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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

As we all begin to prep for an outside-of-the-norm Thanksgiving, it’s recommended that we follow the CDC’s Holiday Protocols when it comes to celebrating with the ones we love. Join us as we cover some of the most important health tips and tricks this holiday season that you can easily implement yourself!

Long-Distance Dishes

The best and most effective way to combat the spread of COVID-19 is to stay at home with your immediate family. However, that doesn’t mean the guest list has to stop there! Instead of all gathering at one big table, invite friends and family to a Zoom call after the big meal. It’ll be great chatting and reconnecting with them over pie, all from the safety of your own homes. 

For those who have a taste for tradition, talk to your e-guests about a shared menu using familiar family recipes. Enjoying the same main and side dishes can help bridge the distance between households and allow the family to feel closer to one another. Besides, there’s nothing like a home-cooked meal to get your gobble on— especially when it’s made with everyone’s usual favorites!

Gathering Guidelines

If you’re set on heading home for the holidays, be sure to take the utmost precaution against the spread of germs. Applying hand sanitizer during travel, at entryways, and before eating is recommended for consistent protection when you’re without soap and water. Our new aloe-infused hand sanitizer goes beyond that of other formulas by hydrating your skin while killing 99% of germs and bacteria. It’s perfect for on-the-go protection without sacrificing your skin.

Likewise, social distancing is key in coming together. Wear a mask, try to stay 6 feet apart, and only gather in small groups that are within your usual social circles and communities. It’s strongly suggested to reconsider gathering if one or more person is coming from a high-risk area, as they may be more likely to have come into contact with potential germs.

According to the CDC, spending time outdoors or in a well-ventilated and disinfected area is proper hosting procedure. Open windows and doors to increase air flow if indoors, or encourage friends and family members to sit outside and converse with each other while wearing masks. Remember: the only time masks should be removed is for eating and drinking!

Feasting & Festivities

Everyone knows the most anticipated part of Thanksgiving is the main course. This year, it’s encouraged that guests avoid potlucks or sharing food made between households. If prepping a meal for many, always wear a mask when preparing or serving it, and limit entry to the kitchen.

The best approach would be to designate one person to serve each plate or dish so as the serving utensils aren’t shared between guests. If you can, try to find single-use options for silverware, condiments, food containers, and more to prevent unnecessary sharing.

Finally, it’s time to chow down! If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from occasional indigestion or upset stomach, Lily’s Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula can help. It’s made with a special blend of certified organic aloe vera and trusted herbs to help maintain overall healthy digestion. 

If you have any questions about Lily of the Desert’s hand sanitizer or Stomach Formula, send us a message or find them using our Store Locator. We hope you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

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Healthy Aloe, Orange & Cranberry Immunity Smoothie

Celebrate the flavors of Autumn with this antioxidant-filled Aloe, Orange & Cranberry Smoothie. Not only is this recipe sweet and tangy, it is our way of boosting the immune system without going overboard on the sugar. So grab your blender and buckle in – we’re about to get tasty!

Immune Health at Home

It all starts with a few ounces of orange juice loaded with Vitamin C. It’s good to stock up on this vitamin, as our bodies require its antiviral and antibacterial benefits to help naturally strengthen our immune system.

Cranberries and strawberries provide key sources of Vitamin C as well, along with manganese and folate. Cranberries are low in sugar but rich in antioxidants, which make for an easy and effective way to strengthen immunity. They can also help improve digestive health by balancing the good bacteria located within our gut.

Likewise, bananas can help improve gut health through their prebiotic properties and high levels of potassium, magnesium, and Vitamin B6 (known to support the immune system). The splash of lemon juice also works as a great way to help aid in stomach indigestion. Not to mention it adds an extra bit of zest when needed.

Unsweetened almond milk contains an abundance of Vitamins A, D, and E. Those are known to give your immune system a much-needed recharge and help enhance your protection against unknown threats.

The final star of the show is, of course, Lily’s organically-grown Aloe Vera Juice. Naturally a proponent in digestion and immunity, our aloe juice harnesses over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides to make sure our bodies are functioning at their best.

