Palm oil is a leading cause of deforestation. It’s in more than half of all products sold in supermarkets. Find out if you’re a palm oil–conscious consumer.
The Pervasiveness of Palm Oil
While many beauty brands are committed to sourcing sustainable palm oil, Alba Botanica is the only one whose shampoo is certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
While many beauty brands are committed to sourcing sustainable palm oil, Alba Botanica is the only one whose shampoo is certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
Question 7 of 9
Only one shampoo sold in the U.S. is Rainforest Alliance Certified, meaning its ingredients are sourced from places committed to sustainability.
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Palm oil is also used because it holds color well, has a smooth texture, and has practically no taste. 
Question 5 of 9
Palm oil is often used in lipstick because it doesn’t melt at high temperatures.
While Dreyer’s, Baskin-Robbins, and other brands add palm oil to make ice cream smooth and creamy, companies such as Ben & Jerry’s use coconut oil as a substitute.
Question 1 of 9
All ice-cream brands contain palm oil.
While Dreyer’s, Baskin-Robbins, and other brands add palm oil to make ice cream smooth and creamy, companies such as Ben & Jerry’s use coconut oil as a substitute.
Doing a load of laundry or dishes often means using palm oil.
Question 9 of 9
Palm oil is refined to make soaps, washing powders, and other cleaning products.
Palm oil is often added to both frozen and fresh pizza dough to prevent it from sticking together and improve the texture.
Question 3 of 9
Palm oil is used in both frozen and fresh pizza dough.
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Of the 12 flavors of Girl Scout cookies, only two are made without palm oil.
Cranberry Citrus Crisps and Trios are the only Girl Scout cookies made without palm oil. The Girl Scouts and its bakers are working toward acquiring palm oil from certified sustainable sources. 
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Cranberry Citrus Crisps and Trios are the only Girl Scout cookies made without palm oil.  The Girl Scouts and its bakers are working toward acquiring palm oil from certified sustainable sources. 
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Manufacturers precook the noodles with palm oil to ensure the meal is ready to eat when hot water is added.
Palm oil accounts for 20 percent of the weight of one package of instant noodles.
Unilever has committed to acquiring all its palm oil from sustainable sources by 2020.
Question 6 of 9
Popular deodorant Axe is made by a company known for its commitment to sourcing sustainable palm oil.
Question 8 of 9
There are no alternatives to using toothpaste containing palm oil.
While nearly all popular brands contain palm oil, “alternative” toothpastes, such as Earthpaste, use citrus and peppermint oils instead.
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Palm oil is a leading cause of deforestation. It’s in more than half of all products sold in supermarkets. Find out if you’re a palm oil-conscious consumer.
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