4 Reasons Aloe Vera Gel is Better than Lotion
Earth’s Daughter is a proud purveyor of natural personal care products. Our goal is to keep both our customers and our planet healthy and beautiful. We don’t offer anything that hasn’t met our high standards for quality, safety, and affordability. One of our most popular products is our Aloe Vera gel. This cleansing, healing substance is found within the thick green spiny leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, a succulent herb that grows throughout northern Africa (and now, due to its widespread use, in many other places). “Aloe” is the Arabic name for a particular group of bitter-tasting plants, and “vera” is Latin for “true.” Earth’s Daughter Aloe Vera gel is 99.75 percent organic and cold-pressed to retain its purity. This product works well as a topical treatment to repair, maintain, or enhance your skin. Many of our customers have tossed their regular lotions in favor of Aloe Vera gel’s wonderful properties. In the following blog, we explain four reasons why Aloe Vera gel is better than lotion.
1. People have been using aloe vera for millennia.
Aloe Vera is an ancient medical and cosmetic remedy. Long before modern lotions lined the shelves at grocery stores, people were cracking open this succulent plant’s leaves to get the precious gel inside. As the Indian Journal of Dermatology’s review of Aloe Vera explains: “[this] plant has been known and used for centuries for its health, beauty, medicinal, and skin care properties…2000 years ago, the Greek scientists regarded Aloe Vera as the universal panacea. The Egyptians called Aloe ‘the plant of immortality.’” The authors go on to note that Egyptian empress Cleopatra used it to beautify her skin and Christopher Columbus helped heal his pioneering soldiers’ wounds with Aloe Vera. This powerful plant extract has been used across the globe for generations. Its benefits have stood the test of time, making it a much more ideal choice than typical lotion.
2. Aloe vera gel is naturally soothing.
While cultures around the world have known about Aloe Vera for millennia, most Americans learn about this herb after a long day at the beach. It’s commonly used to treat sunburns because it is so soothing to the skin. Healthy.net explains: “in the mid-1930s, researchers enthusiastically reported quick and complete healing of skin burns caused by X-rays and ultraviolet and gamma rays” with Aloe Vera, and “since the first clinical trials of the gel…subsequent trials have produced similar, positive results.”
Why is Aloe Vera such a calming, healing substance? The magic of this plant remains somewhat of a mystery to scientists, but its “gel comprises more than seventy-five compounds, including polysaccharides (complex carbohydrates), steroids, organic acids, enzymes, antibiotic agents, amino acids, and minerals.” In short, Aloe Vera is an organic powerhouse that can help you look and feel great.
3. It lacks lotion’s potentially damaging dyes, fragrances, and alcohols.
One of the best things about our Aloe Vera gel is what it doesn’t include: potentially harmful, irritating substances you’re likely to find in lotion. This makes it safe and simple to use. It’s a quintessential product for children, people with sensitive skin, and those who just aren’t too keen on unnecessarily exposing themselves to synthetic substances.
4. Aloe vera is multifunctional moisturizer.
There’s a reason the Greeks thought Aloe Vera was a cure-all: this product has myriad uses. You can use our gel to:
- Cool and heal sunburned skin
- Moisturize your face (it makes for an excellent relaxing face mask) and body
- Take off your makeup
- Create natural baby wipes (Aloe Vera is especially helpful for youngsters with diaper rash)
- Condition or style your hair
- Shave your face or legs
- Get rid of puffy dark circles under your eyes
- Treat acne
- Disinfect scratches, infections, or other skin conditions
- Diminish the appearance of scars and stretch marks
- As a hand sanitizer (if you need a recipe, we’ve got one for you)
- Clean, de-flea, and de-mite your pets (check out our recipes for shampoo and topical treatments)
As you can see, the uses are virtually limitless. This makes having Aloe Vera in your medicine cabinet a much more versatile choice than sticking with the same old lotion.
Enjoy Aloe Vera Gel Today
Are you ready to swap out your lotion for Aloe Vera gel? Purchase a bottle of ours today to find out how this time-honored treatment could help you.