Back in 1840, the aloe vera wonder plant was introduced in Aruba, influencing everything from art and architecture to health and healing. Soon, two-thirds of Aruba's surface was covered with aloe vera plants and Aruba became the world's largest aloe exporter. The first aloe vera plants were planted on 150 acres of land at the Hato plantation which is still used today to grow the aloe for all Aruba Aloe products. The fierce southern Caribbean sun and Aruba's desert environment intensify the plant's natural healing qualities and produces the earth’s most potent aloe gel to revitalize skin and help repair skin damage. Aloe has grown into an entire line of skin care products known around the world for its moisturizing benefits. Aruba Aloe is making great strides in global research studies with aloe and is leading the way with a line of moisturizing products that can be found in homes all over the world. Try Island Remedy, Aruba Aloe's latest upscale line of products made with 100% pure Aruba Aloe Vera Gel and enriched with the finest natural extracts from a wide range of known remedial plants. Take a tour through the state-of-the-art Aruba Aloe Factory and see the production process firsthand from aloe vera leaf to finished Aruba Aloe lotions! The tour guides will explain you all about the aloe plant and its uses and you will have the opportunity to learn all about the 160-year old aloe history of Aruba in the museum which is a national depository for ancient aloe tools and equipment with a complete library on the history, manufacture and qualities of aloe vera. All Aruba Aloe body, sun and hair care products can be purchased at the factory store.