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Palm Oil is in roughly 50% of all packaged goods, from cookies, peanut butter, and breakfast cereal, to cleaning products, laundry detergent, lipstick, and lotion. Look for these Palm Oil derivatives and please don’t purchase any products containing Palm Oil.

-Palm Kernel Oil
-PKO fractionations: Palm Kernel Stearin (PKs); –
-Palm Kernel Olein (PKOo)
-PHPKO – Partially hydrogenated Palm Oil
-FP(K)O – Fractionated Palm Oil
-OPKO – Organic Palm Kernel Oil
-Palmitate – Vitamin A or Asorbyl Palmitate (NOTE: Vitamin A Palmitate is a very common ingredient in breakfast cereals and 100% of samples Rainforest Action Network has investigated are derived from palm oil)
-Sodium Laureth Sulphate (Can also be from coconut)
-Sodium Lauryl Sulphates (can also be from ricinus oil)
-Sodium dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS)
-Elaeis Guineensis
-Glyceryl Stearate
-Stearic Acid
-Chemicals which contain palm oil:
Steareth -2
Steareth -20
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (coconut and/or palm)
Hydrated palm glycerides
Sodium isostearoyl lactylaye (derived from vegetable stearic acid) Cetyl palmitate and octyl palmitate (names with palmitate at the end are usually derived from palm oil, but as in the case of Vitamin A Palmitate, very rarely a company will use a different vegetable oil)


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