Beauty and the bees is 100% non RSPO palm oil free and has been for 10 years or more – in fact we pioneered the Palm oil free movement in Australia.
Great news for you, the Beauty and the Bees client, and the Orangutans whose habitat is being destroyed!
Palm oil has been valued for its valuable skin conditioning properties.
However, since the world also discovered its value as a bio fuel, we have watched with horror the mounting toll that the rapacious, unscrupulous slash and burn cultivation of the oil palm has had on the orangutan population, primarily in Borneo and Sumatra.
So, long before any other business worldwide, 10 plus years ago, we replaced palm oil in all our formulations with raw coconut oil (from the Pacific Islands) and soy wax (from the USA) both skin loving oils with richly emollient properties – which are both in wide, long established, sustainable cultivation over a larger area of the developed world, so readily available.
We are proudly 100% non RSPO* palm oil free, so as well as using only recycleable glass tin or paper packaging (plastics only where unavoidable such as inserts, caps and sprays) we are even more environmentally friendly.
*RSPO is the Round Table of Sustainable Palm Oil production
In the interests of transparency Honey Silk Hair Conditioning Bar and our Honeymud Styling Cream Pomade recently which contains a small percentage of an ingredient Isoamyl Laurate (RSPO Palm Oil/mixed vegetable), Cetearyl Alcohol (RSPO Palm Oil/mixed vegetable), which are derived from RSPO certified palm oil. We have, before committing to this ingredient, obtained statements of RSPO membership/production from the supplier to ensure that it is produced without enviromental damage.