin, don't cut off the tip of a leaf and squeeze out the gel. This practice releases the toxic aloin along with the gel, resulting in irritation. Instead of squeezing, cut the aloe leaf at the base of the plant, slip on a pair of plastic, non-latex gloves and fillet the aloe vera leaf with a sharp knife. Once the aloe vera leaf is opened into two halves, scrape the top layer of clear gel from the leaf using a butter knife. Leave behind the lower layer of gel, closest to the skin. Store the gel in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and toss out the rind.Ive also read that the spikes on the leaves can cause a bad reaction in young children and cats if they touch them. I wouldn't have one unless out of reach of both.



I use it for my piles....mmmmmm....aloe verrrrrrrrraa

just was at Nottingham and its 3 gbp

clashpie

I use it for my piles....mmmmmm....aloe verrrrrrrrraa



member 1 year six months, deals posted, zero. Taking a wild guess at troll and not even a good one.

therealslimkaty

member 1 year six months, deals posted, zero. Taking a wild guess at … member 1 year six months, deals posted, zero. Taking a wild guess at troll and not even a good one.



Troll?
You've made my day our kid.

clashpie

I use it for my piles....mmmmmm....aloe verrrrrrrrraa



What you rub it on your bank account?

Banned

You need a decent port, I bought pot in IKEA which is a bit more expensive than aloe

Brought one today from ikea @ coventry

£2.50?! I would happily give you a ton of these for free if any of you come to my house, they grow like a weed and get too dense for their pot so quickly.

soldierboy001

What you rub it on your bank account?



no....only on my piggybank.

Buy a much bigger pot for your plant than you need. As someone has said above, they grow VERY quickly and will outgrow pot after pot otherwise. I can't keep plants alive but i have one of these for seven years. It ended up the size of a tall yucca plant and I eventually threw it out after it got karate chopped in half one day by accident. They absolutely thrive on neglect. Don't water it for weeks, then give it a huge drink.

therealslimkaty

The best thing for soothing burns. However, be careful! Dont cut a bit … The best thing for soothing burns. However, be careful! Dont cut a bit off and squeeze. There is a substance under the surface of the leaf that is an irritant. Follow these instructions - When applying aloe vera gel to the skin, don't cut off the tip of a leaf and squeeze out the gel. This practice releases the toxic aloin along with the gel, resulting in irritation. Instead of squeezing, cut the aloe leaf at the base of the plant, slip on a pair of plastic, non-latex gloves and fillet the aloe vera leaf with a sharp knife. Once the aloe vera leaf is opened into two halves, scrape the top layer of clear gel from the leaf using a butter knife. Leave behind the lower layer of gel, closest to the skin. Store the gel in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and toss out the rind.Ive also read that the spikes on the leaves can cause a bad reaction in young children and cats if they touch them. I wouldn't have one unless out of reach of both.



How would you advise me to eat the gel? Plain or mixed with something sweet. What does it taste like?

PumpyJoe4

£2.50?! I would happily give you a ton of these for free if any of you … £2.50?! I would happily give you a ton of these for free if any of you come to my house, they grow like a weed and get too dense for their pot so quickly.



Do you live in London lol?

dudea729

How would you advise me to eat the gel? Plain or mixed with something … How would you advise me to eat the gel? Plain or mixed with something sweet. What does it taste like?



Those instructions are not for eating the gel. They are for applying the gel to the skin when it's been burned, scalded etc.

Original Poster

Don't know why it's expired as I can see theres a plenty of stock available at all stores with same price.
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