Lily’s Aloe, Orange & Cranberry Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 Peeled Banana
  • 1 Cup Frozen Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 10 oz Orange Juice
  • 4 oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • 2 oz of Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice

How To Prepare Your Smoothie

Gently pile the fruits, juices, and unsweetened almond milk into the blender. Turn it on and mix until nice and smooth. The chill from the frozen strawberries and cranberries will be refreshing and delicious.

Feel free to adjust the ingredients based on your desired consistency. For added sweetness, add some more berries or throw in another splash of orange juice. Adding banana also contributes to a thicker smoothie.

Last but not least, taste the final product and enjoy!

Another Reason to Adore Aloe Vera

Adding Aloe vera into your smoothie is one of the easiest ways to ensure good nutrition comes your way. Not only does it offer awesome support in everyday antioxidants, digestion, and nutrient absorption, but it’s also clinically proven to increase white blood cell counts

White blood cells are the body’s #1 defense team. They seek out and fight off outside threats that have made their way through our eyes, ears, and mouths. By amplifying the amount of white blood cells that help protect your body, the immune system is put in the best position to help you stay healthy.

But don’t just take our word for it– check out the multiple Gold Standard studies that show Aloe vera topping the white blood cell charts though our patented Aloesorb process.

Finding Lily of the Desert Products

If you’re interested in experiencing all the excellent benefits Aloe vera has to offer, you can find our natural aloe products at major retailers around the United States. Check out our Try our Store Locator to find the nearest store to you!

Don’t want to leave the house? Lily’s Aloe Vera Juice is also available to order online at Amazon and from participating retailers like Vitacost and Lucky Vitamin.

Finally, be sure to reach out to us on the official Lily of the Desert Facebook if you have any questions. We’d love to see your take on this or any of our other aloe-based smoothies on Instagram, so tag us when you can!

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Lily’s Whole Body Health Tips

Between working from home, online learning, and practicing social distancing, it’s easy to get caught up in all the changes of this year and forget to focus on yourself. Take a moment to get back up to speed with some important tips to keep your mind and body feeling great!

Maintain A Healthy Diet

Incorporating immune-boosting foods into your daily routine is an easy and effective way to keep our immune systems protected. In fact, Headline recently featured an article about 15 foods that taste great while strengthening our immunity. Try eating citrus fruits for their Vitamin C content, almonds for Vitamin E, spinach for its antioxidants, and yogurt for gut health… just to name a few.

As many of us know, eating a healthy and nutrient-dense diet is crucial to staying in good physical condition during the winter. Many common vitamins and minerals can be found in quality foods we eat, but it’s helpful to supplement what we miss with natural solutions. Lily’s Aloe Vera Juice delivers essential nutrients to help the body function better and is clinically proven to support a healthy immune response.

Did you know we post monthly aloe recipes to make your own immunity smoothies at home? Check out our Aloe, Strawberry & Avocado Layered Smoothie or browse through the Lily blog for more information!

Get Some Sweet, Sweet Sunlight

The human body needs sunlight to remain at its fullest potential. According to researchers at Georgetown University, sunlight energizes the T-cells that play a central role in human immunity. The body synthesizes Vitamin D from sun exposure, which helps the body fight off infection.

As it turns out, the artificial light in your home isn’t an effective substitute for the real thing. That’s why it’s important to go outdoors and bask in the sunshine whenever it’s safe to do so. Walk the dog, take a jog through the park, or just relax in the sun so you can receive that much needed Vitamin D. 

Stretch Often & Thoroughly

Most people end up hunched over most of the day from working on their computer. Sitting down for long periods of time is not ideal for your health. Muscles in the body need movement or they become weakened, and the heart and lungs require exercise as well.

Make sure to stand up every hour from your desk and stretch out your arms and legs. Take a quick walk through the house to get your circulation going. Stretching has been proven to prevent injury and improve posture. A good stretch also releases tension and calms the mind. Here’s a great list of all the benefits stretching will provide you!

