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Aloe Vera farm..

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This was a stop off visit on our tour round Lanzarote..So interesting to hear how it is grown and all the many benefits associated with this plant..We were all given some of the flesh to eat,which were more like pieces of clear jelly,but with no particular flavour.After stripping off the thick skin,with the most lethal looking knife,there is a yellow layer of a poisonous liquid type substance,before getting to the fleshy part,so it has to be removed thoroughly before eating,or processing for other things.,mainly cosmetic,and health products

One of the many fields…

The flowers are also used in various products,including wine..


Naturally,there was a shop to browse around,and so many different things to buy.I am not usually tempted,but as they were all organic and ecologically produced,I decided to try some,as I have never used soap on my face,for over 40 years,when I had a Dermatitis/psoriasis problem for a while..so I bought cleansing and moisturising goodies..and am using the green one at present..so far,so good…:o)


At least the wrinkles are softer ! Lol.

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Interesting to see these being grown.
I never use soap on my face either - yuch ! I just use water. I don't know if I'd like this on my face either. Does it feel slimey ? Maybe I wouldn't mind if it got rid of a few wrinkles lol

9 Jan, 2012

 

Interesting Sandra, I believe it has several medicinal uses.

9 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely picture of the Aloe Vera growing in the fields, didnt imagine it to look like that!

9 Jan, 2012

 

How interseting! Cant be bad if it smooths dem old wrinkles out! :)

9 Jan, 2012

 

Very interesting bloomer, I have a huge aloe vera they grow so quickly don't they, no flowers yet though so I'll have to wait to set up the brewery:-), have used the odd cut leaf for soothing burns, very useful plant.

9 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Hywel..no,it doesn't feel at all slimy,just cooling and refreshing .:o)...never mind your wrinkles,,look what they did for Charles Bronson ! ..The rugged look,I believe Lol.
Thanks Cinders,you are right,there was something for most things medical ,as well as cosmetic..even safe enough to use on babies,with baby eczema( spelling? )

I didn't know what to expect either ,Carole,but it was a lovely place ,and made a nice change from the usual places they take you to...like wine tasting ,and leather...

You are right there,Pixi..:o)I bought one of each for our daughter too,as the Aqua gel,in the yellow one,
can be used for Thomas after his bath..

You might have a long wait for the wine,Simbad..! Maybe not enough hot sunshine here,to produce flowers..but you are so right about the burns..or cuts of any kind,heals the skin so quickly...Family in Spain use it a lot from their garden too..have you tried eating the flesh ? supposed to be very good for you.you just have to make sure all the yellow gunge is off first,then it can be cut into squares..just like a jelly....don't know whether I would dare to try it at home though !

9 Jan, 2012

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I didn't know any parts of the Aloe was poisonus Sandra I have always used the plant for burns / sunburn / bruises etc. an interesting blog ..

9 Jan, 2012

 

We were given to understand it was if injested,Amy..but maybe not for using on the skin ? Probably be ok .but she didn't say anything about that..

9 Jan, 2012

 

We have never visited this place Bloomer. Must remember and pay a visit next time we go.

9 Jan, 2012

 

The rugged look lol - that's a better name for it :D

9 Jan, 2012

 

great stuff sandra and yes used in alot of products, great for skin conditions :o))

9 Jan, 2012

 

We managed to fit a lot in,Homebird,as we were only docked for a day,but glad this was part of the tour..

It suits you,being a male,Hywel,..not so good for me ! Lol.

Thanks San,I'm glad I bought some there..not cheap,but will last ages..:o)

10 Jan, 2012

 

Quite an interesting post from you bloomer

10 Jan, 2012

 

sandra iv booked tenerife hahah 10th march, not been before so looking forward to it, maybe i will get some while there :o)))

10 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Stevie..glad you liked it :o)

Oh,that sounds good San..whereabouts are you staying ? sorry to burst your bubble,but the farm is in Lanzarote,not Tenerife..still the Canaries though,so you weren't far off ! Lol.We have never stayed there either,but keep thinking about it..We flew back from there though,as that was the last place we called,but sadly,it was at 7am in the morning..we were so dumb,we could have booked a weeks stay,if we has just thought about it beforehand..already there ...,just to come home !

10 Jan, 2012

 

for a change ; )

10 Jan, 2012

 

Lol,Stevie..do you mean just mine,or in general ? :o))

10 Jan, 2012

 

Hey Sandra Wine tasting and Leather sound ok to me lol

11 Jan, 2012

 

I can see you enjoying the Wine tasting bit,Carole..but do you mean handbag type Leather,or the motorbike type gear .? Lol.

11 Jan, 2012

 

Fascinating. Such a great insight into a horticultural industry. Thanks. :)

12 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you,Tralamander,glad you enjoyed it.I found it very interesting.:o)

12 Jan, 2012

 

Oh the motorbike anyday lol

12 Jan, 2012

 

We will listen out for the Harley,then..flying across the Pennines on Saturday....mind those sheep !..Lol.

12 Jan, 2012

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