Ceela is Coconut-Palm Oil Free Skin Care for many reasons.
Coconut-Palm Oil Free Skin Care is important to Ceela. 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.
The details showing the devasting deforestation published in a new post here.
And we hear why blogger Fuffy does not like palm and coconut 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."
Estimates range palm-coconut oil deforestation taking more than 80% orangutans homes.
While Ceela has an entirely palm-coconut oil free skin care line, the rest of the US gobbles up palm-coconut oils.
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.
Coconut-Palm Oil Free Skin Care Supports Species Preservation
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 (IUCN) places the slow loris on the endangered species list.
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. Several people died due to anaphylaxis following a slow loris bite. They possess a venous bite that injects something similar to cat dander. Therefore, be nice to the next slow loris you meet. Legend has it they know the way to heaven and will take you if you are ready.
Palm-Coconut Oil Free Skin Care Means Our Suppliers Care Too
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.