Something that differentiates Hummingbird Farms body care is the fact that our primary ingredient is aloe vera (aloe barbadensis).
All of our creams, lotions, and liquid soaps (body wash and hand soap) are aloe-based rather than water-based. You will notice that aloe is the first and primary ingredient, not water, which is the case in most body care products on the market.
We infuse 100% pure essential oil of lavender, along with other antioxidant-rich plant ingredients into aloe for an extra thick and rich base. This means we don't have to use as many fillers and thickeners as water-based products, and why you will find that you use one half to one third less per application as you would a water-based product.
A little goes a long way….
So why aloe vera instead of water? Aloe vera has a long and very well established history of being a healing plant for the skin due to its hydrating and moisturizing properties, and is the most studied herb in the natural products category.
Aloe vera contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A and E and naturally rich in Vitamin C (which promotes good circulation) and amino acids which are chains of atoms constructing protein in our body.
Aloe vera is of small molecular structure and is rapidly absorbed deep into the layers of the skin. Think of aloe as the carrier that brings all of the essential nutrients deep into your skin to hydrate, replenish and balance. Water sits on top of your skin and often evaporates before delivering nutrients.