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How Occasional Indigestion Affects Your Sleep

How Occasional Indigestion Affects Your Sleep

Whether we realize it or not, one of our most precious commodities is sleep. Our bodies and brains need adequate rest to recover, recharge, and renew. Healthy sleep habits energize your body and help your immune system work more efficiently. 

Sometimes it’s not a question of enough sleep (typically defined as 7-9 hours for adults) but an issue of sleep quality. Having an irregular sleeping schedule, sleeping in a room that’s too warm or cold, exercising too close to bedtime, and failing to unplug from technology can negatively impact your sleep experience. Without the proper rest, you can feel irritable, unable to focus, forgetful, sluggish, and depressed. And prolonged sleep deprivation may result in serious health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes. 

Another issue that can compromise your sleep quality is occasional indigestion. How often have you had issues falling asleep or even being awoken because of stomach upset? Drinking too much caffeine or alcohol, stress, eating spicy foods, or having a meal less than three hours before heading to bed can trigger indigestion and create havoc on your digestive system.

Changing Your Routine 

Indigestion, also known as “upset stomach,” can include feelings of fullness, cramping, burning, and bloating, making it extremely difficult to sleep. There are several lifestyle adjustments you can make to help you reduce indigestion symptoms and sleep better. These include:

  • Sleep with your upper body elevated
  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes
  • Don’t eat large meals
  • Avoid trigger foods (e.g., spicy, fried, etc.)
  • Eat slowly
  •  Wait at least two hours after eating before strenuous exercise
  • Don’t lie down immediately after eating
  • Lose weight
  • Quit smoking

Maintain Healthy Digestion With Lily 

A supplement that targets the digestive system can provide significant support and symptom relief. Consistent use can calm and fortify the digestive tract, making indigestion occurrences less frequent. Lily’s Stomach Formula promotes healthy digestion with a blend of organic aloe vera and several digestion-focused herbs, including:

  • Slippery Elm Bark – Also known as Red Elm, Slippery Elm Bark creates a natural protective coating that can help soothe your stomach and intestinal linings.
  • Peppermint Leaf – This powerful herb soothes the stomach and can help guard against inflammation. Peppermint’s natural aroma activates the salivary glands, resulting in the production of digestive enzymes.
  • Chamomile Leaf – A common natural treatment for insomnia, Chamomile also has anti-inflammatory properties and is helpful in reducing muscle spasms common with digestion.  
  • Ginger Root – A popular culinary herb, Ginger Root has several digestive benefits, including promoting intestinal motility (the rate food moves through the digestive cycle) and helping with nausea, bloating, and gas.
  •  Blessed Thistle Herb – A member of the Asteraceae family of flowering plants, Blessed Thistle supports digestion with its natural diuretic and detoxifying properties.
  • Fennel Seed – Both the bulb and the seeds of this savory plant are known for their licorice-like flavor. Fennel aids the digestive process by helping against inflammation and gas-causing bacteria.

To help control indigestion and jumpstart the digestive process, take two ounces alone or mixed with your favorite juice before bedtime and as part of your morning routine. Our Stomach Formula provides safe and gentle benefits, making it suitable for daily use.

Ready To Shop For Lily Of The Desert Products?

Your friends at Lily are proud to provide you and your family with a variety of products that support your healthy lifestyle. You can find them at most major grocers and health food stores. Use our handy store locator to find a retailer in your area, or enjoy the convenience of shopping online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins.

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Aloe & Essential Oils DIY Bug Repellant

DIY bug repellent using 99% Aloe Vera gelly and essential oils

Summer is almost here, and the rising temperatures have many of us heading outdoors to pursue our favorite pastimes. Calendars are quickly filling up with softball leagues, road trips, picnics, day camps, and family reunions. So whether you’re at a local park, the lake, or relaxing in your backyard, remember insects are on the move too, planning their strategy for spoiling your summertime fun! 

Take an offensive approach and be ready to defend your skin with our new DIY bug repellant recipe! Commercially produced repellants can contain harmful ingredients. This DIY option is a great alternative, especially if you have young children, allergies, or sensitive skin. 

We’ve combined our 99% Aloe Gelly with the power of essential oils so you and your family can enjoy the season without being bugged! 

Our Easy Recipe

Several potent and fragrant essential oils deter insects, including those recommended below. They can ward off a variety of pests, including harmful mosquitos, and invigorate your senses simultaneously! 

  • 99% Aloe Vera Gelly (2-4 tbsp)
  • Peppermint Oil (3 drops)
  • Lavender Oil (3 drops)
  • Optional Oils: Lemongrass, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus

Note: If you need more repellant, to make 4 ounces, use ½ cup of Gelly and 6 drops of essential oils.

Items You’ll Need

  • Glass mixing bowl
  • Funnel
  • Plastic squeeze bottle with a cap or a jar with a tight-fitting lid

Making Your DIY Bug Repellant

Start with a clean glass bowl. Add the aloe vera Gelly and your choice of essential oils. Mix thoroughly. Using the funnel, add the mixture to the squeeze bottle or pour it directly into a jar. The gel should stay fresh for about 4 weeks when stored in the refrigerator.

Time To Head Outside!

To protect yourself from pestering bugs and bites, apply a thin layer of the repellant to exposed skin (don’t forget your ears!) before heading outside. Plan to re-apply gel every 30-60 minutes or as needed. While your’re outside (or on the go!), make sure to keep the gel in a cooler to maintain freshness. Your skin will really appreciate this refreshing treatment on a hot day!

Enjoying The Great Outdoors With Lily!

Did you know that our 99% Aloe Gelly is available in a 16-ounce size with a convenient pump dispenser? With so many self-care uses for this soothing and moisturizing gel, make sure you have plenty on hand this summer. You can find our products at most major grocers and health food stores. Use our handy store locator to find a retailer in your area or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Taking Aloe Daily 

5 Reasons You Should be Taking Aloe Daily - reasons to use aloe

Did you know that aloe vera has been used for over 5,000 years? Cultures around the globe have documented historical accounts of using this amazing plant for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Modern research confirms what the ancients knew; Aloe still enjoys tremendous popularity today and can be found in thousands of products. And although there are dozens of ways to experience its benefits, in this blog, we’ll focus on the five primary reasons you should be taking aloe daily.

Aloe: Providing Essential Support

  • Digestive Support 

Many people don’t realize that the digestive and immune systems are strategic partners. 70% of your immune system resides in the digestive tract. All the more reason to make sure you drink our aloe juice every day to keep digestive issues at bay. Just four ounces added to your favorite fruit juice, smoothie, mocktail, or straight from the bottle promotes regularity, helps maintain a healthy intestinal pH, and balances stomach acidity.

  • Immune Health

Over the last two years, fortifying the immune system has become a top priority. Clinical studies have shown that regular aloe use builds and sustains immunity. Aloe naturally contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and essential amino acids. Our 100% pure aloe works to keep you feeling your best by reducing toxins, encouraging a healthy gut biome, enhancing antioxidant activity, and promoting bioavailability.  

  • Boosted White Blood Cells 

When it comes to fighting off infection and illness, our white blood cells are the front-line defenders. These cells continuously circulate throughout the bloodstream, looking for intruding organisms and destroying them. Our clinical reviews have confirmed that Lily products, which include our benefit-enhancing Aloesorb infusion, produced a 16% increase in white blood cell counts. Consistent aloe use helps replenish overworked cells so your immune system continues to protect you from viruses and germs.    

  • Nutrient Absorption 

More and more of us are trying to eat a balanced diet that features healthy foods. And the use of dietary supplements has grown exponentially in recent years. Nutrient absorption, or bioavailability, is a critical factor in helping your body benefit from smart food choices and supplementation. Daily aloe intake works to create an internal atmosphere where your body can efficiently access the nutrients found in foods and supplements. And your supplements will perform even better when taken with our aloe juice!

Beauty Begins Within 

  • Revitalizing Skin, Hair, and Nails

A variety of factors, including sun exposure, hard water, harsh chemicals, and diet, can damage your skin, hair, and nails. Regular consumption of aloe heals from the inside out! Your skin will appear brighter, feel softer, and look more youthful. Thanks to its high levels of vitamins A, B12, C, and E, aloe also promotes hair and nail growth and prevents dryness and brittleness. In addition to more radiant skin, shiny hair, and stronger nails, you can experience even more benefits. Try using our 99% aloe gelly as a facial moisturizer, shaving gel, and hair conditioner. It also makes the perfect treatment for those at-home manicure/pedicure and waxing sessions!

