Where we grow our aloe vera

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On the Finca Verde, it’s down to us

On our Finca in Estepona, everything revolves around our precious resource Aloe vera all year round. The fields are worked according to the rules of controlled organic cultivation and the year-round care of the plants is carried out exclusively by hand. Only with this effort, we can ensure the high quality of our aloe vera gel.

The main harvest period begins after the sunniest months in July and August. All the mature leaves of the plants on the field are removed from the mother plant by hand. This process involves carefully slitting each individual leaf at the leaf base and pulling it away with physical strength from the stem of the plant, without injuring the mother plant. The freshly harvested leaves are then processed on site at the Finca.

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A production laboratory in the middle of the fields

Harvesting and processing by hand ensures that the natural purity and rich active substances of the precious Aloe vera gel, the main ingredient of Santaverde products, are preserved. No machine can replace the hand and the eye of a human here.

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Processing by hand

The freshly harvested leaves are processed in our modern production laboratory in the middle of the Aloe fields – this guarantees the exceptional freshness of our resource.

First soil is removed from the leaves and they are carefully washed. After separating the thorny sides of the leaf and the hard outer shell, the soft inner leaf fillet is extracted. Then the transparent gel fillets are selected based on quality and purity.

Healing Fields

A detailedreport on theSantaverdeAloevera,it's cultivationandprocessingon the finca in Andalucia (2010).

Duration: 25 min