What is Palm Oil?
Palm oil is a vegetable oil that comes from the fruit of the African oil palm tree, and grows in the tropics — flourishing in heat and rain. Around 87 per cent of palm oil is grown in Malaysia and Indonesia. Oil palms produce more vegetable oil per hectare of land than other crops.
Why the controversy?
Palm oil plantations are concentrated in Malaysia and Indonesia, where deforestation and less environmental regulation has led to indiscriminate forest clearing for monoculture oil palm crops, instances of illegal logging and a dramatic impact on threatened and endangered local species.
Don’t worry! We only use certified sustainable palm oil.
Sustainable palm oil is an approach to oil palm agriculture that aims to produce palm oil without causing deforestation or harming people.
What is certified sustainable palm oil?
It is palm oil that was certified by the roundtable on sustainable palm oil (RSPO) according to specific criteria. By respecting those criteria, it can help to reduce the negative impacts of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities.
Why use Palm Oil?
Palm oil is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A, and E. It is often recommended because of its high concentrations of vitamin E to protect skin cells and improve overall health. Palm oil contains vitamins D and K, which are not present in other oils. The rich nutrient content in palm oil makes it ideal for your hair and skin.