Best Organic Aloe Vera Gel – Top 5 Reviews 2019

Best Organic Aloe Vera Gel – Top 5 Reviews 2019

I never really knew how versatile Aloe Vera gel was and how beneficial it was until I started experimenting with it myself. Growing up on a farm has given me countless hours to experiment, especially because we had them growing like wild flowers in the garden. I learnt how to extract the gel DIY-style and then started using it daily on my face and mixing it with other ingredients for hair treatments, it didn’t always go as planned. The first time I tried to apply the gel without blending it first and also not letting it seep in water to remove the irritable Aloin ingredient, but now that I have learned the hard way I can give you some uselful tips on how the choose the best organic aloe vera gel. To read up on the extraction method click here.

Most city dwellers don’t have time to extract the gel and mostly don’t even have access to an Aloe plant so the next best thing is to buy the finished product. When searching the internet for Aloe vera gel, hundreds of different brands and products pop up. It makes it nearly impossible to choose the best product without spending countless hours online, reading reviews and ending up spending more than you should. Luckily for you I have personally picked the 5 best organic aloe vera gel products for daily use which is absolutely worth every penny and that means you can save those hours and rather spend them experimenting with aloe vera gel yourself.

Just a fair Warning

Always test any product that you buy on a small part of your skin before applying it to your face or sensitive areas, products have different effects on different people, you could have an allergic reaction to almost any product, even natural ingredients so rather safe than sorry.

Below are 5 of the best aloe vera products on the market:

1.  7 Minerals Aloe Vera Gel


This aloe vera gel is at the top of my list. It is a versatile product, you can use it on you face and hair and they even sell a spray bottle version in 12oz which also comes in a small travel sized one. This product contains 99.75% aloe vera gel which is really awesome, it means less than 1% is preservatives. Many of you have probably heard of the dangerous ingredient carrigeenan but rest assured, there are different types of seaweed (thickener) but seven minerals only uses agar-agar in their aloe products which is a harmless seaweed. For greater benefits the whole leaf is cold pressed and the Aloin (laxative) is removed because aloin is known to irritate skin.

Ingredients

99.75% Organic Aloe Vera gel, Seaweed extract (natural thickener), Citric acid, Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Potassium sorbate (mold and bacteria prevention)

A quick summary of the product:

  • The gel absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky residue
  • Aloin free
  • Alcohol free
  • Carrageenan free
  • Recyclable plastic is used for the packaging and BPA free
  • Does not require refrigeration and has a 2 year shelf life.
  • Certified Organic
  • Not tested on animals
  • This product is manufactured for external use only.
  • Smooth transparent gel, easy application and not watery.



7 Minerals has manufactured another version of this high quality aloe vera gel. The new version is free of the following:

  • GMO’s
  • Chemical Pesticides
  • Synthetic Fertilizers
  • Preservatives

The only thing that might put some buyers off, is that after it has been opened it has to go straight into a fridge and must be used within 2 months after opening the bottle.


2. Amara Organics Aloe Vera Gel

This is a really great product that is almost 100% organic, with just 0.25% natural preservatives, which means 99.75% of the product is pure, organic, cold-pressed aloe vera gel. The aloe is harvested from organic plants and grown in the soils of the United States. An added benefit of this product is that it can be used for treating irritated, dry skin and dandruff prone hair and is also safe for the use on pets with problem skin.

Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis, Citric Acid (preservative), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C as a preservative), Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Xanthan- to aid in coating the skin.

A quick summary of the product:

  • Does not need to be refrigerated
  • GMO and herbicide free
  • Free of Alcohol, fragrance and artificial colors.
  • Carrageenan and aloin free
  • Does not require refrigeration
  • Certified Organic
  • Not tested on animals
  • This product is manufactured for external use only.
  • Thin, smooth transparent gel that absorbs quickly.

3. Earths Daughter – Organic Aloe Vera Gel

Like me when it comes to your skin and hair you always have to take the utmost care to buy products that are not harmful or detrimental in the long run. This is one of my favorite products, not just because of the name, but It contains 99.75% real aloe vera gel. The product originates from Texas where the aloe vera gel is organically grown.

Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis, Citric Acid (preservative), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C as a preservative), Potassium Sorbate (mold prevention), Xanthan- to aid in coating the skin.

A quick summary of the product:

  • To get the longest possible use from your bottle keep it refrigerated.
  • Recyclable plastic bottle
  • Free of Alcohol, fragrance, artificial colors and oil.
  • Carrageenan and aloin free
  • Certified Organic
  • No animal friends were harmed during the making of this product, 100% cruelty free.
  • This product is manufactured for external use only.
  • This aloe vera has a thin consistency because of the lack of thickening agents. Meaning its very natural and organic.

