At Biome we are trying to dig out any of our products that may contain palm oil. We then contact the manufacturer to find out their plans for removing palm oil. When we tackled this issue last year with Beauty & the Bees natural skincare, we were thrilled that they made the leap to replacing palm oil, including in the much-loved Beauty & the Bees beer shampoo bar. Changing their recipes and packaging was a costly step and we hope everyone gives this fantastic Australian brand even more support because of their leadership.
Palm oil has made its way into almost all conventional processed products (from food to skin care). Here are some of the ingredients to look out for that can be palm oil in disguise:
cocoa butter substitute, palm olein, palm stearine, vegetable oil
cetyl alcohol, fatty alcohol sulphates, glyceryl stearate, isopropyl, sleareth, sodium laurel/lauryl, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium palmate, sodium stearate, stearic acid