Starting Each Day With Lily 

It’s incredible what just four ounces of our aloe juice can do for you! Lily preservative-free juices are 100% organic and contain 200 biologically active compounds to help you reach your wellness goals. You can find our products at most major grocers and health food stores. Use our handy store locator to find a nearby retailer or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins.

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Healthy Summer Activities for Families

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Excitement is building as students everywhere prepare to close the books on another academic year. Now’s an ideal time to start planning some fun summer activities! 

Enjoying a healthy lifestyle should be a family affair, so consider inclusive options that promote exercise, good nutrition, and overall wellness. Today’s article features several fantastic (and budget-friendly) ideas you may want to add to your list!

Long Bike Rides

Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, biking can be a great way to exercise and enjoy your community! Plan your rides in advance to take advantage of moderate temperatures and minimal traffic. Fill your water bottles, pack some snacks, and grab a helmet and you’ll be ready to roll!

Bike riding can mean extended sun exposure, so treat your skin to Lily’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly. It works quickly to moisturize, cool, and soothe irritated skin and promote healing.  

Backyard Camping

Many people love camping, but they hate the work (and the long drive!) that comes with it! Skip the hassle and set up base camp in your backyard! You can pitch a tent, birdwatch, look for butterflies, get crafty, and play games. Enjoy a fun dinner and family time around a fire pit in the evening. Round out the night with bedtime under the stars!

Visit A Community Park

A nearby park with a well-appointed playground makes for an excellent summer destination, especially when you have little ones. Jungle gyms, slides, and swings are perennial favorites and so much fun! Enjoy meeting your neighbors as you explore walking trails and nature gardens. Make sure to bring Lily’s non-drying Aloe Hand Sanitizer to keep hands moisturized and germ-free.

Creating Summer Treats

You had a great family outing planned, but you woke up to rain! Now what? Simply pivot and spend some time in the kitchen! When families cook together, it’s a great opportunity to teach the younger generation about making healthy food choices. Kids love helping with food prep, especially when they get to eat the fruit of their labors!

This easy chocolate chip cookie recipe is a great way to engage them. These healthy and fluffy treats feature coconut oil (try our Tropical Plantation brand) instead of butter. Coconut oil contains several health benefits making it an ideal ingredient in recipes. 

Plan A Picnic

Whether it’s a holiday or just an ordinary weekday, having a picnic is always a great idea! Short on time? No problem. Keep things simple by opting for prepared foods that you pick up from your favorite deli or grocery store. You can create a delicious menu by packing a family-sized basket with sliced fruits, veggies, cheeses, and sandwiches.

Fill your cooler with plenty of cold bottled water. To take hydration to the next level, add a packet of our EcoDrink Naturals to your bottle. It’s the perfect way to give yourself a delicious energy-boosting dose of vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals while keeping your body hydrated.

Get Ready For Summer With Lily!

Summertime is synonymous with family vacations and spending more time outdoors! Whether traveling or staying close to home, we know taking care of yourself and your family is a priority. Let Lily help you make the most of the summer season!

Most major grocers and health food stores carry a variety of our products. You can use our store locator to find a retailer in your area or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins.

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Strawberry Basil Soda Recipe

Strawberry Basil Soda Recipe - recipe with Aloe Vera juice

We’re all looking forward to the long Memorial Day weekend, which signals the start of the busy summer season. If you’re hosting friends and family, you’ve still got some time to plan your menu. Whether you’re going traditional with BBQ or opting for a more creative celebration with crawfish, Thai, pasta, or tacos, add some sparkle to the occasion with our newest mocktail recipe!

Fresh, Fun & Fizzy

This thirst-quenching, antioxidant-friendly beverage will leave you (and your guests!) feeling refreshed and invigorated. Made with sparkling water, this effervescent mocktail looks and tastes like a soda… making it perfect for your holiday festivities! Let’s take a look at the health benefits delivered by the primary ingredients:

Basil: A staple in Italian cuisine and backyard herb gardens, basil provides several health benefits. It contains essential oils that promote healthy skin, fight infection and inflammation, and can help you manage stress. Basil is also a great source of vitamin K (vital for blood clotting and building bone) and multiple antioxidants. Make sure you use fresh basil; the benefits are lost when the leaves are dried.  

