Aloe vera has very powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics that make it a very effective and gentle body wash. Both aloe vera and vitamin E are excellent for skin cell repair and essential oils make the skin smooth and soft. Here’s how to make the scrub: Cut the leaves lengthwise. Scoop the clear gel with a knife – you’ll need about 1/4 of a cup. Mix it with liquid soap, 3/4 of a cup. Add 1 tsp of vitamin E. Add a few drops of essential oil – it can be lavender, geranium, lemongrass or chamomile oils. All these oils are very beneficial for the skin.