palm oil is a form of vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm tree. Each fruit contains a single seed (the palm kernel) surrounded by a soft oily pulp. Oil is extracted from both the pulp of the fruit (palm oil) and the kernel (palm kernel oil). Palm oil is the largest natural source of tocotrienol, part of the vitamin e family. Popular in cold and hot process soap making because it produces a big, fluffy lather. All natural. Expeller pressed then solvent extracted. No trace of hexane.
our palm oil comes strictly from members of the roundtable on sustainable palm oil (rspo). Rspo certification requires producers to follow strict standards to cultivate sustainable palm oil. Rspo criteria states, "no primary forests or areas which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e.g. Endangered species) or fragile ecosystems, or areas which are fundamental to meeting basic or traditional cultural needs of local communities (high conservation value areas), can be cleared.” additionally there are standards that require fair treatment of workers according to local and international labor rights standards.