Recently, Palm Oil has become as important to consumers, as Parabens and SLS! Using Palm Oil in Soaps and Cosmetics has become popular, as the cost factor is low. However environmentally the cost is extremely high. What about RSPO, Well even though the organisation has strict guidelines that producers and growers have to abide by, We as a company didnt feel comfortable that even with traceability, that any palm oil cultivation, was going to affect the forests and wildlife. What about the companies involved and the growers businesses and their livelihoods? That is a question that we have been asked on numerous occassions, and we agree that the rspo approved suppliers do support many people and businesses, But our decision was made on environmental and ethical grounds. There are still plenty of business using Palm Oil, including big businesses. Some not RSPO approved, but many moving to it!
However, we Do Not Use Palm Oil in any of our products.
What is Palm Oil? Palm oil is a form of vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm tree (Elaeis Guineensis). It has recently become one of the world’s most widely-produced oils and is a key ingredient in many cosmetic products and Food Products.
Why dont we use it? It is our opinion that the wide use of palm oil has severe consequences. To make room for palm tree plantations, tropical rainforests have been cleared on a massive scale. Some sources quote that areas of rainforest the size of 5 football pitches disappear every minute due to palm oil cultivation.