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The Power of Aloesorb

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Even though aloe has been used and noted for good health for thousands of years, it was only in the last 25 years or so that the science behind aloe’s powerful benefits was discovered.  At Lily of the Desert, we have dedicated years of studying more into what makes aloe beneficial and found a way to enhance our quality aloe products even more with our patent-pending process called Aloesorb

So, What Is Aloesorb?

Aloesorb is a one-of-a-kind aloe boost, made up of 100% organic aloe vera. It is created by extracting high molecular weight polysaccharides naturally found within the aloe plant. These “longer” polysaccharides are what deliver aloe’s amazing health benefits. 

Once the best polysaccharides are gathered, we then infuse them back into our products. This process is a big reason why our aloe line is clinically proven to boost nutrient absorption and white blood cell counts.

As such, no other aloe company or product offers what we do. You can find Aloesorb in each of our aloe vera products due to its unique efficacy and health-based qualities.

Why It Makes A Difference

Many aloe companies will claim their products help maintain wellness, but don’t actually have the science to back it up. We have administered independent gold-standard clinical studies to do just that. Our Aloesorb-infused products show a significant increase in aloe’s health benefits.  Study findings showed that our products with Aloesorb help to:

  • increase nutrient absorption, especially when taken with a water-soluble supplement like Vit. C.
  • enhance antioxidant support in the body and help reduce oxidative stress
  • decrease toxic levels of nitrates that inhibit nutrients from absorbing easily
  • boost immune support by increasing white blood cell activity

By incorporating our aloe products with Aloesorb into your day-to-day life, it can make a huge difference in staying happy, healthy, and functioning properly.

Is Aloesorb An Additive?

This is a frequently asked question we get quite often. Aloesorb does not contain any additives, preservatives, or water. Due to this, it does not affect the taste of our products in any way. To put it simply, Aloesorb is derived from our organically-grown aloe vera and nothing else. We add 60 mg per 2oz serving of Aloesorb to all of our products for optimum benefits. 

Where Can I Find Lily Products?

Here is just a shortlist of the fantastic aloe products that use Aloesorb:

If you’re interested in any of our ground-breaking products, you can use our store locator tool to discover Alesorb products near you.

To learn more about Lily of the Desert products and how our Aloesorb method can help boost your immune system, reach out to us on social media! You can find us on Facebook or Instagram. We look forward to helping you boost your immune system! 

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5 Tips for Everyday Immune Health

Kids are back in school, work is in full swing, and Halloween is just around the corner. That can only mean one thing: we’re back to seasonal germs. However, taking proper care of your immune health is the best way to fight against these pesky germs.

1.Cough & Sneeze Into Your Arm

Part of stopping the spread of germs is working together as a community. To keep germs at bay, we all need to pull our weight. The least we can do is cough and sneeze into our arms when we’re out in public.

This method is known as the vampire cough. While coughing or sneezing into your arm isn’t a fool-proof plan, it can significantly slow down the spread of germs. Experts suggest this method is better than using your hands. This is because you’re less likely to touch surfaces or other people with your sleeve.

2. Eat Well

Have you ever tried to treat a cold with a bowl of soup and a cup of warm tea? While your heart may be in the right place, even though the rest of your body feels out of sorts, taking care of your immune health is a bit more complicated.

A balanced diet consists of a range of vitamins and minerals. The right nutrients can help prepare your body for its fight against infections and disease. Some of the foods you should add to your diet include:

  • Miso
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Sauerkraut
  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Fermented Vegetables
  • Other Prebiotic Foods

3. Exercise

The best way to maximize a healthy diet is by exercising regularly. Exercising is also a great way to boost your immune health. Physical activity, such as a light jog or a brisk walk, can help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways.

Keeping up with physical activity can also cause a change in antibodies and white blood cells. These are two of the main ways we fight off infiltrating germs. The rise in body temperature while working out can also help prevent bacteria from growing. However, be careful not to overextend yourself, as that can cause more harm than good.

