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Iā€™m new to this and trying to figure out which soil is th...

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@EngagingShyleaf are you looking to use it on its own or looking to add other substances like perlite?
Use the Miracle Gro succulent mix. Add perlite
@EngagingShyleaf I will only focus on aloe vera however it is a succulent so it prefers a high drainage soil. As aloe vera is a desert plant, it likes a well-draining, loamy, sandy soil mix so while peat moss could be part of the mix, often it is used with perlite and/or sand. Some people even use a cactus/succulent mix available at nurseries.
Note also that the soil in your photo already has fertilizer in it and some plants may not like the added fertilizer.
@EngagingShyleaf I usually make up my own as then I know there is no issue with fertilizer, a ratio of 1 part peat moss to 1 part perlite and 1 part sand (propagation sand) is a good start but since you are starting out, a cactus and succulent potting mix will probably do the job for you. Just check the ingredients
Here's an article that may help you
https://www.epicgardening.com/aloe-vera-soil/
Do not use moisture retaining material for succulents. They need quick drainage and for the soil to dry out quickly.