Greenhouse Fusion has chosen not to use palm oil in any of our products. Palm oil is a popular ingredient in many handcrafted cold process soaps. Palm oil comes from the fruit of palm trees. It is popular in many beauty products because it is easy to produce, has a long shelf life and has hydrating and nourishing properties. Unfortunately, it is harvested from tropical rainforests resulting in habitat loss to the detriment of many indigenous human populations and species including orangutans.
Fortunately, there are excellent alternatives to using palm oil and that is why we choose to use shea butter and coconut oil in our handcrafted soaps.
We are doing our best to be sustainable and environmentally friendly. This includes our approach to packaging which we will discuss further in our next post. Stay tuned!