This means that the Aloe powder is 200 times more concentrated than the fresh plant. So, if you wanted to reconstitute the Aloe and make a 1:1 solution suitable for an organic formula you would add 0.5g of our Aloe powder to 99.5g of purified water.
Description: The vitamins found in Aloe include B complex, folic acid, C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A). Aloe is also a brilliant moisturising agent and a quick look at the structure and chemistry of Aloe shows us why. It is the polysaccharides or sugars that predominate and these sugars are hygroscopic (water-loving) and paired with the fact that these sugars form a strong meshed structure they are both substantive and moisturising to the skin.
Uses: Aloe Vera is a very popular ingredient in modern products, including soaps, cosmetics, shampoo, hair conditioner, sun tan lotions, as well as medicated creams and ointments. Typically added at between 0.1 - 1% in a formula.
Formulation Tips: Be aware that Aloe contains a high percentage of mineral salts which mean it can weaken your emulsion system if you are making a cream or lotion. Take care to check your stability when using Aloe to avoid product failure. Aloe powder is heat stable and can be added at any time during manufacture. It can also tolerate a wide range of pH but is best between 4.5-8