Are your shopping habits contributing to deforestation and global warming? You should choose palm-oil free products instead.
Palm oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree. The tree is native to West Africa and was imported to Southeast Asia in the 1800’s. It grows best in humid, tropical climates.
It grows bunches of small fruits from which palm oil is extracted. The flesh of the fruit produces palm oil, and the seed of the fruit produces palm kernel oil.
Large areas of rainforest are being cleared to make room for these plantations. This destroys the habitat of many plants and animals. Plus, the clearing of these rainforests contributes to the greenhouse effect and global warming. In fact, it’s estimated that deforestation is responsible for 20% of all global warming.
Deforestation is especially deadly for orangutans. Plantation owners consider these primates to be pests, and will pay local poachers to slaughter these highly intelligent animals. The palm oil industry also endangers elephants and rhinoceroses.
What Can You Do to Stop Deforestation?
The best thing you can do to stop deforestation is avoid buying products and its derivatives. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. Around 50% of consumer products contain palm oil. These products include cosmetics, hair care, and personal care items like deodorant.
Palm oil is often listed in a product’s ingredients under a different name. In fact, there are over 200 names for its derived ingredients! A few common examples include palmitate, palmate, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, and sodium lauryl sulphate.
Fresca Natural products are formulated clean and consciously, so you can be assured that you’re not contributing to this toxic industry by shopping with us.
Here’s what one of our customers had to say about our products:
- “Thank you so much! My partner and I have been using the citrus deodorant for about 5 years now and won’t use anything else. I only use ethical products so to find this is made in Australia and is cruelty- and palm oil-free is wonderful.
- I do gardening jobs, and even in summer on 45 degree days there is no body odour. When I put it on in the morning and it lasts all day with a lovely fresh citrus smell. Unlike normal commercial roll-on deodorants, I have never had a reaction to it.
- I buy 6 rolls at a time and they last both of us about 6-7 months, great value for a wonderful product!” – Christina