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Aloe Vera: Fact or Fiction?

Even in this day and age, there remains a lot of speculation surrounding the mysterious aloe plant and the amazing benefits it can provide. Join us as we look through the top 5 most common aloe questions and put them to the test: are they aloe fact, or aloe fiction?

Fact or Fiction: Aloe Is A Type Of Cactus

  • Lily’s Answer: Fiction

Although these two plant species look quite a bit alike, the aloe plant isn’t actually related to cacti. In fact, it’s much closer to that of an onion! There have been many debates about the origin of the aloe plant, including some that historically considered it a type of lily. Hence the inspiration for our name: Lily of the Desert.

As it turns out, Aloe vera is in a league of its own. Recent articles show that aloe is one of the only plants that possesses characteristics of a succulent, and contributes some of the most effective health benefits found in the natural world.

Fact or Fiction: Aloe Vera Only Benefits Sunburns 

  • Lily’s Answer: Fiction

When it comes to topical use, aloe’s inner gelly is widely known for its revitalizing properties after a long day in the sun. But did you know it works great during the colder months, too? By hydrating at least 3 of our epidermal layers, our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly can help you avoid winter itch and restore the natural moisture your skin may have lost— no matter the time of year.

There are also a number of amazing benefits that come from drinking Aloe vera on a daily basis. Including a few ounces of Aloe Juice or Aloe Gel into your regular routine can help support good digestion, immunity, detoxification, nutrient absorption, skin health, and much more.

While some customers have found success in applying these aloe juices and gels topically without any issue, those products have a lowered pH, so it is best to test on a small portion of your skin before use. 

Fact or Fiction: It Is Unsafe to Consume My Aloe Vera Houseplant

  • Lily’s Answer: Fact

It can be handy to cut off a piece of aloe and use its inner gelly to cool dried-out skin, but actually ingesting its contents can be potentially harmful to your body. This is due to traces of aloin (also known as anthraquinones, or “aloe latex”) found along the outer rind and the inner fillet. 

Aloin is a yellow sap-like substance that, when ingested in high doses, can lead to many health issues down the road. When not properly filtered by a professional, the average aloe plant contains approximately 10,000 parts per million of aloin.

Here at Lily, all of our aloe products have reduced the aloin to a safe level of less than 1 part per million, making them fully decolorized and completely safe for daily use. Check out our safety study from the Journal of Toxicology to learn more about our removal process.

Fact or Fiction: Aloesorb™ Is Uniquely Used By Lily of the Desert

  • Lily’s Answer: Fact

That’s right! Aloesorb™ is our very own patent-pending enhancement process where we separate high-quality polysaccharides from within the aloe plant, then infuse them back into each of our aloe products for even more efficacy and boosted benefits.

To clarify, polysaccharides are carbohydrates that support a healthy digestive and immune system. The largest and highest-quality polysaccharides are clinically proven to help increase white blood cell counts for improved immune support, maintain a balanced stomach pH level, and inspire the growth of healthy bacteria within the gut.

Since no one else on the market has Aloesorb™, Lily of the Desert is proud to deliver advanced science and wellness to each person who uses our products.

Fact or Fiction: Lily of the Desert Products Go Beyond The Standard

  • Lily’s Answer: Fact

As the leader of aloe science and innovation, we’re always looking for ways to bring our natural products to the next level. Whether it’s our organic field-to-bottle methods, the “Gold Standard” clinical studies conducted to back up our claims, or Lily’s signature Aloesorb™ infusion process, you can count on us to bring you good health benefits with each use.

Want some Lily of your own? Just visit our Store Locator to find the nearest store to you, or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Lucky Vitamin

Then be sure to reach out to us on our official Lily of the Desert Facebook and Instagram pages with any questions, comments, or pictures of your purchase!