Supplement What You Are Lacking

It’s hard to get all the essential and nonessential vitamins and nutrients in your system consistently day after day through diet alone. It’s important to supplement your diet with other sources of nutrients. There are several great health benefits to using these supplements. 

We spoke earlier about the need to get outdoors for Vitamin D. If you aren’t able to get proper natural sunlight, consider supplementing Vitamin D into your program. It helps the body regulate the immune system and is crucial to your health. Likewise, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight infection. Consider supplementing Vitamin E if you don’t eat tree nuts or seeds often.

Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Vera Juice

One great way to get you on the road to good health? A few ounces of Lily’s Aloe Juice. Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and polysaccharides that are naturally found in aloe vera and offer overall great health benefits. 

Lily’s Aloe Vera Juice is clinically proven to boost immune health while reducing toxins and increasing nutrient absorption. It’s a real powerhouse of a plant!

Where to Find Immune-Boosting Lily of the Desert Products

That’s easy! Just go to our online store locator to find your nearest retailer as we are all throughout the country. Want to order online? Visit our Amazon store and get your products sent directly to you.

Did these tips help you? Do you have any to add yourself? Reach out to us the official Facebook and Instagram Page and let us know!

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Better Nutrition’s 2020 Best of Supplements Award Winner

We’re excited to announce that Lily of the Desert’s Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice has won Better Nutrition’s 2020 Best of Supplements Award in the Digestive Health & Detox category! Each year Better Nutrition creates a list of the best supplements offered across multiple categories and releases them in their November issue. 

Better Nutrition’s aim is to provide content to people looking to improve their nutrition and health. The magazine curates the best products, supplements, and recipes to help you meet your goal of living a more healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

Better Nutrition’s Selection Process

Better Nutrition surveys their readers and asks industry experts to rate supplements. The results are then combined with staff and manufacturer selections, as well as sales data, to decide the year’s award-winning products.

Why Our Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice Won

Our Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice contains all the 200 biologically active components of our regular Aloe Vera Juices (minus the preservatives). Our juice delivers essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

Lily of the Desert Preservative Free Aloe Vera Juice was the first on the market as a USDA certified organic aloe juice and it is now our #1 product! Plus, without preservatives, you will enjoy a milder taste in these juices.

Our Preservative Free Aloe Juice is excellent for digestive health and balancing the gut by working with your stomach’s pH.  But there are even more health benefits…

  • 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

Scientifically-Proven Results

When leaves fall from the trees during the colder months, so do our immune defenses. A few daily ounces of Preservative Free Aloe Juice can be the extra boost you need to combat harmful contaminants and guard your body against illness.

How does it work? Well, each bottle is clinically proven to help increase white blood cell counts and greatly improve our immune support.  Plus, since most of your immune system lives in your digestion, it is important to keep your stomach pH healthy as well.  Our aloe can help with that. Check out our blog about Aloesorb to learn more about its amazing benefits and how it’s Aloe vera’s biggest innovation in natural immunity yet.

Where to Find Your Bottle

We sell Lily of the Desert’s Preservative Free Aloe Vera Juice at retail stores around the nation. Visit our ‘Store Locator’ on our website to find your nearest store. If you prefer to order online then visit our official Amazon store to make your purchase. 

As always, reach out to us on our official Facebook or Instagram page with any questions, comments, or suggestions about our products!

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Happy & Healthy Halloween Ideas

Halloween isn’t all about the candy and spooky outfits; it’s about making memories with the people we care about. COVID-19 may have thrown a kink in our Halloween plans this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get creative and make this year one to remember for the kids. 

Before we get into these brilliant Halloween alternatives, we must first cover the important safety precautions that should always be followed:

1. Maintain Social Distancing

Even as we celebrate, it’s vital to remain six feet apart from friends and family outside of our immediate households. If you do need to enter into someone else’s space, keep this exposure very brief and face your heads away from each other to prevent sharing breathing air.