4. Sleep Well

A poor sleep schedule is a common trend among those who frequently find themselves ill. While it can be hard to adjust your sleep cycle, we can’t stress enough how important a healthy eight hours of sleep is.

During sleep, your immune system releases cytokines. Your body uses these cytokines to fight off infections or inflammation. Long-term sleep deprivation can increase your risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

5. Lily’s Hand Sanitizer and Aloe Vera Juice

Your hands are constantly coming in contact with germs and unwanted bacteria. To combat these foreign invaders, our aloe vera-based Lily’s hand sanitizer offers a safe and germ-free method to keep your hands clean. This formula has a 70% U.S.-sourced ethyl alcohol base, mixed with our soothing, organically-grown aloe vera. It’s safe, gentle, and great for the whole family to use.

Plus, drinking our aloe vera juice can help give your immune system the boost it needs. It is clinically proven to help boost white blood cells that act as a first line of defense in our bodies. Add it to your favorite immune-boosting smoothie, you can find some recipes here from our blog.

Protect Your Immune System With Lily

If you’re looking to strengthen your immune system, Lily of the Desert products can help! We offer a wide range of aloe vera-based products designed to help you take better care of yourself. To find a store near you please use our store finder tool.

You can also find us on Facebook or Instagram if you have any questions about the products we offer!

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Seasonal Sale & Best Seller Giveaway

best seller giveaway imageCozy sweaters, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice around every corner. We all love Fall and the things that come with it, but it’s important not to forget to take care of yourself during the season with good health. With the weather getting cooler and our store-wide Fall Sale in full swing, now is the perfect time to boost your immune system with a fabulous Lily of the Desert giveaway! Jump start your natural defenses and help deter seasonal dry skin with our best-selling favorites, on sale at select retailers near you.

Best Seller Giveaway Items

How to Enter

This giveaway is fun, easy to enter, and even gives you two chances to win! Simply react to our giveaway post on either Facebook or Instagram and leave us a comment. One winner will be announced on each platform on October 26, 2021! Good luck, and stay healthy!

Terms & Conditions

  • Only one entry per person per platform.
  • No purchase is necessary to win.
  • Must be 18 years old or older to win.
  • Must be a resident of the United States.
  • This giveaway is not endorsed, sponsored, or administered by Facebook.
  • The winner will be selected by Lily of the Desert and announced on the Facebook page on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
  • If the prize is unclaimed after 24 hours from notification, the prize will be forfeited, and Lily of the Desert can pick a new winner.

Aloe & Immune Support

When it comes to the cold and flu, it’s better to take the offense in order to have a good defense. Start strengthening your immune system early on to protect it against the elements ahead. How? Well, Lily of the Desert makes it easy to prioritize your wellness with our selection of aloe-based natural products.

With proven ingredients and a quality-ensured vertical integration system, our aloe vera gives you maximum health benefits in every bottle. Just as aloe naturally contains over 200 biologically active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides, we’ve found a way to boost those benefits ten-fold through our patent-pending Aloesorb process. That means you’re getting even more out of your aloe than before!

Aloe Is Nature’s Favorite Moisturizer

Changes in seasons also mean changes to drier skin. Cracked skin on your hands, chapped faces, and more can be a real problem for so many. Aloe is not just for sunburns. You can use our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly to help keep your entire body hydrated and moisturized. With the help of Aloesorb, our gelly can moisturize a minimum of 3 epidermal layers for ultimate penetration.  Use it under makeup, for shaving, on your scalp; it’s such a great daily use product that can be helpful to the entire household.  

With our Aloe Hand Sanitizer, you get germ-fighting benefits without stripping your hands of their natural moisture. It’s so frustrating to have dry hands in colder seasons, and then having to worry about everyone’s germs on so many different surfaces makes it even worse. Our hand sanitizer is lab-tested to kill 99.99% of germs you come into contact with each day. And since it contains our own organically-grown aloe vera, you know it will keep your skin calm and moisturized.  

Save Big With Our Seasonal Sale!

