We don't hate palm trees, but we do hate the way the palm oil industry is ruining the world. Palm plantations are responsible for deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty, and indigenous rights abuses. By saying no to palm oil, a popular ingredient in soaps, we are not contributing to their destruction. Instead of palm oil, we use cocoa butter that is certified organic, and fair trade making it a sustainable substitution.
Check out SayNotoPalmOil.com to read more.
The most important reason for us to leave palm oil out of our production is for the sake of the animals. Due majorly to palm plantations, large-scale deforestation is pushing many species to extinction, and findings show that if nothing changes species like the orangutan could become extinct in the wild within the next 5-10 years, and Sumatran tigers less than 3 years. So, in our efforts to spread the word we honored three animals directly affected by naming soaps after them.