The Lifeblood of Forever
Aloe Barbadensis Miller. It’s a mouthful, but it’s a name worth knowing. There are around 400 species of Aloe plants found in arid regions throughout the world. They’re each beneficial in their own way, but there is only one species that has been recognized for millennia for its magically soothing abilities… Aloe Barbadensis Miller. As one of the oldest recognized botanicals, records of Aloe exist on Sumerian clay tablets from as early as 2200 BC; Aloe Vera has long been lauded throughout history for its natural soothing, cooling and moisturizing abilities. It is known for soothing minor burns, comforting and moisturizing stressed skin, and even helping to aid in your skin’s natural ability to regenerate itself. With science, innovation and our devoted research and development team, Forever is dedicated to bringing the best Aloe Vera directly to you.
Forever Aloe Vera is grown at our plantations in the Dominican Republic and Texas. Forever Aloe is carefully grown and cultivated, ensuring the highest quality plant possible. Aloe is often referred to as nature’s best gift due to the proven health benefits derived from the gel found inside the leaf of the plant. Growing Aloe with care in the best possible climate and conditions guarantees that you receive the best products available. From plant to product to you!
Discover Forever’s 6,500 acre Aloe plantation in the beautiful Dominican Republic – the largest in the world! With the perfect balance of soil, the ideal temperature and just the right amount of rainfall, we grow quality into the Aloe plants. On our Dominican Republic plantation, we have over 30 million plants and harvest over 1 million pounds of Aloe per week!
At Forever we have fostered a culture of success based on a commitment to improving the lives of the people who use our products and we never have, and never will, lose sight of those who help make it all possible. We employ local farmers and provide excellent working conditions. Their steady jobs and pay are the envy of neighboring communities.
Owning our plantations
At Forever Living it is often said “anything less than the best will never do,” and we believe that there is no better place to begin setting the bar for the highest standards in the industry than right where it all begins, the Aloe plantation. Aloe Vera gel is the primary ingredient in many of our phenomenal products and we take great care in making sure that we harvest only the best. In order to maintain complete quality control over our Aloe, Forever Living owns and controls 100% of its Aloe plantation in the Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas and 100% of its 6,500-acre plantation in the Dominican Republic—the largest in the world. By controlling 100% of our plantations we control the planting season, plant selection, methods of fertilization and weed control, seasons of harvest, processing, storage and delivery. Most importantly, it means that when processed Aloe Vera gel arrives at our manufacturing facility there is absolutely no question – what-so-ever – as to the quality of the source. At Forever Living we always know that we’re using the best Aloe Vera on the planet for our amazing products. Why? Because we grew it ourselves!
Full article originally published here: http://foreverliving.com/page/journey/our-aloe/gbr/en