Aloe is thought to be one of the oldest folk remedies noted for its healing qualities.
Where do we get this fresh gel?
Fresh Aloe secundiflora leaves are sent to our factories, where they are cut by hand to extract the precious, transparent gel. They’re grown by Maasai women groups in Laikipia, Kenya. In a landscape prone to drought, both grazing livestock and growing crops has become difficult, but aloe copes perfectly with the conditions as it is indigenous to the land. With support from the Laikipia Permaculture Centre, the groups are putting environmental regeneration into action, whilst making a living from selling aloe.
What are the benefits for your skin?
If it wasn’t enough, the cooling sensation you get when applied to the skin is excellent for reducing swelling and calming sunburns.
Aloe secundiflora is a desert plant that belongs to the lily family. Like Aloe vera, it grows well in dry soils and is native to East and South Africa. The fleshy leaves are covered with white dots when the plant is still young, which then disappear with time, becoming long, green, serrated, and filled with gel.