Now during the entire month of October, we are discounting all Lily of the Desert products in select stores around the country! Use our store locator to find a participating retailer near you. These products are best sellers for a reason – so don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Don’t want to leave the house? You can also find our products online anytime at Amazon, Vitacost, and iHerb. Finally, check out our Facebook and Instagram for more great giveaways, health tips, DIY ideas, and more!

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Cucumber Cooler Mocktail

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As our bodies transition from summer to fall, it’s good to make sure our immune systems are strong during some of the hottest months of the year. Take a moment to wind down, relax, and enjoy the fizzy excellence of our aloe-infused Cucumber Cooler Mocktail. 

Refreshingly Easy

You don’t have to drink alcohol to have a great time, and that goes double for buffing up our immune systems. Most people know how toxic and taxing alcohol is on the body. Not only does it lower our immune system’s response, but it also opens up pathways for additional issues. Being kind to your body by replacing alcohol with aloe vera and other healthy nutrients will help its natural detoxification process.

Cucumber Cooler Mocktail Ingredients:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 4 tbsp Whole Leaf Aloe Juice
  • 2 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Grated Ginger Root
  • 8 oz Club Soda/Soda Water
  • 1/2 Fresh Lime

Directions:

Begin by removing the skin of your cucumber. You can either juice your whole cucumber if you have a juicer or blend it in your blender. Add the cucumber juice to your shaker cup along with 4 tbsp Whole Leaf Aloe Juice, ½ of a lime squeezed, and add ½ tsp of grated ginger root to your shaker.

Put the lid on and shake for 5-10 seconds, making sure all the juices are incorporated before adding the carbonated soda. Next, add 8 oz Club Soda or Soda Water to the juices and ginger. Finally, pour into your cocktail or martini glass and garnish with 2 fresh mint leaves, and enjoy! 

How Aloe Vera Can Help You

Too often, our bodies are bogged down processing food. Likewise, we can become overburdened by detoxifying our bodies so much that our digestion becomes compromised. Many valuable vitamins and minerals go unabsorbed, and we are left with deficiencies. By adding aloe vera juice to your diet, you can help improve your digestion, strengthen your immune system, and better absorb vital minerals and nutrients. 

Aloe Vera juice contains a variety of enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids that help the body what it needs. The neutral flavor makes it an easy addition to any beverage without changing its flavor. We also carry preservative-free juice products that have an even milder taste. 

How to Buy Lily of the Desert Products

Here at Lily of the Desert, we carry a large selection of high-quality products that provide the support you need. From holistic aloe vera juices to moisturizing hand sanitizer, we’re ready to get you on the road to wellness. 

Visit our store locator to find a store near you. You can also find our products online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson Vitamins to have them shipped to your door. 

Finally, feel free to leave a comment, ask questions, or follow us for special promotions and new products. Reach out today!

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7 Super Foods for Healthy Digestion

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Healthy digestion starts with what you eat. From the minute food passes through our lips, the body is flooded with essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients – depending on the foods we consume. Let’s talk about the top 7 superfoods that can help you support healthy digestion!

1. Yogurt

Yogurt is made by fermenting milk with beneficial bacteria. Containing high levels of calcium, yogurt includes almost every nutrient your body requires. In addition, the probiotics in yogurt help encourage healthy and regular digestion. When purchasing yogurt, it’s important to buy one that has live and active cultures. This ensures that the bacteria hasn’t been killed off by the pasteurization process. 

2. Whole Grains

Diets rich in whole grains may help with breaking down foods. It can also support a healthy digestive system. Chock full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and protein, whole grains tend to be recommended over plain white breads. Additionally, whole grains can help support healthy digestion. This is due to the naturally occurring fiber, as well as containing prebiotics which feed beneficial gut bacteria.

3. Apples

The old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” was coined for a reason. As one of the most popular fruits, apples are a convenient and healthy snack. Containing vitamin c, potassium, fiber, and polyphenols, apples deliver a generous nutritional punch for their size. High in fiber and water, consuming apples can make you feel fuller than if you eat applesauce or other processed apple products. The peel contains the largest concentration of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant. 

