Our powders undergo a similar production process, starting from organically grown aloe plants. Once matured, the leaves are harvested, washed, and fileted by mechanical squeezers. Filets are then rinsed to remove aloin, and put in a grinder when the pulp and fiber are removed. The remaining contents are heat treated and filtered. The resulting concentrate goes through one more filtration process to ensure the level of purity we strive for and is then spray-dried and packaged per customer request.
Specialty products, such as our shea butter, undergo a treatment specifically designed to avoid overrefined or unnecessary processing. The organically grown fruit seeds of the shea tree are harvested, and the green, edible peel is removed to dry out the seeds. Next, the seeds are crushed, roasted, and put through expeller pressing, processing them without the need for chemical solvents. Once pressed, the crude shea butter goes through filtration and is packaged into 55 lb cartons upon customer request.