We all know that aloe vera – this wonderful plant, that had been used to treat several medical conditions for thousands of years – is good for us. But why is it? And especially why should we use, aloe vera toothpaste or drink aloe vera tea, or ever purchase anything from this list below?
Why Aloe Vera is Good for you?
“Each leaf is full of a slimy tissue that stores water, which makes the leaves thick. This slimy, water-filled tissue is the “gel” we associate with Aloe vera products. The gel contains most of the bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Some of these compounds can help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. It has long been known as a treatment for sores, particularly burns, including sunburns.” Source: medicalnewstoday.com
Here is 5 unexpected products using aloe vera as amongst they main ingredients;
Heath & Heather; Green Tea & Aloe Vera
However it’s 90% green tea and only 10% aloe vera, it’s still something that had to be on my list. Everybody heard about aloe vera jelly drinks and those weird asian waters with the slimy aloe pieces floating inside, but aloe tea is something new & unique for me. It claims to promote healing from the inside, having great benefits for skin, beauty and general wellness.
Nature’s Way; Aloelax
First and foremost: I’m against laxatives. Always try to “get rid” of the things naturally (water, water, water, eating food that are super rich in fiber, try plums for example), before turning to pills or suppositories. But if no other ways are helping, aloe vera is still seems a bit more natural way to treat constipation than pharmaceutical products. “This time it is not the gel, but the latex, that provides the benefits. The latex is a sticky yellow residue found just under the skin of the leaf.”
You can buy this product on iherb.
Frosch; Aloe Vera Fabrics Softener
I’m stuck between chemical and completely natural washing products, and at the moment I’m using the German sustainable brand Frosch, that is a bit better for the environment than the regular washing products, yet still effective. I couldn’t figure out what’s the benefit of having aloe vera in your fabrics softener, but I thought this is also something “unexpected” so I’ve putted it on this list.
Dr. Organic; Aloe Vera Whitening Toothpaste
When my Husband and I switched to a healthier beauty routine, the first thing we changed was our toothpaste. We tried a lot, hated a lot, and ended up being satisfied with only 2 products; one of them is this Aloe Vera toothpaste from Dr. Organic that we are still using (the other one is from Weleda). It’s proven that aloe vera juice used as a mouthwash is very effective against plaque, so I think it’s just as effective as a toothpaste. The antibacterial properties of aloe vera are killing the plaque maker streptococcus bacterias helping us to have better oral health.
Kit Kat; Aloe & Yogurt
The Japanese culture wouldn’t be that special without it’s – let’s say – weird snack selection. They have interesting textures, tastes and they are super creative when it comes to “Japanizing” western products. They’ve raised Kit Kat to a whole new level when they introduced wasabi flavoured or the matcha flavour (and a ton of other special varieties). But the real deal is when Nestle Japan collaborated with the Tokyo Beauty Clinic to create “beautifying” candy bars. One of these collaborations lead to the Kit Kat with Bitter Almond taste, and the other one – claiming that the bar has collagen in it – led to the Aloe Vera flavoured Kit Kat.
Do you know any other surprising aloe vera products?