4. Ginger

A flavorful spice that packs a lot of flavors, ginger is well known for its herbal uses as well as spicing up foods. Ginger contains a powerful compound called gingerol, which has been useful in quelling nausea, aiding in digestion, and boosting the immune system. One of the best-known uses of ginger is for aiding pregnant women with nausea. 

5. Green Vegetables 

Leafy green vegetables are chock full of fiber, minerals, and vitamins including A and K. For the best health benefits, consuming leafy green vegetables raw is preferred, but cooking leafy greens like kale may be more palatable for some. Adding raw spinach or kale to smoothies is a great way to bump up consumption without feeling like you’re eating greens. 

6. Salmon

Salmon is a fatty fish superfood that contains large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, is a great source of protein, and is surprisingly high in B vitamins. Not only does eating salmon help with digestive regularity, but it also can help boost mental health due to the B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. 

7. Aloe Vera Juice

If you’re no stranger to occasional heartburn, constipation, or stomach upset, consuming high-quality aloe vera juice may be useful in supporting optimal functionality. For example, Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Vera Juice can help balance your stomach acidity naturally. Other benefits of drinking aloe juice are it can help calm an upset stomach, increase nutrient absorption, and also help your body naturally detoxify. 

Each of our internal aloe products help support a healthy immune system. This because each of our products contain Aloesorb. Made from pure aloe itself, Aloesorb does not affect the flavor, but does increase the improved efficacy of the health benefits. Not only does it encourage good digestion, but in turn, it works to strengthen our immunity.

Get Your Hands on Lily

Are you interested in improving your digestion and better immunity?  Find a Lily of the Desert retailer near you with our handy store locator. You can also go online to Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins to have the products sent to you. Then, connect with us online on Facebook and Instagram and let us know what you think!

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Does Detoxing Actually Work?

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There’s a reason healthy detoxes are so popular. Although our bodies have natural systems to help filter toxins, we can still get overloaded through the foods we eat, the environments we’re exposed to, and the daily stresses of life. But, does detoxing actually work?

Why Detox?

Studies show we’re exposed to a culmination of pollutants each and every day. It is common for us to encounter heavy metals, pesticides, preservatives, and other harmful chemicals without our knowledge. These disturb the metabolic process and can even go on to affect our mental health. 

Just as we are constantly bombarded with toxins, the human body has adapted to flushing them out. Not only are the kidneys and liver vital organs in the detoxification process, but the lungs, the colon, and our skin play a huge role as well. However, even with such systems in place, it is impossible to detoxify the body completely.

What Does Detoxing Look Like?

When people think of detoxing, they usually think of doing a radical cleanse with some sort of liquid substance made of cayenne pepper and lemons. Those are usually home remedies that don’t have much stake in actual data or results. An actual detox can be a variety of things. Lightening the load on your detoxifying organs is a form of detox. Likewise, introducing a healthy diet, increasing supplement intake, or adding a new exercise regimen can serve as a way to help the process along.

Though your liver, kidneys, and other organs do a good job filtering toxins, they aren’t designed to work so hard for so long. Without proper care and support, the body will likely develop other issues due to it failing to function optimally and systems that are overworked. This is the body’s primary way of preventing illnesses. Supporting the body through its detoxification can make all the difference in the world. 

How to Support A Natural Detox

There are many ways we can support a healthy detox. Eating a diet high in plants like fruits, vegetables, and dark leafy greens can help improve detoxing through our intestines. Drinking water will also promote detoxification through urine and our kidneys. 

Exercising helps keep us feeling good, but make sure to drink about 2-3 cups of water per hour and more as you do. Additionally, sweating is the skin’s way of detoxifying the body. Showering after working out is important, as it will keep your body from reabsorbing the toxins it sweated out.

You can also help support the body with natural supplements. Aloe is a shining example of this. When paired with trusted herbs like spearmint leaf, milk thistle seeds, and more, it can provide a safe and effective way to encourage good detoxification. Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Herbal Detox Formula uses a blend that is specially formulated to support cleansing, digestive regularity, and improved nutrient absorption.

