Our unique Aloe Vera Gel begins by hand cutting the inner filet of freshly harvested whole Aloe vera leaves. It is processed by naturally grinding the inner Aloe leaf into a clear consistent Aloe gel with a fresh mellow aroma. It is a stable Aloe gel with a thin, easily pourable consistency that is food grade and appropriate for a variety of cosmetic and personal care applications. Aloe vera is known to be highly beneficial for skincare with emollient and moisturizing properties. The recommended shelf life for this product is 1 year after purchase under proper storage conditions. Refrigeration is recommended but it is not required. It is naturally preserved with potassium sorbate 0.10%, citric acid 0.095%, xanthan gum 0.005% and ascorbic acid 0.05%.