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Honey, Sea Salt & 99% Aloe Vera Gelly Scrub

When the weather gets rougher, our skin tends to lose its natural hydration, which results in more tender and dry areas when gone untreated. To combat winter chills stripping us of that moisture, we’ve created an awesome new DIY aloe scrub to help revitalize and exfoliate our bodies when we need it most.

Ingredients You Can Trust

All it takes is 3 simple ingredients to help revitalize your skin’s natural glow.

The main component that will hold our scrub together is Lily’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly. If you’ve read a few of our blogs before, you’d know the inner gelly found within the aloe plant can help soothe dry and itchy skin by hydrating at least 3 epidermal layers of our skin. This deep moisturizer will leave your skin feeling soft, revitalized, and ready to take on the day.

Raw honey has built-in antimicrobial and probiotic properties to help our skin in its natural healing process, making it a perfect contender for aiding sensitive skin. As an added bonus, it’s also sticky enough to help remove potentially harmful impurities within the mixture.

Last but not least, organic sea salt adds a welcome exfoliant element to help remove dead skin from our bodies. Not only does it make our food taste good, but sea salt actually contains essential minerals that can help enhance our skin.

Now that you know what makes these simple ingredients so good, here’s how to start making an awesome aloe-based scrub of your own.

What You’ll Need

Our Directions

First, take your bottle of 99% Aloe Vera Gelly and squeeze two tablespoons into a medium-sized bowl. Introduce the sea salt into the gelly by mixing it thoroughly with a spoon. Once the blend looks like a spreadable paste, add the raw honey and mix until combined. That’s it!

After each use, store the remaining scrub into an airtight container and place it somewhere cool and dark, like in a bathroom cabinet.

How To Use Your 99% Gelly Scrub

This simple and effective rejuvenation technique can be used as a face scrub, body scrub, or foot scrub. We’d recommend using about a tablespoon at a time, starting with gathering it on your hands, then working your way to scrubbing your entire body.

Massage the mixture gently into the skin and rinse off with warm water and a washcloth after each use. We just know you’re going to love how you feel afterwards!

Finally, be sure to always use a scoop or tablespoon when removing the scrub from the container. Using wet hands to grab your new scrub can cause bacteria to enter the blend.

Where Can I Find Lily of the Desert?

You can grab organic sea salt and raw honey at your local grocery store, then find our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly with our Store Locator at a major retailer near you. Looking to avoid the stores? Check out our online offerings on Amazon.com.

Tell us how your scrub turned out at Lily of the Desert’s Facebook or on our Instagram! You can always reach out to us with any questions, comments, or recommendations for our next DIY recipe.

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Staying Hydrated During Winter

People tend to think of dehydration as a result of hot summer days or exercising too intensely. However, failing to nourish yourself throughout the colder months can be just as problematic as getting dehydrated while out in the sun. 

Although it’s easy to forget about maintaining a proper water intake when you aren’t working up a sweat, here are some handy tips on how to prioritize your hydration and have fun doing it!

Winter Dehydration Is Sneaky

So, what sets winter dehydration apart from summer dehydration? 

While both are caused by lack of water intake, winter dehydration can be a bit more tricky. Unlike dehydration caused by an obvious element like heat and sweat, winter dehydration can go undetected from the typical bodily warnings.

Many have reported feeling less thirsty during the winter months, and although we tend to sweat less in cold temperatures, we still lose moisture through the skin. Plus, it should go without saying that heat is usually a pretty good indicator that we need to drink water. In the winter, you don’t necessarily make that association.

What Does Hydration Actually Do For My Body?

Safe to say, there’s a reason our bodies get thirsty throughout the day. 

Water helps transport vital oxygen and nutrients to our cells, supports good digestion, betters our metabolism, flushes out toxins, lubricates our joints and muscle tissue, and much, much more!

As proper hydration plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy body, getting your recommended daily vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes brings on another level of whole body health.

Shake Things Up With EcoDrink Naturals

Water is an integral part of meeting our basic needs, but what about the additional nutrients and electrolytes we require to function at our best? 

For that, EcoDrink Naturals has you covered. 

