Sons of the Forest Aloe Vera: Where to find, how to use

Sons of the Forest Aloe Vera: Where to find, how to use
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


25th Apr 2023 11:29

Want to get the most out of your aloe vera in Sons of the Forest? Sons of the Forest tasks you with collecting many resources for the purpose of staying alive. Aloe vera is extremely important for that job, as it plays a critical role in healing in the game. Here is everything you need to know about how to find and use aloe vera in Sons of the Forest.

How to find aloe vera in Sons of the Forest

Finding aloe vera out in the wild, surrounded by trees
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Thankfully, finding aloe vera is not overly difficult. Aloe vera grows on the western side of the island and can be most often found near paths, rivers, and cave entrances. Aloe vera tends to grow in clusters so if you find one, search nearby as there will likely be more.

Harvesting aloe vera can give you aloe vera seeds. You can plant these seeds back at your camp in order to grow your own crop of aloe vera.

You can also procure some aloe vera from Virginia. Virginia is the lady with three arms and three legs who you can find early in the game. If you befriend her, she will start bringing you items, which can include aloe vera.

How to use aloe vera in Sons of the Forest

Crafting a Health Mix + with aloe vera
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As you might imagine based on its real-world applications, aloe vera is primarily a healing ingredient. It can be consumed by itself for a small health boost, or combined with other ingredients to create health items.

Combine aloe vera with yarrow to create a health mix. If you have them, combine your aloe vera with fireweed and horsetail to make a health mix+, a more potent healing item.

Healing items are naturally very important, so be sure to stock up on as much aloe vera as you can find. Growing your own is a great way to top up your health items whenever you return to your camp.

That is it for our Sons of the Forest aloe vera guide. For more on the game, check out our guide to all hang glider locations in Sons of the Forest.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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