A NOTE ON PALM OIL: Palm fruit oil is one of the ingredients in our organic bar soap. Palm oil is becoming a problem globally, because palm plantations in Indonesia, the Philippines, and the mainland of Southeast Asia are rapidly taking over forests. In addition to the basic problem of deforestation, this is a concern because it severely diminishes animal habitat in these regions. In particular, it threatens orangutan viability.
We are very aware of the palm oil problem, and we take careful measures in our palm oil sourcing. We use only certified organic palm oil from South American countries that is grown and produced according to principles of sustainability, and our suppliers are members of the Palm Sustainability Council. We do not source any palm oil out of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, or the Philippines.