We’ve all heard of Aloe Vera and how wonderful it is for your skin. The question is why is it so amazing and where did it even come from?
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that grows everywhere from Africa to Europe to America, although it did not originate from any of these places. Aloe is known for its long leaves and the benefits that come from the jelly like substance inside. Aloe plants can grow up to 30 inches tall with up to 21 leaves! Aloe is one of the most studied plants in the natural products category for the benefit that it can have. I’m not talking about just on the skin. Aloe is added to many supplements, hair products and even some food items!
Where is comes from?
As mentioned above, Aloe plants can be found in many different places, thanks to its wide use. Although is has been researched, the exact origin of the Aloe plant is not one hundred percent known. The closest, strongest research shows that it may have originated from the Arabian Peninsula1.
While we might not know exactly where it came from, we know where it went! You can trace Aloe to trade routes established in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean regions as far back as the 4th century BC. It is one of the oldest mentioned plants in history with records of historic figures like Alexander the Great and Cleopatra using it2.
Why is it so amazing?
Aloe has countless vitamins and minerals in it. In fact, it has over 200 biologically active, naturally-occurring components, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals. The benefits are far-reaching with Aloe and that is one of the main reasons that it can be found in anything from skin care, multivitamins, food and hair care products.
How we use it in our products
You can find Aloe Vera in virtually all our products from creams to cleansers, including our top-selling Miracle Aloe Cream. We carefully create each product formulation with the perfect ratio of Aloe to give you the most from this incredible plant.