This sugar-free multivitamin drink helps restore our electrolytes, which in turn help us balance fluid within our body. EcoDrink Naturals includes several of the major electrolytes: sodium, potassium, calcium, and phosphate.

Beyond hydration, each packet of EcoDrink Naturals offers a simple and healthy way to ensure your body gets the proper nutrients it needs to thrive. Enjoy 28 absorbable vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes on the go or in the comfort of your own home

Just shake the mixture in a 16oz water bottle for a deliciously hydrating burst of flavor! 

Want to Try EcoDrink Naturals?

If you’re interested in trying EcoDrink Naturals, you can find them on Amazon, Pharmaca, and Swanson Vitamins. Then, visit EcoDrink’s Facebook or Instagram page to learn more about this unique drink!

As always, stop by our official Lily of the Desert Facebook or Instagram account with any questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to chatting with you!

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Clinical Studies vs. Anecdotes

Plenty of supplement companies make claims about the efficacy of their products, but the golden question is: do they have the science to back those claims? 

Lily of the Desert ensures good benefits through actual scientific data instead of potentially-biased anecdotes. All of our products have been clinically tested to verify their quality and deliver whole body health in each bottle.

Here’s how you can sort the fact from the fiction in the supplement industry.

Hard Science vs. Personal Experience

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. The ancient plant known as Aloe vera has sparked countless myths around the globe due to its natural medicinal properties. However, we cannot rely on these anecdotes alone to tell us the full story.

That’s where we come in.

At Lily of the Desert, we focus on the science. Science that will give our customers peace of mind that our products have health-boosting effects. We are the only aloe brand available in the natural marketplace that has “Gold Standard” clinical studies to back up our benefits. By using independent, unbiased studies on our finished products, we are ensuring they offer the highest efficacy of benefits to maximize the bioavailability of nutrients.

Thanks to scientific studies, we were able to develop our key differentiator, Aloesorb™. Aloesorb is an isolate of the high molecular weight aloe polysaccharides that are first obtained through a patent-pending filtration process, then infused back into our own aloe vera products. 

During our clinical studies of Aloesorb, we found incredible results. Including it into each of our products showed a benefit in immune support, nutrient absorption, antioxidant support, and toxin reduction. And, when compared to generic aloe vera, bioavailability was improved 10 times over.

With other brands, you may just have to take the company at their word that their products are safe to use on a daily basis.  But again, at Lily, we have used scientific evidence to show our products and manufacturing processes are G.R.A.S (generally recognized as safe) certified; leaving you confident to use our aloe each day.

It just goes to show: without our dedication to hard scientific data, we wouldn’t have been able to create such an effective product.

Don’t just take our word for it. It’s important to do your due diligence. Feel free to read any of the studies here to see why Lily of the Desert is a cut above the rest.

Proven Products From A Proven Plant

It should be no surprise by now that Lily of the Desert has a variety of aloe products that help enhance your everyday health. Our Aloe vera juices and gels are scientifically proven to contain over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides that offer overall great health benefits. 

What else can aloe do for you?

  • Support healthy digestion
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Reduce harmful toxins
  • Increase absorption of nutrients
  • Enhance antioxidant support
  • Balance stomach acidity naturally
  • Soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort

You can grab your very own bottle at your nearest retailer by using our store locator. Want to shop online? Visit the Lily of the Desert amazon page to buy your bottles.

A Name You Can Trust

We are proud to be leading the marketplace in scientific discovery and innovation. A lot of time and focus goes into every single bottle of Lily’s aloe vera. Have any questions about our studies? Want to know more about our products? Reach out to us anytime on our Official Facebook Page or Instagram Page

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Strawberry, Aloe & Ginger Smoothie

Getting our daily recommended nutrients is one thing, but making sure they’re actually being utilized is so important! We’ve got another helpful immune-boosting smoothie recipe that tastes great and helps your body process those good nutrients along the way.

