Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates, such as in parts of Africa and India, and has been used medicinally for centuries. (1)
I remember taking a trip to Avalon, Catalina Island, California back in 2013 with a social group, and one day I had a pretty bad sunburn. A number of Aloe Vera plants grow on that island. One day I decided to break off a piece of a plant, and spread some of the gel on my burns. It worked quite well. My sunburns were less painful and healed faster.
Today we’re going to talk about Jojoba oil (pronounced Ho Ho Ba – makes me want to do a little dance every time I say it), which is actually a liquid wax ester, not a vegetable oil. Being a liquid wax provides a number of advantages over oils.
Sometime in the summer of 2014, I was hosting a dinner party at my house. By the end of the evening, it was just my friends Patrick and Bob and myself remaining.
We were standing around my dining room table just shooting the breeze. Suddenly, Bob started having an asthma attack. I immediately knew what to do. I raced over to my refrigerator and pulled out a bottle of my Plant Therapyeucalyptus globulus essential oil.