Proud to be the 1st

The Donegal Natural Soap Company has been recognized as Ireland’s first Certified Palm Oil Free Company.

When I established the Donegal Natural Soap Company in 2010, being Palm Oil Free was one of the founding principles. I simply wanted to play my small part in highlighting to consumers a little-known but very real global problem. Being Palm Oil Free was always about raising awareness of the damage caused by this monocrop culture. By choosing that what I create did not contribute to this. An achievement I felt worth pursuing. Indeed our Irish ancestors were the first victims of monoculture when the potato famine reduced the population from 8 to 4 million! 

Much of the world has now awoken to the consequences of household goods and are making changes. Thankfully, more and more large companies, the biggest contributors to the problem, are now starting to take notice.

It’s time we all started to research the products, and ingredients within, of what we buy, use and consume. It makes a difference.

The DNSC are delighted to be the 1st Irish company to be accredited Palm Oil Free. Thank you.

Isobel