Why To Stop Palm Oil  — The Real Reasons

 The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing

 

ARE YOU LISTENING?

Seeing sad videos passing by on Facebook, paper articles with painful photos and hearing activists talking about these problems on TV. Still, how much attention are we exactly paying to this terrible situation?
Reading the first sentences you probably want this skip this blog post and continue to something else but I think you should continue reading because this is an important topic that we need to talk about.
With this post I’m going to push you into the right direction with information and advice, I’ll keep it short and interesting. Promise;-).

 

To start with… palm oil is extracted from the pulp of the orange red palm fruit. This happens especially in Malaysia and Indonesia. Another kind that palm oil supplies, is the coyolpalm. Palm oil contains a high percentage of saturated fats and antioxidants. Because palm oil is relatively cheap, it is used endless in food, personal care products and biodiesel.

Did you know… that they even use palm oil for almost all chocolate? Ever noticed that it takes time before the chocolate melts in between your fingers? That’s the effect of palm oil… solution? Try some fair chocolate like Tony’s Chocolonely :Biologic, slavery- and palm oil free!

 

WHERE TO START?

Talking about this issue, I want to let you know that I sincerely care about this and that I’m learning every day. It might happen that I use products, without knowing, with palm oil. I don’t say you need to use palm oil free products, but I think it’s important that you have knowledge about it and you can start somewhere. Like I’m doing right now.

 

  1. Inform yourself, organizations like WWF want to change things, replacing the palm oil with other alternatives so people won’t lose their job and animals can live in their natural habitats.
  2. Talk about it! That’s one way to get information, also don’t be afraid to speak to the producers if you notice they use ingredients of palm oil.
  3. Think twice when buying products, if you’re not sure about it read the label.
    Try new products:
    —> Weleda
    —> Babongo 
    Or follow bloggers who are on it 24/7 telling you everything about pure products.
    —> Recycle Kid
  4. Sign petitions, it only takes 1 minute of your time. You help organizations like Greenpeace a lot with it! Like I said… It isn’t easy since there are a lot of product names that are been used for palm oil. Here’s a list of ingredients that come from palm oil.

Here we go:

Palmate
Palmitate
Palmolein
Epoxidized Palm Oil
EthylhexylPalmitate
GlycerylStearate
Stearic Acid
ElaeisGuineensis
KernelateSodiumPalmate
Palmitic Acid
SodiumKernelate
Sodium Palm Kernelate
Hyrated Palm Glycerides
CetylPalmitate
OctylPalmitate
Palm Kernel
Palm Stearine
Palm Oil Kernel
Palmitoyloxostearamide
Palm Fruit Oil
Palm Stearine
PalmitylAlchohol
CetylPalmitate
Hydrated Palm Glycerides
OxostearamidePalmitoyl
OctylPalmitate
Palmate Palmitate
Palmitic Acid
Palmityl Alcohol
Tetrapeptide-3
SodiumKernelate
Sodium Palm

Cetyl Alcohol
Fatty Alcohol Sulphates
Isopropyl of Isopropyl Palmitate
Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS of NaDS)
Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylaye
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (they use it in almost every product that foams)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

(Source names: BNN Vara NL)

 

What are you thinking about this situation? Are you using pure products already?
Comment below and share your information, that’s why we’re here for. Learning and taking care for each other, the animals and the world!

 

 

 

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kiki vogels

I'm a 23y old fashion addict that loves to write about fashion, beauty and personal stories with a future in fashion styling.

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