The Wonders Of Aloe Vera

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All You Need to Know About Aloe Vera and Its Skin Benefits

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At Saabuni we know our soaps are packed with skin loving ingredients that not just look good but do good too. All of our soaps have been carefully created with months of research to make you look and feel great.

We love talking about our products. Keep reading for a three-minute focus on one of the skin-loving ingredients we use in our soaps: Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera soap with gel and juice

What Is Aloe Vera

From the earliest times the Aloe Vera plant was used for its healing properties it was seen as a plant of life, with the ability to regenerate itself.

It was used by ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and was one of the first plants to be introduced to Britain.

The leaves of the Aloe Vera plant have been used throughout history to treat burns, wounds, and skin disorders. The active ingredient in Aloe Vera is absorbed through the skin, so it is widely used as a moisturiser and a cleansing agent for the skin.

The name Aloe Vera derives from the Arabic word “Alloeh” meaning “shining bitter substance,” while “vera” in Latin means “true.” 2000 years ago, the Greek scientists regarded Aloe Vera as the universal remedy. The Egyptians called Aloe “the plant of immortality.”

At Saabuni, our Aloe Vera Soap Range is enriched with pure Aloe Vera juice and gel. Our soap is gentle on the skin and with regular use, helps reverse skin damage.

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Aloe Vera in India

Aloe Vera is one of the most cherished plants in India.

Some believe that Aloe Vera grew in the Garden of Eden and therefore it has been named the “silent healer”. In Sanskrit, Aloe is known as Musabbar or Ghrita Kumari. Kumari means girl and it was believed that this plant supplied the energy of youth to women and had a rejuvenating effect.

In the Hindu culture, the Aloe Vera plant retains an important place among the sacred plants of the Atharva Veda. The Atharva Veda is a collection of books that hold great significance in popular religion and hold information and procedures for everyday life.

In Ayurveda (the ancient Indian science of health and life), Aloe Vera is considered to be ‘Vera rasayana’– the rejuvenator of the organism.

According to Ayurveda Aloe Vera contains four flavours – sweet, sour, bitter and astringent.

In Indian ayurvedic medicine, Aloe Vera is applied in numerous applications such as rejuvenating remedies, for menorrhoea problems and to stabilise the cardiovascular system.

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How is Aloe Vera used in Skincare?

As a cosmetic ingredient, Aloe Vera is widely used in many mainstream skincare and cosmetics. It is claimed to have many benefits for the skin, including moisturizing, soothing, healing, and anti-inflammatory effects. Aloe Vera gel is also said to be beneficial for sunburns and other skin injuries.

Aloe Vera is a super plant. It contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and E, the list goes on! Providing many body and skin loving characteristics.

Organic Aloe Vera Gel and Juice

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera gel has great moisturising properties, due to its abundant polysaccharide content and the fact that it functions as a gel, allows it to form a protective layer over the skin.  The polysaccharide chains of the molecular composition of Aloe Vera gel are what gives aloe its super skin care and medicinal properties.

Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates. Rather than having just one functional property, they instead describe a class of ingredients with multi-functional properties for the skin. Among them is the gels’ ability to bind to water making it a humectant and emollient (moisturizer).  Aloe Vera gel is a star when it comes to retaining moisture on the skin.

Aloe Vera gel also contains vitamins, amino acids, minerals, making certain of the healthy functioning of the epidermis and the skins’ ability to restore itself. Some studies point to possible analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities of the gel, which would also provide relief for skin injuries, burns and promotion of healing after sunburn.

These qualities inspired us at Saabuni to include Aloe Vera Gel and Aloe Vera juice in all our Aloe Vera Soaps. Our soap recipes have been carefully crafted to ensure we are using the ingredients that are beneficial for the skin.


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If you are as blown away with the benefits of Aloe Vera, you’re not alone! When we researched the ingredients for our soaps, we knew we couldn’t miss out on using this super product in our soaps. Aloe Vera is available in massaging, exfoliating and hand and body soap, click on this link to take advantage of the offers on our site.

Don’t stop there though, if you still want to learn about how we add Aloe Vera into our soap, join us for a chai and a chat! We love hearing from you.

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