Palm Oil -free Brands

🌴CONFLICT PALM OIL  is the world’s least expensive vegetable oil.

Palm kernel oil is unhealthy for the human body and it is responsible for human rights abuses, land grabs, and rainforest destruction.

Its irresponsible cultivation in tropical areas is causing Orangutan Extinction. Report from rainforest action network.

Palm Oil is found in many packaged food, and other products such as lipsticks, shampoos, soaps, and detergents.

More than 85% of the palm oil in America's packaged food is grown on palm oil plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia where it is associated with child labor and forced labor.

Palm oil isn't clearly labeled, IT IS IMPORTANT to recognize which products and brands are selling this critical ingredient in order to avoid it. FIRST, you need to learn how to identify it!

Palm oil goes by many names,  including Palm Kernel Oil, Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. The full list is below.

RAN’s Conflict Palm Oil campaign is asking the Snack Food 20* companies to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from their production and is demanding only responsible palm oil from their suppliers. 

25 Shades of Palm Oil

Palm oil and its derivatives can appear under more names than just “palm oil.”

Here they are listed by WWF 

1. Elaeis guineensis
2. Etyl palmitate
3. Glyceryl
4. Hydrogenated palm glycerides
5. Octyl palmitate
6. Palm fruit oil
7. Palm kernel
8. Palm kernel oil
9. Palm stearine
10. Palmate
11. Palmitate
12. Palmitic acid
13. Palmitoyl oxostearamide
14. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3
15. Palmityl alcohol
16. Palmolein
17. Sodium kernelate
18. Sodium laureth sulfate
19. Sodium lauryl lactylate/sulphate
20. Sodium lauryl sulfate
21. Sodium palm kernelate
22. Stearate
23. Stearic acid
24. Vegetable fat
25. Vegetable oil

🌴Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labor

Unilever, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble are among nine household names contributing to labor abuse.

“Corporate giants like Colgate, Nestlé, and Unilever assure consumers that their products use ‘sustainable palm oil’, but our findings reveal that the palm oil is anything but. There is nothing sustainable about palm oil that is produced using child labor and forced labor. The abuses discovered within Wilmar’s palm oil operations are not isolated incidents but are systemic and a predictable result of the way Wilmar does business.

Amnesty International says it will campaign to ask the firms to tell customers whether the palm oil in popular products like Magnum ice-cream, Colgate toothpaste, Dove cosmetics, Knorr soup, KitKat, Pantene shampoo, Ariel, and Pot Noodle comes from Wilmar’s Indonesian operation.

List of brands that hide palm oil in their products. Palm oil is responsible for deforestation in Malaysia. Palm oil is hidden in many food products, cosmetics, and other everyday products. 

List of brand  from Palm Oil Detective

Responsible brands that decided to be Palm Oil-free 

Plaine Products Palm Oil-free 
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💚 This brand not only offers vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free clean beauty products in eco-friendly packaging, they also offer a refill and recycling program where you can send them back the empty bottles for free. With them, nothing ends up in a landfill!
🍃 This Return Empty Bottles for Reuse is the most eco-friendly way to recycle our empty bottles and a step up to avoid plastic completely
🐠Free of single-use plastic

  • Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicone, and palm oil

  • Blended with whole essential oils (instead of synthetic fragrance)

  • Vegan and non-GMO ingredients

  • Designed to biodegrade

  • Baby safe and hypoallergenic

  • Cruelty-Free, Leaping Bunny certified

  • 🌴 Palm Oil-free

  • Carbon Neutral Shipping

✅ Their unique formulas are carefully selected from nature’s most nutrient- and vitamin-rich plants, minerals, and renewable sources. They are blended and manufactured with care in Florida for Plaine Products.
🌟 Their collection offers natural shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, hand wash, hand sanitizer, hair repair, beauty oil, face wash, face moisturizer, face toner, travel sizes, and the newer unscented version for sensitive skin.
🌸Especially now, we are more prone to embrace companies that make products that satisfy our vision as responsible consumers!

Their approach to sustainable living is an inspiration for all of us and for other companies that are switching to a more eco-friendly production! 

🌿 I support this company and the amazing products!

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Sjaak's Certified Organic Candies 
USDA Certified Organic Chocolate, Vegan, Gluten-free, dairy-free

💐I have been searching for better chocolate since I learned that conventional candy companies use unhealthy ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and artificial vanillin and bone char sugar!
😮Yes, bone char is used to bleach and filter refined sugar! According to @peta: if you want vegan sugar, avoid all refined sugar, alternatives are Sucanat and turbinado which are not filtered with bone char. Or choose beet sugar! 🐰 ​
​✨😍Or you can choose exquisite candies like these, from Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates! They are the finest, most pure and clean candy collection I have found so far! Their entire collection is USDA certified organic, non-GMO, dairy-free, fair trade certified, plant-based, certified Kosher and Vegan: this means they contain no animal ingredients such as milk, butter, eggs or gelatin! ✨🍫 Even their “Melk” chocolate is vegan and complete dairy-free as well! And all their sugar is non-bone char, 100% vegan!! My vegan friends and animal lovers, you have it all! 🐰 Sjaak’s candies are super tasty and delicious—I tried them all! 😋You can find them in my link! Or at sjaaks.com 💕Now you are ready for your eco-friendly, cruelty-free, guilt-free and super Yummy Easter shopping!! 🌸

