Aloe-based versus water-based products

Something that differentiates Hummingbird Farms body care is the fact that our primary ingredient is aloe vera (aloe barbadensis).

All of our body care products, including our liquid soaps and body washes, are aloe-based rather than water-based.  What this means is that aloe will be the first ingredient listed, not water, which is the case in more than 90% of the products out there.   aloe vera

At Hummingbird Farms our bath & body products are aloe-based.

We infuse 100% pure essential oil of lavender, along with other antioxidant-rich plant ingredients into aloe for an extra thick and rich base.  This is why you will find that you use one half to one third less of our products per application as you would a water-based product.

A little goes a long way….

So why aloe vera instead of water? Aloe vera has a long and very well established history of being a healing plant for the skin due to its hydrating and moisturizing properties.  The earliest reference to aloe can be found back to 1500 BC, making it one of the most studied herbs in the natural products category.   But more importantly, aloe vera contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A and E and naturally rich in Vitamin C (which promotes good circulation) and amino acids which are chains of atoms constructing protein in our body.

Aloe vera is of small molecular structure.  This means that all of its active ingredients will be quickly and easily absorbed deep into the layers of your skin.  Think of aloe as the carrier that brings all of the essential ingredients into your skin to hydrate and moisturize.