More than 6,000 years ago, the Egyptians were known to have used aloe vera to treat burns and wounds and it is now one of the more studied plant-based treatments.
Aloe vera is known for its skin soothing and healing properties, but it’s also an excellent moisturiser that can help to keep the skin hydrated. This makes it an ideal ingredient in many organic skincare products such as moisturisers, serums and cleansers. It also works wonders as a base ingredient for liquid hand washes.
Aloe vera can do much more than soothe sunburn says Joel Schlessinger MD an US based dermatologist. "It’s stems store water, creating a clear, gel-like substance that contains vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids," he says. This ability to store water helps the succulent plant survive in tropical climates around the world, or in a pot in your windowsill, but the species can go beyond beautifying your garden. There's a long history of using aloe vera gel as a home remedy, according to the US based National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health .
According to the magazine Women’s Health Magazine, aloe vera can also kill germs. They say that it’s “known for its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties” and that “aloe vera has been shown to inhibit the growth of some bacteria that can cause harm to humans.”
ChooseWell uses organic aloe vera in all of its liquid hand washes. The natural aloe vera product delivers an instant moisture infusion to all skin types, and is gentle on sensitive skin.