Stockton Aloe 1 sells raw aloe vera gel from the Barbadensis Miller Species, Stockton variety. There are no preservatives in our aloe vera gel. We freeze the aloe to preserve it.
If your order contains frozen perishable products, we must choose a shipping method that will get our product to you within 3 days from South Florida. We avoid shipping over non-shipping holidays or days where the carrier does not work, such as weekends in some locations. This may mean that we wait till the next Monday… or Tuesday before sending your package.
After 3 days in the mail, the aloe will be mostly thawed and ready for consumption or pouring in smaller containers and refreezing (see our YouTube video for pouring aloe details).
“Flat Rate” shipping is a “fail safe” option… and should only be chosen when all other options on the page are more expensive. We use FedEx even when “flat rate” is chosen. The option is there for when products have free shipping or when all FedEx options are too expensive and you would like us to pay for some of the postage. Flat rate is usually 3-days in the mail from the time we send it out.
Sometimes faster FedEx options are available to you but cost a little more. An example is “2-day non-weekend”. We use FedEx Express when you choose the more expensive express option, but that does not mean you will get it in two days. It does mean that it will be in the mail for only 2 days. We may have to wait to ship even if you choose “2-day” delivery. This is because not all days are FedEx shipping days and we don’t want your aloe in the mail for more days than you chose.
After placing your order, check your email for a tracking number that will be sent when we process your order. You might have to look in your “SPAM”.
During the warmer months, there is a good chance your Aloe vera will be completely thawed by the time you get it. If it is, this is a good opportunity to pour it into smaller containers for re-freezing. If you choose to do this, do NOT use glass. Aloe vera expands more than most liquids breaking glass for even veteran foodies.
If your order does not contain perishable frozen products, your shipment will likely leave our facility within 1 business day.
People frequently ask us if we ship our products outside of the United States. We do. Please see our International Shipping policy.
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hi. is the plant you produce a subspecies of barbadensis miller? I couldn’t find any clear information about this on the internet. I would appreciate it if you could tell me…
Barbadensis Miller is the species. Within the species, there are many varieties. This one referred to as the “Stockton” variety after Rodney Stockton who researched many varieties of aloe vera. If you look around, you will see many different characteristics within the species such as their color, flower color, spots when young vs. mature, etc. The leaf shape seems to be mostly related to sun exposure.
I love your aloe product however one thing keeps me from ordering as often as I would like to and that is the packaging. However, I did some research and found that there are sustainable packaging products that could replace your styrofoam. One of them is using mushroom mycelium which can be molded into shapes and insulate the aloe during shipping. Please look into this. We all need to be doing everything we can to live sustainably.
Thank you for the tip. I’ll look it up right now.
I’ve found a couple companies that make it. It seems to be for protection and not cold retention… but I’ve submitted the question on their contact forms and hopeful to find reasonable alternatives to styro. In the meantime, we’ll continue using “recycled styrofoam”… and hope for something better soon.
What kind of smaller containers can we use? I do not currently have anything suitable.
We recommend #2 plastic bottles