Soulflower sources the local and most sustainable ingredients - come, take a look !

The raw materials used in Soulflower products are sourced from all over India. As, it has been mentioned before that we there is no limit to what we use in our products which means that we use the most common ingredients as well as some of the most unique. There have been instances when our old customers have suggested some ingredients and we have actually included them in our list and made something out of it. Till today, we have always just not tried but, actually striven to use fresh and local ingredients available to try and limit our carbon footprint.

Just to give you an insight :

- Lemongrass which is a tropical plant and is quite commonly used in our products is obtained from the southernmost parts of India like Andhra Pradesh.

- Lavender is sourced from North India i.e., specially from Kashmir. Take a look at this link to know better :

- Coconut, although it is a common in South India is sourced from all over the country or mainly the coastal areas. As a raw material it is cultivated in most parts of India and is also used in many of our soaps.

- Aloe Vera is obtained from the farms cultivating aloe vera itself.

Our products are designed keeping in mind the raw materials which are available in our country. Ready availability enables the use of fresh ingredients as there is less time taken in transportation from one place to the other. In this way the novelty of the ingredients remain unharmed.

According to some recent reports :

- In the recent time though, there has been a controversy over use of palm oil as cultivating palm trees in a large scale leads to large-scale forest conversion and extensive carbon emissions which in turn contributes largely to global warming.

- But, that's not true in case for all regions as the best regions and growing conditions for palm trees exist in a tight band around the equator, limiting the number of places the crop can be successfully farmed ( ref. Where the palm trees grow, The Financialist by Credit Suisse ).

- India is listed among those countries where palm oil is locally produced along with China, Indonesia and Malaysia. Therefore, palm oil is very much sustainable in India other than countries which are unable to cultivate it locally.

- The RSPO or the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil was formed in 2004, is the major certification body for palm oil. The member body for RSPO includes oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, and NGOs working on environmental, social, and development issues.

- Also steps have otherwise been suggested as well as undertaken like growing palm oil in a degraded land instead of forested land, and on mineral soils instead of peat soils.

Meanwhile, take a look at these photographs. It may be a little easier for you.

raw materials are sourced from various locations in India

small map of from where ingredients are sourced and 
how we formulate them into soaps and oils


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