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Aloe Vera, also known as the ‘plant of immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians, was used for its healing properties since time immemorial. Aloe Vera plants are commonly found in the African regions and belong to the family of Xanthorrhoeaceae, known for its succulent or fleshy leaves. This nontoxic plant stores water in its leaves and survives in low rainfall and arid regions.  Aloe Vera leaf looks unique; it doesn’t have any stems and the edges of leaves have tiny spikes. Aloe Vera is highly regarded as a miracle or wonder plant for its healing properties. You must have seen this ornamental plant in terrace gardens, but didn’t realize it’s worth. The various healing properties make aloe vera a favourite choice among organic and fitness enthusiasts. This magical plant is used for the treatment of various kinds of diseases and illness. Aloe vera consist as much as 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. Aloe vera contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C and E, folic acid and Niacin. Minerals found in aloe vera include copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese. The nutrients naturally present in aloe vera makes it a potential herbal product that can be safely used both internally and externally. This exotic plant contains other beneficial compounds like polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones and lectins. The presence of these nutrients makes it possible to use aloe vera for variety of therapeutic purposes.

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Many people are unaware that essential oils have been around for thousands of years. In fact, they are known to be some of the oldest and most powerful substances on earth!

Ancient civilizations from Rome to China used them in perfumes and ancient medicines. They were even commonly used for spiritual and ritualistic purposes. Hieroglyphics containing oil blend recipes have been found on the walls of Egyptian temples and some well-preserved oils were even found in alabaster jars in King Tut’s tomb.

Over time, most of the ancient traditional uses of essential oils were forgotten. It was not until the early 20th century that people began to rediscover them. Today, modern scientists are only beginning to uncover the countless benefits that essential oils have to offer.

Essential oils are concentrated, aromatic liquids extracted through distillation from the flowers, leaves, and roots of herbs, shrubs and trees. Every unique oil contains its own mix of active ingredients and constituents. Each different type of essential oil mix has its own therapeutic property.

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Modern research is now beginning to understand how essential oils actually work. Several studies have reviewed how our sense of smell may play a role. The “smell” receptors located in the back of the nasal cavity (known as the olfactory system), are linked directly to the limbic system in the brain. The receptors signal the brain to control levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. By communicating directly with these parts of the brain, the essential oils may influence physical, emotional and mental health. For example, scientists believe that lavender stimulates activity in brain cells to promote relaxation.

Each unique oil contains its own distinctive mix of active ingredients that help to communicate with the body and brain to create beneficial effects.The active components are critical aspects of the oil, and can be affected by a vast number of variables. Some factors include: the part(s) of the plant from which the oil was produced, soil condition, geographical region, climate, altitude, harvest season, fertilizer and distillation process.

Forever Living Products has worked with a team of leading scientists, farmers, aromatherapists and botanists, and has traveled around the world to find and source nature’s purest botanical essences.

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Forever™ Essential Oils are selected, harvested and produced with the highest quality in mind. Mineral content, climate and sustainability are all considered when choosing a location to source the plants that become Forever™ Essential Oils. After harvesting, essential oils are extracted from carefully chosen crops, primarily using steam distillation and cold pressing. The selected portion of the plant, and extraction techniques used are unique to each type of essential oil.

To ensure the quality of each product, every batch of essential oil undergoes a thorough evaluation. Teams with years of experience growing, cultivating and producing essential oils examine each plant at the time of harvest and throughout the distillation process, using organoleptic verification and other physical characteristic tests to confirm the quality of the oils. In addition, a lab analysis, using gas chromatography coupled with a mass spectrometer, is performed to evaluate and confirm that the active components of the oil are present. Our defined processes help ensure that every batch of essential oils meets the quality and potency required by Forever.


Forever Living Products brings the power of nature to the palm of your hand. Breathe in the natural invigoration of Forever Essential Oils and benefit from some of the oldest and most powerful substances on earth. Forever is giving new vitality to a practice that was nearly lost… uncover the benefits of Forever™ Essential Oils for yourself, and order your oils today!



When thinking about going back to school, food is often at the top of the list. Parents worry about what their kids will eat for lunch and snacks and ensuring that they are getting adequate amounts of key nutrients so that they do well in school. Back to school also typically means homework and lots of extracurricular activities, which can equate to less free time and may make it more difficult to prepare and plan healthy meals and snacks.

But fear not. Here are 5 quick tips to help you make the most out of your limited time.

Start the day with a power packed breakfast.
Research shows that children who regularly eat a nutritionally balanced breakfast have better test scores and better behavior than children who skip breakfast. Breakfast could include eggs, whole grain toast or oatmeal and fruit or a protein smoothie with fruit and yogurt. If your children eat cereal, make sure it has at least 3 g of fiber and less than 6 grams of sugar. Many cereals now include extra protein and fiber, so there are lots of great choices.

Make a meal plan and pack ahead of time.
Portion out your veggies and fruit into plastic baggies, line up your string cheeses or bottles of water so it becomes a grab and go process rather than a frantic morning rush.

Avoid packaged, processed foods.
These foods tend to be high in sugar, sodium and fats. Instead, try to include a protein, a veggie and a fruit in each meal and keep it as fresh as possible.

Have fun with snack time.
Make after school snack time a fun time to decompress from the day. Try different veggies or fruits, smoothies or whole grain crackers and cheese while you talk to your kids about their day or get them started on homework. Cut the fruits and veggies into fun shapes and make it part of their regular after school routine.

Supplement with a balanced vitamin mineral product for kids.
For that extra insurance to make sure they are getting all the vitamins and minerals needed for optimal health and growth, choose a supplement that will provide that extra peace of mind.

And finally, be the example.
It’s hard to ask our children to embrace eating for nutritional value, if we as parents do not. This also means remembering to take a daily vitamin and mineral supplement as our own insurance policy.

The scientists at Forever know how hard it is to get optimal nutrition and eat healthy every day in today’s busy world, so we have created revolutionary, balanced formulas for both adults and kids to help provide the extra assurance that your entire family is getting the recommended daily levels of vitamins and minerals.

Forever Kids® chewable multivitamin is formulated without artificial colors or preservatives and the phytonutrient base is taken from nutritious foods including carrots, beets, broccoli, spinach, blueberries, apples, cranberries, tomatoes and strawberries. It also contains patented chelated minerals that are the safest and best absorbed forms of minerals available. You and your kids will love the natural grape flavor, and you’ll love the peace of mind.

Forever Daily™ is a revolutionary formula that delivers optimal amounts of important natural phytonutrients, bioflavonoids, vitamins and minerals combined with a proprietary blend of fruits and vegetables. This unique formula is designed to nourish and protect our bodies by filling the nutrient gaps in our everyday diet and provide optimal health and vitality.