The Uses and Benefits of Aloe Vera

Posted on August 5, 2021

The Uses and Benefits of Aloe Vera

A succulent plant species that grows wild in tropical climates, aloe vera is much more than just decorative greenery for your home. It is commonly available in gel form, for external use, and as a juice for drinking. Explore the benefits of aloe vera gel and aloe vera juice and discover why they should both be on your shopping list.

How to use Aloe Vera gel

  • Staying safe in the sun is essential, but if you end up spending too much time in the sun, aloe vera gel can be cooling and soothing to the skin. Store in the fridge before use for a more cooling sensation. It is suitable for all skin types and can also be applied up to three times daily. 
  • Aloe vera contains active ingredients which make it a handy addition to your first aid kit.
  • The gel of aloe vera works as a natural body moisturiser, improving skin hydration through a humectant mechanism.1 This is when water is pulled from the dermis (second layer of skin) to the epidermis (top layer of skin). It absorbs easily and is non-sticky, making it great for applying in a hurry after a shower. 
  • The soothing properties of aloe vera gel make it perfect to be packed when going away for a summer holiday or spending time outdoors.
  • Aloe vera gel can be applied to the face and body. We always recommend doing a patch test before use and for any skin conditions please speak to your professional health care practitioner before use.

Why drink Aloe Vera juice

  • The aloe vera plant has a high water content, making aloe vera juice great for hydration, making it particularly good after a hard workout session or on a hot day.
  • Drinking aloe vera juice can support the body’ s mechanism for natural purification and can support maintaining a normal body weight. 
  • Aloe vera juice is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals making it a perfect addition to a healthy diet.
  • A versatile juice, it can be added to smoothies or fruit juice for an extra hit of healthy goodness or enjoyed on its own.

Introduce the natural goodness of aloe vera into your daily routine to boost your wellbeing both inside and out.


  1. Dal’Belo, S. E., Gaspar, L. R. and Maia Campos, P. M. B. G. (2006). Moisturizing effect of cosmetic formulations containing Aloe Vera extract in different concentrations assessed by skin bioengineering techniques. Skin Res Technol.. 12 (4), 241-6.