I recently just sent an e-mail to South of France soaps; one of my favorite products. Upon reading the label I found that they use palm oil. Below is a copy of the e-mail I just sent them.
If you wish to contact them and urge them to cease using palm oil; their e-mail address is:
My e-mail to them:
To Whom It May Concern,
I have used South of France soaps for three years now. It is a very good product and one of the finer soaps on the market.
I recently looked at the ingredients on the label and noticed that you use Palm Oil in your soaps. Although most companies say they use only sustainable palm oil most palm oil is not from sustainable oil estates that were either converted from a prior product or were created prior to the governmental issue of what is allowable and sustainable.
The fact of the matter is that illegal logging and the creation of illegal palm oil estates is still ongoing and is the originator of much palm oil on the market. Our forests and particularly the rain forests are the lungs of our planet. It is not just that orang-utans and other indigenous wildlife are endangered due to habitat loss it is the loss of forests that help to regulate climate and global temperature.
Until you cease to use palm oil in your product; I will no longer use it.