Palm Oil Free Product Recommendations August 2016

When I first started trying to avoid palm oil, I found it really difficult. I was constantly searching labels and trawling websites. But luckily, since launching my Shop Palm Oil Free website, I’ve found loads of amazing products. As a result it ends up being easy to become complacent, falling into the trap of finding things I love and buying the same ones again and again. Luckily, as my website has become more popular, people have been contacting me, asking me to include their products on the website. As a result I’ve ended up trying quite a few more things. So here…

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Friday Feature #13: Eighteen Rabbit Fair Trade

Ethical purchasing is an issue really close to my heart because I hate the idea of my purchasing decisions having a detrimental effect, whether that be on the people that made the item or on the surrounding environment. Sadly, one of the main offenders when it comes to unethical production practices is the fashion and style industry. Eighteen Rabbit sell gifts, art and craft pieces that are ethical and fair trade. Their focus is on design and style, so as well as being ethically sound, many of their products are unique and all are fabulous. They are also based locally to me in…

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Palm Oil Free Product Recommendations #3

This month, I haven’t discovered quite so many palm oil free products as usual. This may seem odd, but I see it as a bit of a victory. Because I’m finally starting to settle on the products I love and use regularly, and they have become a staple part of our monthly shop. That said, since my last palm oil free product recommendations post, there have been four products that have really stood out to me as being fantastic and I wanted to share them with you. Candles Until recently, I had no idea that candles generally contained palm oil derivatives,…

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Palm Oil Free Product Recommendations #2

Palm oil is an equatorial resource that can only be grown ten degrees either side of the equator – right where the most diverse environment on earth is found; the rainforest. Finding palm oil free products is difficult, but there are some amazing companies out there producing high quality, ethical products that are also affordable. These have been my favourite brands this month. Breakfast Cereal Rude Health make a range of ethical foods, including snacks, drinks and this Fruity Date organic porridge that we tried. The ingredients used by Rude Health are all natural and unrefined and of course palm oil…

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Palm oil free product recommendations #1

In recent months, I have been working hard listing some amazing palm oil free companies on my Shop Palm Oil Free website. In a bid to provide them with a bit more exposure and educate people further on the issues around palm oil, I have also reviewed a few products. Initially, I had intended to keep my two sites separate and not review palm oil free products on here. However, I have been genuinely surprised at how brilliant some of these products are and I wanted to share them. So firstly, what’s the big deal with palm oil? Well to…

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