THE STOCKTON ALOE STORY began in 1941, when a chemical engineer suffered severe sunburn while vacationing in Florida. Finding no available product that could soothe the pain and help heal the burn, the chemist began seeking a cure … a search that would soon change his life and his career.
Local residents told him of a Seminole Indian medicine man who relied on a special salve to treat burns, wounds, and intestinal disorders. The chemist collected a sample of the plant from which the salve was derived. He then took it to a prominent botanical gardener, who called it by the traditional name, “Virgin Trinity.” The botanist said the plant was a rare variety of Aloe vera – thought to be a direct descendant of the plant Nicodemus used to help prepare the body of Jesus Christ for burial (John 19:39).
That intriguing news led the chemist, Rodney M. Stockton, to conduct a study of Aloe plants from around the globe. He found none more effective for supporting health and helping heal skin conditions than the Virgin Trinity, now known as Aloe barbadensis miller-stockton.
Stockton worked to stabilize the gel. He was then able to produce and distribute his Aloe Vera Gel Health Drink® and Youth-Derm Ointment®. The drink was first introduced in 1951, and the ointment in 1953. Stockton remained vibrant and mentally sharp up to his passing in 2009, at 96 years of age. He attributed his excellent health to the fortunate discovery and regular use of Aloe barbadensis miller-stockton.
Rodney Stockton’s longtime friend, Dr. Michael Haley, agreed to carry on the work. Dr. Haley and his wife, Amanda, pledged to cultivate and protect the Virgin Trinity. They continue to rely exclusively on the gel from that precious plant as the primary ingredient in every Aloe product they offer. That means you may be confident of obtaining the purest and most effective form of Aloe vera available anywhere when you order from Stockton Aloe.