How can aloe vera help you?

Aloe vera has many names – the miracle plant, the burns plant, etc – and, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard something about this wonderful plant. And maybe you’re curious about how it works and what it can do for you.

How long have you got???

Seriously, I’m not going to give a history or a science lesson – I’ve done that before and it doesn’t go down well (yawn!).

But we’ve known about its benefits for thousands of years. There are many herbal and natural remedies which have also been well known for that long, many excellent, some useless, and some downright dangerous. But aloe vera is very special – did you know you could drink it?

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Hair and nails – strength and growth
  • Immune system – boosting or calming, whichever is needed
  • Joints – lubricating (think engine oil!)
  • Skin – healing, soothing, hydrating our largest organ. Inside and out, our whole body is literally lined with skin as well as being covered with it. And aloe penetrates right into the skin.
  • Digestion – food is digested better and faster, shortening transit times (that helps make you more regular, constipation is the curse of the modern diet but no one talks about it much)
  • Nutrition – not only is it packed with a cocktail of nutrients, some hard to get in the average diet, its cleansing action in the gut means that all the nutrients we get from our food are absorbed better. As well as the wonderful range of vitamins, minerals and trace elements in the aloe itself.

Those are the main reasons people drink aloe (and millions do), definitely not the taste which is a challenge for many. Have you tried it? Have you tried the new, improved version?

We have a great selection of flavours for everyone, you can find out more about them and get your aloe glow here:

Of course, it can help with the outside skin as well as the lining of the body:

  • Wonderful skincare which carries all the moisturising benefits deep into the skin, leaving it firmer, plumper and hydrated.
  • Healing and soothing all kinds of wounds and skin damage.

So what would be your reason to try aloe vera? If you’d like to explore further, take a look here:

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Aloe vera and winter health and skincare tips

Winter’s definitely here now – dark nights, cold winds and people threatening to put up their Christmas trees!

Whether you love it or hate it, winter comes round every year, with its impact on our health and wellbeing, our energy levels, our skin and our mood.

So how can Forever Living’s aloe vera and bee products help? Well, here are a few ideas:

. Dry skin, especially hands and face

As well as a wonderful range of targeted skincare products, our amazing Aloe Propolis Creme is a rich intensive moisturiser perfect for dry or sore skin:

. Chapped lips

There nothing like Aloe Lips, a favourite all year round, but especially in the winter:

. Warming up for exercise or stiff aching joints

Aloe Heat Lotion is the perfect winter warmer (and rub it on your chest if you have a snuffly cold)

. Winter blues

Royal Jelly will help lift your mood

. Winter bugs

Immublend is great for boosting your immune system

and Propolis tablets will stop those bugs in their tracks:

And, of course, the best thing at any time of the year, drink aloe vera!

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Aromatherapy and essential oils for everyone

Have you ever noticed how certain aromas can take your mind to a specific time and place? Maybe a favourite family recipe. Or perhaps that seaside holiday with a memory so vivid you can almost feel the sun on your skin. That’s why essential oils have been so widely used throughout history.

Your sense of smell creates an amazing reaction that begins when receptor cells in your nose send electrical impulses that activate the parts of your brain associated with memory, emotion, mood and so much more.

So what are essential oils?

Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, or “essence.” Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence.

Essential oils are obtained through distillation or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing. Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a product that’s ready for use.

The way the oils are made is important, as essential oils obtained through chemical processes are not considered true essential oils.

Of course, the highest quality essential oils come from the best possible plants. That’s why Forever Essential Oils only come from plants that are grown and harvested in ideal conditions. Forever sources its pure oils from all over the globe to ensure conditions are just right to provide the most potent aromatic qualities.

Each essential oil note offers different benefits depending on how the sense of smell and brain work together. Essential oil notes are often combined to create synergistic blends for maximum benefit.

Forever Essential Oils Lavender with lavender grown and harvested in Bulgaria, where ideal growing conditions allow for oils with high levels of linalyl acetate, which gives lavender its fruity, sweet aroma to calm, soothe, relax and rejuvenate.

Forever Essential Oils Lemon is made with lemons sourced from Argentina and California. The lemons used are harvested by hand and carefully cured until they reach the perfect ripeness. This ensures the fruit is juicer and more aromatic, producing potent essential oils to refresh, energise, invigorate and revitalise.

Forever Essential Oils Peppermint is made with leaves harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas in India, where the climate and soil yield potent, top quality peppermint. The result is an essential oil that cools, refreshes, clears the mind and invigorates.

Forever Essential Oils Defense is a blend of seven of the highest quality therapeutic oils from six countries around the world. Clove bud and cinnamon bark oil from Madagascar, orange from the United States, frankincense from Somalia, rosemary from Hungary, eucalyptus oil from Australia and juniper berry from Nepal

How to use Essential oils

Essential oils offer a versatile way to bring the power of aromatherapy into your home or enjoy the benefits on the go. Just as there are varying aromas and blends to promote specific moods or benefits, there is more than one way to experience the power of aromatherapy.

Diffusing essential oils creates an aromatic mist by distributing essential oil molecules into the air to infuse your environment with the powerful benefits of aromatherapy. There are many different types of diffusers to suit different styles, potency of scent and personal taste.

Look for a diffuser that nebulises the oils by using cool air or diffuses the oils in water. Exposing pure essential oils to heat can affect their chemical composition and make them less effective.

Not sure if diffusing is for you? There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils. Oils can be added to an open bowl with or without water, placed on a cloth and added to your dryer to infuse the scent into clothing, added to a spray bottle with water and sprayed throughout your home and so much more.

Experience the benefits of aromatherapy with Forever Essential Oils

With Forever Essential Oils you can experience the benefits of aromatherapy whenever and however you choose. Use them individually or experiment to make your own blends. Bring harmony into your life with the quality you can only find with pure, powerful essential oils.

Can’t wait to try them? Here you go:

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