Aloe vera, Aloe barbadensis, is a member of the lily family that resembles a cactus. For thousands of years, aloe has been recognized as one of nature's most remarkable herbs for health and beauty. Aloe leaves are made up of three layers, the inner gel or mucilage which is 99.5% water, the middle latex layer, and the outer layer or rind. The inner gel contains more than 75 known substances, which include vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, polysaccharides, and biological stimulators.
Aloe, prized for its anti-inflammatory properties, helps relieve itching and treat sunburn. Aloe is soothing, emollient, antibacterial, promotes new skin growth, moisturizes, protects, and counters the effects of aging. It is rich in natural moisture and has a humectant quality that draws additional moisture to the skin. Aloe vera adds a wonderful, silky texture to soap leaving skin soft and smooth.
In hair care, aloe makes hair more manageable, smoother, silkier, and healthier. Aloe helps condition, moisturize, and creates a smooth shine. Mexican women have applied aloe vera for centuries to add luster and manageability to their hair.
Aloe vera powder has all of the benefits of aloe in powdered form. Our aloe powder is 100% USDA-certified organic Aloe vera, with no fillers or additives. It has been certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) validating its quality and purity. The aloe is concentrated utilizing low-temperature evaporation because heat destroys the polysaccharides and essential nutrients and enzymes.
Buyer beware: all aloe powders are not created equal! Aloe Powders on the market today can be adulterated with up to 50% fillers, like maltodextrin, and heat-processed because it is much cheaper!