Palm Kernel Oil Soaps and Products

Fruit of the Oil Palm


In All of Our Soaps

Palm kernel oil, a major ingredient in all of our soaps contributes to our bars' moisturizing, gentle, and long-lasting lather.

What is Palm Kernel Oil? 

Palm kernel oil is an edible plant oil derived from the kernel of the oil palm Elaeis guineensis. It should not be confused with the other two edible oils derived from palm fruits: palm oil, extracted from the pulp of the oil palm fruit, and coconut oil, extracted from the kernel of the coconut.

Why Palm Kernel Oil?

Perhaps you have read about the loss of habitat and increase of endangered species due to deforestation making way for more palm kernel oil plants. It is disheartening, to say the least.

The Rest of the Story

However, please understand the full story. In the December 2018 issue of National Geographic, the author states, "Boycotting palm oil is unwise: Alternative oil crops would swallow even more land...They (the oil palm trees) require only half as much land as other crops, such as soybeans, to generate a given amount of oil."

Our Sources

Herbaria takes extra care to purchase ingredients and supplies from sources that promote environmental sustainability, social and economic justice. The palm kernel we use is certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
Our supplier adds:
"Our palm fruit and palm kernel oil are from South America, grown in a region of the Amazon that was cleared by previous owners 30-40 years ago. The reestablishment of a forest crop has brought back many species of birds and other plants and animals. While not as diverse as native rainforest, it is a vast improvement over grasslands. We are conscious of where we purchase our oils and will continue to seek conscious growers and producers."

Besides, Soap, These Products Contain Palm Kernel Oil

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