by Laura Huth, Pangea Organics Brand Manager
Welcome back, bar soap! You’re looking super hip.
This year, we have gone to great lengths to bring you a fabulous new version of Pangea’s flagship product, Bar Soap. We have had the exceptional opportunity to join forces with The Rainforest Alliance to source organic, sustainably farmed Palm Oil. This Palm Oil comes from a beautiful organic farm in Colombia that is certified by The Rainforest Alliance.
The Rainforest Alliance (RA) is extremely active in supporting the expansion of sustainable production and manufacturing. Specifically, RA supports sustainable farming of Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil as a means of reducing the social and environmental impacts of a growing and important industry. This certification has the ability to address these environmental issues and more, such as displacement of indigenous peoples, competition between large agribusinesses and local farmers for water and basic resources, and the impact of mass Palm Oil production on food prices and security.
The health benefits of Palm Oil are numerous, and additional benefits continue to be discovered. Palm oil contains the hard to find toctrienols, which are members of the Vitamin E family. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that helps us fight free radicals that damage the skin and cause fine lines and wrinkles. When used topically, toctrienols are able to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to enable healing and protection from the base up. Palm Oil is sincerely moisturizing making the skin soft and supple.
In addition, we use other high-quality organic ingredients that cleanse without harsh detergents, leaving the skin hydrated and silky smooth. Each bar contains whole plant botanicals, which double as gentle exfoliants. The essential oil aroma blends offer a distinct experience from relaxing to uplifting. Every bar is truly a work of art! Soulful saponification. Bathing elation.