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Debunking Aloe Vera: Why We Don’t Use Aloe Vera


In the world of natural remedies, aloe vera has always been the king and queen of skin care. For centuries, aloe vera has been used to treat minor cuts, skin irritations and offer cooling relief from sunburns. However, there's one area where aloe vera might not be beneficial and may do more harm than good – your butt.

There are a few reasons why we decided not to include aloe vera in our Toilet Paper Gel, let’s break down what led to this decision.

  1. Potential Irritation:

Your butt is a sensitive area for skin, and while aloe vera is known for its soothing properties, it can also cause irritation in some individuals. Using Aloe vera gel in this area can cause irritation and lead to redness, itching, or even a rash. Those who have preexisting skin conditions such as psoriasis or dermatitis, are more vulnerable to experience these side effects.

  1. Potential Allergic Reactions:

While aloe vera is generally considered safe for topical use, there's still a risk of allergic reactions, albeit rare. If you have a known allergy to plants in the Liliaceae family, such as garlic or onions, you may also be allergic to aloe vera. Applying it to your butt could trigger itching, swelling, or hives, making matters worse instead of better.

  1. Scientific Evidence Points to Potential Risks:

Aloe vera, often hailed for its safety as a functional food and topical remedy, has faced growing concerns regarding its safety. Recent studies have revealed adverse effects in humans, as well as toxicity, genotoxicity, and potential carcinogenicity in both laboratory and animal studies. These findings led the National Cancer Institute to prioritize Aloe vera for carcinogenicity research. In 2002, the US FDA revoked its status as a generally recognized safe and effective nonprescription laxative drug. Furthermore, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified Aloe vera whole leaf extract as a possible human carcinogen, alongside other natural products like Ginkgo biloba and kava extracts. These developments cast doubt on the presumed safety of Aloe vera and raise questions about its potential to promote tumors in humans.

So, What Should You Use For Your Butt Instead?

Unlike Aloe, Fresh Peaches incorporates Witch Hazel, renowned for its inflammation-relieving properties and effectiveness in treating skin irritations and hemorrhoids. Additionally, Fresh Peaches products contain Vitamin B5, which not only alleviates itchiness but also boasts anti-inflammatory attributes, aiding in healing from over-wiping and diaper rash. Furthermore, the inclusion of Green Tea Extract in Fresh Peaches formulations offers potent antioxidants that safeguard and rejuvenate skin cells, a benefit not found in Aloe-based alternatives. So, next time you're tempted to reach for the Aloe vera for your butt, you might want to think twice.

This information is for educational purposes only Fresh Peaches cannot dispense medical advice or answer any medically related questions. Always consult with your healthcare professional.