Long before the days of collagen creams and chemical peels, Cleopatra used aloe vera as part of her beauty regimen. Even if you don’t have a kingdom to run, making the bold succulent a part of your routine can brighten your day. Roy Paar and Milana Naumenko’s pretty potted version makes adding the fresh, cooling gel to your herbal remedy arsenal easy.
This alluring aloe comes already planted in a ceramic glazed pot, so all you have to do is place it in a sunny spot, water as directed, and snip off a bit next time you need a little leafy TLC. Use it to treat skin blemishes, Cleopatra-style, or try a drop to soothe bug bites, dry skin, or even minor burns. A fun alternative to flowers, it’s also a gift that keeps growing, and giving gooey healing goodness. Grown in Miami Beach, Florida.