2. Incorporate Masks & Gloves Into Costumes

We’re already using masks, so have some fun with it! Wear a proper CDC-recommended mask underneath your costume, or check out these fun Halloween-specific masks here on Etsy that are made specifically for this instance.

3. Use Consistent & Proper Sanitization

If trick-or-treating outdoors, frequently apply sanitizer on your hands after receiving treats from someone out of the immediate family. Be on the lookout for children touching their eyes, ears, and mouth during this time, as these areas are known to be among the most vulnerable for infection. Bring Lily of the Desert’s aloe-enhanced hand sanitizer along for a convenient way to protect against the elements while keeping your skin moisturized.

4. Sanitize Candy & Candy Buckets

When returning home, sanitize all candy wrappers and store their Halloween hauls somewhere clean. Let the candy rest for 24 hours before they chow down. Make sure to buy a little stash of candy ahead of time so your kids can still enjoy some treats that evening!

Now, without further ado, let’s get into the frightful festivities…

Trick-or-Treating Outdoors

Usually we go door-to-door on Halloween. This year, it’s more like table-to-table. Prop up a table at the end of the driveway and spread candy out instead of inside a bowl. This limits people touching multiple candies, while allowing them to make their selection. Just be sure to come outside and wipe down the table every so often.

Trick-or-Treating Indoors

If you decide to not go outdoors to trick-or-treat, don’t fret! Families have come up with some awesome ideas for how to replicate the experience from the comfort of your own home.

For starters, get creative with the rooms of your haunted house. Bedrooms, bathrooms, and hall closets can all be decorated to represent different spooky themes like mummies or spiders. Deck out each door or room and have your kids knock and find that sweet, sweet candy inside. Bonus points if you hide behind the door and scare them!

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Another great way to keep the little ones excited is to hide treats around the house like an Easter egg hunt. You can even create a scavenger list with tips on finding their tasty treasure indoors or in the backyard. Kids are sure to have a blast searching high and low to find their favorite candy bar throughout the evening.

Virtual Costume Contest

Children love to show off their costumes, and a contest is a perfect place to have them feel seen. Instead of doing it in person, organize a virtual contest on Zoom. Pick your judges and contestants, then let everyone vote on the best costumes or categories.

Carve Jack-O-Lanterns

Enjoy some quality time with the family by taking the kids in the backyard to carve some pumpkins. You can even keep the inner pumpkin seeds to season and bake for a tasty snack later. Whether you print out a traceable face or let their creativity run free, this activity will definitely keep everyone in the Halloween spirit.

Stay Clean This Halloween

Be responsible for your neighborhood children and be aware of any and all surfaces during outdoor activities. Grab a bottle of hand sanitizer to carry on your person during the evening and sanitize hands after making contact with each surface.

Lily of the Desert hand sanitizer kills harmful bacteria and germs with a 70% alcohol-based solution. It also contains 15% organically-grown Aloe vera to keep your hands soft and moisturized. You can find them at your nearest COSTCO or purchase them directly from Amazon.

We’d Love to Hear Your Halloween Ideas

Have you thought up some different ways to celebrate Halloween this year? Message us on Facebook and Instagram to show us your creativity! Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about Lily of the Desert hand sanitizer as well. Have a happy and healthy Halloween!

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Halloween Goodie Bag Giveaway

Get the best treat of all this Halloween with a spook-tacularly special giveaway! Lily of the Desert is sending an amazing immunity-boosting Halloween Goodie Bag to three very lucky winners who enter into our Facebook contest.

Now’s your chance to try organic Whole Leaf Aloe Juice, Aloe Herbal Stomach Shots, Lifestix E.N.T. Care, and our brand new aloe-based Hand Sanitizer for enhanced immune support and overall protection. After all, you never know whose hands have been lurking in the candy bowl.

Like this social post and comment with your favorite Lily product from now until Thursday, Oct. 29th, 2020 at 3PM CST to enter.

Halloween Goodie Bag Items

How to Enter

  • Visit our Facebook Page.
  • React to the giveaway social post.
  • Comment with your favorite Lily of the Desert product!

