All about Aloe!
We have this plant growing in our garden and it thrives in Georgia's hot summers. There is so much to love about it beyond it's easy maintenance as a landscape plant.
Normal Soap Company loves to use Aloe Vera in it's formulations. Aloe Vera Gel and Aloe Vera Juice are extracted from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, a botanical that the ancient Egyptians often referred to as “The Plant of Immortality” or “The Plant of Eternity.”
Even before the Egyptians, the benefits of the Aloe Vera plant’s gel and juice were recognized by the Mesopotamians, who used it for the internal cleansing of their intestines. I've tried this straight from my own plants and it is very potent. Doesn't take much for desired results! ;)
Although indigenous to Africa, the Aloe Vera plant has been cultivated worldwide, specifically in tropical and subtropical regions. Throughout history, it has been used as a staple in the traditional medicinal preparations of various communities, including Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Indian.
Now sometimes referred to as “a pharmacy in a plant,” Aloe Vera Gel and Juice continue to be used to address pain, burns, symptoms of diabetes, high cholesterol, and arthritis. It is a valued ingredient in cosmetics, such as soaps, moisturizers, masks, toners, hair products, and aftershave products. It is also commonly found in ointments for sunburns as well as dietary supplements and drinks.
An Aloe leaf consists of two parts: the gel and the juice.
The gel is the clear, odorless, mucilaginous, innermost portion of the leaf, and it is the most prevalent form and use of the Aloe plant. It is largely composed of water but also contains vitamins, a protein consisting of several amino acids, and organic and inorganic compounds.
The juice, also known as “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.
We use a lot of Organic Aloe Vera Gel Juice in our soaps and other botanical products. Used cosmetically, Aloe Vera Gel Juice can hydrate and nourish to revitalize the skin and hair. It has antioxidants and vitamins to help it to repair skin and hair damage and to protect. Its smoothing quality some say diminish the appearance of wrinkles, making it ideal for “anti-aging” formulations as well as formulations for acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It moisturizes without leaving skin or hair with a greasy residue, which makes it beneficial for oily skin and hair types. Aloe Vera is believed to help fade tans and stretch marks.
The natural emollient and anti-irritant property of Aloe Vera Gel Juice make it ideal for use in many cosmetic formulations. We love this ingredient!
The information is this blog is meant to inform only. Not to diagnose or cure. Aloe Vera Gel Juice is for external use only. Consult a medical practitioner before using this raw material for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are advised not to use Aloe Vera Gel Juice without the medical advice of a physician.