LUSH excuses continue

We know LUSH have confirmed that their Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Stearic Acid and Sodium Stearate are the only ingredients they cannot fully trace the sources for and so could be palm oil derivatives.

I asked:

I appreciate you say you’re working on getting information from your suppliers, but you said that in 2009 when you released the palm oil free soap base. If after 6 years they still can’t tell you what’s in their products, why don’t you find a supplier who will? Otherwise, without knowing what’s in it, and where it’s from, there’s more than a small risk it’s from conflict palm oil. Why not just find a supplier who fits with your ethical stance and will guarantee source? Continue reading LUSH excuses continue


What food swaps am I making?

In going palm oil free I’ve had to give up some regular products since their manufacturers confirmed the presence of palm oil. So what have I swapped to?

Continue reading What food swaps am I making?

Orangutanuary – A palm oil free success?

There is no doubt. The current palm oil situation is horrifying. Sumatra has lost almost half of its forests in the last 25 years. Only around 6,600 Sumatran Orangutans remain in the wild, and around 60,000 of all orang-utans in the world, threatened by both habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade.

There are plans to wipe anotherĀ 1.2 million hectares of forest off the map in Sumatra, replacing some of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world with gold mining, oil palm plantations, logging and roads. These forests are the only place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos co-exist – and all are critically endangered.

Experts have warned that if these plans go ahead, all these iconic species could face extinction within 10 to 20 years.

We have to speak up for the planet!

The Big Question

Can I live palm oil free?


Right now? Continue reading Orangutanuary – A palm oil free success?