We will choose three winners and announce them on Facebook at 3PM on Thursday, Oct. 29th, 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, Oct. 22nd at 3:00 PM CST and ends Thursday, Oct. 29th, 2020 at 3PM CST.
  • Winners will be selected by Lily of the Desert and announced on our Facebook Page on 3PM on Friday, Oct. 30th, 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.

Happy Aloe-Ween!

Candy is sweet, but immune health is sweeter! All of our Lily of the Desert products are made with organically-grown Aloe vera to provide amazing support to our bodies both now and in the long run.

Did you know aloe helps actively boost your white blood cell count levels? Taking a few ounces of Lily’s Whole Leaf Aloe Juice every day will naturally strengthen your immune system and can also help balance your digestion where 70% of your immune health exists. It’s also known to help improve your body’s nutrient absorption while encouraging overall regularity.

Likewise, our Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula aids in healthy digestion through a proprietary blend of trusted herbs and organic aloe. This formula uses your own stomach acid to maintain an optimal pH balance while helping with occasional heartburn and acid indigestion. These are especially great for the adults who tend to take a few pieces of the Halloween-haul for themselves.

What about the kids? We are getting into a sensitive time of year for our little one’s health. Lifestix E.N.T. Care is a pour-on-your-tongue formula that uses good probiotics like BLIS K12™ S. salivarius to boost our immune systems— almost like a good-for-you pixie stick! It defends sensitive areas like our noses, ears, and throats from outside elements and potential risk. Not to mention it tastes great and can be used by ages 2 and up.

And finally, before we begin trading for the best chocolate bars, it’s important to utilize Lily’s new Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer. It’s safe and gentle for the whole family, yet strong enough to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria it comes in contact with. Made with a 70% U.S.-sourced ethyl alcohol base and 15% of our own organically-grown Aloe vera, this hand sanitizer guards your health while keeping your skin soft and hydrated.

Enter our giveaway and check out our Store Locator so you can find our products at your nearest retailer today.

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Sweet Potato & Orange Immune-Booster Smoothie

Our latest recipe is just in time for the Fall season! Not only does it taste sweet like Autumn, but the ingredients are jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients to give your immune system a much-needed wake up call during the holidays. Without further ado, here’s the Lily Sweet Potato & Orange Immune-Booster Smoothie!

Taste the Immune Health Benefits

Sweet potatoes with orange flesh are a major source of natural beta-carotene, which the body can convert to Vitamin A. This is important because Vitamin A is a crucial part of an optimally-functioning immune system.

Likewise, orange juice can help support a healthy immune system with its high Vitamin C content. Vitamin C protects and helps promote the production of immune cells, which armor up against possible infection or contamination.

Bananas are prebiotic foods which aid gut health. They also contain Vitamin B6, which is essential to the speed and effectiveness of our immune response. Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that benefit your gut health which in turn allows the body’s immune system to function properly.

Turmeric is a natural way of “increasing the immunomodulating capacity” within the body. In other words, turmeric helps regulate the immune system. Don’t say we never taught you anything!

Ginger provides anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects in the body. Almond Milk contains Vitamins A, D, and E, which provide enhanced protection for fighting off illness. Cinnamon has lots of antioxidants which help lower inflammation, and adds a certain spice to bring the whole thing together.

A few ounces of Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Vera Inner Fillet Juice has over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides. Plus with Aloesorb found in our products, the aloe juice can help boost the nutrient absorption of these ingredients! 

And our final ingredient… Ice! Well, ice provides some hydration and keeps us cool.

Lily’s Sweet Potato & Orange Immune Booster Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Sweet Potato Puree (Use one large Sweet Potato)
  • 1 Ripe Banana in Slices
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Turmeric, Cinnamon, and Ginger
  • ½ Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
  • ¾ Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk (Substitute Oat, Cashew Milk for preference)
  • 1 Large Handful of Ice
  • 2 Tablespoons of Lily’s Aloe Vera Inner Fillet Juice
  • ¼ Cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Almond Butter (Optional)

How To Prepare Your Smoothie

Bake your large sweet potato in the oven at 400 degrees for ~25 minutes until soft. Split your sweet potato in half lengthwise, lightly cover in oil, and place on a tin-foiled baking sheet.