Lily of The Desert Aloe Herbal Detox Formula 

Not all aloe vera formulas are created equally. Here at Lily of the Desert, we provide only the highest quality aloe vera products. Find a store near you or visit Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins to get started. 

We love hearing from all of our customers, and are here to answer any questions you may have. Reach out to us on social media and follow to see what’s new on our Facebook and Instagram!

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How to Have A Successful Back to School

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With classes starting, parents and kids are scrambling to make sure they have everything needed to make the school year great. From health and nutrition to routines and supplies, here are some tips to help make things a little easier.

Prepare The Night Before

One way to ensure your kids are prepared to walk out the door is to get everything together the night before. For example, laying out their clothes and shoes will help speed up the morning process and keep everyone from feeling the stress. Have a light jacket ready for those cold hallways and classrooms. 

Likewise, if your kids bring lunch from home, pack what you can the night before and have it ready in the fridge for easy access. It’s also smart to have their backpack and anything else they need for school ready to go by the door. Review their schedules and classroom assignments ahead of time to get them prepared for the hustle and bustle of a new school year. 

Label Their Items

Kids tend to misplace just about everything they touch. Add in a new classroom, new friends, and even a bus ride, they’ll tend to lose things even more quickly. Be sure to label everything with your kids’ names to make sure it always comes back to them. We suggest labeling the tag in the jacket and backpack. You should also label any supplies your kids may be taking back and forth to school.

Encourage Healthy Eating

After-school appetites are always to be expected. To keep the kids and mom happy, try leaving out a snack bin. Having a bin full of prepackaged snacks or even ones you have divided out into bags can help with the afternoon routine in your home. Not only are they a great way to ensure your children are eating well, but they’re also handy for school snacks and lunches.

It’s also important to make sure they’re staying hydrated during the day. If you have trouble getting them to drink their fair share of water, give EcoDrink Naturals a try. These packets are easy for kids to grab, mix with a bottle of water, and enjoy. Parents love them because they are sugar-free and contain multivitamins to help keep the kids hydrated! Kids love them because they give water just the right burst of flavor.

Back to School Essentials

Germs are everywhere, especially in highly populated areas. Keeping your kids protected during the school year can be challenging, but little tips and habits can help make it easier. A bottle of Lily’s hand sanitizer in their lunch box and backpack can help ensure they have clean hands and keep the germs away. Our hand sanitizer kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria, contains vitamin E, and is naturally gentle on sensitive skin.

You should also remind them of the importance of washing their hands after using the bathroom. Encourage them to cough and sneeze into their elbow, and keep distance between them and anyone they know is sick. It’s no secret kids love to share, and unfortunately, that can include anything from germs to lice. Good hygiene and healthy habits are a parent’s best friends!

Purchasing Your Back to School Essentials

Starting your scholars off right in the new year with a little help from Lily. Visit Amazon, Pharmaca, and Swanson Vitamins to purchase your favorite back to school essentials, or check out our Facebook or Instagram for more information. We would love to hear your feedback or any questions you may have!

 

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10 Fantastic Facts About Lily of the Desert

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At Lily, we’re always finding new ways to grow and adapt for our customers. That’s why we’ve spent 50 incredible years producing high-quality natural products and processes to help support millions of people around the world. So, what makes Lily so unique?

1. We Have 50 Years in the Natural Products Field

Headquartered in the heartland of Texas, Lily of the Desert has proudly made a name for itself in the natural products field for 50 years. What started as an aloe brand has grown into much more, as our company continues to evolve and promote holistic wellness.

2. Don Lovelace Founded LOTD on Science & Compassion 

In 1977, our founder, Don Lovelace, opened his first farm in Mercedes, Texas. His dedication to quality, science, and compassion has made Lily of the Desert the powerhouse it is today. With Don’s guidance, we were able to formulate a preservative-free aloe vera juice that provides all the benefits of organic aloe vera juice, but without the bitter flavor. 