Without further ado, here’s Lily’s Strawberry, Aloe & Ginger Smoothie!

Today’s Inspiring Key Ingredients

An Instagram-worthy color isn’t the only thing these strawberries are good for. According to Healthline, snacking on strawberries can be a fantastic source of Vitamin C and antioxidants– two elements that are crucial for maintaining healthy skin and a stronger immune system. 

Ginger is an all-star player when talking about innovative smoothie ingredients. It has excellent anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties that are found in the active component known as gingerol, making it great for staying healthy. It’s also been reported to aid with occasional nausea and soothe the digestive system.

Yogurt provides beneficial probiotics that are housed directly in the gut. This allows the ecosystem in our stomachs to become more balanced, and as a result, increases our metabolism and supports healthy digestion. We chose to use coconut yogurt in this smoothie for its amazing creaminess, but feel free to choose the one that best suits your digestive needs.

Including hemp seeds into your smoothie may not seem like much, but they end up packing a healthy punch of omega-6 and omega-3! These fatty acids are known to affect immune responses in the body, and pair well with the other essential proteins and healthy fats found within hemp seeds.

Finally, Lily’s own organically-grown Aloe Vera Juice works with a holistic approach to overall good health. Known as “nature’s super juice”, Aloe vera has been studied for its many benefits for thousands of years. When properly ingested, aloe is clinically proven to support and improve upon healthy digestion, immunity, nutrient absorption, and much more when used daily. Adding our aloe to your smoothie will help ensure your body gets as much use out of the nutrients as possible.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 1 Cup Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Yogurt (Coconut Preferred)
  • 1/4 Cup Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Peeled & Grated Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 oz. Lily of the Desert Whole Leaf Aloe Juice

Here’s What You’ll Do

Don’t worry, this only takes about five minutes or less. Cut, peel, and slice the ginger and strawberries into their own bowls before gently piling them into the blender. 

Add the yogurt and vanilla extract before mixing on high. Once combined, open the lid and sprinkle in the hemp seeds. Set your blender on pulse three times to ensure they’re evenly distributed throughout the smoothie.

You’ll want to look for a creamy texture to know when it’s done. Garnish the poured glass with a pinch of hemp seeds, and voila! You’ve just created an immune-boosting masterpiece.

Aloe Vera & Aloesorb™

Morning smoothies will never be the same once you start incorporating our aloe vera into your everyday routine. And, when combined with Lily’s own Aloesorb™, it’s no wonder a little aloe juice can go a long way in maintaining whole body health.

Found in each of our aloe products, Aloesorb™ is clinically proven to provide advanced immune protection by supporting an increase in white blood cell counts within the body. Since white blood cells act as our main points of defense, bulking up their armies against potential threats and infection is vital in staying happy and healthy throughout the year.

Additionally, only a small percentage of the vitamins and nutrients we consume each day manages to get absorbed. Aloesorb™ is clinically proven to help increase nutrient absorption, especially with Vitamin C, and to help reduce the toxic nitrate levels that build up and prevent us from absorbing those nutrients.

Where To Buy Lily of the Desert

You can find all of our Lily of the Desert products at most major retailers and online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Lucky Vitamin. Have any questions? Reach out to us on our official Lily of the Desert Facebook Page!

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Detoxing

While it’s becoming more common to hear terms like “Detox Now” and “Juice Cleanse” around social media circles, we often do not fully understand what it is that the product will actually do, and how it can affect our bodies.

Many detoxes make an abundance of health claims to “purify” the body and make you “feel better”, but when it comes to actually delivering on their promise, there may not be any evidence of actual benefits. Because of this, it can be confusing to understand the real underlying benefits of ‘detoxification’. 

So, what actually IS detoxification and why should you consider it?

What Does Detoxification Do?

Detoxification is an umbrella term used to describe the process of removing toxins and impurities from within your system. As it naturally occurs during fasting and sleep, the body can benefit from a system reset by removing toxins from the body on a regular basis. 

