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These Everyday Products Contain Palm Oil – Avoid at All Costs

You probably don’t realise to what extent palm oil is in the products you use every day. Just because you don’t choose to cook with it, you’ll be surprised at just how many products it is in.

Palm oil is the most commonly used oil on the plant, mainly because of how cheap it is to produce. In recent years the world has seen vast swathes of the rain forest cleared to make room for palm oil plantation, destroying many animals habitats and homes, and often the animals themselves get slaughtered in the process

Orangutans have been the most hit species, with elephants, rhinos and tigers all being heavily affected. These animals are already endangered and it is shocking at what scale this palm oil production is further adding to the problem.

The only way we can stop this is to stop buying products containing palm oil, thus lessening the need for the plantations and hopefully the production will be decreased. You might be shocked at just how many everyday products contain palm oil, but by making smarter choices we can all make a real difference.

Check this list to see how many products you use contain palm oil.

  • Lipstick
  • Pizza dough
  • Instant noodles
  • Shampoo
  • Ice cream
  • Detergent
  • Margarine
  • Chocolate
  • Cookies
  • Bio-diesel
  • Soap
  • Packaged bread

If you regularly use any of these products, check the packaging and you will no doubt see ‘palm oil’ among the ingredients. If the ingredients don’t include palm oil, it is often marketed under different names. Palm oil is sometimes referred to as:

Vegetable Oil, Vegetable Fat, Palm Kernel, Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Fruit Oil, Palmate, Palmitate, Palmolein, Glyceryl, Stearate, Stearic Acid, Elaeis Guineensis, Palmitic Acid, Palm Stearine, Palmitoyl Oxostearamide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Kernelate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Lauryl Lactylate/Sulphate, Hyrated Palm Glycerides, Etyl Palmitate, Octyl Palmitate, Palmityl Alcohol

To ensure you are not personally investing in the animal genocide happening in the rain forest right now, only use products that have a RSPO label, or the Green Palm label, which means the product contains sustainable palm oil.

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