Aloe Vera contains over 200 biologically active, naturally occurring constituents: polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and minerals. It is naturally detoxifying, supports a low immune system as well as boosting vitamin and mineral intake. If consumed it is known to lower cholestrol and blood sugar whilst being excellent for digestion. Studies have shown that it stimulates hair growth. It was used by the Ancient Chinese and Egyptians to treat burns, wounds and reduce fever. Alexander the Great, upon advice from Aristotle, conquered the island of Socotra just to secure a steady supply to treat his soldiers. Cleopatra used it as a daily skin treatment to moisturise and protect her ageing skin. In 1944 Japan it was used as a burn treatment following the “A” bomb. Those who were treated with Aloe Vera are said to have recovered quicker than those treated medicinally and had less scaring.
Why Tabitha includes it
Aloe Vera has exceedingly moisturising properties making it the perfect ingredient for our products. It’s gel like substance is able to penetrate the entire hair shaft as it has a similar composition to keratin, the hair’s naturally occurring protein, delivering moisture exactly where you need it.