Superdrug. A cruelty-free shoppers dream. On your high street, reasonably priced, against animal testing, clearly labelled as suitable for vegans. Nothing to worry about. Or is there? Continue reading Not so ‘Super’drug
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 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
I was reluctant to spend a lot of money on Orangutanuary. Not only am I out of work (to be a SAHM), but it’s just past Christmas. I also have a shed-full of cosmetics just sitting idle and it all seems such a waste.
I tried the homemade alternatives for keeping clean. I washed just with water, and tackled my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I exfoliated with coffee grounds, made my own deodorant and moisturised with coconut oil. I avoided makeup for all but one day so far this month. And I’ve stretched the eco-cleaning to the house, using baking soda and vinegar to clean the kitchen and bathrooms. I’d love to say I love this new me, but I can’t! I need products! Continue reading Getting clean of palm oil
January 12th 2016 – I cracked it; a complete palm oil free day. Shameful and shocking it took me 12 days (35 years?) to get there. Here’s how I managed it, and still actually lived a normal day. Continue reading Hallelujah! It can be done!
I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere in understanding the palm oil situation in LUSH products. Continue reading A LUSH update
Saying I’m disappointed is not enough. Such an enormous corporation should not be making PR errors like this. Should not be misleading thousands of customers every day. Should not be failing to educate their staff. LUSH is not palm oil free, and need to stop telling people they are! Continue reading Lush Lies – Trick or Treat
Day two, and I’m being let down by my own lack of will power! The Co-operative mini Gingerbread Shapes were calling and they are only 40kcal each…but clearly labelled with palm oil as an ingredient. Boooo! The Rainforest Foundation do regard The Co-operative as a ‘Best Buy’ option in their Palm Oil Guide, but that doesn’t help me this month. Fail. Continue reading Gingerbread Confessions
I’ve started looking at what of my existing daily routine will be suitable during my month palm oil free. I’ve done pretty well swapping products recently to be vegan or vegan-friendly. Here’s my shower shelf…