Palm Oil in Soaps
Many soap makers, both commercial and handmade, often use palm oil as a main ingredient. If you check soap labels you may often see the words "palmate" or "palm oil" listed - and since it is a versatile product, it has many uses. Because of the over-dependence on palm oil, there are problems associated with how some of it is produced.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, a rainforest area the equivalent of 300 football fields is cleared every hour to make way for palm oil production.
Even some 'sustainable' palm oil production harms the environment, as the land must first be cleared (thus destroying biodiversity) before it is replaced with dangerous monoculture.
The resulting ecological damage increases greenhouse gases, a contributor to climate change, which affects us all, regardless of where we live.
Human Rights Concerns
The palm oil industry has also been linked to major human rights violations, including child labor and unsafe work conditions, in certain countries.
All That Yazz carries products which are 100% palm-oil-free. They are gentle on the skin and gentle to the earth. Every purchase of a palm-oil-free product makes a global difference.