If you want to steam your sweet potato, make sure it is steamed long enough to be easily mashed by fork. Will take roughly 10 minutes. 

Cool your sweet potato prior to adding it to the blender.

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth. 

Taste your smoothie and adjust ingredients to taste. For instance, add more banana or orange juice to increase sweetness. Add more ice for a thicker consistency. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon as a garnish on top.


Why Add Aloe To My Smoothie?

Adding Aloe is an excellent way to add tons of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B, C, and E, which are great for boosting immune support. Aloe is one of the few plant sources of Vitamin B-12 as well.

Lily’s Inner Fillet Aloe Juice also helps the body increase nutrient absorption making sure you get the most out of all the quality ingredients in the smoothie. Your body will thank you!

Where to Find Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Vera Juice

You can easily find Lily of the Desert’s Inner Fillet Aloe Juice at major retailers around the country. Try our easy-to-use Store Locator to find your nearest store.

If you want to order the Inner Fillet Juice online to avoid the store, just hop over to amazon or order online from participating retailers like Vitacost and Lucky Vitamin.

Have any questions about aloe or this recipe? Reach out to us on the official Lily of the Desert Facebook and shoot us a message. Don’t forget to share your photos of this delicious recipe on Instagram and tag us so we can see your wonderful aloe smoothies!

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Share Your Haul – Lily’s October Sale & Hall of Fame

It only comes twice a year! Lily’s October Sale is one of our biggest months of huge savings and great discounts available at your local stores. Click here to find the nearest supplier near you to get in on the aloe action!

This year we’re showcasing your #LilyHaul pictures when you share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Tag our handle (@Lilyofthedesert) or use #LilyHaul to see your picture featured in our hall of fame down below.

Haven’t tried Lily yet? If you’re interested in a holistic way to maintain whole body health, check out what our amazing aloe products can do for you.

Aloe Vera Juices & Gels

There’s a reason we’re best known for our juices! Made in both preserved and preservative-free variations, Lily’s aloe juice is great for maintaining your body’s health inside and out. Lily of the Desert offers both Whole Leaf and Inner Fillet options in both juices and gels. Either way, you’re going to get enhanced support in digestion, immunity, nutrient absorption, detoxification and helpful antioxidants.

Similarly, our Aloe vera gels contain the same 200 biologically-active components as our juices, but have a thicker consistency. Some consumers who have a preference for the gel say it has a more “soothing” effect. Our juices and gels have the same beneficial polysaccharides, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Just pick a consistency that you like best!

Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula

Made in original 32oz and smaller, travel-sized 2oz bottles, our Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula uses a special combination of trusted ingredients to help alleviate occasional digestive issues. It works with your own stomach acid to maintain a healthy pH balance while offering relief from occasional heartburn and acid indigestion.

While our juices also work well for supporting your digestive system, the Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula is uniquely crafted to help maintain healthy digestion. For those with digestive issues, we suggest starting out with the Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula. Take 2 ounces (4 Tbsp) alone or mixed with your favorite juice, and up to 8oz a day. We also recommend you take the Stomach Formula around 15 to 30 minutes before each meal for best results.

Aloe Herbal Detox Formula

Our bodies can take in so many negative elements each day from the environment and our food that discourage healthy nutrient absorption, this is where Lily’s Aloe Herbal Detox Formula comes in. It uses a special blend of certified organic aloe vera and trusted herbs that are clinically proven to reduce ammonias & cell nitrate levels by 11%. By reducing these harmful toxins, your body will receive improved nutrient absorption, added digestive support, and further cleansing of the colon. It also supports healthy liver, gallbladders, and urinary tract function.

Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

Now available in Costco and other select retailers, our brand new Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer is an exciting addition to our Lily brand offerings! While other hand sanitizers have liquid bases that leave your hands feeling dry or tacky, we use our own Aloe vera to help lock in hydration and keep your hands feeling smooth and clean. The 70% ethyl alcohol content effectively protects against 99.9% of germs! Look for an 8oz bottle for the family, or our convenient 2oz travel bottles to take with you on the go.

