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New Month, New Insights: 5 Interesting Facts About Aloe Vera

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

Aloe Vera, an ancient plant with a wide array of uses and benefits that have been shared and passed down the generations from one woman, to a mother, to another woman and so forth. Even today, more and more benefits of the plant are being unearthed and applied in all sorts of industries including in the skincare and makeup sectors.

While it seems like some women are naturally born with the knowledge that aloe vera can treat sunburn and that the consumption thereof eases constipation – they probably learned the information somewhere and will happily share and apply it wherever suitable.

However, today we will not be delving into the many life-changing benefits of Aloe Vera. Instead, we will be reading about some five interesting topic-starters about Aloe Vera that the next man or woman may find pleasantly surprising:

1. There Exists More than 400 Species of Aloe Vera

While the pointy plant originated in the Arabian Peninsula – it would spread all over the globe and used throughout many cultures, differently. Variations of the plant can range from colour to size to how much water it contains. The largest type in this plant family, the Aloidendron Dichotomum, colloquially called the Kokerboom or Quiver tree, can grow up to 7 meters tall.

2. The Queen Regnant of Egypt Used Aloe Vera

The Aloe Vera plant has been used throughout history as both a medicinal and therapeutic remedy. Mentions of the use of the plant appear in Sumerian and Chinese writings around 3000 B.C and can be found described in Egyptian papyrus scripts as “a plant of immortality”. With the anti-aging, pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory benefits thereof widely known during the Ptolemaic dynasty – it is safe to assume that the Lady Pharaoh, Cleopatra probably used the plant as a staple in her skin-hack regimen.

3. Aloe Vera is Mostly Water

Raw Aloe Vera leaf flesh contains roughly 96.7% water while the sticky gel comprises of approximately 99.5% water. The rest of the plant is made of a mixture of substances that include proteins, natural acids and some nutrients.

4. The Global Aloe Vera Gel Market is Estimated to be Worth Approximately US$460 million

Increasing usage of the Aloe Vera plant in food and cosmetics has contributed to a staggering growth in the value of the global Aloe Vera market. While the plant grows better in hot tropical weather; a strong worldwide demand for the plant and its endless benefits has caused producers from all over the globe to produce and supply the demand aggressively, often having to utilize questionable means of production in order to fulfil the sudden demand. Later this month, we will be profiling a few pro-woman organizations that have taken a firm stance against the act of overproduction and the severe effects it can have on the environment.

5. Aloe Vera Gel is Perfectly Compatible with the Actuator Technology Used on Airless Pumps

Airless bottle containers make use of a dispensing system that utilizes a piston instead of a tube to dispense the product. The technology combines a pump, a specially designed container and a piston at the base which, as one pumps, thrusts the gel upwards towards the nozzle at the top for perfect dispensing. While the viscosity of Aloe Vera gel may fluctuate depending on the additives, airless bottles are generally considered to be reliable for containing and dispensing dense and gelatinous substances with ease.

Whether you’re a plantswoman, a masseuse or a gadget-enthusiast; we can all agree that nothing beats an opener like a fun fact about Aloe Vera. The airless packaging items on offer on the Floraison products page are great to look at, but even more so, they present the awesome feature of being air-tight and thus being perfectly suitable for storing and even prolonging the shelf-life of Aloe Vera gel products.

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