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How Long Does Your Frozen Aloe Take To Thaw

Frozen Aloe Vera in Refrigerator

Some of our customers wait for their aloe to thaw in the refrigerator. This does NOT seem to be a good strategy since it can take days to fully thaw in the refrigerator. Your aloe will continue to deteriorate during this thawing process. If you drink as it thaws, you will not have the same consistency at the end of the bottle… since the pulp tends to thaw last.

We recommend thawing the bottles in your kitchen sink… to catch the condensation, if any. It might take 4 to 5 hours to thaw. I do NOT recommend thawing through the night since your Aloe vera will likely be warm in the morning.

If you are thawing a bucket… we recommend you not open the bag that is in the bucket until the frozen chunk is about the size of a softball or smaller… something that will fit in your blender. You can feel through the bag to determine how much is still frozen. You don’t want to open the bag early since doing so exposes it to the air and allows for potential contamination from the air… introducing possible yeast and other microbiology. The more you open and expose to the external environment, the faster the product ferments and deteriorates. There are no preservatives to interfere with nature.

A zero degree completely frozen bucket out in the open at room temperature will usually thaw in 24 to 40 hours depending on air circulation. A breeze such as from a fan thaws the bucket quicker. If the bucket is in a confined area with minimal air flow it takes longer.

By the time you receive your bucket shipped from us in South Florida, you may be well into the thaw process. The best thing to do is to immediately remove the plastic lid and feel through the bag to see where it is in the thaw process. You will want to decide if you can finish thawing and pouring that day… or if it will make it through the night without getting warm for pouring the next day. If you have to slow down the thawing process, putting the bucket back into the box will insulate and help keep the Aloe vera cold.

11 thoughts on “How Long Does Your Frozen Aloe Take To Thaw

  1. I ordered the 4 gallon bucket for the first time & received it within 2 days of ordering. It was thawing, though I couldn’t tell if the ice was small enough, so I waited. I finally opened it a couple of hours later, unfortunately the ice chunk was still very large. I tried everything I could to break it apart but it took another couple of hours. It was still very cold by the time I bottled and re-froze it, but I’m wondering if it’s now contaminated? How would I know if it is contaminated? Is it safe to drink?

    1. Feel free to contact us about this. I am assuming you could tell it was still frozen by opening the bucket and feeling through the bag. If not, whether or not it was contaminated is relative to how you handled it and the environment that you were in. But your first experience sounds typical.

  2. Can I refreeze Aloe that has not been opened?
    Mine was delivered somewhat thawed.

  3. On the subject of independent testing of your product: 1. Are there any studies to share?
    2.Michael Gregor, M.D. – Nutritional Facts.org March 23, 2018 ” Risks and Benefits of Aloe Vera. ” Has a review of aloe Vera studies
    No intestinal benefits were found. Since your product seems so unique, it might be hard to find a study using it. Chris Wark, Chris Beats Cancer.com recommended it, so I am trying it. Do you have some information to share in this?
    Michael B. Thanks

    1. I do not have studies to share. I would love to have a discussion with Dr. Michael Gregor. When you look up the studies on his video, as an example, the one that says “There was no evidence that AV benefits patients with IBS”… the statement is a little misleading, especially when you move on to something else without completing the text which goes on to say: “However, we could not rule out the possibility that improvement occurred in patients with diarrhoea or alternating IBS whilst taking AV. Further investigations are warranted in patients with diarrhoea predominant IBS, in a less complex group of patients.” Furthermore, the summary does not specify if it was inner gel, outer leaf, or whole leaf which is quite important since different parts are used for different conditions.
      Michael Greger M.D. opens his video with the statement “Aloe vera is one of the most popular home remedies in use today, yet most physicians know little about it”. I suspect Dr. Michael Greger fits this category of physicians. In fact, you can find out more about this “doctor” here: https://www.humanewatch.org/hsus_doc_exposed_as_schlock/ – I found this AFTER realizing that he is cherry picking studies and further cherry picking the statements taken from them to support his agenda.

      1. I’m concerned that you would reference Humanewatch, an organization run by an anti Humane Society lobbyist. Berman doesn’t publicize his customers, but a Center for Public Integrity search of nonprofit files revealed a few. Clients include the International Dairy Foods Association, a Humane Society target; the Corn Refiners Association; and the Institute for Humane Studies, a think tank headed by activist billionaire Charles Koch.

        1. Are you implying that the article referenced is untrue or just using this as an opportunity to express your mind unrelated to the discussion?

          1. My comment is very much related to this discussion. I’m questioning the validity of the resource you cite. I am not disputing that you may have valid disagreement w/ any study, or how it has been represented, but when you support your argument w/ an unreliable resource it leads me to wonder if I need to question the validity of your other claims. I am looking for true fact-based information so that I can make informed decisions regarding my health.

          2. Oh. OK. Then to address your initial concern, I was merely pointing out that I realized Dr. Michael Greger was cherry picking statements to fit his agenda. He further did not make distinction between inner and outer leaf. He was drawing uneducated conclusions about aloe vera. I then found an article written by someone that had discovered the same thing about him… I wasn’t alone in my analysis. Being a science guy, I am happy to call someone out that spins science to support an agenda. Regardless of who Rick Berman is or who wrote the article, I found it to be accurate.

            I just Googled “Who is Michael Greger MD”. His own content takes the top SERP’s but the 7th link talks about how he “Cherry Picks”: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-not-to-die-review

  4. I live in Germany,
    Is it possible to get Stockton Aloe Vera here.?

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