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Palm oil is one of the most widely used ingredients in the world. According to the World Wildlife Fund over half of all packaged goods contain palm oil.

It can be found everywhere from lipstick, ice cream, chocolates and soaps. It’s neutral in taste, has a high smoke point and it’s inexpensive, which is the reason why palm oil is heavily used.

So, let us tell you why we don’t use it.

Large areas of tropical forest have been cut and burned to make way for palm oil plantations. This has resulted in the devastating loss of habitat for millions of animal and plant species.

The most affected being the orangutan. The great ape is highly intelligent and one of our closest living relatives. The word ‘orangutan’ is derived from Indonesian and Malay words meaning ‘Person of the forest’. They are essential to tropical ecosystems. Orangutans eat and disperse plant seeds throughout the forest, acting like ‘Gardeners of the Jungle’.  Over the last 25 years palm oil plantations have destroyed over 80% of the orangutan habitat, resulting in the death of 50% of the orangutan population. Researchers have warned that if these trends continue we might see the extinction of the orangutan within the next two decades. Not only are orangutans suffering but humans as well. Amnesty International investigated palm oil plantations in Indonesia and found workers that were being paid approximately $2.50 a day. It was also discovered that children were forced to work on these plantations and were exposed to harmful chemicals including the herbicide paraquat. The EPA ranked paraquat as a ‘Category I’ chemical, indicating the highest level of toxicity.

It is clear that these methods of agriculture and production are not sustainable. That is why at Savage Soaps we don’t use palm oil. Each bar is made with a blend of sustainably sourced olive and coconut oil. Instead of settling for cheaper oils we have invested in ingredients that are great for you and for the environment. Just like the Orangutans’ we are ‘people of the forest’, focused on working with nature, not against it. Now that’s Savage!

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Savage Soaps, whose headquarters are located in Frederick, MD, launched a direct to consumer ad campaign today highlighting ‘Goodfellas’, one of their more popular handcrafted soaps for men. The commercial was produced and filmed in Burbank, CA by Grant Morningstar. The campaign will focus on different Savage Soaps products and those upcoming commercials are already in the works and due out later in 2019.

Savage Soaps handcrafts over 50 natural olive oil soaps. The soaps are made in small quality controlled batches with superior oils and essentials. They are palm oil free, color free, and vegan. The packaging is also eco-friendly and compostable.

“A large percentage of our clientele have skin issues, such as dry itchy skin, red bumps, acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Our soaps have been shown to help them overcome these issues. Grant and I are proud to be helping people around the world who suffer from all sorts of skin related problems,” stated Misti Morningstar, owner/founder.

 

 

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