The Palm Oil Free Quartet

November 7th 2011

We're delighted to complete our Palm Oil Free, all natural and Vegan series - for now.  From left to right - Drift Away, Vitality, Positivity and Love essential oil blends.  


Why introduce palm oil free soap, you might ask?  As you may know, Washpool Farm currently uses certified organic, sustainable palm oil.  This oil does not originate from the Malaysian continent, where palm oil trees are grown at the expense of virgin forest and the fauna and flora that rely on that forest for their wellbeing.  


Simply put, we believe in the right of our customers to exercise choice over the ingredients in the products they use.  In a bid to reduce costs, some soap makers give their consumers the choice between sustainable and unsustainable palm oil.  To our way of thinking this still means that the soap maker is complicit in the destruction of native forest, so this isn't the approach we take, regardless of the financial implications.  


Our organic, sustainably grown palm oil is a beautiful product that offers mildness and hardness to our formulations.  We consider that paying more for sustainable product establishes an incentive for growers, co-operatives and communities to take up sustainable practices.  It's important to bear in mind that it is poverty that drives the destruction of virgin forest. 


Having said that, it is possible to make a lovely bar of soap without palm oil and we understand that some of our customers might want to make the choice to use palm oil free soap.  If this is you, you can be confident that you are buying a well formulated bar that is not only palm oil free, but also suitable for vegans (being free of goat milk or beeswax).  All bars in our Naturale range are naturally coloured and scented with pure essential oils.


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