Community Fair Trade

Organic Aloe Vera

From Guatemala

The aloe vera we use comes from the thick, rubbery leaves of the aloe vera plant, an evergreen succulent that thrives in sunny, well-drained soil. Aloe leaves are cut, washed and filleted by hand, all within 12 hours. The fillets are then dried to produce a concentrated powder.

The Heart Inside

The Supplier

We source organic aloe vera from Guastatoya Farmers. The 15 farmers who collect aloe for us live and work under difficult conditions. El Progreso is a remote, poor region that's prone to drought. Fortunately, aloe thrives in El Progreso, which makes it a valuable source of income for these farmers.

THE COMMUNITY

Our Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera comes from the ‘Tierra del Calor’, or ‘Land of Heat’, in central Guatemala. We work with The Guastatoya Farmers, who cultivate aloe plants on 115 hectares of organically-certified land.

Meet Don Chico

Don Chico is a Guastatoya Farmer. Our trade with this group of farmers helps them pay for their kids' transport costs to school. It costs about $15 a month to send a child to school and transport is a large part of this cost.

Cash Crop

Although public schools in Guatemala are free, families often do not have the money to buy educational materials. Income generated from trading with us has been used to set up a community fund. This has supplied materials to over 100 schools across El Progreso.

It's Cool

In one Latin American spa, slices of fresh aloe are given to customers to rub onto their skin after they've had a sauna or steam. The raw aloe feels instantly cooling and refreshing.

Our Iconic Aloe Products

NEW! Body Sorbets

  • New Body Sorbets
    Protect your skin

    Our breakthrough sorbet texture instantly melts into skin for a frosty burst of fresh moisture, keeping you hydrated without the sticky feeling. Made with Aloe Vera to comfort, cool and soothe thirsty skin.

    BUY NOW ▶

Aloe Body Butter

  • Aloe Body Butter
    A feast for the skin

    This gentle Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth.

    BUY NOW ▶

Aloe Soothing Eye Gel

  • Aloe Soothing Eye Gel
    Instant Skin Rescue

    Our multi-purpose, soothing facial gel contains Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera. It’s an instant rescue when skin needs extra care.

    BUY NOW ▶

Nutriganics Drops of Youth

  • Nutriganics Drops of Youth
    Youth-enhancing concentrate

    Our certified organic range has been created for the first signs of ageing. This innovative concentrate helps to enhance surface skin condition, leaving it looking smoother, fresher and healthier. Fine lines appear smoother in just four weeks.

    BUY NOW ▶

*Based on global sales from 2/19/2012 and 9/29/2012 and selling period of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week.

discover a world of ingredients