Palm Free Irish Handmade Soap - Neem and Aloe Vera
This is the latest addition to the existing range of Palm Oil Free Soaps. Made from a range of exotic natural ingredients, this bar of natural goodness combines emollient Organic Cold Pressed Neem Oil with our own home grown Aloe Vera Gel, blended with a plentiful supply of Fresh Irish Rainwater (no shortage of that) which we collect and filter, combined with milled Organic Irish Oat Flakes to act as a mild exfoliator. This cold processed mixture is then infused with the refreshing menthol scent of pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil and allowed to cure.
The exquisite range of visually stunning soaps will grace any bathroom. These beautifully scented bars of goodness contain pure filtered crystal clear Irish rainwater and are nourished with exotic oils of Shea nut, Cocoa Butter and Olive oil to gently cleanse, moisturise and perfume your skin.
All soaps are genuinely handmade, they are mixed, poured, cut & individually stamped by hand and are very modestly priced. Palm Free Irish Soap believe that “Beauty Shouldn’t Cost the Earth”.
Based on the beautiful shores of scenic Lough Derg in East Clare, Palm Free Irish Soap was born out of the first Handmade Soap Company in Ireland, Gallunac (est’d 1996). They are now at the forefront of producing luxurious handmade Irish soap without the use of Palm Oil or any Palm Oil Derivatives, they pride themselves as being totally Rainforest Friendly. Being a Natural Product, these Soaps DO NOT CONTAIN any Artificial Fragrances, Preservatives, SLF’s Parabens, G.M.O’s or preservatives, they are preserved only by their Pure Essential Oils and Vitamins A, C & E.
Four of the “Cold Process” soaps are 100% VEGAN with two new additions being 100% VEGETARIAN. All are being continually batch tested & certified to the new EU industry standard for handmade soaps.
Palm Free Irish Soap use minimal packaging, all soaps are sold in a simple recyclable brown paper bag, and all ingredients and products are completely GMO Free and free from any form of animal testing.
Caring for your Soap:
To gain maximum benefit from your soap use within 6 months of purchase, if you intend to keep it for longer, please store in a suitable cool dry & dark area such as a drawer. After using your soap, leave to drain on an appropriate soap dish, soap rest or even an upturned nail brush, this will help preserve the life of your Natural Soap.
Why no palm oil?
There is nothing actually wrong with Palm Oil itself, in fact Palm Oil is an excellent source of vegetable oil. It is the method by which it is farmed and grown also where it is planted that causes the problems. For instance, vast swathes of precious rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia are being lost on a daily basis, as much as the size of 300 football pitches an HOUR are being cleared to make way for the Palm Oil plantations. It’s not just the wildlife that are suffering, it is also the indigenous people and their heritage that is being lost, their home is made up of over 20,000 flowering plant species, 300,000 animal species and don’t forget about the trees.
Given the current rate of clearing, within 12 years the Rainforest as we know them, could be all but a distant memory.
The demand for Palm Oil is also responsible for river pollution, land erosion and air pollution. In fact, it has been found that Palm Oil production is the second largest contributor to Greenhouse gases.
Although we at Palm Free Irish Soap won’t be able to change the world’s opinion and habits, we are doing our bit by finding a suitable alternative, Palm Oil is not a necessity, it is widely used because it is very cheap to produce. Even the use of Palm Oil from so called Sustainable sources is questionable. That’s why we don’t use ANY Palm Oil or Hidden Derivatives in our soaps and are proud to call ourselves “Rainforest Friendly”, you can read more at these links: