For some time now I’ve had a personal passion against palm oil. Along with that, the fight against plastic is never-ending and so I made a challenge for myself to see if I could finally have a home which was free from palm oil (food, toothpaste, shampoo, cleaners), and no throwaway plastics.
I’ll admit it’s not easy even when motivated as palm oil now seems to be in everything unless you make your own food and cleaners/toiletries from scratch. Palm oil isn’t always that easy to spot either and seems to have many guises according to this list
When it came to looking for an alternative for toiletries I found a company called All Natural Soap Co. who make handmade soap in the UK – including one to be used as shampoo (which smells divine). All packaged in compostable wrappings so no waste. Win win!
I wasn’t sure which face/body soaps to try so it was handy that they do tester boxes of smaller sized bars. You get to choose, I went for
Gentle Goat’s Milk
Seaweed Spa Refiner
It’s a small start, making my own toothpaste is next.
Every little helps, and if you would like more information this site has some interesting advice on how to avoid palm oil and plastics.
* this article was based purely on personal choice and not a paid promotion