It’s not bad for you… but… the growth and extraction process of palm oil causes so much more harm than it is worth. Anyone interested in living an animal cruelty free life has to adopt the practice that ANY product with ANY amount of palm oil, (regardless of organic certification) should be avoided and boycotted, along with all other consumer products that destroy the environment, including murder and rape of animal life. Yes, I said rape and animal in the same sentence, and meant it.
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Below is a list of all the name of Palm Oil in different forms. It’s a long list, but after reading a number of them, you start to see a pattern of what to look for. If you’re really interested in avoiding palm oil, get familiar with the names below. You will quickly find that palm oil is actually in a lot of products you use or like. Palm oil is in soaps, it’s what makes them foam. However, if one uses Dr.Bronner’s Magic Soap (which needs no link), then you can avoid ALL PALM OIL SOAPS. Period. Pretty cool.
Palm oil is also in a lot of hair and skin products. My secret, that’s actually not a secret, because it’s a whole movement, is called the ‘no-poo’ movement. It sounds gross, but it’s not, in fact it’s completely natural and historical beauty care practice that WORKS! …I get so excited about this, because they’re my favorite ingredients of all time, Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar.
If you reddit check out the r/nopoo community, or just check it out in the search engine. I don’t buy hair care products anymore, because my hair does exactly what I want it to, and it’s sooo cheap. I always sound like a business dealer whenever I tell people about my :little secrets: but really, baking soda saved my life.
So, anyway, the point is, there has GOT TO BE an alternative to everything we use and buy. It is going to take me sometime to figure out the answer to this question, but when I do, I’ll be sure to share my findings here. It’s in a lot of food and candy products…. which is a bummer, but if you want to be a vegan animal activist purist, then cutting palm oil is essential to the cause of animal liberation.
NAMES OF PALM OIL: