Kilted Suds ~ The Dirty Truth — palm oil

Why We Will Never Use Palm Oil

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Palm Oil and palm kernel oils are derived from the fruit and kernel of oil palms. These oils are high is saturated fats and are commonly found in beauty products as well as food. The wide spread use has been attributed to the generally low cost in comparison to other oils. The use of palm oil in foods and cosmetics (think handmade soap) has become a huge concern for many environmental activists, as the cultivation of the plant has lead to large scale deforestation. In parts of Indonesia and Malaysia, the clearing of forests has caused significant losses of the...

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