Only four days until my cats are coming home, and I still have so much to do!
I’m so excited (and so in love) that it didn’t even hurt to kill my aloe vera plants. They’re toxic to cats, and I want my girls to be safe. It really is that simple, even though the plants weren’t just any plants to me. I was first thinking about giving them to friends, but I reconsidered. First of all, they’re quite big and, let’s face it, ugly. They need a lot of light, so you can’t hide them somewhere in your basement. I also remembered why I started to grow aloe vera plants: I use the gel for cosmetic products. If I have to get rid of them, I want the fruit of my labor. Literally speaking.
It was a lot of work, but it paid off – I got 0,5 liter (17 US fl oz) aloe vera extract!
Here’s what I did:
- Cut the leaves and extract the gel
- Freeze the extract in ice-cube trays
- Put the frozen ice cubes in tin foil
Done. I’ve enough aloe vera for a year, and I can easily portion the gel.
I’m relieved that I made this decision. Tessa will play in a save environment.