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(EX. VAT) 50 ml £8.98
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Organic Aloe Vera Concentrate

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This is the juice expressed from the centre fillet of the aloe vera leaf. It is stabilised and preserved to keep its active qualities.

A mobile liquid that is clear to slightly hazy, with a light amber colour. It has a faint aroma.

It is obtained by washing the leaves and removing the spines. The remaining leaf is pulped, flash pasteurised and stabilised. This patented process keeps the beneficial properties of the plant whilst lowering the aloin (which is toxic) to safe levels.

Inci:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
The individual materials that make up Aloe Vera Concentrate are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Skin Care
Aloe Vera is an excellent emollient making it soothing and calming on the skin.

It is extremely versatile and can be used in numerous products such as cleansers. One of its main advantages is that few people have a reaction to it so can be suitable for sensitive and problem skin.

It relieves the pain of sunburn and helps all types of burns to heal quicker by stimulating fibroblast and connective tissue formation. Add to gels and cooling lotions.

The same process also has an invigorating effect on the skin and is very rejuvenating in anti aging serums and night creams. This effect is enhanced when it is used on a regular basis.

Antiseptic and antibacterial properties along with the skin repairing, makes this an ideal choice for all acne prone skin products as it also reduces scarring.

Being antifungal, this is a great ingredient to add to foot gels and foot creams.

Excellent in after shaving lotions and serums as it is an anti inflammatory agent.

A great addition to all skin conditioning products.

Blend into facial spritzes and toners for rejuvenation.

Add to baby products where a calming and soothing effect is needed such as nappy rash creams and lotions.

Hair Care
Add to shampoos for eczema prone scalps dandruff and itchy scalp. It will also be beneficial in a hair conditioner for the same reasons.

Other
It is water soluble, so cannot be used in oil only products.

It is a 1:9 concentrate so adding 10% to your product gives the optimum working level.

Store in a tightly closed bottle away from direct sunlight in a cool environment.

Suggested Blends
It helps to condition the skin so can be blended with other raw materials that are suitable for sensitive skin.

Cautions/Contraindications
Using an Aloe Vera Gel that has no oil in it can feel tight and drying on the skin.
Aloe Vera Gel
Stage 1: (room temperature)
88% Bottled Spring Water
1% Xanthan Gum

Stage 2: (room temperature)
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
1% Preservative Eco
100% Total

Method:
Sprinkle the xanthan gum over the water and stick blend very briefly until smooth. Avoid aerating the gel.

Add the stage 2 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.

This Aloe Vera Gel has a multitude of uses in skin care products and can be used as a stand alone product. However, it will feel drying to the skin if used on its own. Deduct 3% from the water stage and add 3% of a vegetable oil of your choice in the stage 2 and it will feel much more elegant on the skin.


Skin Rejuvenating Serum
Stage 1: (room temperature)
80% Orange Blossom (Neroli) Water
1% Xanthan Gum

Stage 2: (room temperature)
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
4% Vitamin B3
1% Preservative 12

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
3% Pomegranate Seed Oil
1% Essential Oils of your choice.
100% Total

Method:
Sprinkle the Xanthan Gum over the Orange Blossom Water and beat, or stick blend, briefly until smooth.

Dissolve and blend all the stage 2 ingredients and the stir into the stage 1 gel.

Add the stage 3 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Bottle and label.


For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
It has been used extensively for clients undergoing radiation treatment to alleviate the skin burns and condition the skin.

Historical Information
An aloe vera plant has been a windowsill plant in the kitchen for centuries. A leaf would be broken off and the fillet of gel squeezed out and applied to burns and other injuries. However, this cannot be used with the cosmetic formulations that we make, as the gel goes runny very quickly, discolours the product to a very dark shade and encourages bacterial growth. Using the fresh leaf is suitable for home first aid use only.
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