Strawberries: This summer favorite is surprisingly packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, and fiber. They have also been credited with lowering blood pressure and increasing good cholesterol. A serving of 8 strawberries contains more vitamin C than an orange!

Lemon: A popular companion to iced and hot tea, lemons have so much more to offer! Studies have shown that their high vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant) content can help reduce blood pressure and stroke risk, promote iron absorption, and boost your immunity.  

Aloe Juice: Our recipe wouldn’t be complete without Lily’s organic aloe vera juice. This clinically proven formula can help your body by improving nutrient absorption, reducing toxins, maintaining healthy digestion, and supporting immunity.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 cups of ripe strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/3 cup of organic cane sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • A handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped or torn
  • Sparkling water
  • Fresh strawberries for serving
  • 4 tbsp Inner Fillet Aloe Juice

Preparing The Recipe

You’ll need a pitcher, a muddler (or a wooden spoon), and chilled glasses (or mason jars).

  1. Rinse and prepare the strawberries.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice.
  3. Place the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, aloe juice, and basil in the pitcher.
  4. Muddle the ingredients to release the flavors. If you’re using a wooden spoon, use the handle end.
  5. Add the sparkling water and stir gently.
  6. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with fresh strawberry slices.
  7. Enjoy!!

Note: If you’re making this mocktail for guests, you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. Once guests arrive, add the chilled sparkling water, and serve! Expecting a large crowd? Just double the recipe!

Let’s Kick Off Summer With Lily!

Summertime is synonymous with vacationing and spending more time outdoors! Lily of The Desert products protect your skin, help you stay hydrated, and keep you feeling energetic. Most major grocers and health food stores carry a variety of our products. You can use our store locator to find a retailer in your area or shop online from the comfort of home at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins.

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Essential Summer Giveaway

Summer Essentials Giveaway

It’s hard to believe, but Summer is right around the corner. Before we know it, the kiddos will be out of school and ready for vacation! Whether you’re heading to your favorite campsite, amusement park, or relaxing poolside in the backyard, practicing self-care can make the season more enjoyable. We’ve created a fabulous giveaway that includes some popular Lily products designed to safeguard your skin and keep you feeling great!

Summer Essentials Giveaway Products

How To Enter

Combined with our giveaway posts on Facebook and Instagram, simply leave a comment on the post and fill out the giveaway form based on that platform to enter! Here are the giveaway forms for Facebook and Instagram. We will select one winner on each social platform on May 26, 2022! Good luck, be well, and have a fantastic summer! 

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 Thursday, May 26, 2022.
  • 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.

The Inside Scoop: Lily’s Aloe Products

Made from only the inner gel of our organically grown aloe plants, Lily’s organically-grown aloe products naturally contains what makes aloe so beneficial; over 200 biologically active components! Independent studies have verified that vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides are all naturally found in aloe vera.

To optimize the benefits, we enhance Lily products with Aloesorb, our patent-pending infusion of high molecular weight polysaccharides. This ensures that the most valuable element of the aloe plant is concentrated at a higher level.

Get Summer Started Right

You’ll experience a broad spectrum of health benefits with Lily’s Preservative-Free Inner Fillet Aloe Juice! By consuming just 4 ounces every day, you can support your digestive and immune systems, balance stomach acidity, promote healthy regularity, and reduce harmful toxins. Are you taking other vitamins or supplements? Get more out of them by taking them with our juice! You’ll experience a much higher effectiveness rate due to the nutrient absorption properties found in our aloe juice.

Our Inner Fillet juice mixes easily with other beverages and works great in smoothies. Or try enjoying its mild citrus-like flavor chilled and straight from the bottle!

We’re also giving away our travel-sized bottles of germ-eliminating hand sanitizer (made with U.S.-sourced ethyl alcohol and nourishing aloe vera) and our aloe herbal stomach formula shot (proven to help combat occasional heartburn and indigestion). These can help you tackle the outside world with added armor against unhealthy outside factors.

Hot out there? EcoDrink Naturals are great for cooling off and rehydrating when you need it most. It contains 28 essential vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes to help give your body the energy and nutrients required to stay active and healthy. Then, once the day is over, 99% Aloe Vera Gelly is the ultimate moisturizer to help soothe red, sun-exposed skin.

