Herb name:
 Aloe vera , zebrina
For skin burns and irritations. Toning, soothing and cooling gel.

Aloe Vera has long been harvested for its medicinal properties and used extensively in skin care and health products.
Skyezone plants are the true Aloe barbedancis, and organically grown. They are over one year old and are ready to produce their own pups.

Growing conditions:
1) A sheltered position with lots of morning sun.
2) Keep in pots and graduate to large pots over time.
3) Avoid very wet conditions or the roots will rot.
4) During intense summer heat shade cloth helps!
5) Dehydrated plants recover very quickly.

Medicinal Uses in the Home:
1) For burns: with a spark knife remove a leaf close to the base. Remove all side spines then slice off the skin from the flattest side of the leaf. Apply the clear gel side of the leaf direct to the burn. For best results and to avoid burn blisters, tape down for several hours or over night if possible. The quicker you can apply the aloe vera the better.

2) For sunburn: prepare the leaf as above then carefully rub the clear gel over the affected area. The skin will quickly absorb the aloe gel and instantly being to soothe the burn.

Organically grown Aloe is used extensively in Skyezone skin care products such as:
1) Restore Facial Serum - uses the clear gel to help reduce puffy eyes, tone, and to provide healing benefits.
2) Clear Skin Toner - uses the clear gel for its toning, mildly astringent properties.

Importantly ageing or damaged skin readily absorbs Aloe Vera through the epidermal layer and delivers its nutrients deep inside the skin tissue. It promotes skin-cell growth and supports a fresh healthy complexion.

Aloe is well know for it's excellent burn healing properties. It is also a wonderful skin care additive to rejuvenate tissue, reduce inflammation and improve skin tone. With more than 200 biologically active agents incluing polysaccharides, phytosterols, glycerol, Vitamin E,B and C and zinc. It can help a great deal in healing burns and wounds and reducing scars.

Aloe vera is also a great skin moisturizer that helps to keep skin supple by bringing oxygen to the cells, and therefore increasing the synthesis and strength of skin tissue. It also has anti aging properties and possesses incredible moisturizing properties. Studies show that aloe vera improves the skin's ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells and has an effective penetrating ability that helps transport healthy substances through the skin.