Aloe Vera Juice, Certified Organically Grown Social Enterprise

Price: $3.86

Aloe barbadensis Clear 100% Leaf Juice 1x concentrate, produced in Canada, Certified Organically Grown, Social Enterprise.

Aloe Vera is well respected for its application as a moisturizing agent. It contains vitamin B complex, folic acid, vitamin C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A). It is used in soaps, creams, lotions, and other cosmetics.

There are more than 360 members of the Aloe genus, which is part of the lily family. Aloe is also known as bitter aloes, burn plant, Cape aloe, Curacao aloe, elephant's gall, hsiang-dan, lily of the desert, lu-hui, socotrin aloe, Venezuela aloe, Zanzibar aloe.

* Aloe was first cultivated for pharmaceutical use in the 1920s
* Aloe is used globally, from traditional healers in southern Africa to herbalists in China
* The Egyptians used aloe, and drawings of it appear on the walls of ancient tombs and temples
* It is said that Alexander the Great conquered the Greek Island of Socotra to gain control of the aloe crops

The primary source of these aloe facts is:
"An In-Depth Look at the Most Popular Herbs Found in Oral Care Products", by Leslie Andrews, RDH, MBA and Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD

This Aloe Vera gel juice is a thin liquid that I use in my Candy Cane Mouthwash. It is safe for direct application to the skin, but should not be confused with a gel. It is also important to note that like all natural juices without preservatives, Aloe is unstable. It can spoil and become contaminated with microorganisms if not properly stored and used in combination with essentials oils, grapefruit seed extract or Vitamin E.

Common Uses: Aloe vera is a natural antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and moisturizing agent commonly known as a "First Aid" plant. Apply to minor burns, sunburns and surface cuts (but not deep wounds). In Candy Cane mouthwash and toothpastes, aloe soothes and helps heal sensitive gum tissue. Aloe is used in dentistry in a variety of applications: for wound healing, to reduce pain and speed healing of canker sores, and to treat the site of tooth extractions.

Shelf Life: 6 months unopened, 1 month once opened. Please ensure that product is kept cool and clean so as to extend the shelf life.

This is the bulk price without a container.
You will need to bring in your own bottle to the clinic or
buy a bottle.

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