Quick Facts on Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is 99% water and when topically applied to the skin surface it will improve blood flow, capillary dilation slow bacteria growth improving the overall natural healing process. Aloe Vera is from the succulent plant family Aloe Barbadensis Miller and is a native plant of Africa, originally grew on the coast of Saudi Arabia in Madagascar.
The gel has been widely used in medicinal treatment of abrasions and burns and is also used in the cosmetic manufacturing. Aloe extracts provide a soothing relief for steam burns, sunburn, cuts and abrasions, insect bites and also help relieve pain and irritation. There are chemicals within the aloe gel itself that seem to be able to increase circulation and can be used on bruises sprains and strains as a more natural or remedial soothing agent.
Toxicity, can we eat Aloe Vera?
Aloe juice has not been proven to provide any health benefits nor has there been any medicinal or authority approval. Basically it’s some marketing bullshit “health and well-being spin” that puts a plant on the bottle to sell a health solution. Actually the reverse is true, if consumed Aloin which is the active compound has been found to cause a laxative effect. Pffft….. Oops!
So why is Aloe Vera used in Shaving soap?
The moisturizing effect known as an “emollient effect” is a less abrasive resistance to shaving any sensitive skin surface. When used in combination with vitamin e extracts, Aloe Vera provides a both a barrier and lubrication between the blade edge and the skin surface. The lubrication strip found on high quality safety and disposable razor blades.