It’s important to target the liver and gastrointestinal tract since they are largely responsible for the dispelling of waste and toxins. If these systems are not functioning at a high level, then you could have a higher likelihood for waste buildup that prevents your body’s cells from getting what they need to help you stay healthy.

Unfortunately, due to its broad meaning, ‘detoxification’ is often used as a catch-all word. Always be sure to only use products you trust and have independently verified to complete the claims they present.

Lily of the Desert has helped eliminate some guess work by conducting gold standard studies on our proprietary ingredient, Aloesorb™, that is made of aloe polysaccharides.  

Lily of the Desert Detox Formula Benefits

Unlike other detoxification methods, our Aloe Herbal Detox Formula has been shown to be a safe, daily detoxifier. 

Our Gold Standard studies show that Aloesorb™ can help to reduce toxic levels of nitrates in the body that prevent your cells from absorbing nutrients. Plus, with our special blend of key ingredients, including our own certified organic Aloe vera and trusted herbs like milk thistle seeds, spearmint leaf, and slippery elm bark, your body is able to function optimally. 

Also, by supporting good digestion and gut health, Lily’s Detox Formula helps to reduce waste from the colon and allow the liver, gallbladder, and urinary tract to work effectively. It can also help maintain healthy regularity to ensure waste travels through the system efficiently.

You can pick up a bottle at your nearest retail store or on our Amazon page.

Lily of the Desert Aloe Juice Benefits

But maybe you aren’t interested in the Detox Formula. Lily’s own Aloe vera juice provides enhanced detoxification as well, along with strengthened immunity and improved antioxidant support. You can use the juice daily (up to 8 ounces), and even include it in your morning smoothie for added aloe benefits.

There are over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides that are naturally found in Aloe vera. Of those, many have the benefit of helping your body’s detoxification efforts. 

With the help of Aloesorb™, our juice can help reduce harmful toxins, balance gut health and support liver function, and increase nutrient absorption.

Where to Start

Now that we better understand what’s actually occurring during detoxification, it’s easier than ever to make a safe selection. Use our store locator or shop online at our Amazon store to purchase your own bottle of Lily’s Aloe Herbal Detox Formula. 

As always, reach out to us on our Official Lily of the Desert Facebook or Instagram Page with any questions or comments!

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Aloe Vera Juices, Gels & Gelly

From internal benefits like strengthened immunity and increased nutrient absorption, to external benefits such as healthy and hydrated skin, aloe can be an incredible source of wellness when used every day.

At Lily, we like to offer a full range of aloe vera products that promote whole body health. But one of most often asked questions is: What are the differences between some of our most beloved aloe products?

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice

As a reminder, all of our Aloe vera products are grown, harvested, and bottled in-house within our own facilities to maintain the best quality possible. It is here that we offer two varieties of aloe juice based on its contents: Whole Fillet and Inner Fillet. 

Whole Leaf products contain the entire aloe leaf, including the outer rind. Inner Fillet products contain only the inner gel-like portion of the leaf. 

Inside each aloe leaf are aloe polysaccharides that act as nutrient carriers and assist the body absorb nutrients efficiently. Aloe polysaccharides have a range in weights: lower weight polysaccharides are known to help with whole health benefits, while high weight polysaccharides tend to focus more on immune benefits. The Inner Fillet is where you will find the high weight polysaccharides. 

However, when we added Aloesorb™ (a concentration of high weight polysaccharides) to our products, it gave our Whole Leaf products a slight advantage to health benefits because now it had a full spectrum of polysaccharides.

Between Whole Leaf and Inner Fillet, you won’t make a wrong choice in choosing either. It’s ultimately your preference, though Whole Leaf’s broad range of polysaccharides may show to have a bit more efficacy. Our Whole Leaf products have filtered the aloin (yellow sap) content down to less than 1 part per million and are GRAS certified safe to use daily.

