The gel from the aloe vera plant's leaves is used to soothe burns, sunburns and itchy skin. Taking care of an aloe vera plant is relatively simple, but watering is an issue. Aloe vera plants store water in their leaves, so they have plenty of reserve moisture. To be sure you do not over-water the plant, follow a few guidelines.
Feel the soil of your aloe vera plant with your fingertips. This should be done daily. If the soil feels dry, look at the plant tray and make sure there is no water standing in the tray.
Fill your watering can with water, and gently water the soil of the aloe plant. Distribute the water evenly around the soil.
Water the plant until the soil is completely soaked. To test, press down with your fingertips.
Repeat in one to two weeks, or when the soil is dry again.