Welcome Warm Weather With Lily!

With warmer weather quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite Lily items. Most major grocers and health food stores carry our products, so be sure to include them on your shopping list. You can use our store locator to find a retailer in your area or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins

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The Many Topical Uses of Aloe

Topical Uses for Aloe

Aloe’s amazing topical benefits have withstood the test of time! As one of history’s most beloved natural moisturizers, aloe vera is known for its soothing and remedial properties. But just how can you apply it in your daily skin and hair routines?

Haircare

When other products just won’t do, aloe can be the perfect hair solution in a variety of ways. Let’s start with the scalp: applying 99% Aloe Vera Gelly to the top of our head can help moisturize dry skin right at the base. Not only does it help soothe your scalp, but its natural vitamins also strengthen our hair strands, unblock hair follicles, and can potentially promote further hair growth. Plus, some people use aloe as a non-stick hair styling gel that lasts the full day without flaking off.

Shaving

Aloe is a great substitute for your shaving creams! Its easy-glide nature not only helps to moisturize your skin as you shave, but also helps avoid razor bumps and scrapes. You can just rub in any leftover gel for extra hydration.

Skincare

Research has shown that using aloe daily can help keep our skin looking bright and revitalized. This is due to our aloe’s ability to hydrate at least three of our epidermal layers. It goes deep beneath the skin to keep skin healthy.

We’ve all experienced the desperate need for aloe vera after a long day in the sun. Overexposure out there can sap your skin of its moisture. Our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly quickly soothes your sensitive skin by cooling it down and helping to restore the moisture it may have lost.

Other Topical Uses

While the majority of us already knew aloe can help remedy sunburns, did you know it’s also great for cuticle maintenance, body scrubs, foot treatments, and eyebrow waxing?

When you think about it, our nails are constantly exposed to water, harsh soaps, and various items we interact with on a day to day basis. This can cause our cuticles to become dry and brittle, which can lead to painful cracks or discomfort. Gently massaging 99% Aloe Vera Gelly onto the area can keep it hydrated and easy to maintain.

Similarly, aloe works well at revitalizing and exfoliating rough and worn skin. Using a pumice stone with aloe gelly can do wonders for calloused feet, and there are plenty of DIY body scrubs that can help restore our body’s natural hydration!

Aloe’s natural anti-inflammatory properties also makes it a terrific after-care addition to any eyebrow or body waxing process. It effectively cools and rejuvenates the area by soothing at the point of contact.

Where to Find Topical Aloe Gelly

Now that you know how to use it, getting 99% Aloe Vera Gelly is even easier with our Store Locator! Find it at a major retailer near you or visit  Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins to buy it online.

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Simple Ways to Boost Your Health

Simple Ways to Boost Your Health

Hurray! It’s springtime and most of us are chomping at the bit to get outside for some activities and maybe put away the bags of chips for some healthier alternatives with all the fresh produce coming into stores! We all feel the need to get in shape, not only through exercise, but also improve what we consume each day, including adding in some supplements for balanced nutrition. Today we’re focusing on the habits you should be cultivating to help you feel good and stay well! 

Eating Healthy

The foundation of proper nutrition begins with a healthy eating plan. There are so many options to choose from today, and with all the delicious produce to choose from, it is so much easier! But whatever plan you follow, make sure your food choices include these items:

  • Three or more servings of colorful vegetables each day
  • Two or more servings of fruit
  • A low-fat protein source
  • Healthy oils (e.g., coconut, olive, avocado)
  • Whole-grain bread, high-fiber grains, or cereals
  • Fat-free or low-fat dairy products 

Consistent Exercise

Getting up and moving each day can have dramatic impacts on our overall health. Routine moderate exercise helps you manage your weight, reduce stress, strengthen muscles and joints, and promote overall wellness.

A regular exercise plan doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re not a fan of the gym… no sweat! Try taking your dog for a brisk walk, gardening, using the stairs instead of the elevator, or joining the kids for a bike ride. Look for fun ways to get active while doing ordinary activities and keep moving!

