Why You Shouldn't Buy Products Containing Palm Oil

At The Natural Beauty & Health Blog I to not only try to spread awareness about natural and non-toxic beauty and health products but also animal cruelty products. When you buy natural and organic food, beauty and health products, you're also helping animals!  

This is the main reason I made the switch years ago and never looked back.  Here is something disturbing and upsetting news that I recently discovered about Palm oil that I wanted to share with all of you.  

Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil. It is derived from the palm fruit, grown on the African oil palm tree. Today, almost all palm oil is produced in, and exported from, Indonesia and Malaysia. It is versatile, cheap to produce, and has a long shelf life. Due to these traits, manufacturers of consumer goods have seized the opportunity to turn palm oil into a very lucrative business. 

Palm oil is now a common ingredient in many foods, household cleaning items, and cosmetics.  In order to make room for more palm oil plantations, thousands of kilometres of pristine rain forest are slashed and burned every year. As a result of this destruction, thousands of orangutans and other wildlife are killed in the process.  

In many countries, there are no mandatory laws for the labelling of palm oil. It can easily slip under the radar as ‘vegetable oil’. Although there have been many attempts by various environmentalist groups to try and change these laws, pressure from the Malaysian palm oil industry has managed to keep most governments quiet.

I hate sharing pictures like this on the blog but this is what we're doing to animals by demanding these type of products in our personal beauty and health products.  If we buy it, we're voting for it.  Sometimes a picture is all you need to spread awareness and make a impactful change for good. Animals are innocent and need our help!  

I personally had no idea how much an ingredient like palm oil has impacted our wildlife. Please share this article with others so we can spread the word about how palm oil impacts wildlife and the environment.  Remember to always check the labels on the back of food and personal care products.  Palm oil is used in more products then you realize.  Please share this article to spread awareness.


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MySpaShop.com

Natural beauty and spa treatments are my absolute favorite thing in the world to do when I'm feeling down.  My favorite spa treatments are mud masks for the face and body because they make such a difference in my skin.  So when mySpaShop.com asked me to take a look at their website and products, I was really impressed!  

They offer spa treatment recommendations, excellent skin care products, natural beauty, workout products, jewelry, accessories, music, art, and everything else you can imagine.  You can even book a spa appointment online.  A spa day sounds pretty amazing to me about now.  Oh lala.

Not only do they have many all natural skincare and body treatments but they also have experts who recommend skincare products and treatments based on your needs and favorite destinations!  Their staff consists of spa and beauty experts who, combined, have over 75 years of skincare, beauty, health and wellness experience.

So if you're a lover of all things natural and non-toxic, myspashop.com is a website you should definitely check out.  You can learn more by checking out their Luxurious Spa Destinations page for recommended products by destination and Treatments page for recommended products by treatment.

Here are some of my favorite products from their website.



Farmaesthetics Sweet Milk Facial Exfoliate $25

Exfoliating with natural ingredients are very effective in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles and revealing a youthful glow.
This facial exfoliant is gentle enough to use in daily cleansing or apply weekly as a "mask" to further the effects of the milk's natural lactic acid to soften, brighten, and revive the complexion. It contains only dried powdered milk, cornmeal, and organic herbs and flowers.  Milk has been used throughout the ages to enhance beauty.  Even Cleopatra used sweet milk for beautifying and brightening her complexion.  Traditional rural cultures have also used sweet milk in beauty treatments, making it as familiar on a dressing table as in the kitchen cupboard.


Glacial Mud Company Glacial Facial Purifying Mineral Mud Masque $35

As seen in Lucky, SHAPE, Conde Nast Traveler, PLENTY, Coastal Living, Woman's World.  If you don't know about mud yet, your missing out!  Natural mud is the best thing you can put on your skin!  It feeds your skin with raw vitamins, minerals and completely detoxifies it.  Alaska glacial masque detoxifies, exfoliates and softens skin while more than 60 nourishing major and trace elements promote healthy skin cell regeneration.  It's very gentle and balanced for all skin types, laboratory-tested, allergy-free and doesn't cause irritation.  Includes only wild and certified organic ingredients. No synthetic fragrances, colors or fillers, no propylene glycol, paraben-free. No animal by-products or testing. Sustainably hand-carved glacial mud. 10% profits donated to wilderness preservation, habitat restoration, environmental defense and education in the Copper River Watershed.



La Bella Donna Vision of Mineral Rights $45

The La Bella Donna Mineral Quads are compressed mineral bronzing colours to give your skin an apr├Ęs sun-kissed glow. They also come in blushing and illuminating colors.  Bronzers can really enhance your skin tone and give it a beautiful, natural glow, as well as a natural skin-kissed look when you need that pick me up or your feeling to fair.  Naturale the illuminating shades can also be used as eye shadows.  La Bella Donna Bronzer quad utilizes both the skin’s naturally occurring tanning undertones of gold and red. Both colours options are a natural mineral makeup must-have.  



La Bella Donna Baci Baci Moisturizing Lip Sheer $26.50

Baci-Baci Moisturizing Lip Sheers take mineral lip colour to a whole new lip finish.  They create a moisture barrier and promotes long term treatment and conditioning for the lips with lasting colour.  Developed as a treatment for the lips, formulated with antioxidants Sodium hyaluronate creates a moisture barrier for the lips.  These lip sheers are all natural, organic, contain vitamins A, C & E, flower extracts and other botanicals.  Anti-aging properties are enhanced by the presence of collagen.  The mineral pigments are so refined the colour flows over the lips to create a beautiful gloss sheen!


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Thank you for visiting The Natural Beauty & Health Blog. As a wife and Mom of three, I'm on a mission to discover the best natural beauty and health products and green my families beauty and health routine.

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