Palm oil has been under fire for its use in food and cosmetic products for quite some time. The decline of this natural resource is due to large areas of deforestation. Though there are farming locations that practice sustainability, this may not be enough to keep up with the global demand for this resource.
More than 300,000 different animals, plants, insects and other living organisms call the forests that palm trees reside in, home. The impact of deforestation of these resources is not only cause for alarm in the removal of these trees, it creates an imbalance in the ecosystem, and the decline of life forms that live among these botanicals. Ethical and sustainable practices should be considered when it comes to the use of palm oil. Basic Earth Essentials does not handcraft any products that contain palm oil.