Taking Supplements

Sometimes, even the most well-planned diets can leave you deficient in specific nutrients. Adding high-quality vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplements to your nutrition plan can fill gaps and ensure a well-rounded diet. 

One of the most important aspects of healthy eating is nutrient absorption. Lily’s aloe juice is clinically proven to help increase the absorption of your supplements. Just drinking 2 ounces of our aloe juice with your supplements will help increase their bioavailability. Aloe also encourages healthy digestion and regularity. It creates a climate where your body can access the nutrients found in the foods and supplements you consume. And as an added benefit, a healthy gut provides vital support to your immune system!

Staying Hydrated

The human body is primarily made of water. That said… quality hydration is essential. Drinking adequate water promotes healthy brain function and energy levels, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, helps rid the body of bacteria, protects skin, and aids in digestion.

If you find drinking “plain water” challenging, try our EcoDrink Naturals drink mixes for a fun and refreshing way to increase your nutrient intake and stay hydrated!

Reducing Sugars

Eating high amounts of sugar is harmful and increases your risk for various issues, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Reducing the amount of sugar you consume can be difficult because it often hides in plain sight!

Pre-packaged foods are convenient, but they can be high in “added sugars”. Check the labels and if the rate is excessive, switch to a healthier option. Fortunately, the natural sugars found in fruits and dairy don’t carry the same risks as the “added” varieties. Here are some sugar-free dessert ideas! 

Create A Balanced Nutrition Plan With Lily

Including aloe vera in your dietary supplement routine helps you create a healthy lifestyle. You can find Lily products in most popular grocers and health food stores. Use our store locator to find a retailer in your area or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins

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Which Aloe Product Is Right For Me?

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When you consider adding an aloe vera product to your wellness routine, it can be challenging to decide which one to choose. Today, we will take a closer look at the features and benefits of five Lily products to help you determine the best option for you!

Aloe Vera Juice

Let’s start our discussion with our flagship product, Lily’s Preservative-Free Aloe Juice. You can choose from the Whole Leaf (made from entire leaves, including the rind) or Inner Fillet (made using the inner solids only); both varieties deliver amazing benefits, but testing has shown that the Whole Leaf variety is slightly more effective.

If you want to support your digestive or immune health, using aloe juice can be life-changing. Just 2-4 ounces daily helps balance your gut microbiome and boost your white blood cell count. It also reduces harmful toxins and stomach acid, provides enhanced antioxidant support, and helps your body absorb the nutrients supplied by food and supplements. Regular use is a real win-win because of the link between digestion and immunity!

And when it comes to drinking aloe juice, you have so many options! Enjoy it straight from the bottle, mixed with fruit juice, or added to a delicious smoothie or mocktail!

Aloe Vera Gel

Our Whole Leaf & Inner Filet aloe gel packs the same punch as their juice counterparts. This product has a thicker consistency and you may prefer the gel formula if you need help soothing your esophageal or stomach lining. This is a drinkable product and should not be confused with our gel(ly) formulated for topical use.

Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula

Why not try a natural approach to managing your gut health? This formula features a blend of organic herbs that have been used to support digestive health for centuries. Soothing ingredients, including slippery elm bark and chamomile leaf, work to calm the stomach lining that can be frustrated by spicy foods, stress, and excessive acid.

Balancing stomach acid is essential if you deal with occasional indigestion, heartburn, or bloating. Two ounces of Stomach Formula taken 15-30 minutes before meals work with your own stomach acid to create a healthy pH while soothing your digestion.  

Aloe Herbal Detox Formula

Our bodies can be subjected to toxins in food or water and as we navigate various environments and public spaces. And when we’re tired, stressed, or feeling unwell, our immune system can underperform. This product is a safe herbal detoxifier that you can use daily. 

The Detox Formula contains herbs that reduce harmful toxins, increase bioavailability, and support digestion and regularity. This formula also helps your liver, gallbladder, and urinary tract function better and promotes overall wellness.

99% Aloe Vera Gelly

Known as nature’s moisturizer, some people only think of aloe gel as a first-aid skin treatment. But our 99% aloe gelly has so much more to offer! 

Do you have dry hair or an itchy scalp? Do you shave or wax? Looking for an easy way to remove makeup? Does your skin need some daily attention? You can use our gelly for these topical needs and many more

Lily gelly hydrates, nourishes and penetrates at least three epidermal layers. It soothes and revitalizes dry skin. It’s safe for the entire family, so keep plenty on hand for your self-care needs!

