Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel review

While it may be an Aloe Brand Leader in the US, Lily of the Desert is harder to come by in the UK. Nevertheless, due its reputation alone we figured it was about time for us to road test Lily Of The Desert’s Aloe Drinking Gel. And this is what we thought…

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Taste & Consistency – 4 / 5

As you can see in the video, this product has the thickest consistency of all that products we have tested to date. This is not surprising when Lily Of The Desert prides itself on using just the aloe inner leaf fillet for this product. However, because the taste is not at all masked by other flavours, the bitter-sour Aloe taste is very apparent. The solution? We simply recommend mixing this gel in with your usual breakfast juice – giving you all that Aloe goodness that also tastes great!

Health benefits – 5 / 5

Lily of the Desert state that this product has many health benefits including:

  • Supporting healthy digestion
  • Supporting a healthy immune system
  • Reducing harmful toxins
  • Increasing absorption of nutrients
  • Enhancing antioxidant support
  • Balancing stomach acidity naturally
  • Soothing occasional muscle and joint discomfort

Ingredients: other than the inner fillet, this Aloe product contains: carrageenan (thickening agent), citric acid (pH stabiliser), potassium sorbate (mould inhibitor).

“Our aloe vera gels contain the same 200 biologically-active components as our juices, but have a thicker consistency than the juice. Some consumers find this thicker consistency to have a “soothing” effect.”
– Lily Of The Desert

Value for money – 5 / 5

This product is currently available on UK online retailer Nutri Centre for around £12. Due to its consistency, and its shelf longevity of 5-6 months when kept refrigerated, we think this product is excellent value for money.


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Overall – 4.5 / 5

Lily of the Desert also make Aloe juices which are thinner in consistency, but we think that this Aloe gel is good value for money as only a little is needed when combined with a fruit juice of your choice to make a great tasting and refreshing Aloe Vera juice. Personally, we like to be able to see the inner leaf pieces in a more natural form, and this really comes in the form of a gel due to the manufacturing techniques used. Lily Of The Desert, if you are reading this – we’d like to see you make your wide range of products more readily available to countries outside the US and Canada!

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Posted by Ben from Aloe Juices