Charis Aloe Vera juice is made from the whole Aloe vera Barbadensis Miller, which contains all three parts of the plant: the skin, gel, and sap. Because our aloe plants are grown in greenhouses, there is much better control over the contents of the soil, the environment and how it is grown. Pesticides, herbicides and waste products are not used in the production of our Aloe. The production of Charis Aloe Vera juice goes through a process of testing for quality, to insure that the active components of the plant are retained and are consistent. Charis Aloe Vera juice does not use added color. Quality Aloe Vera juice is amber in color and has a slightly bitter taste. Be very cautious about juice that looks and tastes like water.