Safely Using Our Products 

We recommend our juices and gel for people aged 13 and older. Our aloe has undergone clinical studies and received certifications to verify quality, safety, and purity so you can use it with confidence!

Please consult your healthcare provider if you take prescription drugs, supplements, are pregnant, or are nursing before starting an aloe regimen.

Start Incorporating Aloe Into Your Routine!

Now that you have more insight into our products, are you ready to shop? You can find Lily of The Desert in most major grocers and health food stores. Use our store locator to find a retailer in your area or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins

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Citrus & Herb Immunity Mocktail

Citrus and Herb Immunity Mocktail Recipe using Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice

Yes, it’s true. April showers do bring May flowers! Springtime is a beautiful time of year except for one thing – pollen! If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know the tree budding and flower blooming are rapidly followed by sneezing, wheezing, and itching. 

Keep your immune system healthy with this refreshing mocktail recipe! It’s loaded with vibrant citrus flavors and plenty of vitamin C to help your body battle allergens and win!

Get Acquainted With These Immune-Building Ingredients! 

  • Blood Oranges: First cultivated in Italy, blood oranges are packed with nutrients, most notably the super-antioxidant vitamin C. In addition to building immunity, vitamin C fights inflammation, improves iron absorption, and helps regulate cholesterol. Blood oranges also contain fiber, potassium, vitamin A, and manganese. During allergy season, vitamin C can help your body manage histamine production.
  •  Lemons: Like other citrus fruits, lemons are a great source of vitamin C. They are credited with helping prevent kidney stones due to their high level of citric acid. Lemons are also high in soluble fiber, which can improve gut health and may reduce blood sugar levels.
  • Honey: In addition to its delicious flavor, honey contains beneficial enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Studies have shown that raw honey also contains prebiotics, supporting gut health and immunity.
  • Rosemary: This fragrant herb, popular in Mediterranean cooking, has several medicinal and therapeutic uses. Rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6. Studies show that rosemary contains both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which help boost immunity and blood circulation.
  • Aloe Vera Juice: Lily’s organic aloe juice is clinically proven to help increase nutrient absorption, maintain healthy digestion, and promote a high-performing immune system.

Mocktail Recipe:

  1. 1 cup of lemonade
  2. 1 cup of blood orange juice
  3. 1 tbsp. honey
  4. 4 tbsp. aloe vera juice
  5. Sprig of rosemary
  6. Orange or lemon slices for garnish (optional)

Preparing Your Mocktail 

Creating this mocktail is extremely easy! All you need is a cocktail shaker (or a mason jar with a lid), ice, and medium-sized glasses. 

Plus, for a truly authentic experience, you can also choose to make your own lemonade from scratch. This will help control the sugar content when compared to store-bought brands.

Handmade Lemonade Directions:

  1. Slice 4 to 6 large lemons in half.
  2. Squeeze the lemons into a large measuring cup using a juicer or squeezer.
  3. Strain any seeds or pulp from the 1 ½ cups of lemon juice.
  4. Pour 1 cup sugar into the lemon juice and stir.
  5. Add the sugar and lemon juice mixture to 2 quarts of cold water.

Mocktail Directions:

The prep time for this drink is approximately 10 minutes, making about two servings. If you have guests and need to make more, just double the recipe! Prepare your glasses with ice and place them in the freezer. Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature to ensure the honey dissolves.

  1. Squeeze the juice and add to the shaker or mason jar if you use fresh blood oranges.
    Note: If fresh blood oranges are not available, look for a bottled option in the refrigerated section of your grocery or health food store.
  2. Add the lemonade. You can use homemade or your favorite “not from concentrate” brand. 
  3. Add the aloe juice
  4. Add the honey 
  5. Secure the lid and shake vigorously
  6. Pour into chilled glasses. Add the rosemary and garnish with an orange or lemon slice.
  7. Enjoy immediately!

How Do I Find Lily of The Desert Products?

Mocktails are a fun way to enjoy the benefits of aloe! With so many recipe options, make sure you have plenty of our juice on hand! You can find Lily products in most major grocers and health food stores. Use our store locator to find a retailer in your area or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins

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