Aloe vera is a succulent, versatile plant with various uses and tremendous benefits. Once aloe vera is harvested, it can come in different forms, including aloe vera gel, aloe vera juice, and aloe vera powder. It is also widely used in cosmetics, skincare, supplements, and aloe vera juice.
You have heard or used aloe vera gel or aloe vera juice. Aloe vera powder is versatile and an excellent way to use it. Many national brands and private label companies have worked with organic aloe vera manufacturers to buy bulk aloe leaf powder to add to their products.
How Is Aloe Vera Powder Made?
There are over 420 species of aloe vera plants, and they are generally considered low maintenance and easy to grow. The aloe vera plant has three main parts: the thick succulent leaves and the gel and juice within the leaves.
After cutting the aloe vera leaves and harvesting the gel, aloe vera powder is made by rinsing the gel to remove any remaining juice, then dehydrated and ground into a fine powder.
Aloe vera powder is a highly concentrated aloe vera, so you need less when using it, and it also has a longer shelf life than aloe vera gel. Leaf powder is sometimes referred to as 100x, and inner leaf powder is sometimes referred to as 200x.
What Are Differences Between Leaf Powder And Inner Leaf Powder?
There are two classifications of aloe leaf powder, and we will discuss the essential differences between leaf powder and inner leaf powder below.
Leaf powder is made using the entire leaf, and it may also contain aloin (also known as aloe latex) which is found just below the skin of the aloe leaf. A filtration process is necessary to remove all of the aloin. Otherwise, your leaf juice will not comply with California Proposition 65 and must be listed on the label as carcinogenic(in California). At Aloe Labs, a bulk aloe vera manufacturer, we perform this filtration step to ensure compliance.
Leaf powder is less expensive because it is not as labor-intensive and because of its higher Brix level. Aloe Labs makes two types of leaf powder: standard quality and higher quality, and these powders range from light beige to beige.
Inner Leaf Powder
At Aloe Labs, our inner leaf powder uses only the aloe vera gel from the leaf's interior. To be compliant with California Proposition 65 regulations, it is vital to inspect each piece after the leaf is skinned to ensure there is no rind remaining on the inner gel. We carefully check each segment to meet compliance and produce the highest quality inner leaf powder.
The inner leaf powder has a lower Brix level, meaning more liquid is used to produce the same amount of powder. Making inner leaf powder is also more labor-intensive, making it a more expensive choice, and this powder color is white.
Uses For Aloe Leaf Powder
Aloe vera has over 75 active components, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, to help support the body's overall health. You can add aloe vera powder to:
- Cosmetic products to help boost collagen in your face, improve skin, and reduce wrinkles
- Skincare lines to help with mild burns or sunburns, heal scars, or added to a lotion can help with psoriasis, eczema, or acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties
- Hair products to help improve the health of your scalp and strengthen your hair, and stimulate hair growth
- For food, juice, or smoothies, aloe vera powder is a natural laxative that helps with digestion and can ease constipation
- Bath bombs, melt and pour soaps, massage oils, facial masks, acne toner, acne cream, face or body scrubs
As you can see, aloe vera powder is an excellent way to boost cosmetic products and supplement lines. Buying organic aloe vera in bulk from a reputable aloe vera manufacturer like Aloe Laboratories will ensure you get the highest quality of aloe vera powder, aloe vera gel, and aloe vera juice.
Shop Today At Aloe Laboratories
We offer high-quality organic aloe vera juice, gel, and aloe vera powder at Aloe Laboratories. We also manufacture personal care products, including private labeling services for food and cosmetic businesses, filling services, and freeze-drying services. Our aloe vera comes from our farm, and we control everything from processing to shipping. Contact us today to find the best way to include aloe vera in your product line.