99% Aloe Vera Gelly

Replenish your body’s natural moisture with our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly, great for every day use in soothing your dry or sensitive skin. It’s the ideal aloe gel to keep on hand for a multitude of uses: daily moisturizer, sun-kissed skin, shaving gel, hair gel, and more.

Unlike our juices and gels, 99% Aloe Vera Gelly is specifically formulated to be a topical-only. You can use it to help maintain healthy skin all year round.

Nutritional Products

Also on sale this month are our condition-focused Lifestix powders and EcoDrink Naturals multivitamin drink mix. Each come in convenient grab-and-go packets and offer a whole helping of amazing benefits.

Lifestix formulas contain specialized, focused ingredients that target joint, digestive and ear, nose and throat health.  Simply tear one open and sprinkle the sweet-tasting powder on your tongue to ensure your body is getting what it needs to function at its highest level.

Where Lifestix focuses on supporting key points of the body, EcoDrink Naturals helps in keeping our bodies healthy and hydrated. Choose any of its four deliciously refreshing flavors and enjoy the nourishing experience of 28 absorbable vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes in one tasty drink. 

Share Your Haul

Want to share the Lily love? You can find all your Lily favorites at your local grocery store, or through our special store locator. Tag us in your next #LilyHaul picture on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see your picture featured in our Lily hall of fame!

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The Lily Difference

For nearly 50 years, we’ve done our part to change the Aloe vera industry as we know it. Our holistic and science-driven methods have made us an internationally-recognized brand, allowing us to confidently offer some of the best natural aloe products on the market. 

What’s our secret? Well, our differences are what make us #1.

From Field to Bottle

Our first key difference is in the delivery. We understand the importance of overseeing each of the unique steps used in making our products. Everything in the Lily of the Desert line is made entirely in-house, meaning we grow, process, and bottle each product in our own facilities. 

Once the Aloe vera plants have reached optimal maturity, they are harvested and processed through precise inspection and industry-driving techniques. From there we package the contents through either preservative or preservative-free bottling in order to assure the highest quality for our customers to enjoy. After all, our motto is “Retaining the Quality that Nature Created”.

Our team of experts take pride in providing a safe and natural source of wellness to millions around the world. As one of the largest U.S. growers, processors, and manufacturers of chemical-free and certified organic Aloe vera in the natural products industry, it’s our duty to maintain only the highest standards of quality control.

Gold Standard Studies

Not only that, Lily of the Desert is the only Aloe vera brand that implements accredited “Gold Standard” clinical studies on our own products. This ensures that you’re getting the best and most effective Aloe vera benefits available.

With safety and wellness of the utmost priority, we saw it necessary to have independent testing conducted on our products to validate their safety when ingested. Although Aloe vera is known to contain aloin (a sap-like substance that may be harmful when consumed in high doses), its content in our products has been filtered down to be well within safety standards set by the International Aloe Science Council. 

In fact, the results of this study conducted by an expert panel showed that Lily of the Desert’s products contain less than 1 part per million aloin content, or 1,000 times less than raw Aloe vera. This minimal content affirms that our products are safe to use on a daily basis and were given G.R.A.S. (generally recognized as safe) status. Read our safety study published in the Journal of Toxicology to learn more.

Other “Gold Standard” studies have shown incredible improvements in the way Lily’s Aloe vera can affect our day to day lives. Check out our collection of scientifically-proven results in helping aid in digestive health, strengthen immune systems and white blood counts, improve antioxidant support, encourage nitrate reduction, and bolster absorption and bioavailability rates.

But what makes our aloe so much more beneficial than the other brands?

