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Organic Aloe Vera Concentrate

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Inci:Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate

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

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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.

The individual materials that make up Aloe Vera Concentrate are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.

Aloe Vera is an excellent emollient making it soothing and calming on the skin.

HOW TO USE IT

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.

Skin Care

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, so blend into daily facial spritzes and toners for noticable rejuvenation. A great addition to all skin conditioning products.

Its antiseptic, antibacterial and skin repairing properties 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. Add to baby products where a calming and soothing effect is needed such as nappy rash creams and lotions.

Note that using an Aloe Vera Gel that has no oil in it can feel tight and drying on the skin.

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.

CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS

Using an Aloe Vera Gel that has no oil in it can feel tight and drying on the skin.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Aloe Vera Concentrate.

TRADITIONAL USE

It has been used extensively for clients undergoing radiation treatment to alleviate the skin burns and condition the skin.

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.