Yep, I am a hippie. If I can find a beauty trick that involves a plant or any other fruit or veggie, I am there. Honey & Sea Salt scrub? Done it. Coconut & Olive Oil hair masks? Yep. Aloe Vera skin potions, scalp potions and skinny potion? HELL YEAH! I live in So Cal just North of San Diego and Aloe Vera grows every where. Anytime I over do it at the beach with sun, get a mosquito bite or have dandruff, I just head outside and break a couple of leaves off the aloe vera plant on the corner in the park. The Egyptians named Aloe Vera "The Plant of Immortality" and I completely agree. You can even drink it for indigestion and as a laxative to clean out your bod. Truly the miracle plant check out AloePlant.info for how to harvest raw aloe and use it at home for beauty and homeopathic purposes.