You may be surprised to learn that many of the products you have in your home contain palm oil. It is found in thousands of products from food and drinks to beauty and household items. So, what’s the issue with palm oil? Palm oil is harmful to people, animals, and the environment. Although, the real issue lies with deforestation. Where there were once lush, tropical rainforests forests; now lies palm oil plantations purposed to produce these products. Many animals such as orangutans who call these trees their home are becoming displaced and critically endangered. According to the Orangutan Foundation, until twelve and a half thousand years ago, orangutans’ population have decreased significantly from hundreds of thousands, potentially millions, to less than 60,000. With 6.2 million acres of rainforest lost a year in Indonesia, the number continues to fall as the demand for palm oil continues to rise.
Now that we’re aware of the disastrous effects that palm-oil derived plastic has on the environment, why do we succumb to purchasing products that contain it? One word, convenience. What if there was an easier, accessible way to switch to more sustainable products while remaining within your budget? At Nest + Moon Boutique, we aim to shine moonlight on every crescent of your life by introducing you to our luxurious, eco-conscious products. We offer a wide range of ethically sourced products that range from one-of-a-kind accessories to wellness, décor, and more. Our products are handcrafted from artisans around the world who share our vision for a greener future. Some of our top performing products that you can replace in your home today are our candles, bath + body, and lip tints collections.
Our candles are hand-poured with a proprietary soy wax blend, premium fragrance oil, and 100% cotton (lead and zinc free) wick. Every candle is vegan, non-GMO, kosher, gluten, free, phthalate free, non-toxic, and cruelty free.
Our bath + body products are handmade with natural, non-toxic ingredients including plant-based oils and formulated in small batches – ensuring product consistency and less waste in the production process. Whether you are seeking to relax with our bath bombs, salts, and milks; or daily soap bar – you can feel good about what you lather with.
Our organic, sweet lip tints are handmade with organic ingredients including fair trade coco butter, argan oil, honey, and beeswax to provide soothing moisture to the lips. They are lightly tinted with minerals from the earth and scented with organic citrus oils.
It is now more important than ever to do our part in being mindful of the products we choose to purchase and businesses we support. When we use products that are sustainable, it is better for our well-being and that of the environment. If every person switched to sustainable products, imagine the impact it would make in the world. At Nest + Moon Boutique, we strive to take part in making a difference by providing full transparency of the ingredients used in our products so that you can feel good about what you use in your home.
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