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

@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
Do not use moisture retaining material for succulents. They need quick drainage and for the soil to dry out quickly.