4. Green Leaf Naturals- Aloe Vera Gel

This bottle contains 99.75%, cold-pressed aloe vera gel. By now this is no longer a family secret that aloe vera gel is one of the best natural remedies for skin and hair treatments. Organic USA grown aloe vera gel with very little added preservatives, just enough to keep it mold and bacteria free. This product can be used as a base for many natural DIY remedies and treatments.

Ingredients

99.75% Cold-Pressed Organic Aloe Vera gel, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan.

A quick summary of the product:

  • Does not need to be refrigerated
  • Fliptop, recyclable plastic bottle
  • Free of a preservative called Paraben
  • No petrochemicals were used in this product- chemical derived from petroleum.
  • Free of dyes/colorants and alcohol.
  • Certified Organic
  • 100% Cruelty free
  • This product is manufactured for external use only.
  • Safe to use on Pets and children- but always test on a small patch first just to make sure they’re not allergic.
  • This gel has a thin consistency, that allows easy spreading and absorption and does not leave a sticky residue.

There is also a spray bottle version for easy application on hair and body, click here for the price.

5. Majestic Pure- Aloe Vera Gel

This product consists of fine quality aloe vera gel, inspired by mother earth. They manufacture a whole product range based on natural ingredients. Any brand that goes the extra mile to produce a product that is chemical and herbicide free gets a big high five from me. These days many products of even trusted brands are just focused on getting as much sales as possible but don’t care about the poor humans that have to put that poison onto their skin daily. So that is where this California based brand is different, they care for their users as much as they do for their product.

Ingredients

99.7 Organic Aloe Vera gel, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbic Acid and Xanthan

A quick summary of the product:

  • Refrigeration is not required, store at room temperature.
  • Fragrance, alcohol and colorant free.
  • 100% Cruelty free product
  • Certified organic aloe vera plants have been used for this product.
  • This product is manufactured for external use only.
  • The gel has a thin, watery consistency


Below are some great tips for buying aloe vera gel, always be viligant.

Buying Guide- 5 Tips to Remember

1.Words can be deceiving, many brands have carefully chosen the words on the bottles to trick you into believing and buying a product without knowing what you actually bought. A good example that is directly aimed at Aloe vera products  is that they would say this product is 100% gel. Meaning that bottle has a 100% gel-like consistency but the actual aloe content could only be 30% with loads of added ingredients like oil and water. So the best is to always check the ingredient list to see what the actual percentage of aloe vera gel is in that bottle. Usually if it is the main ingredient it would be listed first, anything over 90% is very safe.

2. Colors aren’t what they seem. Aloe vera gel in its natural form is a clear, transparent gel, it might have a slight yellow tint sometimes but that is a natural occurring change. Many brands sell beautiful dark or light green, thick aloe vera gel which is totally chemical laced with artificial colorants and preservatives.

3.Preservatives can be the enemy. In our modern society there are few people that have the privilege of having a small garden or land to grow their own plants or aloe in. So the next best thing is to buy the products from online stores or your local grocer, but that comes with a small price, preservatives. Fresh aloe vera gel that is stored in the fridge can last up to 10 days so you can see for yourself that it won’t last very long without preservatives. But the problem is there are companies that don’t play it safe, they lace their products with harmful ingredients like parabens, carrageenan and chemicals derived from petroleum that is potentially harmful.

The preservatives in the list below are food grade:

Citric Acid– Occurs in citrus fruit like oranges.

Ascorbic Acid– Vitamin C, to repair tissue and boost immune health.

Potassium Sorbate– It’s basically like salt, its a mild, sensitive product. I am not crazy about it, but it does prevent mold and bacterial growth in the bottle and I wouldn’t want that on my skin either so its a 50/50 situation.

Xanthan– Is created from fermented sugar, it is a thickening agent so that the product is easier to apply because the natural product is very watery and thin. So Xanthan is added for the convenience of the user.

4.The fake cooling effect– Alcohol you little devil. Many products contain it and you’ve most probably felt this soothing and cooling effect yourself especially after being in the sun the whole day and applying an after sun product on your burning skin that contains alcohol. It feels great but it has disadvantages, alcohol dries out the skin and causes premature aging and wrinkles. Place your bottle of aloe in the fridge for a real cool, hydrating effect.

5.Consistency and Origin– USA certified organic aloe vera gel is the best aloe vera to buy, because they have strict agricultural regulations in America.

The consistency is very important, real aloe vera gel is very watery and thin, pure products will have a thin gel-like consistency to them but if you find a product with thick gel that you can almost pick up like clay you should know it is full of thickening agents and not very natural or pure, so put it back where you found it and find something better.

Thanks for reading my review, if you have a comment or question please post it below I would love to hear from you.

To learn more about the benefits of aloe vera gel click here.

And for awesome hair treatment recipes with aloe vera gel click here.

Your Friend Chani

The Faeriedaele Fox

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