The main benefits of Lily of the Desert’s aloe vera products work to:

  • Support healthy digestion
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Reduce harmful levels of toxins
  • Increase absorption of nutrients
  • Enhance antioxidant support
  • Balance stomach acidity naturally
  • Soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort

You can enjoy up to 8 ounces daily, and best consumed 15-30 minutes prior to a meal. We also offer all of our juices in USDA organic preservative free that come in glass containers and have a more mild taste. 

Get your very own bottle at a store near you or shop online here.

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel

But when should you use our drinkable aloe gel? Our aloe vera gels contain the same 200 biologically-active components as our juices, but have a thicker consistency. 

Regardless, you will still receive all the same benefits as above. Some customers simply prefer the thicker consistency and find it has a “soothing” sensation. It really comes down to what your preference is with consistency.

Some customers like to use the aloe gel on their skin as well, but we have to recommend that you try a small patch test first since the pH is lower than a topical product since it is meant to be ingested and work with your own stomach acid.

Pick up a bottle of Lily of the Desert Aloe Gel at your nearest retailer by using our store locator or shop online at Amazon.

Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Gelly

Finally, gel and gelly are not the same thing. At least, not in our world! Lily’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly is made for external use only, and aims to naturally replenish and hydrate our skin. Our gelly instantly cools any dry or sun-exposed skin while restoring up to 3 epidermal layers. It also improves your skin’s appearance for a brighter, refreshed look.

Here are the benefits of using 99% Aloe Gelly:

  • Cools skin after prolonged sun exposure
  • Promotes an attractive and healthy appearance
  • Soothes tender skin
  • Hydrates at least 3 epidermal layers
  • Specially formulated to naturally replenish the skin

You can purchase the 99% Aloe Gelly online at our Amazon store or at your nearest retail store.

Does this clear up any confusion? Let us know! As always, you can hit us up on our Official Facebook or Instagram to chat. We can’t wait to keep providing you with more aloe goodness in the years to come.

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2021 Renewals & Resolutions

The Holidays are over and we have hit the tail end of our overindulgence that starts with Halloween and steers all the way through New Year’s Day. It’s the start of a new year and with that comes promises and resolutions to do better, typically in regards to our health.

Whether you’re inspired to renew your devotion to good health or be kinder to your skin, there are several ways to go about maintaining those New Year’s resolutions for a healthier tomorrow.

Renew

When people talk about New Year resolutions, you’ll likely hear the word “detox” come up often. Detox, also known as detoxification, is a natural process the body undergoes to rid itself of pollutants, synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, and more of what comes from our days of overindulgence.

Although many regard the new year as a good time to ‘reboot’ their systems, according to Healthline, the vast majority of detox and diet fads that claim to be the next big craze don’t actually offer any scientific evidence to support them.

Cue Lily’s Aloe Herbal Detox Formula. It can help deliver a safe and natural alternative through a proprietary combination of trusted herbs and organically-grown Aloe vera. This unique blend can help flush out harmful toxins like ammonia and nitrates in order to prevent unhealthy buildups that may lead to larger issues down the road. 

By helping to reduce these toxins, the infused aloe vera can then assist with balancing regularity, boosting immune health, and increasing levels of nutrient absorption.

Rejuvenate

This year, instead of making numeric goals for weight or image-related resolutions, try shifting your focus to what actions you can take to help your body function at its best. From taking vitamins to taking naps, staying positive and mindful about your body’s needs is one of the best methods in keeping your wellness in check. Digestion can also play a big role in how we feel each day.

You can check this box with the help of our Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula. Much like the Detox Formula above, this aloe-infused supplement uses an ideal blend of essential ingredients to quell occasional heartburn and indigestion. It works with your own stomach acid to maintain a healthy pH balance and overall healthy digestive system, and even helps boost everyday immunity!

If you’re one of the millions of people who currently deals with indigestion but are tired of the beta-blockers and acid blockers available on the market, this may be the natural aid you’ve been looking for to start anew this year.