All That & Aloesorb

As a leader in the field, it’s only natural that we’ve raised the standards for Aloe vera and how it can help assist in your body’s overall health. The above studies show amazing results that go beyond the usual efficacy of aloe, and that’s due to our patent-pending Aloesorb

Introduced to our products in 2007, Aloesorb has allowed us to optimize the natural benefits found in Aloe vera through the gathering and infusing of powerful polysaccharides. It works by maximizing your body’s nutrient absorption rate and gaining enhanced support and better overall functionality. It’s even proven to help increase your white blood cell counts for a strong and healthy immune system.

A “Gold Standard” clinical study showed that products infused with Aloesorb could help increase absorption of Vitamin C in the first hour versus when taken with water. When compared to generic aloe vera, bioavailability also showed an impressive increase!

Learn more about our Aloesorb-infused products and where to find them by visiting our store locator today.

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Honey, Sugar & Aloe Body Scrub


The changes in seasonal weather have such an impact on our skin, and as we move into the cooler months, our skin tends to dry out as we lose that natural, more oily barrier. Here is an easy D-I-Y that you can use to help to get back the summer glow during the last part of the year. Our 5-minute Honey, Sugar & Aloe Body Scrub is great to keep around the bath or shower to exfoliate and moisturize your skin. 

The Benefits of A Quality Body Scrub

Ever heard of winter itch? As the colder seasons approach, our skin tends to lose its natural moisture and become cracked or dried out. Using an aloe-based body scrub allows us to successfully restore what’s been lost by rehydrating our skin back to its original healthy state. Plus, it’s a great gift to friends and family during the holiday season!

This Honey, Sugar & Aloe Body Scrub uses honey and sugar (surprise!), but you will also include extra virgin olive oil, Lily’s 99% Aloe Gelly, and an essential oil of your choice for fragrance.

Sugar helps the skin retain moisture while adding a gentle exfoliant to the mix. The glycolic acid in sugar helps the skin appear healthy and revitalized. You’re going to want to use a soft organic sugar, due to the fact that natural sugars with large granules can scratch the skin.

Raw honey has antimicrobial and probiotic properties which helps the skin’s healing process. Honey works great for sensitive skin while being sticky enough to remove potential impurities. 

What about olive oil? Well, it’s known to have antioxidants that could help with anti-aging. The oil provides a sheen to the skin that makes it appear smooth and glowing. 

Finally, Lily’s 99% Aloe Gelly soothes tender skin and hydrates up to 3 epidermal layers, leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed. There’s a reason aloe has been known as nature’s moisturizer for thousands of years!

Now that you know the quality ingredients going into your scrub, let’s learn how to make your very own batch.

Honey and Sugar Body Scrub Ingredients

You are going to need:

1 Cup of Organic White or Brown Sugar (Small Granules)

½ Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Tablespoons of Honey

1 Tablespoon of Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Gelly

10 Drops of Your Favorite Skin-Friendly Essential Oil (Lavender, Rosemary, Etc.)

How To Make The Honey & Sugar Body Scrub

We promised this would be a quick recipe, and we always deliver! Grab a medium-sized bowl and pour each ingredient in and mix until properly formed. Place your scrub into an airtight container and store somewhere cool and dark like in a bathroom cabinet. It’s really that simple.

How To Apply The Scrub

First we recommend using a tablespoon at a time on your hands before gently scrubbing over your entire body. Once you are finished, wash off the scrub with water and a washcloth. Now you are feeling clean and smelling great!

Remember to always use a scoop to remove the scrub from the container, as using wet hands can introduce bacteria to the scrub.

Where To Find Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Gelly

All of the ingredients mentioned above are easy to find at the grocery store. But where can you find our 99% Aloe Gelly? Turns out that’s easy to find as well. 

Lily’s 99% Gelly is found at many major retailers all over the United States. To find your bottle, use our Store Locator to find the nearest retailer to you. If you want to avoid the stores, you can easily buy 99% aloe gelly online at Amazon.

Share Your Scrub with Us

Make sure to share and tag us with the scrub you made on Lily of the Desert’s Facebook or our Instagram! If you have any questions about the scrub or our 99% Aloe Gelly, shoot us a message on Facebook or Instagram. Happy exfoliating!

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