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Why should you care about the rainforest?
The Brazilian Amazon provides more timber than any other tropical forest on our planet.
Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface now they cover a mere 6%
Experts estimates that we are losing 137 plant, animal and insect species every single day due to rainforest deforestation.
Palm Oil names, what to look out for: Sodium Laureth Sulphate (Can also be from coconut) Sodium Lauryl Sulphates (can also be from ricinus oil) Sodium dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS) Palmate Palm Oil Kernal Palmitate Cosmetics 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 (and anything with palmitate at the end )
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