3. One of the Largest Organic Growers & Processors of Aloe

Twenty years later in 1997, Lily of the Desert became one of the largest organic growers and processors of Aloe vera. Our quality assurance methods prove that we are one of the largest growers, processors, and manufacturers of aloe vera products.

4. Among the First to Decolorize/Filter Aloin Content 

Aloin is a bitter compound that naturally occurs in the aloe vera plant. In high doses, aloin can actually be toxic. We were among the first brands to decolorize and filter the aloin content to less than 1 part per million within our aloe products to better our customer’s health.

5. Among the First to Add “Whole Leaf” Options in Aloe Products 

Lily was also among the first to offer “Whole Leaf” options in aloe vera products. This process uses the plant’s complete leaf, including the outer rind, in the production. Inversely, the Inner Fillet options only contain the inner gel-like portion of the leaf. Many of the beneficial polysaccharides are actually located in the outer rind.

6. First to Make a USDA Organic, Preservative-Free Aloe Juice 

As some customers prefer products that don’t contain preservatives, we were the first to make a USDA organic, preservative-free Aloe vera juice. While the health benefits are the same for both products, the preservative-free version has a milder taste for more sensitive palates. 

7. The First to Focus on Aloe Polysaccharides

We pride ourselves on backing our claims with science, and Lily was among the first to have its products & manufacturing be expertly reviewed in clinical studies. Our motto is “retaining the quality that nature created,” and one of the best ways we honor that is through our very own patent-pending Aloesorb process. Made from pure aloe vera, Aloesorb works to enhance the natural benefits of aloe, boost nutrient absorption rates, and increase white blood cell counts.

8. Began A Wellness-Oriented Nutraceuticals Division 

In 2009, Lily launched its Nutraceutical Division with products like organic coconut oil and EcoDrink Naturals, a grab-and-go beverage mix that offers vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. Drinking EcoDrink can ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs to maintain good health.  

9. First Aloe Product to Be GRAS Certified from Expert Research Panel

In order to maintain the best quality possible, each of our products, processes, and facilities are put through rigorous tests by an independent panel of expert researchers. We are proud to be the first to create aloe products that are GRAS (generally recognized as safe) certified and USDA approved.

10. Began Formulating Aloe-Infused Hand Sanitizer

When it comes to high-touch situations, you need high-quality ingredients to keep germs at bay. That’s where Lily’s aloe-based hand sanitizer comes into play. In 2020, we created a moisturizing hand sanitizer with our organically-grown aloe to help skin stay germ-free without drying it out.

How to Purchase Lily of the Desert Products

Can’t wait to get your hands on Lily? Find a retailer near you with our handy store locator. You can also go online to Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins to have the products sent to you. Then, connect with us online on Facebook and Instagram and let us know what you think!

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The Many Topical Uses of Aloe Vera

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The topical benefits of aloe gelly have been known for thousands of years (even Cleopatra was a fan!), but most people only think to use it after they’ve had their fun in the sun. Aloe vera can be used in so many great ways to help hydrate and soothe your entire body, from head to toe. As one of nature’s most nourishing super plants, we’re excited to explore all the different ways topical aloe vera can be applied for more self-care.

Facial Care

Aloe vera is an awesome face moisturizer for even the most sensitive skin types. Since it doesn’t have any harsh ingredients, you can use it anywhere on your body for deep and gentle hydration. 

You can use our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly as a daily moisturizer to help hydrate your face and keep dry skin at bay. Apply some gelly before you put on your makeup in the morning to help keep a fresh face and add it to your nightly skincare routine for additional moisture. Aloe gelly will not clog your pores!

Shaving is easier, with less chance of bumps appearing, when using aloe vera gelly and helps leave skin feeling smooth. 

Hair Care 

Aloe contains vitamins A, C, and E that can help promote healthy hair. Studies have found that using aloe to condition the scalp may stimulate your hair follicles. This is due to the proteolytic enzymes that help repair dead skin cells. 

