Organic Aloe Vera
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. Both Aloe Vera Gel and Aloe Vera Juice are extracted from the whole leaves of the Aloe Vera plant. Although the gel and the juice share similar benefits and can both be used directly and safely on the skin, they are not identical substances and have distinct properties.
The gel is the clear, odorless, mucilaginous, innermost portion of the leaf. It is largely composed of water but also contains more than 75 known substances, which include vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, polysaccharides, and biological stimulators.
The "juice", which is also called the “Aloe Latex,” is the yellow, strong-smelling, bitter-tasting sap that is found between the leaf’s green inner skin and the gel. This is the liquid that drips from the Aloe leaf when it is cut and the name, juice, is often misleading and confusing.
While we use Organic Aloe Vera "Juice" in our soaps, it is not the liquid juice called latex. It is a juice derived from the plant’s gel called "Inner Leaf Aloe Vera Juice."
First, the outside rind (skin) and thorns of a leaf are stripped away to reveal the gel-like pulpy fillet in the center. Think of this pulp as pieces of a peeled orange. The pulp is crushed and the result is "Inner Leaf Aloe Vera Juice."
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 vera conditions, moisturizes, and creates shine. Mexican women have applied aloe vera for centuries to add luster and manageability to their hair.
Aloe vera, Aloe barbadensis, 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!
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