Grab a bottle in its original 32 oz size, or take it on the go with our 2 oz travel-sized Stomach Formula Shots to try it for yourself! We’d recommend you start with 2 ounces (4 Tbsp) alone or mixed with your favorite juice, around 15 to 30 minutes before each meal for best results.

And since we are still in winter, your resolutions of getting back to better health will include helping your immune system stay in tip-top shape.  You may be using a Vitamin C supplement to help keep the sniffles away.  Our Aloe Vera Juice is clinically proven to help boost nutrient absorption of your Vitamin C supplement so that you are getting the most out of it.  

Revitalize

We’ve talked about making good resolutions around our internal needs, but what about external? Maybe you want to focus more on a better skin care routine or helping to improve your overall appearance. 

Lily’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly is most commonly known for its cooling and soothing effects on your skin. Applying daily can help keep skin soft and restore hydration deep into our skin’s epidermal layers. It’s a winter essential with drastic weather changes. 

But our 99% Gelly can also be used in hair care regimens, body scrubs and exfoliators, and even non-stick makeup primers. 

Aloe’s built-in versatility allows us to get creative with how we restore lost moisture and soothe sensitive skin in the process.

Feeling Motivated For 2021?

For more tips on kicking off the new year with wellness on your side, don’t miss our piece on New Year, New Healthy Habits. We’ve gathered three simple and all-natural ways to make lasting impressions in whole body health!

Find all these Lily of the Desert products and more when you use our online store locator, or by visiting our Amazon store to get it delivered straight to your door.

Got questions? Reach out to us at our official Facebook and Instagram Page and let us know!

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New Year, New Healthy Habits

Sometimes it’s the little changes that can make the biggest impacts. Whether you’re getting steps in, supporting your digestive system, or simply drinking enough water, the new year brings on new opportunities to form good habits and improve your health in the long run.

Take Strides to Walk Everyday

According to BetterHealth, walking at least 30 minutes a day can help “increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance.” And that’s not even including the boost of Vitamin D you get from spending time in the sun!

Take a moment away from the desk to stretch your legs. As we get used to working from home and social distancing, you’d be surprised how much a little sunlight and fresh air can make a difference. As always, remember to avoid touching your face while outdoors or around others. It’s strongly recommended to apply CDC-regulated hand sanitizer whenever washing your hands isn’t an immediate option.

Lily of the Desert’s new aloe-enhanced hand sanitizer eliminates 99.99% of germs while ensuring your skin stays soft to the touch. Its one of a kind formula uses the required 70% U.S.-sourced ethyl alcohol to get rid of bad bacterias, and our organically-grown Aloe vera to avoid drying out your hands. Grab a bottle of your own on Amazon, Costco, and your local health store today.

Good Diets Support Good Immune Health

It’s true! Maintaining a healthy and functioning digestive system is actually one of the best ways to keep your immunity at its strongest. As 70% of the immune system is housed within the gut, it’s vital to give your body good foods to help set yourself up for success.

Be sure to eat whole foods and include the right supplements to better support your immune and gut health. Lily of the Desert’s selection of Aloe Juices, Gels, and Stomach Formulas are uniquely proven to help boost immune support, improve nutrient absorption, and detox the body of unwanted contaminants. Each has over 200 biologically-active components that are naturally found within the aloe plant and offer great health benefits.

Looking for a tasty way to include Lily in your daily routine? Try our latest Layered Immunity Smoothie for a festive way to strengthen your immune system.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Without the heat of the sun reminding us to take a drink every now and then, it’s common for folks to get dehydrated during the colder months. Don’t forget to get your recommended fill of water each day to replenish the nutrients you lost and keep you performing at your best. 

While water on its own does a good job at meeting our basic needs, there are ways to enhance your hydration further. For example, EcoDrink Naturals add an essential serving of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes in a tasty fruit flavored mix to help you boost your immunity and fight off that midday fatigue.

