Every cell of our body builds with oils 18 carbons long. These 18-carbons build our cell walls and hold our proteins together.
All the bricks of our body are 18-carbon long. Palm and coconut oils contain mainly 12-carbon and 16-carbon. Simply put, these bricks do not fit into our body safely. If you build a house, you want bricks of the same size.
Lauric Acid has 12 carbons. It can kill bacteria. But it also can accumulate in our body. In human breast tissue this unnatural oil can be found. Sometimes Lauric Acid is combined with sulfuric acid to create Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS), a very abrasive and harsh chemical. This compound is put in
Sometimes toothpaste is 30% SLS. And we wonder why our guts are disrupted.
SLS has been used in the laboratory to create eczema for scientific study.
Even the residue of SLS can cause problems, yet we still wash our clothes with it. For example, Seventh Generation uses SLS. The “Vermont-based” detergent manufacturer Seventh Generation tries to hide the use of coconut-palm oil by calling their detergents “plant-derived.” This Black-Rock/Unilever company has one of the more intensely cynical and effective campaigns using code language for guarding our environment in their advertising. This company calls their detergent “natural”. But we know where the lauric acid used in sodium laurel sulfate comes from: coconut and palm oil.
“I boycott Palm oil because of the animals. The Orangutans, the Rhinos, the Sumatran Tigers, the Sumatran Elephants, the Slow Loris, the Pygmy Tarsiers, and many more. This is part of my list of the Critically Endangered. It is horrendous what is done to these animals because they are considered to be pests… just for living in their own habitats.
I also can’t stand that Southeast Asia is taking such a beating with THE HAZE created by the slash and burn methods of clearing land so more oil Palm trees can be planted.
I know it is not healthy as well and showing up in half of all products that are used on a daily basis. And it’s hidden using over 300 ingredient names so most people don’t know it’s in the products that they buy.”
Well, it takes their homes.
Estimates state that palm-coconut oil deforestation takes more than 80% orangutans homes.
The US imported about 1.3 million tons of palm oil in 2015. In the supermarket, this translates to about $40 billion dollars. We imported to the US about 400 thousand tons of coconut oil in 2015. This translates to about $10 billion in the supermarket. Combined, this makes the business worth almost $50 billion to American companies.
Orangutans lost well over 80% of their habitat in the last 20 years and an estimated one-third of the wild population died during the fires of 1997-98.
As noted, the Pygmy Tarsier falls within the endangered animal species affected by the palm/coconut deforestation.
Another poignant reason for Coconut-Palm Oil Free Skin Care. Tarsiers eat insects. They weigh about 2 ounces and are found only in Indonesia. This country’s actions factor seriously in the threat to Tarsiers. Therefore, the Indonesians are largely responsible for the well-being of these creatures. We are answering the question of how valuable endangered species are every day. We highly value species preservation.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature places the slow loris on the endangered species list.
Slow Loris ranges from India to the Philippines and seems to behave a little like a cat.
The endangered list now contains the slow loris. Certainly, the extensive deforestation in South East Asia impacts their homes. A slow loris weighs about half a pound. They are omnivores eating mainly gums, nectar, insects and snakes among other things. Legend has it they know the way to heaven and will take you if you are ready.,
Furthermore, we take our commitment to sustainable growth seriously. Any use of palm and coconut oils brings this into question. Even the Aussies have limited tropical oils such as palm. And we ask all our suppliers to commit to being non-GMO. When it comes to oils we know how important it is to be responsible so we pledge entirely palm and coconut oil free products.
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