Aloe Vera plant


The Bitterest of Bitters…Making Aloe Juice!

Today we went on a nature walk to find the aloe vera plant. I’ve been drinking the juice and it’s been helping me feel better so I thought I’d try making my own. Sure enough we found massive aloe plants and the guy who owned the property was happy to let us pick them. Here’s a little tutorial on how we made our aloe juice! Enjoy my video 🙂

We first passed the giant plants on the side of the road one day when we were on a trip to the blue hole. We couldn’t believe the size of those absolutely incredulous aloe plants. They were as big as me!

As I continued to get sick while world schooling in Vanuatu, we kept trying more and more things as remedies. Today we decided that we would try aloe juice, after all the aloe juice I had bought back home didn’t taste too bad. And with aloe plants as big as the ones that we had seen it should be easy to get enough to make the medicinal drink.

Sure enough we pulled over and asked the gardener if we could have some of the aloe plants. Happily they cut off a few leaves and we went home to make the aloe juice.

The whole process of world schooling is about learning new things. This was a fun new thing to learn! We discovered something, and that was that homemade aloe juice tastes NOTHING like store bought aloe juice. Indeed it is VERY bitter! So I did take it dutifully, but after 1 month of torturing myself I discovered that it didn’t really seem to help me.

So what is the worst drink you’ve ever tasted?!