New Year, New Opportunities For Good Health

It’s never too late to start forming positive habits, and with the help of Lily of the Desert, what better time than the present? Ring in 2021 with all your favorites using our online store locator, or by visiting our Amazon store to get it delivered right to your doorstep.

Were these tips helpful for you? Do you have any to add yourself? Reach out to us at our official Facebook and Instagram Page and let us know!

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2020 Healthy Holiday Giveaway!

It’s time to start decking the halls with the right tools to help us maintain good immune support, and we’ve got just the gift for you! We’re giving away over $100 in natural products to three holly jolly winners in our newest Lily of the Desert Facebook contest! 

This Healthy Holiday Giveaway will feature our signature Lily tote bag with a bottle of Lily’s organic Whole Leaf Aloe Juice and Gel, Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula, soothing 99% Aloe Vera Gelly, and six bottles of our brand-new hand sanitizer— perfect for the busiest time of year.

And that’s not all from our holiday haul! You’ll even get a box of the hydrating EcoDrink Naturals multivitamin mix, some immune-boosting Lifestix E.N.T. Care, custom Lily of the Desert notebooks, and an awesome Aloe vera information guide!

If you haven’t already, now’s a great time to enter. Like this giveaway social post and comment with your favorite Lily product from now until Thursday, Dec. 31st, 2020 at 3PM CST to enter.

Healthy Holiday Giveaway Items

How to Enter

We will choose three winners and announce them on Facebook on Thursday, Dec. 31st, 2020 at 3PM CST. Make sure to check our page and claim your prize!

Giveaway Terms & Conditions

  • One entry per person.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be a resident of the United States.  
  • Giveaway begins Thursday, Dec. 18 at 3:00 PM CST and ends Thursday, Dec. 31st, 2020 at 3PM CST.
  • Winners will be selected by Lily of the Desert and announced on our Facebook Page on 3PM on Thursday, Dec. 31st, 2020 at 3PM CST.
  • If unclaimed after 24 hours from notification, the prize is forfeited and Lily of the Desert reserves the right to select another winner.
  • This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook.

Immunity in the Wintertime

When we get too wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can start to take a toll on our immune health. Stay on top of your natural defenses with our variety of awesome aloe and wellness products.

Take a few ounces of Lily’s Whole Leaf Aloe Juice by itself or with your favorite drink to enjoy the many benefits of aloe. In fact, we have a few smoothie recipes to share of our own! Lily of the Desert Aloe vera products with Aloesorb™ works to naturally help boost our white blood cell counts in order to strengthen your immune system. Not only that, but it’s also an excellent way to help your body absorb nutrients and enhance antioxidant support. Likewise, our Inner Fillet Aloe Vera Gel offers the same, but has a thicker consistency that can depend on your preference.

Now you may be thinking: how does a digestive supplement help with immunity? Turns out, 70% of our immune system is located within the gut. By using your own stomach acid to maintain an optimal pH balance, our Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula aids in healthy digestion and lends a helping hand in having a strong immune system.

Lily’s new Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer is perfect for this time of year, as our hands get dryer from the winter weather and our immune defenses need help. Our formula uses our very own organically-grown Aloe vera to moisturize the skin while U.S.-sourced ethyl alcohol works to kill the germs and bacteria we come into contact with. Our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly also helps cool and moisturize the skin, hydrating up to three epidermal layers with pure Aloe vera!

If you’re looking for an easy way to support the whole family, Lifestix E.N.T. Care delivers great immunity benefits for ages two and up. Its unique oral formula is unlike any other, using good probiotics like BLIS K12™ S. salivarius to protect the areas most prone to attack: the ears, nose, and throat. 

And finally, EcoDrink Naturals help encourage health and hydration through a delicious blend of 28 vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. With four refreshing flavors such as Fruit Punch and Strawberry Lemonade, it’s never been easier to stay hydrated during the winter months.

Inspired to keep your immune system healthy? Enter our giveaway and check out our Store Locator so you can find our products at your nearest retailer today.

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