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Nutiva Organic Hazelnut Spread

✨Organic Nutella is here!✨

Made with organic hazelnut, organic chia seeds, organic cocoa, organic flaxseeds and organic coconut oil! 🌰 40% less sugar than traditional Nutella, and 450 mg omega-3 with 5g of fiber. This chocolate 🍫hazelnut spread is organic, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO's and fair trade certified! 🌰🥖
Available in classic and dark versions! 🍩💗
🍃NOTE ABOUT PALM OIL:
Nutiva Organic and Fair Trade Certified Red Palm Oil is sustainably sourced from small organic family farms in Ecuador and does not lead to deforestation or harm to orangutans.
The palm kernel oil (conflict palm oil) comes from Indonesia and Malaysia and it is responsible for rainforest destruction and human rights abuses. Conflict Palm Oil is found in cosmetics as well.
According to WWF companies use the conflict palm oil and it is listed under 25 different names such as "vegetable oil", so be sure to read the labels! 💚 💗
To learn more about the conflict palm oil used by the industry, click here.

organic vegan healthy nutella palm oil free
Organic Nocciolata  Nutella-Alternative 

🎄Who is ready for hot cocoa with organic “Nutella?” 😋Made by  Rigoni Asiago Nocciolata is a delicious organic hazelnut and cocoa spread that tastes better and it is healthier than Nutella! Both are made in Italy, with a big difference:
💚Nocciolata is organic, kosher certified, non-GMOs certified, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegan. (Nutella is not organic, it has dairy and soy in it). Most importantly, Nocciolata does not have vanillin (an artificial flavor) and NO palm oil; both are in Nutella. (Palm oil is not only unhealthy but is responsible for rainforest deforestation and human rights abuses).
🍃Nocciolata has half the saturated fat, more fiber, and less sugar than Nutella. 
Made with organic hazelnuts, organic cocoa butter, and organic vanilla extract!
Also, it is in a glass jar instead of a plastic container!!
😋 It tastes so good, better than Nutella, perfect for a healthier and more environmentally conscientious hot cocoa! ☕️🌰 

Certified Organic Halloween candies, palm oil-free
Certified Organic Candies

🎃 👻 Delicious organic candies!😋

USDA Certified Organic: at least 95 %organic ingredients, excluding salt and water
Made with Organic ingredients: at least 70 % organically produced ingredients excluding salt and water.
USDA Certified Organic foods are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing, among many factors, soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives.

Organic candy companies rely on natural substances and physical, mechanical, or biologically based farming methods to the fullest extent possible. Organic products are inherently non-GMO.

Annie's

Alter Eco

Cocomels
🍭 By choosing certified organic, your candies will be a healthier treat for the kids but also they will not be responsible for the deforestation caused by PALM OIL! Avoid palm oil in food by reading the label!

Palm oil is mentioned in the new, amazing documentary

Before the flood by 🎬  Leonardo di Caprio. A must-see! 🌎

Brands I don't recommend

INGREDIENTS: Aqua/Water/Eau, BetaineMethylpropanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Squalane, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phytic Acid, Pullulan, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicylic Acid, C10-18 Triglycerides, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Silica, Sclerotium Gum, Glycerin, Lysolecithin, Glyceryl Laurate, Xanthan Gum, SD Alcohol 40B (Alcohol denat.), Potassium Sorbate.

GREENWASHING

I don't recommend it because of these ingredients:

Betaine: This substance causes skin irritation

Methylpropanediol: synthetics, low acute toxicity (oral, inhalation, dermal) in animal studies.

Pentylene Glycol: Synthetic Preservative

Squalane: According to PETA's  Squalane is Shark Liver Oil. Used in lubricating creams and lotions. Derivatives: Squalane, Squalene

Sharks are considered high in mercury and other heavy metals because they are large fish. Studies: Sharks are long-lived apex predators which can accumulate toxic metals such as mercury and arsenic

Sharks are at risk of extinction

They claim this is a vegan-derived source.

Phytic Acid: this substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is harmful if swallowed, and causes serious eye damage.

Glyceryl Laurate: Human any irritant - strong evidence

SD Alcohol 40B (Alcohol denat.):I don't recommend alcohol on your face

Potassium Sorbate: Synthetic preservative, Human skin toxicant, or allergen - strong evidence 

Conclusion:

They use palm oil responsible for deforestation, sharks derived ingredients 

plus the only list is only 1 organic ingredient (sunflower seed oi), everything else is either full of pesticides or synthetic, including irritant preservatives.