You can use plain 99% Aloe Vera Gelly as hair styling gel, or add in essential oils for their benefits and fragrance. Tea tree, rosemary, and lavender may be good choices to add to hair gel, as they are antifungal and have other healthy properties! Check out our Aloe Vera Styling Spray as well!

Body & Foot Care

Our bodies slough off over a million skin cells in 24 hours. In order for healthy, living skin cells to come to the top layer we sometimes need to help get rid of the dead cells. 

Using ingredients around the house, a “Do-It-Yourself” aloe body scrub is great for softening and smoothing skin while providing moisturizing benefits. Sea salt exfoliates dead or damaged skin cells, while the aloe vera gelly hydrates dry and itchy skin. Plus, raw honey’s antimicrobial properties help your skin in its natural healing process. Next time you need a spa day at home, be sure to have 99% Aloe Vera Gelly on hand!

And don’t forget that you can use the aloe gelly for shaving! It’s an easy option to eliminate unwanted hair while hydrating the skin at the same time. Just rub in any remaining gelly for a natural skin softener. 

We’ve all experienced the effects of being out in the sun too long. As one of the most common uses for topical aloe, the 99% Aloe Vera Gelly works to cool down the affected area when applied. It can also help stimulate collagen production and contains key vitamins and amino acids that can help soften skin. Specifically formulated to replenish weather-worn skin, our gelly provides an excellent source of soothing hydration. It moisturizes deep into at least three of our epidermal layers using pure, organically-grown aloe vera after a hot summer day.

Other potential uses include nail cuticle care, around eyebrows after waxing, daily foot moisturizer (use with a pumice stone).

How to Purchase 99% Aloe Vera Gelly

Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly is effective and safe to use on the whole family. To purchase, use our store locator to find a store near you. You can also go online to Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins to have the products delivered right to your door. 

Looking to connect with us online? You can visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to leave a comment, ask questions, or give us a follow! We love interacting with our fans.

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Essential Herbs for Healthy Digestion

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For centuries, people have used “bitter herbs” to help their digestion. Although they may sound unpleasant, bitter herbs actually assist in stimulating the body’s natural production of saliva due to their bitter taste! This encourages the breakdown of food, which results in healthier digestion.

At Lily of the Desert, we’ve discovered some fantastic combinations of trusted herbs and our own organically-grown aloe vera to assist the body’s digestion process. 

Herbs that Help Digestion 

Maintaining healthy digestion each day is not always the easiest task. Whether it is bloating, nausea, occasional heartburn, or indigestion, there are many herbs found in nature that can help keep your digestion on track.

  • Peppermint leaf can help relax your digestive system and balance stomach acidity to help with occasional gas and nausea. 
  • Chamomile leaf can help to support a healthy appetite. 
  • Borage leaf can help to soothe and ease digestion.
  • Marshmallow root helps promote regularity while soothing the digestive tract.
  • Ginger root can assist in cleansing, digestive discomfort and issues with motion. 
  • Pau D’Arco bark can help keep the gut clear while soothing the stomach and intestines. 
  • Blessed thistle herb may help soothe indigestion and stomach upset. 
  • Slippery elm bark can help calm your stomach and bowels. 
  • Fennel seed can help balance stomach acidity and ease digestive discomfort. 
  • Aloe vera can work with your own stomach acid to help maintain balance for healthy digestion.

If your digestion could use some support from these herbs, our Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula may be just what you need! Developed with a combination of our soothing Aloe vera, plus this key herbal blend, it can help keep your digestion balanced while soothing the bowels, urinary tract, and stomach mucus membranes.  

With our patent-pending Aloesorb process, your body can further absorb and assimilate nutrients while assisting the body naturally. To support a healthy immune system while increasing antioxidant support, be sure to give our high-quality aloe vera products a try! 

How to Purchase Lily of the Desert Products

Lily of the Desert is proud to produce high-quality aloe vera products that support your body from the inside out. To purchase our products, find a store near you using our store locator, or go online to Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins to get started.

Visit us on Facebook and Instagram and send us a comment, ask a question, or give us a follow. We love hearing from our fans!

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