Raw Material

It has long been known that the Aloe ferox plants that grow in the wild, particularly those found between Mossel Bay and Riversdale, contain the highest concentration of Bitter Sap. Traditional tappers of this bitter Aloe ferox sap have always favoured Aloes from this area. The bitter crystal formed from the sap has been exported for many years.

The Aloe ferox used in our manufacturing processes grow naturally in the wild and in plantations that are not agriculturally maintained. Thus our plantations remain free of herbicides and pesticides. The harvesting process ensures the longevity of the plant. By harvesting the lower rows of the leaves every two or three years, mature leaves are used for production while the plant itself remains healthy and strong.