This clear, cool and soothing gel is widely recognised for its ability to assist skin healing processes. It is particularly suitable when skin is broken, sunburned or burned, and is immediately effective when applied to irritated skin. Aloe Vera Gel provides an excellent non-greasy medium in which to dilute essential oils.
Inflamed Skin The application of Aloe Vera gel is immediately cooling and restorative to inflamed skin caused by sunburn or other burns.
Skin Cooling The cooling properties of this gel are especially beneficial when skin is dry or inflamed.
Irritated Skin Apply as required to assist natural recovery from irritated, scaly, dry or weepy skin. May be useful for problems associated with eczema and psoriasis.
Skin Repair Aloe Vera gel can assist processes of repair following knocks and burns.
Traditional and Historical Information
The use of Aloe Vera as a 'miracle plant' and 'natural healer' has been documented as far back as the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans. References have also been found from early Indian and Chinese cultures. These ancient records detail the therapeutic advantages and healing properties of Aloe Vera particularly as a topical treatment for wounds, burns and skin irritations. Egyptian Queens associated the use of Aloe Vera with their physical beauty, while in the Philippines it was taken with milk to treat kidney infections. Legend suggests that Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean to secure supplies of Aloe Vera to treat the battle wounds of his soldiers. The plant has also been recognised for its digestive benefits, with Aloe Vera juice often taken as a digestive tonic.